August 30, 2011

"Top stylists from New York to Hollywood told me their liberal clients are guiltily requesting the Bachmann Look."

Forget politics! They love her hair:
"A lot of clients have asked for Sarah Palin hair in the past four years, and now, it's Bachmann," says Andi Scarbrough of Byu-ty Hair Therapy in L.A. "Politicians are the new celebrities, because they're real. They didn't just spring up out of the red carpet."

However, she admits, "I have women who come in with photos with the face cut out sometimes."

"She has great coppery color that warms her up a little bit," said Angelo David at his E. 43rdSt. salon, who confirmed a spike in copycat requests for the candidate's look. "Not everybody wants to look like Kim Kardashian."

Bachmann's style "is safe, but not soccer mom. It's sexy," said Alma Qeraxhiu at her AlmaG Salon and Spa on E. 21st. St.

"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."
Having the best hair is an important step. If  you're betting on who will win in politics, you'll come out ahead, I think, if you always pick the candidate with the best hair. Male or female. But with female candidates, the hair can be a distraction if it's not resolved into a predictably sensible yet pretty style.

(Remember when Carly Fiorina said Barbara Boxer's hair was "so yesterday"?)

43 comments:

YoungHegelian said...

The last line of the article ----
"Most liberals just don't have the time. They're too busy protecting us from airheads like Bachmann."

Can the liberal press talk about anything without behaving like snippy little bitches? Worse than than a clique of 14 year old girls!

traditionalguy said...

Hair is unfair.

Equality demands that all candidates shave their heads for the next debate.

Scott M said...

You really have to wonder about someone that would take the extra time to cut out a face. What sort of muffled, screaming psychosis does that portend?

AllenS said...

It's a fad: hair today - gone tomorrow.

Mark said...

Wasn't it the Kerry-Edwards ticket that had the "best hair?"

Curious George said...

"Mark said...
Wasn't it the Kerry-Edwards ticket that had the "best hair?"

I think so

Pogo said...

Does anyone use that Newsweek cover and ask for Bachmann's eyes?

Sheepman said...

If you're betting on who will win in politics, you'll come out ahead, I think, if you always pick the candidate with the best hair.

Is that why we liked Ike?

Chip S. said...

Is that why we liked Ike?

Well, he did run against another bald guy twice.

Pogo said...

"in politics, you'll come out ahead, I think, if you always pick the candidate with the best hair. Male or female."

This was one of the arguments against women's suffrage.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

This was one of the arguments against women's suffrage.

They may have been right.

Carol_Herman said...

The look is easy. Just have Lasik Surgery done on your eyes. You'll wake up seeing clearly. And, your eyeballs will be seen by others as popping out of your head.

Pogo said...

"says Andi Scarbrough of Byu-ty Hair Therapy in L.A. "Politicians are the new celebrities, because they're real. They didn't just spring up out of the red carpet."

He just rephrased the old chestnut about "Hollywood for ugly people.' A bit nicer, but Ouch!


A question:
Byu-ty Hair Therapy?

Byu-ty?

Hair Therapy?

Carol_Herman said...

People should only remember what it was like when the Beatle's came. And, polyester brownish/black mops were sold at the five & dime stores.

If you want to know what goes over "big" it's what the youths adopt.

Triangle Man said...

Having the best hair is an important step. If you're betting on who will win in politics, you'll come out ahead, I think, if you always pick the candidate with the best hair. Male or female. But with female candidates, the hair can be a distraction if it's not resolved into a predictably sensible yet pretty style.

Hair is helpful, but so is height. Maybe female candidates get an exception, but among men, bet on the taller candidate with good hair (but not pretty hair, viz. Edwards).

edutcher said...

Is wanting Palin's or Bachmann's hair the first step in crossing over the side of light?

Is that why these women are so embarrassed?

Does wanting to have the outside of their heads look like a Conservative political star bespeak a hidden desire to be like them on the inside of the head, too?

(I know, Vicki From Pasadena just threw up in her mouth a little)

YoungHegelian said...

The last line of the article ----
"Most liberals just don't have the time. They're too busy protecting us from airheads like Bachmann."

Can the liberal press talk about anything without behaving like snippy little bitches?


That's what they are.

Especially the guys.

ndspinelli said...

Cat Fight!!

EDH said...

Again, clearly, Fiorina self depricatingly joked about what "Boxer... said" after Boxer saw Fiorina's hair.

write_effort said...

MB's hair always looks good. Does that say anything about her management skills?

SP's hair on the other hand often looks coolly unkempt. It gives her a sexy, fun look.

John Huntsman has nice, wavy hair. It gives him an appealing boyish look.

Rick Perry has helmet head.

EDH said...

Or, fiendish Mind-Control Device? Bwahaha!

A Gnomish Mind Control Cap? This is the device that the villain (usually) will use to keep the hero, townspeople, or Mr/Mrs. Random Supporting Character in thrall. It has been used countless times in stories across many different types of media. Plot Device, MacGuffin, and even a key part of a Very Special Episode.

While these devices tend to fall into two general categories, either broadcasting "hypno-waves" at any luckless viewer for a one-time treatment, or are somehow attached to the victim's body (usually the head), they ultimately know no shape and can come in nearly any specific form...


wv - "shcuts"

holdfast said...

I am heartened, as all three of the top GOP candidates have pretty good hair. Romney's hair is a bit "Dad" (or at least like my Dad before it thinned too much), but solid and serious, "successful guy" hair. Perry has "iron" hair - it doesn't waiver and neither will he. Bachmann is smart and stylish.

Obama's hair is rapidly graying in a patchy way and thinning.

So we win no matter who is the candidate.

edutcher said...

EDH said...

Again, clearly, Fiorina self depricatingly joked about what "Boxer... said" after Boxer saw Fiorina's hair.

Very uncharitable (though very Lefty) of Senator Ma'am, since Mrs Fiorina has cancer and had just gone through a program of chemo.

Raul said...

You idiots actually believe this tripe?

Hoosier Daddy said...

You mean liberal women aren't going for the Hillary or Napolitao look?

"... However, she admits, "I have women who come in with photos with the face cut out sometimes."..."

How Soviet.

PatCA said...

With Hillary as their only star, the women are forced to look elsewhere for inspiration, I guess. I find it kind of endearing that Hillary's hair is just so...bad.

MadisonMan said...

I read "Top Stylists" and for some reason flashed back to the Top Men scene at the end of Indiana Jones.

We have Top Men working on these women's hair! Top. Men.

That's just how my brain works.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... I read "Top Stylists" and for some reason flashed back to the Top Men scene at the end of Indiana Jones.

We have Top Men working on these women's hair! Top. Men...."

Nerd.

David said...

It's also who wears the hair.

Bachmann hair is not all that different than Pelosi hair, truth be told. But Bachmann has a positive energy and Pelosi always seems pissed off about something. People notice that.

Scott M said...

DAMMIT!

Hoosier beat me to it. "Hey, you, get offa my schtick..."

(to paraphrase Mr. Jagger)

Coketown said...

It's okay for liberals to admit that there are attractive conservative women. They can spin it this way: Of course they're attractive. You can't succeed in politics if you're stupid and ugly--just stupid.

Plus the left isn't exactly bursting at the seams with saucy hairdos. Barbara Boxer? Maxine Waters? The entire liberal caucus should be AKC registered. "Edwardo, quick! I want it cut in the style of Maxine Waters, but hurry up. I just saw a bichon frise sporting the same cut on 42st, and I want it before it catches on!"

Kensington said...

Wow, there's quite the moron convention going on in the comments over there. It's worth a moment or two if you need a chuckle.

ricpic said...

...nobody wants to look like Kim Kardashian.

Fifteen years from now, maybe ten, Kardashian will look like a typical rug merchant's wife, moustache included.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... DAMMIT!

Hoosier beat me to it. "Hey, you, get offa my schtick..."

Sorry but I wasn't about to let that one get by me!

Scott M said...

Sorry but I wasn't about to let that one get by me!

Nowhere near as bad as your Moses-as-Gandalf.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... You can't succeed in politics if you're stupid and ugly..."

Barney Frank.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Harry Reid looks like the crypt keeper and is as dumb as a box of rocks.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... Nowhere near as bad as your Moses-as-Gandalf..."

But I live for that stuff because only a select few can truly appreciate it.

;-)

Kensington said...

""... You can't succeed in politics if you're stupid and ugly..."

Barney Frank.""


"Hey, don't forget about me!"

- Sheila Jackson Lee

Sixty Grit said...

"Alma Qeraxhiu at her AlmaG Salon"

What? Is that a typo? Is it Alma Geraxhiu or should it be AlmaQ salon?

Who knows? Kids these days with their whacky names...

jamboree said...

Do liberal women of the same age wear their hair in some certain way? Can't think of any examples right now.

It's pretty normal hair, really. Palin and Bachmann are just regular, attractive-in-middle-age women who didn't chop their hair off completely. They both have great smiles, twinkly eyes, etc.

It is strange the way they both have more oomph than female liberal politicians. Did Hollywood and the media suck up all the liberal talent leaving only the more dowdily earnest for politics? Do conservative former-housewives have more repressed ambition that needs an outlet after the kids are older?

If I were a liberal female into politics, I'd be annoyed, too.

Paul said...

Having the best hair is an important step. If you're betting on who will win in politics, you'll come out ahead, I think, if you always pick the candidate with the best hair. Male or female.

Wha--??!! You can't be serious: John Edwards? Robert Kennedy?

Oligonicella said...

Pretty much the method a lot of people had of choosing this POTUS, looked nice. There certainly wasn't any in-depth seeking out of his real politics.

Kirby Olson said...

Men invest in conservative women because conservative women stick with their men whereas liberal women stick together with other women, and are supposed to hate men. So Bachmann hair becomes a symbol for women who love their men, and will stick with them, whereas feminist hair is a symbol for women who will gut their men at the first opportunity. Hairstyle symbolizes new pressure groups.

Kerry's hair was terrible compared to W's hair. W's hair cooperated. Kerry's hair was chaos, and made him look like Lurch.

Samson had power in his hair.

All power to hair!