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She may have a nice endorsement deal with Head & Shoulders shampoo. But our Hair Fans don't think Sofia Vergara of Modern Family has the best hair in her native country. She lost in World Cup III qualifying in 2010 to Colombian icon Shakira, then lost to her again in Cup of the Americas qualifying in 2011. And in "Copa 2015," she wasn't suggested at all. So maybe Vergara felt compelled to make a big move, as another World Cup year approaches. In July 2017, she unveiled forehead-hugging bangs to go with her long steamy waves.

Vergara seemed to like the change on social media. But our voters leaned against it by a 58-percent margin over one week (7-5). "Bangs make her look younger," said one backer. "Kind of disappointed Sofia would make any change in her beautiful hair," wrote one opponent. Yet the bangs make her hair far less likely to drop in her eyes - and Vergara's allowed that to happen often. So how will Shakira respond?

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Maybe we're simply noticing them more, but cute short hairstyles seem to be making a comeback in 2017. Of course, what qualifies as "cute" is in the eye of the beholder. Actress Kristin Wiig decided to take a well-rounded approach. A head of hair which already was shorter than she first displayed on Saturday Night Live went beyond a bob, to what some called a "bowl" cut. We're more inclined to call it a helmet, even though that's considered a slur in some circles.

This move came after Wiig displayed with other websites called a "pixie" cut at the Golden Globe Awards in January. But we asked Hair Fans to compare her classic look with the new one, the longer style dominated with 83 percent of your votes (15-3). One wrote the new look "seems like a cross between Dorothy Hamill and Pete Rose." Another doubted anyone "would like her 'after' look. Come on." That voter must not see the websites we see, which called the bowl "cooler." But we agree with the majority here; if Wiig's hair was thick enough to cover the forehead completely and provide some bounce, that would be so-cool-it's-hot. We advise her to check our examples of that.


Fox News Channel has experienced many changes during 2017, for a variety of reasons. One constant seems to be news anchor Julie Banderas - but some have noticed changes on her part in a more subtle way. When she took a break for Independence Day, some people thought she lightened her brunette hair. That turned out to be the lighting in a makeshift studio. But Hair Fans spotted something more obvious about Banderas. The medium-long style which grabbed their attention for years was trimmed to a bit below shoulder-length, with the part moved well to the side.

Banderas won a Crown Award for Makeover of the Year in 2011. So should she in the running in 2017? Not based on our one-week poll; 68 percent call for the long hair to come back (13-6). "Bummed," admitted one voter. "Julie was a long-haired newsbabe icon." But another wrote, "I'm glad to see [she] finally got a haircut, she was long overdue.... She possibly could go even shorter." Yet another opinion suggested a mix: "Go with longer but with side part." That might qualify as "fair and balanced" - except FNC doesn't use that slogan anymore.


When Sex and the City ended its run on HBO, we asked here which woman had the best hair. We were not surprised when Kristin Davis won. Sarah Jessica Parker barely topped Kim Cattrell for second place. Parker had a reputation for curls well before HBO, from her days as a teen star on the short-lived series Square Pegs. Parker now stars in a series called Divorce with much straighter hair - and in public appearances, it's as if the curl has melted completely.

Does Parker need those curls to have winning hair? Well, maybe not. Our one-week poll found 63% of Hair Fans like the hair straighter (5-3). No one left a comment either way, but we'd say the flipped-back long style in Divorce seems like a good compromise. The curl strength is still there - and might actually threaten to outlast Davis's waves in a New York skyscraper wind tunnel.

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Some Hair Fans "came of age" watching fast-moving dance troupes on TV. Dean Martin had the Golddiggers, which included the Ultimate 50 short cut of Paula Cinko. But the woman whose hair struck as the most daring and amazing was Michelle DellaFave - long, blonde, bouncy and seldom out of line. Over nearly 50 years, DellaFave's style has changed numerous times. But we think she's matured very well - even though she's confusing us a bit these days. On some occasions, she has shoulder-length hair with bangs. But sometimes the hair looks is short as Cinko's.

We asked which look is better for DellaFave to display. After one week, we were a bit surprised to find the short cut winning two-thirds of the votes (6-3). There's truly less risk and more perfection there - and maybe they think it's time for that sort of change. We're thankful that we had an opportunity to interview DellaFave about her classic cut years ago; you can still learn from her in our Q&A section.

UPDATE: After we posted these results, Michelle contacted us through Twitter: "I did put my hair on the top of my head in a high pony tail, but no... not going to cut it..long it will stay... LOVE” Our apologies for being fooled by a picture.


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Ever heard of Hashimoto's disease? Once British singer Leona Lewis did, it changed her entire thinking about her long hair. Lewis came to fame with natural curls that she adjusted into great springy shapes. But she would also straighten her style at times, as she did for the 2016 Tony Awards. Yet once Lewis learned she had Hashimoto's - a disease of the thyroid, which can lead to thinning hair - she resolved never to straighten her locks again. In fact, these days her hair seems curlier than ever.

We can understand why Lewis did what she did. But which style is really better on her? Our one-week poll found 73 percent of voters preferring what one called, "Curly all the way!" (8-3). That voter explained curls are "more natural and not as common." Yet while Lewis is going what one magazine described as "low-maintenance and free of toxic substances as possible," we hope she doesn't get so low-maintenance that the hair gets messy and downright ordinary.


Some women make a "mommy cut" after having a baby. They change their hair to a short style that's easy to maintain while they're occupied with caring for a young child. But Savannah Guthrie seems to be doing exactly the opposite. She came to fame at NBC News with hair that stopped around the shoulders. Yet since having a boy in December 2016, Guthrie has gone longer with her style. When we saw her filling in for Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News in late May, it was approaching the bust line.

Should Guthrie keep this up - as in letting the hair flow down? Our six-day poll found the longer style winning 69-percent support (11-5). "In my humble opinion, she has never looked better," one backer wrote. "Stunning longer style!" praised another. We'll accept that vote and her decision. But we'd point out that historically, she's no "Super-Savannah." Her hair blows around and drops often in the elements - and probably would even in Savannah, Georgia.


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The past and the present came together and embraced each other. Lynda Carter was not offended at all about Gal Gadot taking the role of "Wonder Woman" in a new movie - the role Carter had made her own for several seasons on TV in the 1970s. While Carter's series was never a ratings dominatrix, Gadot hit it big right off the bat - with her film earning more than $100 million in its opening weekend. But for Hair Fans, Wonder Woman is about more than that. Does the superhero have Super-Hair - able to fight off any threat or potential conquering villain?

We set up the showdown that simply HAD to happen. Whose hairstyle in their prime would win a hair war? An extended eight-day poll (adding to the drama, you know) was a fierce contest, with Gadot fighting back sternly after Carter seized an advantage. But Carter finally prevailed by 57 percent (8-6). We can understand why, because Gadot's hair is longer and seems much looser (even with that protective headband). It's more likely to bounce up into her eyes, while Carter's cut was more compact. It still fell a time or two, as we've shown in our Hair Pressure section - but it was simply tougher to take down. As any Wonder Woman should be.


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