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Woman Who Created 'Beehive' Dies at 98

Margaret Vinci Heldt's 1960 creation was inspired by a hat

(Newser) - Margaret Vinci Heldt, who became a hairstyling celebrity after she created the famous beehive hairdo in 1960, died Friday at a senior living community in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst at age 98, the AP reports. The beehive became a cultural phenomenon during the 1960s and evolved into a style... More »

Woman Goes on Crazy Rampage Over 'Knotted' Hair

Rachel Meyers faces misdemeanor assault, harassment charges

(Newser) - Don't mess with a woman's hair. That's the lesson after a US postal worker went on a rampage at a Manhattan salon last week after she blamed stylists for "screwing up her hair," police say. While wearing her work uniform Friday, Rachel Meyers, 26, allegedly... More »

Michelle Obama's New Hairdo 'Bangtastic'

First lady's new look called youthful, chic

(Newser) - Michelle Obama kicked off her new Twitter account ( @FLOTUS ) and her 49th birthday with a new hairdo yesterday, sending the Internet into a tizzy over her bangs. It's a departure for the first lady, who usually sports a loose semi-bob or pulls her hair back tightly. But... More »

Jennifer Aniston: I Hated That Damn 'Rachel' Haircut

She bemoans popular hairstyle as not her best look

(Newser) - Ah, “The Rachel:” That flippy hairstyle so popular in the mid-‘90s, thanks to Jennifer Aniston’s character on Friends. How did Aniston herself feel about it? “That damn Rachel … was not my best look. How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest... More »

Why We Hate the Mullet

How did one hairstyle get to be so universally reviled?

(Newser) - Americans and Iranians experienced an unlikely coming-together the other day on one topic: the mullet. Iran’s banning of the hairstyle earned it “not its usual international condemnation but a PR boost,” writes Beth Teitell in the Boston Globe . Inspired by the rare show of unity, she went... More »

22 Horrible Movie Hairdos

Gyllenhaal's 'Prince of Persia' coif is bad but far from the worst

(Newser) - If you found Jake Gyllenhaal's shaggy Prince of Persia mane amusing, great news: There's more where that came from. In the gallery, check out some of the 22 cringe-inducing movie hairstyles rounded up by Kate Ward of Entertainment Weekly . For the complete list, click here . More »

N. Korea Bans Fancy Hairdos

Pyongyang decrees that hair is to be kept 'tidy and simple'

(Newser) - North Korea's dear leader, who favors the bouffant, is laying down the law on haircuts. Men must keep their hair short, while women should keep their locks unstyled and pulled back. Above all, Koreans are to avoid "foreign" hairstyles. "To keep your hair tidy and simple is a... More »

My Hair Is Fake, and That's OK: Meghan

Following in Tyra Banks' footsteps, McCain comes clean about her hair extensions

(Newser) - Inspired by Tyra Banks’ appearance on her talk show sans weave, Meghan McCain comes clean on the Daily Beast: “Yes, I have been wearing different variations of permanent and semi-permanent hair extensions since high school,” she writes. If this revelation doesn’t sound earth-shattering to you, perhaps you... More »

Kate's New 'Do in Full View

(Newser) - Kate Gosselin, whose so-called reverse-mullet hairdo has been among her claims to fame, showed off a new cut today on ABC’s The View, where she’s been filling in as a guest co-host, E! reports. “Isn’t it cute?” she gushed as her colleagues fawned over the look.... More »

Hipster Hair Gets Even Wackier

What does it mean? Even the stylists aren't sure

(Newser) - More and more men are traipsing to salons to achieve what one adherent calls “non-normative hair.” From Afros to dreads, Mohawks to pompadours, stylists are helping hipsters express themselves. One hairdresser even offers intentionally imperfect cuts, “so it looks like they cut it themselves in their bathroom,... More »

Michelle O. Goes Jackie O. With New 'Do

(Newser) - Is Michelle O. the new Jackie O. when it comes to fashion? While some eyes were on President Obama last night at a White House concert, perhaps many more were checking out the first lady’s new bob, a haircut that “should serve Michelle Obama better through the hot... More »

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