BORN: 7/26/56, Chicago, IL
INDUCTED: 2017, 83-percent majority
In her 1983 book On and Off the Ice, Dorothy Hamill declared a hairstylist named Suga "an angel who changed my life." She was referred to him by rival figure skater Melissa Militano. Hamill left the salon thinking, "For the first time I could remember my hair looked good." And not simply good - but Super-Hair perfect.
Suga created the wedge, which became a sensation after Hamill displayed it in competitions in 1976. Not only did she show perfect form to win the Olympic gold medal and the world championship, but the hairstyle flexed and bounced perfectly through fast glides and quick turns." With regular trims, the style refused to fall in her eyes even when crosswinds blew outside the arena.
Hamill's wedge was so impressive that it quickly was copied worldwide. And even in the early years of the Super-Hair site, more women asked about the wedge than any other hairstyle. Hamill was wise, and kept the basic look for years - long enough to win the first three Super-Hair Wars ever held, then win a Crown Award in 2000 for Best Hairstyle in Athletics. She proved great athletic hair can be not only trend-setting, but championship-quality Super.
FOR DETAILS ON THE WEDGE: Style Profile
FOR RECENT HISTORY OF HAMILL'S HAIR: The Ultimate 50
FOR UPDATED PICTURES: Hamill's Twitter feed
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