Marilyn Monroe‘s unique and astounding beauty has been the goal of many a makeup guide since she first appeared. Unfortunately, looking like Marilyn is a pretty difficult prospect. But thanks to modern technology, by which we mean Pinterest, it is possible to hunt down some of the more useful hair and makeup guides and skip out on the ones that make the models look more like Barbie dolls than Marilyn Monroe.
1. Marilyn Monroe hair tutorial
This one really looks close to Marilyn’s hair.
2. My Week with Marilyn hair tutorial
I’m not sure if it’s better to look like Michelle Williams or Marilyn Monroe, but this will get you a hairstyle that works for both of them.
3. Marilyn Monroe tutorial for long hair
Marilyn Monroe usually had pretty short hair. If yours is longer than hers, here’s a good tutorial on how to fake it from YouTube beauty expert Cherry Dollface.
4. How to get Marilyn’s curls without heat
Want to set your hair the way Marilyn did? (Or the way you would have to set your hair if you were in prison, like Morello on Orange is the New Black.) Try this heat-free hair-setting tutorial.
So many would-be Marilyns wax their brows into thin little parentheses, but Marilyn actually had significant eyebrows. These stencils are based on her shape, so you can draw in however much brow you like.
13. Marilyn Monroe makeup tutorial
Wow, this makeup artist actually looks a whole lot like Marilyn Monroe. If you need some makeup tips, she can sure help you get there.
15. Marilyn Nail Art
(Photos: Getty, Pinterest)