The 10 Most Requested Hairstyles of All Time
World-renowned stylists share the iconic celebrity hairstyles they've been constantly asked to recreate. Have you had one of these cuts?
The psychology that takes place in and outside the salon chair is profound. Many women believe a quick snip here or highlight there can instantaneously change the way they see themselves -- and the way the outside world perceives them. And it's so darn true. According to a study done by Marianne LaFrance, a professor of psychology at Yale University, "different hairstyles quickly lead others to 'see' different kinds of people." The study, conducted in 2001, found women with short, tousled hair were seen by respondents as confident and outgoing, while long-haired women were perceived to be more affluent. This means that while you stare longingly at Gwyneth Paltrow's sleek bob, you're deriving meaning from the style -- it's informing you of what kind of person it represents. And it's when the vast majority of women see something in a singular hairstyle that they identify with or want to identify with, that hairstyle becomes iconic and consequently, a guiding light, leading women across the nation into the chairs of their stylists -- photo in hand.
To find out which hairstyles women request most or which hairstyles are "speaking" to their psyches, we went to veterans of the hairstyling industry. Sally Hershberger, of the Sally Hershberger salons and product line, and Edward Tricomi of the Warren-Tricomi salons and product line. Both are world-renowned stylists that have been asked time and time again to recreate celebrity hairstyles. Here they share with us the ten most requested styles they have encountered in their successful tenures.
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