36 Stunning Jane Fonda Hairstyles

Take cues from this talented actress' statement-making elegant hairdos for your next outing.

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Apart from a glorious career and numerous awards and accolades, Jane Fonda is one of the few women who have lived a full life. Jane Fonda’s hairstyles are also as legendary as herself! She changes her hair often and tries out various short hairstyles that suit her face shape, frame her face, and make her look graceful yet cool. She is the epitome of chic elegance and graceful aging. And, her hair and outfits from Grace and Frankie are to die for! Her hairstyles speak volumes about her personality and also reflect her work as she is a spirited political activist, a fitness guru, and an environmentalist, alongside an actress.

Expert hairstylist and Founder of Just Bought It Hair, Laura Clark says, “It is quite iconic to have a haircut so memorable that people recognize you for it! Jane Fonda can pull off the short hairstyle like no one else. I can’t even imagine her having a longer hairstyle because this suits her so well. When choosing a short hairstyle, make sure it fits the shape of your face – think Kris Jenner! It can emphasize your bone structure, your eyes can light up, and your face becomes the focal point.”

If you want to try hairstyles that are timeless classics, this is the article for you. Check out these amazing Jane Fonda hairstyles.

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • Jane Fonda has a long face shape and hence her hairstyles are largely face-framing. Her hairstyles use lots of layers and upturned ends to beautifully balance the length of her face.
  • As she aged, her styles incorporated short hairstyles with more airy, wispy layers to soften signs of aging on her face.
  • To bring out the best in her deep blue eyes, she generally opts for warm blonde, brunette, and copper shades.

36 Stunning Jane Fonda Hairstyles

Right off the bat, you will notice that Jane Fonda’s haircut has been the same for a really long time. It is a shag cut with heavy layers. It’s the way she styles it that makes it look different on each occasion. If you have had the same haircut all your life, here are some simple techniques to make your hair look new and fresh.

1. Tousled Curly-Ended Bob

Tousled Curly-Ended Bob
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A volumizing hairstyle to have you covered for all occasions, from formal soirées to impromptu clubbing nights. The tousled curly-ended bob oozes femme-fatale energy at its best. Further emphasizing the look, the shaggy layers add dimension to the face, while the bob cut complements the slim neckline.

2. Textured Updo With Lifted Bangs

Textured Updo With Lifted Bangs
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This easy hairdo is dripping with finesse and elegance! While Jane Fonda pulled this look flawlessly, you can also emulate the hairstyle without fuss. The texture of the updo goes amazing with upswept bangs, creates an illusion of an uplifted face and elongates the frame for a slim look.

3. Heavy Golden Layers

Jane Fonda in heavy golden layers hairstyle
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Going simple is sometimes all it takes. Golden blonde hair cut in layers can help soften a cool-toned face. The well-defined layers and shaggy ends soften Fonda’s face shape but accentuate her features.

4. Half Updo

Jane Fonda in half updo hairstyle
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Fonda shows us how to keep things simple with this hairstyle. Gather some hair from the sides and top and clip it up with a decorative clip. Brush your hair inward, so the ends point in. If your hair is cut in layers, part it on one side to achieve a deep side-swept look.

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Jane Fonda sported this hairstyle and gorgeous look during the premiere of Fox Searchlights film, “Youth”.

5. Upturned Ends

Jane Fonda in a shag haircut with upturned ends
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It’s almost as if the short shag cut was made for Jane Fonda specifically. If you have a shag cut and want to mimic this look, you’ll be happy to know that it is very simple. Or if you admire a pixie haircut but are scared of getting too short hair, try this look. Wash your hair and let it air-dry until it is damp. Then, style your hair by blowdrying it while brushing the ends outward.

6. Hooked Ends

Jane Fonda in short hair with hooked ends
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This is a great way to add volume to thinning hair. Brush your hair from underneath with a round brush and set it in place with a blow dryer and some hairspray. Comb it neatly at the front and top.

7. Soft Layers

Jane Fonda in soft layers shag hairstyle
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The lob is one of the coolest hairstyles. Pair it with a heavy layered hair as a shag, and you’ve got a red carpet-worthy look. The layers are defined, but the soft blonde hue makes them look soft. The hair is brushed out near the jawline to accentuate it.

8. Side-Swept Bangs

Jane Fonda flaunting her side swept bangs
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The way your bangs are directed can make or break your hairstyle. If Fonda’s bangs here were pointed inward or outward, this hairstyle would have looked comical. But brushing them to the side makes them flow better with the hairstyle and the flicked-out ends of the rest of the hair.

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Jane Fonda wore these chic side-swept bangs for her role as Viola Fields in the movie, “Monster in law”.

9. Combed Down Hair

Jane Fonda acing a combed down hairstyle
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This light strawberry blonde shade gives Jane Fonda a youthful look. If you want something simple but stylish, look no further. The side-swept bangs give your hair a fuller look.

10. Soft Muted Blonde

Jane Fonda flaunting a soft muted blonde hairstyle
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Messy hair can be good sometimes! Clearly, it’s for the win here. A few light feathered layers near your jawline can add oomph to your hairstyle. Keep your roots dark to make your face look longer.

11. Grown-Out Layers

Jane Fonda showing off her grown out layers hairstyle
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This hairstyle is retro and looks great. The outward long ends, the dark blonde color, the heavy layers – they all come together to create the perfect retro style. All you need to achieve this look is a round brush, a blow dryer, and some hairspray.

12. Wavy Locks

Jane Fonda in her prim and proper wavy locks
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This hairdo is what I like to call the “prim and proper” wavy shag. The layers add volume and texture to your hair while the partial hair highlights give your hair and face definition.

13. Light Spiky Hair

Jane Fonda rocking a light spiky hairstyle
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If punk style is your chosen poison, Fonda has the perfect punk look for you. Spike your hair all over and leave your roots dark. The layers make your jawline look slender and pointed. The feathered tips can make your hair look bouncy.

14. Light Golden Hair

Jane Fonda looking gorgeous in light golden hairstyle
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Never underestimate the power of a curler! Yes, you can get the golden-haired look by simply keeping your hair tips in a curling iron for about two seconds. The curls are subtle yet strong. The parting adds the right amount of definition to her jawline and cheekbones.

15. Defined Layers

Jane fonda defined layers hairstyle
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This hairstyle is a layered bob for fine hair. Run your hand through your hair and part it without a comb. This hairstyle is perfect for the entire day. The feathered layers focus on the cheekbones and jawline while not completely ignoring the forehead.

16. Punk Shag Cut

Jane fonda punk shag hairstyle
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If you have thick and straight hair, this is the hairstyle to amp it up. You can use a straightening iron and hairspray to get a straight hair look. The ends are wispy, which gives your hair a voluminous look and makes the lower half of your face appear thinner.

17. Slicked Down Hair

Jane fonda slicked down shairstyle
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This slick hairdo can be achieved with the help of some styling mousse and a side parting. Change the parting to suit your face shape. Also, apply just enough mousse, so your hair appears natural but not greasy.

18. Brushed Down

Jane fonda brushed down hairstyle
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The side parting is more than just a way to part your hair. It can change your entire hairstyle and make you look oh-so-fabulous! Curl the ends of your hair inward to give it that turned-in look. Pair this hairstyle with some light lipstick that matches your skin tone, and you are good to go!

19. Shaggy Bob Cut

Jane fonda shaggy bob hairstyle
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Fonda’s blonde hair accentuates her green eyes beautifully. A shaggy haircut with slight layers in the front and bangs or fringe is what you need to create the perfect girl-next-door look.

20. Glamorous Updo

Jane fonda glamorous updo hairstyle
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What does it take to make your hair look full and look glamorous? Some messy waves and a dash of color. The layers add volume to your hair. The color, while softening your face, draws attention to your facial features, like your eyes and mouth.

21. Blown-Out Hair

Jane fonda blown-out hairstyle
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Even at its simplest, blown-out hair is a force to be reckoned with. This kind of blown-out wavy hair is ideal for an amazing updo style. Add some messiness to the hairdo, and you are gold! All you need is a curling iron, hairspray, and some pins to achieve this look.

22. Soft Updo

Jane fonda soft updo hairstyle
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Jane Fonda is very cool. And her hairstyles? Mind-blowing! Take this chic look, for instance. The feathered bangs draw attention to her eyes, while her dark locks bring out her lip color. Her entire hairstyle works towards accentuating her face. If you have long hair, simply tie it in a low bun to achieve this look.

23. S Wave Bangs

Jane fonda S wave bands hairstyle
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If you have short, fine hair that’s lacking in volume, say hello to the S waves. The S waves look super natural. The slight layers soften her face, while the bangs cover her large forehead. Very lovely!

24. Slick Bun

Jane fonda slick bun hairstyle
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Fonda sure knows how to make heads turn at a red carpet event! Leaving out your bangs, comb all your hair back and wrap it in a low bun. Comb your bangs to one side. Don’t forget that hit of hairspray to set your updo in place.

25. Defined Bangs

Jane fonda blonde defined layers hairstyle
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Go natural! Yes, sometimes your natural hair can make a statement. Get it cut in some heavy, defined layers to accentuate your look. You can see how Fonda’s flawless cheekbones are highlighted with this hairstyle. Absolutely fabulous!

26. Heightened Shag Cut

Jane fonda heightened shag hairstyle
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This shoulder-length hairstyle has a huge amount of rebel and hippie vibes in it. What makes this hairstyle so edgy is the difference between the lengths at the jawline and near the back. The length in the front softens her face shape.

27. Pouf Twist

Jane fonda pouf twist hairstyle
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Jane Fonda’s style is to die for! She looks amazing in this hairdo. The French twist acts slightly as a faux facelift. Bunning your hair higher makes your cheeks look slightly lifted and more accentuated. This hairstyle also slims down the bottom half of your face.

28. Soft Bangs

Jane fonda soft bangs hairstyle
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The layers define her face shape, especially her jawline, which makes her face look longer. The inward and outward layers at the bottom give her hair a fuller look. The parting makes her forehead appear lean and adds focus to her eyes.

29. Brown Locks

Jane fonda brown locks hairstyle
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If you have been blonde all your life, try a brunette shade. It is a great makeover. If you are worried that the full color change will not suit you, start off small with an ombré.

30. Fluffy Layers

Jane fonda fluffy layers hairstyle
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There is no short hairstyle that would not look good on this goddess. Jane Fonda absolutely stuns with this hairstyle. The side-swept bangs add height to her hair and elongate her face. The lower layers of her hair slim down her face right at the jawline.

Alex, a hairstylist and blogger, shared how she gave Jane Fonda’s big hair in Barbarella (1968) a modern twist in her personal blog. She does away with the short layers in the front, stating, “…It would be very interesting if more girls teased their hair to the extreme for going out on a Friday night (i).”

31. Smoothened Layers

Jane fonda smoothened layer hairstyle
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Her side-swept bangs give her jawline an angular feel rather than a round one. The lighter shades of hair color near her cheeks accentuate her eyes. Moreover, brushing down her hair gives her a more laid-back look.

32. Dirty Blonde

Jane fonda dirty blonde hairstyle
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Dirty blonde hair with waves is all the rage right now. I love this look. Keep your roots dark to make the color change look more natural.

33. Center Bangs

Jane fonda center bangs hairstyle
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This hairdo is very different from the hairstyles Jane Fonda used to sport. Back in the day, she used to flaunt her stunning long locks. She started cutting her hair much later on. It shows that she knows what hairstyle to sport when.

34. Wavy Hair

Jane fonda wavy hair hairstyle
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Big waves with a side parting add height to your hair and face. Wavy locks also accentuate your cheekbones while not making them look too full. The best things about this hairstyle are the waves. They look so perfect! Just let a little hair fall on your face to add to the style of this look.

35. Choppy Fringe

Jane Fonda with choppy fringes
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The choppy fringe brings a timeless and edgy appeal to Jane Fonda’s look. The uneven, textured cuts of the fringe beautifully frame her face and create a playful effect. Fonda’s choice of a choppy fringe hairstyle exemplifies how a well-crafted cut can not only highlight facial structure but also radiate a charismatic and stylish vibe.

36. Silver Pixie Cut

Jane Fonda in a silver pixie cut
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The silver pixie hairstyle is a striking testament to both elegance and boldness, and one can leave it to Jane Fonda to pull it off! The silver hue embraces the beauty of natural aging. The pixie cut, characterized by its short and chic style, complements her graceful persona but also stands as a symbol of embracing one’s self at any age.

Infographic: 7 Gorgeous Jane Fonda Hairstyles To Recreate

The veteran actress has always been a role model for millions, be it her sartorial selection or impeccable acting skills. But the star is also immensely popular for her statement hairstyles, ranging from shag haircuts to 70s curls. Check out the infographic below to bookmark and recreate the top 7 stunning hairstyles of the ethereal beauty Jane Fonda.

7 gorgeous jane fonda hairstyles to recreate (infographic)

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One of Hollywood’s most illustrious and gifted actresses, Jane Fonda, has experimented with her gorgeous hair through the decades. This stunning lady can pull off any short hairdo. She has tried a variety of hairstyles, including side-swept blond wavy bangs and a fun shaggy bob haircut. Fonda’s hairstyles have represented different phases of her acting career and, in some ways, carry a multitude of memories and stories. Take her fashion sense as inspiration and try to recreate one of her many unforgettable hairstyles. You may also experiment and put your unique twist on them to make them your own.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Jane Fonda wear wigs on her show?

Yes. According to Jane Fonda’s hairstylist Jonathan Hanousek, she wore three wigs in Grace and Frankie to illustrate Grace’s journey towards embracing her gray hair.

Has Jane Fonda let her hair go gray?

Yes. At the age of 84, Jane Fonda decided to let her flowing silver mane shine through instead of dyeing it.

In 80 for Brady, why does Jane Fonda wear a wig?

Jane Fonda admitted in an interview to a reputed publication that she wore a wig with a head scarf with bangs attached to it for Brady. This was to add an element of humor to her character in the film. This was also the case because she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which eventually led to her undergoing chemo treatment (1).

Can Jane Fonda’s hairstyles be incorporated into modern hair trends?

Yes! Her hairstyles, from glamorous curls to choppy mullets, can be easily incorporated into modern hair trends. Her hairstyles are versatile, trendy, especially because she loves adding layers to her mane, which helps to create a sense of movement.

Key Takeaways

  • Jane Fonda’s hairstyles are as legendary and stylish as herself.
  • Her hairstyles are all about adding layers and movement that complement her long face shape.
  • You can try the classic Jane Fonda shag, use rollers to lift the roots, blow-wave, and tease the hair to add volume.
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