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Power Hairstyles

Power Hairstyles
The hairstyles of women in the public eye (left to right): editor-in-chief of Vogue in the USA, Anna Wintour, the US American comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and the spouses of the American President Michelle Obama and presidential candidate Ann Romney
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Are you curious about the hairstyles of the most successful, powerful or influential women? We show how women in the public eye wear their hair. Our models encompass the spouses of politicians and heads of state as well as a CEO and a comedian and talk show host

  • Power women have one attribute in common: They know how to present themselves to their best advantage while at the same time expressing who they are and what they stand for. The entire presentation includes the hairstyle. Some power women have discovered their best look and of course, they know better than fixing something that works so well for them. Over the years, their hairstyles became part of their personality and expression. These signature hairstyles are almost part of their private and public personas. Fashion tsarina Anna Wintour for example is known for wearing her signature bob for many years.

  • Power Hairstyles – What Does the Hairstyle Convey?

    Please have a closer look at the above photos of power women (left to right):

  • Anna Wintour:

    Anna Wintour is editor-in-chief of the US magazine Vogue and certainly an important and powerful leader in the fashion industry. Over many years, her smooth chin-long bob with the straight fringes to her eyebrows has become part of her signature style. She blow-dries her accurately cut hair to a smooth shine. The ends of her hair are brushed inward.   
    Her hairstyle expresses perfection and discipline.  
    The austerity of her hairstyle can be softened by a smile but also deepened by an expression of cool distance.

  • Ellen DeGeneres:

    The 54-year old Ellen DeGeneres is a woman of many talents. She made a name for herself as comedian, talk show host, author and also as actress. Her life partner is Portia de Rossi who you probably know from ‘Ally McBeal’.
    Her platinum blonde boy cut is razor short on the sides. The top hair is just a trace longer.
    Her look and her style are one: lively, bold and just a little on the naughty side.             
    Ellen DeGeneres wears the hairstyle which fits her fresh appealing approach to life and her job.

  • Michelle Obama:

    Mrs Obama is now 48 years old. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has taken charge of her role as the US First Lady.
    Michelle Obama wears her hair in a bob with soft inward curling waves. Some ends of her full hair naturally turn outward. She sometimes wears side-swept fringes. Her style puts her on top of her game, yet she still appears soft and feminine.
    We find her hairstyle very suitable for a tough and natural woman like Michelle Obama.

  • Ann Romney:

    Ann Romney is the spouse of the current Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The couple has five children and 18 grandchildren. The 63-year old Ann Romney is dedicated to her charitable work. She is a breast cancer survivor and lives with multiple sclerosis.  
    Ann Romney colours her medium length wavy hair light blonde. The hair over her forehead is swept to the side in a large wave.
    We like the natural bounce in her hair, which enhances her confident, natural look.  
    The hairstyle certainly adds to Ann Romney’s attraction not only on the political stage.


    Enjoy our gallery where you find more photos of power women and their hairstyles.

    Armin Morbach shows in his video how to style the banana updo just in case you want to show your most professional power look.

  • Video: Styling the Banana Updo

  • Gallery: Power Hairstyles

    Power Hairstyles: Oprah Winfrey

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    Power Hairstyles: Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey is the richest African American woman in the United States of America today. Although not the first African American millionaire, she has become the forerunner of countless successful African American woman entrepreneurs today. Her hairstyles show the glow and vibrancy on which she built her highly successful career. Oprah Winfrey looks like a powerful woman with her Afro hairstyle as well as with smooth hair, which is slightly teased on the crown of her head and bound to a high ponytail

    Power Hairstyles: Angelina Jolie

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    Power Hairstyles: Angelina Jolie

    Natural style and strength distinguish Angelina Jolie (37) as UN ambassador and mother of six. Her hairstyle plays up these attributes. Her lifestyle requires a simple hairstyle, which requires little maintenance. Angelina Jolie likes to wear her long wavy hair open. She is the love of Brad Pitt’s heart

    Power Hairstyles: Angelina Jolie

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    Power Hairstyles: Lady Gaga

    Pop icon Lady Gaga’s (26) latest album went platinum. She is also known for her social involvement. The New York singer and song writer entertains her fans and the public with changing, often provocative looks. Her hairstyle reflects her penchant for the eccentric. Always surprising, always interesting, she changes from two-tone hair with yellow ends to a blue bob, to long grey hair with turquois streaks to an undercut. She often uses wigs to create her off-the-beaten path appearances. The public rarely sees Lady Gaga with conventional hairstyles as shown in the left photo above

    Power Hairstyles: Queen Rania of Jordan

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    Power Hairstyles: Queen Rania of Jordan

    Queen Rania of Jordan owes her international claim to fame not only to her status and her social engagement but also to her beauty. Her looks, behaviour and hairstyle express her down-to-earth attitude. Here, Queen Rania of Jordan (42) gathers her long hair in a semi-updo using a large bright slide to secure her hair in the back of her head

    Power Hairstyles: Angela Merkel

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    Power Hairstyles: Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel prefers a conservative hairstyle to play her role as top German politician. The German Chancellor wears her hair in a partially layered bob with straight fringes. Her signature style is simple, modern, and down-to-earth. The look flatters her and she therefore has not changed it for many years