Dunno, but it’s moot for me anyway, because most of these hairstyles are undoable for my type of hair, which features irrepressible waves/curls with a strong-willed mind of their own. That mind sometimes segues into outright frizz if I don’t take it firmly in hand and give it a serious talking-to. But on the few occasions I’ve been too stern, and blow-dried or ironed or otherwise forced it to straighten completely, I haven’t liked the results. Too severe for my face, no shine, and altogether too flattened. Nature seems to know best, with a little judicious coaxing.
Of all the hairstyles featured in the article, the only ones compatible with my hair type are #7, finger waves; #12, Diana Ross’s big curls (which I sometimes achieve even without meaning to); #13, Jessica Parker’s Sex and the City waves; and #15, Jackie Kennedy’s bouffant (oh boy, do I ever remember teasing, otherwise known as backcombing, at which I was a pro). Jackie must have had hair like mine, but in the days of setting on large rollers and the generous use of hairspray, she transformed it into her iconic do.
One hairdo the article skipped was Jennifer Beals in “Flashdance.” Can do:
Speaking of which, have you ever noticed one of those nearly-immutable facts of life: those of us with straight hair spend a lot of time wishing we had curly/wavy hair, and vice versa? I was disabused of that yearning myself early on, when I ironed my hair as a teenager (to emulate #8, Cher, and a celebrity who didn’t make the cut, Mary Travers of Peter Paul and Mary) and discovered, much to my great surprise, that I looked absolutely awful with straight hair.
[NOTE: And by the way, what's up with the repeats of the photos in the article? There are nowhere near 50 there.]