BORN: 2/2/47, Corpus Christi, TX
INDUCTED: 2010, Veterans Committee
One admirer has written Farrah Fawcett "changed America on the night of September 22, 1976." That's the night Charlie's Angels premiered on ABC -- and the hairstyle of Fawcett (then known as Fawcett-Majors) became as big an overnight sensation as she did. As shown in a vidcap above, the style was cut in long layers, then blown dry or rolled so the hair bent in a feathered approach away from her face.
This full-length poster with Fawcett's hair showing more of its natural curl quickly became a top seller. Hair Fans marveled at how close short strips came to her eyes, yet without collapsing. Many young women around the world were so impressed that they demanded salons copy that look.
. This "action photo" from one episode shows Fawcett skateboarding. The hair with all its thickness displays incredible beauty. Yet the natural curl above her eyes provided enough muscle to keep short layers holding; it took a tricky crosswind to unbend the circle and make Fawcett's hair touch her eyes. Appearances such as this one gained Fawcett a shampoo named in her honor in 1978.
. Fawcett displayed many variations on her classic cut after leaving Charlie's Angels. Many people were stunned when she agreed to let a camera record her head being shaved, shortly before she died from cancer. But "The Farrah cut" is how most Hair Fans always will remember her -- a style which appeared wild and free, but was deceptively tough enough to earn the Super-Hair label.
FOR MORE DETAILS ON "THE FARRAH": A 2009 Style Profile
FOR PHOTOS OF FAWCETT THROUGH THE YEARS: An IMDB slideshow
AN INSTRUCTIONAL/HISTORICAL INTERVIEW WITH HER STYLIST: An Access Hollywood clip
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