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Top 7 Women's Hairstyles of All Time
PA News and Observer | 4/25/07 | Pissant Sasoon

Posted on 04/25/2007 7:31:26 PM PDT by pissant

Straigtened, flat, messy and spiky. What a load. Hollywood types today spend almost as much as John Edwards on their hairdos, only to have them look purposely tussled as if they just rolled out of bed. No style, nothing to complement them. Granted, long gorgeous hair is nice anytime----if its combed. But the gals I grew up watching on the tube or in some cases, dating, at least took the time to try to be pleasing to the eye.

Enough grumbling. Here are the top 7 sexiest styles of recent decades, in no particular order.

7. The Farrah look. Feathered, thick, and nice to sink your paws into. A late 70s phenom.

6. The Farrah Plus. Bigger, better and fluffier. best exemplified by Stephanie Powers and my 10th grade girlfriend.

5. 1980s "every hair in place" Perm. Even the wind did not effect this style.

4. The bob. Not the modified, modern, messy pseudo bob, but the real thing. Neat and short.

3. Updo. Not just for special occasions. Hot all the time. With infinite variations of the theme.

2. Boy cut. Also worn most exquisitely by one of the greatest all time beauties, Audrey Hepburn.

1. The Flip. Laura Petrie and Emma Peel. No more needs to be said.



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1 posted on 04/25/2007 7:31:29 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

My all-time fav....

Well, and maybe Sophia Loren.

2 posted on 04/25/2007 7:33:37 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Audrey, Sophia AND Maureen Ohara. All had great hair BTW.


3 posted on 04/25/2007 7:34:40 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I wear my hair like my great great grandmother....Makes it a classic, I guess....


4 posted on 04/25/2007 7:35:41 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Rummyfan

Heh,,I have had about all of them. Love the modern bob however.

My first “beauty shop” cut was an Italian boy,,just like Audrey Hepburn. I was disappointed I didn’t look like her.

They missed the biggest of all time,,the PAGE BOY. Who could forget June Allyson and her fab pageboy. I loved mine every time I had it.

And braids and pony tails,,how did they forget the ponytail?


5 posted on 04/25/2007 7:36:37 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Yes, had I grown up in your grandma’s day, I’d probably have included that. LOL


6 posted on 04/25/2007 7:36:53 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
While I was reading the list I was thinking, "Well, where's the Flip?" Definitely number one. I always wanted one, but being a curly-haired girl, couldn't do it.

Of course I was in heaven when the Farrah came out. At least that one looked great on me!

7 posted on 04/25/2007 7:38:35 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: pissant
What about the landing strip?

And then there is the "fell asleep in a gutter wearing a bedsheet around my neck" look. :(

8 posted on 04/25/2007 7:38:45 PM PDT by M203M4 (Constitutional Republic has a nice ring to it - alas, it's incompatible with the communist manifesto)
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To: M203M4

LOL. And a sock in her hair.


9 posted on 04/25/2007 7:39:16 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Although currently only on a comic character, it's a hair style that women can strive for:


10 posted on 04/25/2007 7:39:44 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: truthkeeper

I’d love to see a return of the flip. had a Brit gal in one of my college classes that sat in front of me. Not healthy. LOL


11 posted on 04/25/2007 7:40:38 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

12 posted on 04/25/2007 7:42:27 PM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: pissant

What, no Bouffant or Beehive?!?!?

(Those ‘dos were a lot of work!)

http://www.hairarchives.com/private/archivesnew.htm


13 posted on 04/25/2007 7:42:35 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: BigBlueJon

Ugliest woman - ever.


14 posted on 04/25/2007 7:43:18 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I tried everything to get one, including setting my hair with Dippity-Do and using orange juice cans for curlers. All to no avail...a little humidity and ZAAAPPP....Orphan Annie again.


15 posted on 04/25/2007 7:43:53 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
I liked this one from that site.


16 posted on 04/25/2007 7:44:13 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Hamel looked yummy with her wedge........


17 posted on 04/25/2007 7:44:13 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: pissant

Is that Inger Stevens?


18 posted on 04/25/2007 7:44:46 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: hole_n_one

I had forgotten how pretty she looked with that ‘do. She really did have great hair.


19 posted on 04/25/2007 7:45:24 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: hole_n_one
She STILL looks great


20 posted on 04/25/2007 7:46:17 PM PDT by pissant
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To: LibFreeOrDie
What, no Bouffant or Beehive?!?!?

See post #10.

21 posted on 04/25/2007 7:46:40 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: truthkeeper

Don’t know, but I like the 60s looks.


22 posted on 04/25/2007 7:46:51 PM PDT by pissant
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

LOL


23 posted on 04/25/2007 7:48:20 PM PDT by pissant
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To: hole_n_one

I love the wedge! Forgot about it but I still have a bit of a bob-wedge.


24 posted on 04/25/2007 7:49:33 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: pissant

They missed the “pixie” which my hairdresser told me was coming back this summer.

And the pponytail,,probably one of the most popular ever.


25 posted on 04/25/2007 7:51:07 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: BigBlueJon; eyespysomething

ROFLOL!


26 posted on 04/25/2007 7:51:58 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: cajungirl

“They” is me. LOL. I love short hair on gals, but not the pixie, at least as I remembered it.


27 posted on 04/25/2007 7:52:33 PM PDT by pissant
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To: cajungirl
Forgot about it but I still have a bit of a bob-wedge.

I still have a bit of the Farrah...it's still the only cut that looks good on me!

28 posted on 04/25/2007 7:53:16 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: pissant

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.....or something like that. $400 goes a long way.


29 posted on 04/25/2007 7:53:43 PM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: pissant; cajungirl
“They” is me

See author........

Pissant Sasoon

lol!

30 posted on 04/25/2007 7:54:40 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: BigBlueJon

When you spend 3 times as much as your wife, you know you got problems.


31 posted on 04/25/2007 7:55:00 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Rummyfan

If I could look like Audrey Hepburn I’d cut all my hair off too. Gosh, she was beautiful.


32 posted on 04/25/2007 7:55:34 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: pissant
How about Veronica Lake's hair:



33 posted on 04/25/2007 8:01:32 PM PDT by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: hole_n_one

My other life. LOL


34 posted on 04/25/2007 8:02:15 PM PDT by pissant
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To: eleni121

Or for that matter, Veronica Lake herself. Zoinks. Lauren Bacall also wore her hair that way for a while.


35 posted on 04/25/2007 8:03:29 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

These people are hairspray amateurs...

36 posted on 04/25/2007 8:08:56 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Countdown = A documentary on Keith Olberman's dwindling ratings.)
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To: Loud Mime

Taht is a hilarious picture.


37 posted on 04/25/2007 8:09:43 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Yeah.....keep the matches away...... foof!


38 posted on 04/25/2007 8:12:08 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Countdown = A documentary on Keith Olberman's dwindling ratings.)
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To: Loud Mime

Watch out for Eagles nesting as well.


39 posted on 04/25/2007 8:13:11 PM PDT by pissant
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

I saw some pics of Marge on a certain website once...let me just say that, well, her blue hair is natural...in other words, the carpet matches the drapes.


40 posted on 04/25/2007 8:13:36 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: mozarky2

Yikes. TMI


41 posted on 04/25/2007 8:15:27 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I like a little French Twist now and again.

(and -- oh yeah -- the hairstyle, too)

42 posted on 04/25/2007 8:16:51 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Yep. Both.

is it safe to assume you are not in Uraguay?


43 posted on 04/25/2007 8:18:17 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I rather admire males and their presentation myself. I just think Lake’s hairdo was spectacular compared to some of stuff I’ve seen in the last 30 some years.


44 posted on 04/25/2007 8:20:26 PM PDT by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: eleni121

Yep. It’s a good look.


45 posted on 04/25/2007 8:22:33 PM PDT by pissant
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To: eleni121
male hair presentation:

just because

46 posted on 04/25/2007 8:25:57 PM PDT by beebuster2000 (choice is not not peace or war, but small war now, or big war later masquerading as peace now.)
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To: pissant

Thanks! Aaaah, the Farrah, favored by guys for their girls everywhere. Not that we need proof.

Audrey Hepburn was just so lovely -she ‘made’ that hairstyle. Not many can pull it off.

Aaah, brings back memories. In high school, my sister talked me into getting the Dorothy Hammill cut. Not my best look. I grew it out into a Farrah special, then into the 80’s perms. I also sported the Jackie Kennedy bob as a preschooler.

There - that’s better. ;-)


47 posted on 04/25/2007 8:28:02 PM PDT by fortunecookie (My computer is back!)
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To: pissant

not my grandma’s day...my great, great grandma’s day...(very long, parted in the middle, pulled up into a bun or a pinned up braid. Haven’t cut it in 12 years)


48 posted on 04/25/2007 8:33:53 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: fortunecookie
60% of the gals in HS had some version of the Farrah look. I talked my GF in my senior year to go for sumthin like this, instead. Though not as messy


49 posted on 04/25/2007 8:34:54 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Not even a trim? Wow. 3 days to dry, I bet. LOL


50 posted on 04/25/2007 8:35:43 PM PDT by pissant
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