Beauty Icon: Billie Holiday

Hair & Make Up

Hair and Makeup

Billie had a natural look, with emphasis on her hairstyle of choice often a side braid or a shorter curly do. She also emphasized her full lips with deep, shades of lipstick. She accessorized with earrings and necklaces, usually one piece at a time which made for a simplistic kind of glamour.

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  1. Edie says

    Sorry I’m late to the party … didn’t see these last year. Thanks for featuring two amazing icons, Bille Holliday and Lena Horne. Billie came up with the iconic look of the gardenia in her hair after she had an unfortunate accident with a curling iron. The iron burned her hair off, right before a performance, and she needed a way to hide the damage. A quick-thinking friend came up with the flower idea, and a new hair accessory was born. This was a great feature. I hope you repeat something like it this year.

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