Office Time Machine: How the Career-Woman Beauty Look Has Changed Over the Years

From the helmet hair of the '80s to today's hair-and-makeup grab bag.

Real Q: What does a professional lady *look* like? Here, we track the evolution of workplace hair and makeup trends with pics of girl bosses real and fictional. Some of these you'll love, some of them you'll laugh at, but in the end, let's just say we're content to stay in 2016, where (almost) anything goes.

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1925

Silent-film actress Eleanor Boardman

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1932

Coco Chanel

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1940

Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday

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1955

Gloria Vanderbilt

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1965

Barbara Walters

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1965

Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million

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1966

Advertising executive Mary Wells

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1966

Diana Vreeland

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1967

Nancy Reagan

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1969

Barbara Walters

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1970

Margaret Thatcher

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1970

Estee Lauder

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1970

Mary Tyler Moore in The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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1971

British editor and writer Margaret Busby

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1974

Gloria Steinem

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1976

Cybil Shepherd in Taxi Driver

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1978

Frances Hesselbein

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1979

Helen Gurley Brown

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1982

Diane von Furstenburg

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1982

Vivienne Westwood

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1983

Nancy Staffordin St. Elsewhere

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1983

Connie Chung

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1985

Paloma Picasso

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1985

Jane Pauley

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1987

Oprah

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1987

Carolina Herrera

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1990

Jane Pauley

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1991

Inès de la Fressange

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1994

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Seinfeld

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1987

Margaret Thatcher

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