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Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast At Tiffany's style has been named the most influential by hairdressers

Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast At Tiffany's style has been named the most influential by hairdressers

Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast At Tiffany's style has been named the most influential by hairdressers

Audrey Hepburn's hairstyle in Breakfast At Tiffany's has been voted as the most "influential" ever by hairdressers.

The actress's French pleat is apparently the most requested style in salons in the UK - above more modern styles including Victoria Beckham's bob - The Pob - and Jennifer Aniston's haircut in Friends - The Rachel.

Vintage looks reigned supreme in the chart, which was produced from a poll of Hairdressing Council members.

Marilyn Monroe's platinum blonde curls were second in the poll and Twiggy's crop was third.

The top 10 was not confined to hairstyles from reality - the little mermaid Ariel was fourth.

Aniston came fifth, ahead of Beckham, and they were followed by X Factor darling Cheryl Cole's long chestnut brown locks.

The run down then went more extreme with R'n'B star Rihanna's daring bright red style at eight, and Demi Moore's completely shaved head for the film GI Jane at nine.

Finally Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria's richly-coloured do was in at 10.

The survey was carried out to mark the release of Disney DVD Tangled, a retake on the fairytale Rapunzel, which the company says has encouraged little girls to grow their hair long.

PA