A Brief History Of Hillary Clinton's Hair


‘Pay attention to your hair, because everyone else will,’ Hillary Clinton once quipped in the mid-90s, to a graduating class at Yale.

The first female presidential nominee is used to the spotlight - in her very public roles as First Lady in the White House, as New York senator in the noughties and then more recently as the 67th Secretary of State, under Barack Obama from 2009 until 2013. Her rise to the top in politics has been well documented…And with it? An obsession over her ever-changing hairstyles.

Why? From those flowy Bardot-esque locks as a young student in the sixties to her signature layered bob, Hillary has managed to take the phrase ‘power cut’ to new heights (more on that later). Ever one to poke fun out of her tresses newfound fame, her twitter bio reads: "Wife, mom, grandma, women+kids advocate, FLOTUS, Senator, SecState, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, 2016 presidential candidate."


In fact, she keeps her mane in check with the help of Beyoncé’s hairstylist, John Barrett. ‘I don’t think she’ll be coming to the salon anymore to get her hair done [if she wins the upcoming Presidential election in November]!’ Barrett revealed to W magazine this year. ‘Hopefully, I’ll be a frequent visitor. Even in last few weeks, her secret service has doubled. She finds it annoying because it slows her down.’

So we’ve roamed the archives and found some vintage gems for you to appreciate the brilliance that is Hillary Clinton’s hair-volution...

1960s spirit

As a senior student at Wellesley College in 1967, Hillary Clinton kept her no-fuss ‘do loose and long. L.O.V.E.

The bouffant bob

A new level of hair-raising, Hils.

Hello, headband

Her signature hair accessory in the mid-90s.

The power chop

This look is everything.

A tousled lob

The former First Lady sporting softer, longer layers here.

Her signature coif

Hillary’s adopted her trademark choppy, layered crop since the late-'00s.

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