BORN: 8/16/70, New York, NY
INDUCTED: 2002, 73-percent majority
In the first three years of Super-Hair.Net, no woman attracted a more loyal following than Bonnie Bernstein. The notice began when she was ranked #13 in the Ultimate 50 - and only grew when supporters in a Yahoo Group nominated her in other areas.
Bernstein, a college gymnast at Maryland, first gained national attention as a sports reporter with ESPN. At the time, her hair was shoulder-length with bangs, and showed strong control. But when she moved to CBS Sports, she dared to go longer - and her fans were delighted.
Bernstein showed she could make proper adjustments. Through the natural-looking skillful use of teasing, tucking and her shoulders, the longer style stayed in line even at outdoor events. Only a very rare wind gust in the wrong direction made a few strands fall in her eyes -- yet her supporters remain faithful and unwavering.
Bernstein conquered her three foes in the 2002 Super-Hair Wars season with record vote counts. The smallest was 240, and the highest a remarkable 2,147. She went on to win not only the yearly championship, but a record four additional Crown Awards for 2002. Then she added a championship performance for the United States in the 2003 and 2007 Cup of the Americas, and four more Crowns for outstanding hair in 2003, two each in 2004 and 2005, four in 2006, three each in 2007 and 2008 and one in 2009.
To top it all, Bernstein was named the top hairstyle of Super-Hair's first decade in December 2009. It's all a tribute not only to her quality styles, but the self-proclaimed "Bonniephiles" who watch in admiration.
FOR MORE PICTURES OF THIS STYLE: Bernstein's web site
FOR STYLING DETAILS: Super-Hair's interview with Bernstein
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BERNSTEIN: A fan group
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