• America’s Obsession with Hair and Beauty

    It’s nothing new. America has been obsessing over vanity for as long as we can remember, from the barroom showgirls of the old west to today’s modern movie stars. We copy their looks, envy their seemingly inherent beauty, and pore over pictures and articles, hoping to find some clue as to how we can look that good.

    In the nineties, TV sitcom Friends was an instant smash hit. Perhaps the only thing greater than the success of the hit show was Jennifer Aniston’s hairdo. Millions of wannabes ran to their hairdresser crying for “The Rachel,” Aniston’s edgy and spunky cut.

    It wasn’t too long before George Clooney had a similar effect on men all across America. His Caesar-style haircut was all the rage, especially after the release of Quentin Tarantino’s film From Dusk Till Dawn. Clooney’s popularity on TV drama ER didn’t hurt either but it was his hot new hairstyle that catapulted him into sex symbol status. His career took off and he became a Hollywood legend. Read more ›



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