I think not.
Ever since Jennifer Aniston decided to grow out her famous "Friends" haircut, network television's ratings have suffered. The execs SHOULD have figured it out: women watch TV for the hair. And we really don't want to see long hair, parted in the middle on our TV stars because we know it will look bad on US if we try it.
Just the other night, I found myself riveted to "Victoria Beckham Comes to America," just so I could see the back of her head. Just how short is that anyway? Does she have to use a whole lot of products to get it to stick out like that? And why is her hairdresser part of her entourage? Is it because the 'do needs professional attention every minute?
Posh Spice Beckham's hair is making headlines, that's for sure. It's been a long time since anyone that glamorous has sported a haircut that average women think they might look good in. In fact, her haircut has its own name, "The Pob." I'm not kidding! Ask your hairdresser for a Pob cut and I'll bet she'll know exactly what you mean.
But think about the TV shows that are on right now and tell me if you don't agree that there aren't enough good hairstyles to keep us watching.
"Lost" and "Survivor" get Exemptions because the women on those shows don't have access to blowdryers.
Men don't realize this, but Soaps have hooked many women into their webs of deceit through the hairstyles of their stars. How do you think I got sucked into "Days of our Lives" back in the '80's, when Hope's hair was huge and to die for? In those days I was planted on the couch, nursing babies like a heiffer, and the soaps provided me with enough fashion and hair lessons to get me through.
When we had cable, I used to watch Paige Davis on Trading Spaces just for her perky hair. I noticed that she "left" the show when she started growing it out. Just another coincidence?
Look, Mellody Hobson, on Good Morning America, has me interested in finances because her hair is darling.
I'd watch Paula Zahn if I could get CNN because she is one of the few newswomen with hair above her shoulders.
I'm just sayin'.
Network TV could turn it around real quick if they would invest in some scissors and hair products for their stars. Give those ladies some spunky hairstyles and we'll ALL be riveted to our seats, hoping to see the Perfect Cut: the one we've been trying to get our hairdressers to understand all these years.