This article is a tribute to Hollywood’s most iconic star, Marilyn Monroe. Here is our selection of her best pictures and of celebrities who wore her hairstyle and tips on how to create the look.
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1st, 1926 – August 5, 1962) in Los Angeles, was an American actress and model. Famous for playing ” dumb blonde ” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s. She also continues to be considered as a popular culture and beauty icon.
How to get Marilyn Monroe Hairstyle
1/ Add a good size of hair mousse through the roots especially around the hairline where her style shows great structure.
2/ Using a comb, part the hair on one side and comb hair into the direction you wish to place the rollers.
One can use hot rollers on already dried hair or place rollers as Marilyn did onto wet hair. Be sure to use Iles Formula Finishing Serum before using the heated tools or blow dry, which will protect your hair from the heat and deliver a sumptuous spun silk texture to your “do”.
3/ Be sure hair is well dried and cooled down before removing the rollers. If using a curling iron, I always find it better to clip the sections in place making a pretend roller shape until the hair has cooled.
4/ One can style with a comb or brush, but I always like to run my fingers through the style at the end to soften it up. At this point add more Iles Formula Finishing Serum to add more texture to the style and to protect it from humidity. A little wind from your blow dryer at the finish will give nice little accidents in the hair movement transporting it to a hairstyle of today.
So many of Hollywood and Pop culture have copied her iconic hairstyle. Below find several artists who have been inspired by Marilyn and her hair.
Michelle Williams for her role in ” My Week with Marilyn ‘ was captured by Vogue.
Candice Swanepoel during a shoot for Max Factor
Madonna being Madonna
Kim Kardashian West
Rita Ora for Roberto Cavalli
Anna Nicole Smith
Amber Heard for her Guess ads