Michele Bachmann pulls a Rachel, gets highly coveted hairdo
Remember when Friends premiered on TV back in 1994, and suddenly, women everywhere were running to their hairstylists asking for the "Rachel"? Well, apparently, a new hairdo has inspired women across the U.S. to chop, straighten, and dye their locks—the "Bachmann".
At some point on Michele Bachmann's campaign trail, soccer moms and beauty queens started to take note of the Republican presidential candidate's well-coifed head of hair. Hell, even women who are registered Democrats have reportedly been asking for the "Bachmann" at salons on both coasts.
So what are Bachmann's hair secrets? What exact colour are her golden-auburn highlights? What brand of conditioner is she using?
A reporter at the New York Daily News went so far as to track down Bachmann's hairdresser, a woman by the name of Tamara Robertson, to inquire about these hard-hitting questions—bless her heart. However, like a well-trained monkey—er, professional—Robertson reportedly replied, "I'm sorry, because of who I work for, I was told not to talk about it." Damn.
Bachmann surely isn't the first woman in politics with a highly coveted 'do. Remember when Sarah Palin emerged onto the scene a few years ago? There was a lot of talk about that sassy-looking chignon she was often seen sporting. And who could forget her "business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back" half-pony she donned during the Katie Couric interview?
Even Michelle Obama isn't immune to fawning. If women—okay, mainly Oprah—aren't talking about the first lady's sleek bob, they're trying to replicate her toned arms and sophisticated-trendy fashion choices.
But what about Hillary Clinton? Nobody seems to want her haircut. And here up north, are women in B.C. asking for the "Christy" when they hop into their hairdressers' chairs? I doubt it, since the "Christy" is basically a slightly longer version of the "Clinton". Perhaps Christy Clark should consider hiring Bachmann's hairdresser before the next election.
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