“Pretty” hair takes all different forms. Pretty long, pretty short, pretty edgy, pretty big, pretty flower crowns, and in some cases, even pretty man-hair. To make the following list, each of these people had to pass at least two of the following criteria: Was the hair immediately covetable? Did it induce an Icona Pop–like “I don’t care, I love, I want it now” reaction? Did it flatter the person wearing it? Was it her “best accessory,” as they say?
From Oprah’s Afro to Michelle Williams for Vuitton, from Carrie Mulligan in Gatsby to Jessica Paré on Mad Men, we combed the major ad campaigns, magazine covers, movies, TV, runway images, red carpets, and beyond to make the slideshow ahead.