Michele Bachmann's hair style, even liberals want it

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Michele Bachmann is the darling of the right but you can be a liberal or progressive and still want Bachmann's hair color and style for your very own.

Bachmann's stylist isn't willing to answer questions about the GOP presidential candidate's latest look, which is evolving. As time has gone on in the campaign, her hair has gotten lighter and sleeker.

Joanna Molloy, a reporter for the N.Y. Daily News tried to pry information out of Tamara Robertson, whose $4,700 monthly bill for make-up and hair made a bit of news. Robertson wouldn't budge.

Bachmann's stylist told Molloy: "I'm sorry," Robertson said. "Because of who I work for, I was told not to talk about it."

Four years ago it was the GOP Vice Presidential candidate, Governor Sarah Palin whose hair was the talk of the gossip columns. Her beehive gave way to a softer look when she took out the hair pins but the color and texture were all the rage.

Earlier this year TLC decided that there was enough fascination and interest in the Palin hairstyle for them to travel to the salon in Wasilla, Alaska. They filmed salon activity and did interviews with the owner and employees, which was then made into a mini-series called simply, "Big Hair." With Michele Bachmann moving to the top of the heap among GOP women in politics, by the time the program airs, it might just be old news. Read: "The Beehive Salon gets some TLC.":

While high-end salons around the country are reporting a flood of requests for the Bachmann look, the stylists can usually identify their customers' political leanings. "I have women who come in with photos with the face cut out sometimes," L.A.'s Andi Scarbrough told the Daily News.

"I have found it a little bit amazing how many women have been coming in asking for her hair style, even though they don't agree with her politics," says Alma Qeraxhiu, owner of a salon in Manhattan.

Women have long run to their hair salons to look like a top celebrity. One of the prime examples of that was the fad that lasted years, rendering it not a fad at all, that surrounded Jennifer Aniston's hair style on "Friends".

In 1994, at the height of the craze for "The Rachel" as it was known, Aninston's layered cut was the single most popular hair style in the world, according to beautifulhairstyles.com.

The website credits the look to hair stylist Chris McMillan in Los Angeles. Only Farrah Fawcett's long and curly style outranks The Rachel in popularity. Fawcett's hairdo from the 1970's show "Charlie Angels" was imitated but never duplicated by American women who could never get the hang of the curling iron maneuvers.

The Daily News ends its piece on the Bachmann hair craze by reminding women that it can take up to three hours in a salon chair to recreate the look, with costs that can exceed $250.00.

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Submitted by Derek Wain (not verified) on
They may get the Bachmann hairdo, but they won’t get her looks and charisma. Bachmann has one advantage over any other politician. She is a beautiful woman (the smile), and not just for a 55-year-old mom of 5, but for any female, a clear “10″. The other aspect of Bachmann’s persona is linked to her politics and the need to gain name recognition in order to gain the Presidency. She has a natural and dazzling charisma, immediately clear to both friends and political enemies when she first emerged politically 16 years ago at a local MN school board election. The only comparable figure with comparable charisma in the last century had very different politics from Michele’s: FDR in 1932. But they both had “The Smile.”

Submitted by Jeter Diggs (not verified) on
Marcus, thanks for that flattering review.

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