As I was searching the web for this year’s direction in hair fashion, I came across this list, accompanied by headshot photos. While viewing each photo and reading the character name and TV show title, my mind journeyed back to the season of life when those shows were popular. A stroll down memory lane, if you will, reminds us how, more than anything else, television stars have such an effect on our hair-styling decisions.
I’ll start with my least favorites. At the bottom of the list is Punky Brewster / Punky Brewster, #16 Tootie / The Facts of Life, #14 Denise Huxtable / A Different World, #10 Lucy Ricardo / I Love Lucy, #7 Lisa Turtle / Saved by the Bell, #6 Marge Simpson / The Simpsons (really), and #5 DJ Tanner / Full House. Lucky for me, I never have had a request for any of these looks.
Now for the big hair mentions. At #15 Ann Marie (Marlo Thomas) /That Girl, #9 Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) / Seinfeld, and #3 Peg Bundy (Catherine Louise Sagal) / Married With Children. This gigantic hair needed attachments to make the style work. What trouble.
The natural looking curly hair is next. At #18 Felicity Porter (Keri Russell) / Felicity, and #12 Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) / Sex And The City. This was a great moment to let your hair dry by itself, if it worked. Some could carry this off well; others not.
Now for some good hair-styles. At # 19 Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear) / Melrose Place (what is she doing so far back, I cannot believe this), #17 Daisy Duke (Catherine Bach) / Dukes Of Hazzard (long layers and rolled on big rollers, still useable today), #13 Jeannie (Barbara Eden) / I dream of Jeannie (bangs and a pony tail, very common today), #11 Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty) / Beverly Hills 90210 (bangs and long flowing hair, soooo easy).
My favorites are, #8 Chrissy Snow (Suzanne Somers) / Threes Company (great tapering around the face), #4 Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick) / The Brady Bunch (this flat, parted down the middle style has never really gone out of style), #2 Jill Monroe (Farrah Faucett) / Charlie’s Angels (let’s face it, we all just loved this girl so very much), and at #1, the most sought after hair-style in my 30 year career, Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) / Friends (doesn’t matter what year, her hair is in demand).
So what do you think? Are you ready to bring in a picture of one of your favorite TV personalities or are you wanting your seasoned stylist to find the right look for you?