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The Weather Channel has brought us several Super-Hair legends - but then quietly disposed of them. Hair Fan's Hall of Fame member Kristina Abernathy was one of them. It appeared a second Hall of Famer would join her. In fact, Heather Tesch's personal website seems to put her forecasting career in the past tense. But after departing for a while for other projects, she's returned to do online reports. If that wasn't enough to excite Hair Fans, she seemed to go longer with her style in the middle of 2018 - below the shoulders a couple of inches, instead of stopping at them.

Is Tesch onto something good here? Our voters think so. They endorsed the longer look in our one-week poll by a 76-percent martin (13-4). The only comment actually came from a "shorter" supporter - but it wasn't really that critical. "I agree with the caption on the pic of her longer hair: she's HOT!" We simply couldn't resist that - since the U.S. Southern Plains in June can describe Super-Hair all year long.

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It's been 15 years since Lucy Liu was an "Angel" (left) - part of the trio that turned the TV series Charlie's Angels into action movies. Our voters decided the movie detectives had better hair, even though two originals wound up in our Hair Fan's Hall of Fame. Then they decided Liu's locks were superior to her teammates. (Did you remember they were Drew Berrymore and Cameron Diaz?) Liu moved on to have occasional success on TV and in movies, and currently stars in a very different kind of detective drama. Elementary lets her long brunette hair be on display often. But as she approaches age 50, Liu appears ready to change her image - surprising people by showing up blonde at an awards show in May.

Liu told The Talk she's wanted to make the color change for a long time. Trouble is, our Hair Fan's don't want it. A massive 90 percent of voters in a one-week poll want the original brunette to come back (9-1). One called it "perfection," that shouldn't be adjusted. But Liu indicated the blonde look will be on TV in Season 7 - and we don't mind, if it gives her hair a fresh start as harder to muss and move. We're not expecting that. But we didn't expect the blonde color, either.


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Mila Kunis may not have been the biggest star of That 70's Show, but she's clearly become the biggest star beyond it. She appears in movies every couple of years. She's a main voice on Family Guy. And Kunis's public appearances can make men swoon. When her hair is at its best, it's thick and seems incapable of moving out of position. But Kunis has adjusted that look in recent years - first with a cut to a long bob, then in 2018 adding bangs. Well, she may have added bangs. They were on display in May at the Billboard Music Awards, but were out of sight both before and after that.

Is a switch to bangs a cool Kunis idea? Our voters didn't think so. A one-week poll ended with 63 percent preferring her bang-free (5-3). One commented the bangs "would make her look younger if not for that.... awful eye makeup!" Since that's not really our issue, we'll move on to another voter who rode the fence on Kunis's bangs: "Wish the choice was long or short. Not a fan of her short hair." We asked about that cut in 2017, and most voters opposed it. Maybe it's time to lobby husband Ashton Kutcher about it.


Right photo courtesy Us Magazine

If ever a celebrity qualifies as a "quick-change artist" with hair, it's Jennifer Lopez. After all, she came to fame imitating Selena in a movie. Lopez has gone long and short, curled and straight - often making it difficult to know what her real style of the moment is. At the 2018 Billbiard Music Awards, J-Lo seemed to make clear that her hair isn't going too low these days. It's a lob stopping around the shoulders. (We trimmed the picture there, because what Lopez wore below that was a bit controversial.)

We asked you if Lopez has found the proper hair length at last. Our voters said no in a one-week poll, with 64 percent wanting the "Lo" to mean "longer" styles (9-5). That percentage actually is down from a similar poll we did in 2012. "Longer hair hides her plastic surgery better," wrote one voter. Oooo.... that comment could be taken in a couple of ways. In any case, people who want Lopez's style to change again might only need to borrow from one of her hit songs - and be Waiting for Tonight.


One woman had a hair reputation from the opening night. In fact, she wound up with five Crown Awards. The other was little-known, although she picked up a Crown nomination or two along the way. Both Zooey Deschanel (right) and Hannah Simone (left) gave Hair Fans plenty to admire and desire during the seven seasons of the Fox comedy New Girl. But in the backs of their minds, how many wondered.... what if these TV friends could be "frien-emies?" What if something happened that put their great manes in conflict? What if there was some kind of head-to-head showdown, to see whose bangs really are best? (To borrow from a comedy moving to Fox, the "Last Style Standing"?)

Thankfully, Hair Fans need not wonder. That's why we're here, after all! So we set up a New Girl ultimate hair showdown between the two female stars, during the show's finale week. After a week of voting, we have what might be called an upset - as Hannah zonked Zooey by a three-to-one margin (12-4). "Both have very thick and healthy looking hair," one voter wrote, "but Hannah's is sleeker and silkier looking." Another noted after the final episode was filmed, "Zooey hacked her hair." Indeed, and our voters were disappointed by it. But truth be told, Deschanel's hair fell in her eyes in the first two minutes of the series premiere - so Simone's near-perfection had our attention all along.


Kelly Clarkson has long been a musical free spirit. Her celebrated dispute with Clive Davis comes to mind - but it continues to some extent in 2018. As American Idol made a comeback on ABC, inaugural winner Clarkson was on NBC as a coach on The Voice. And the woman who has shown a wide range of hairstyles revealed she's adding bangs to her look. Some fashion websites called it her "biggest transformation" ever. Yet Clarkson had bangs in 2012, when we asked you about her going blonde.

Clarkson's color was declared "hair chaos" by one voter then. This time for one, "neither is that flattering." The bangs were preferred by 60 percent of Hair Fans (6-4) - but someone was reminded of the time when Clarkson "shaved the side of her head". We'd completely forgotten that, even though it was only three years ago. That voter also referred to a "commercial with.... rodents in the car," but we're not sure we want to link to that.


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Some people go to Marvel Comics movies purely for thrills and escapism. But how many go to analyze the actresses' hair? Apparently some people do, as we found two hair articles to mark the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War. One of them, well, marveled that Scarlett Johansson's character changed from longer reddish hair to a blonde bob in the latest film. But we're more interested in "Scar-Jo" in real-life - and she surprisingly has taken her hair in the opposite direction. A traditional blonde was more like "Black Widow" brunette at the premiere.

What do our Hair Fans make of this change? Not much - with a one-week poll showing 73 percent of them want Johansson to remain blonde (11-3-1). No one left a comment either way, but we'd prefer women keep their color as natural as possible. With actresses such as Johansson, of course, that's part of the hair guessing game they'd like you to play.


If they don't move out of the area and no one challenges them, a City League champion can keep the title for a long time. One example of that success is Jessica Schambach. She won the Oklahoma City title in 2008, at about the same time the city gained a major league basketball team. Schambach has adjusted her hair several times since then, and even reached the Top Ten Tresses list in 2015. But as she turned 40 in early 2018, she may have faced a mid-life style crisis. "LONG OR SHORT?!" she asked in all-caps on Twitter. "Thinking about growing my hair back out. What do you think?"

We're always happy to help women with big issues like this. Schambach has gone below the shoulders before, and 86 percent of our voters called on her to do it again (19-3). "It's no contest," a member of the majority wrote. But another voter asked, "What happened to the body?" That's one of the adjustments Schambach has made. In 2008, the hair was sleek. When we asked about her here in late 2013, she had cut all the way back to a "long bob." (The voters wanted things longer then, too.) At least Schambach didn't try to confuse us this time, with a cut in the middle of the poll. Some great heads of Super-Hair try to stay one step ahead of the pursuers, you know.


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