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When Vidal Sassoon cut Mia Farrow’s long locks into a cropped pixie cut for Roman Polanski’s psychological horror movie, Rosemary’s Baby, it became the most famous haircut in history. Filmed for the world to see, it changed the perception of femininity. The short style was a shocker. It ushered in a new era for fashion and beauty.

Before the 1960s, women were conditioned to wear their hair longer; it was ‘set’ for hours at the salon, and the style was kept day after day. Going short meant liberation from the fetters of set styles, and from the preconceived ideas of beauty. Suddenly women were wearing short hair, A-line dresses, military-inspired suits, and other aspects of mod-inspired androgyny. Not only was it fashionable, the look fitted the lifestyle of a new generation of women who wanted to go to work, and play hard –– which left little time for roller-setting at the salon.

Seeing  Mia, an alluring film star, lose all that length and expose her natural beauty  –– wide eyes, angular cheekbones, elegant petiteness –– inspired a new beauty consciousness. Hair and fashion became intrinsically linked. Woman wanted to feel the power of transformation. Nowadays, individualism reigns, and women can wear any kind of cut, color, shape, or style. Yet it all began with that luxurious, eye-catching crop. Learn more about it below.

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comb over

Most of the information in Google’s 2015 Beauty Report is no surprise. Braids are still big. Purple, silver, and ash blonde are the most consistently searched colors. But, unexpectedly, men’s hair has become a very popular search, especially the man bun and the comb over. Yes, comb over. At first I thought this had something to do with Donald Trump running for public office, but it turns out that the term has been appropriated for vintage styles reminiscent of Don Draper. The latest variations pair a parted and slicked top with tightly barbered sides creating a hybrid of grooming and toughness. Learn more about the look in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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Elegant and mysterious, James Bond was the original Don Draper, but better. Over the years each of the men who’ve taken on the role have brought a unique twist to the signature Bond look. Connery’s bond was charming and sported a classic Rat-Pack coif. Roger Moore tops his slick superhero vibe with a hairstyle reminiscent of Clark Kent. Pierce Brosnan’s sly, winking Bond has a slightly softer style. Daniel Craig’s tough, cool bond wears a shorter, leaner shape. Pick your Bond and channel your mysterious side with a dapper new cut. Learn more in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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