05.13 JUST IN: The best/worst haircuts of all time

Women, big perm hair may have made you a hit at the Disco in the ‘70s but it’s a big DON’T today. For men, keep the cereal bowl for breakfast, not as a hairstyle and stick to the Caesar on your salad- not on your head. The results are just in for the Great Clips Greatest Hairstyles of all Time survey and the winners are:

The Greatest Hairstyle of All Time for Women

Both sexes agreed and most often ranked these styles in the Top 3:

  1. Medium Layers (79%) ~ The No. 1 cut of all time came from our famous Friend, Rachel.
  2. Long, Straight Hair (69%)
  3. Bangs (45%)

The Greatest Hairstyle of All Time for Men

Both sexes agreed and most often ranked these styles in the Top 3:

  1. Bed Head (72%) ~ The best cut for men comes from teenage boy bands!
  2. Side Part (60%)
  3. Hockey Hair (53%)

The Worst Hairstyle of All Time for Women

  1. Perm (60%)
  2. Feathered (56%)
  3. Asymmetrical (54%)

The Worst Hairstyle of All Time for Men

  1. Bowl Cut (63%)
  2. Caesar (57%)
  3. Faux Hawk (45%)

The survey also shows:

  • Both men and women have had 3-5 hairstyles in their lifetime.
  • Most folks chose a hairstyle based on the shape of their face (66%) and maintenance (62%).  More than 1 out of 3 people (38%) base their hairstyle on what their significant other finds attractive. Men are more concerned with their significant other’s opinion (47%) over women (31%).
  • Men and women both overwhelmingly agree they would not break up with someone over a bad haircut (Men 89%, Women 94%).
  • Both sexes also agree they would have the guts to tell their significant other he/she would look better with a different haircut or style (Men 78%, Women 93%).

If you’re debating long or short – men should cut, women should grow and both sexes should play it straight.

  • Men find women more attractive with long hair (74%). Plus, when asked to describe the top qualities of a woman with long hair, most men ranked #1 SEXY (78%), #2 FUN (60%), #3 YOUNG (54%), and #4 WIFE MATERIAL (37%).
  • Women find men more attractive with short hair (75%). When asked to describe the top three qualities of a man with long hair, most women said: Unprofessional (54%), Adventurous/Outdoorsy (44%), Young  (41%) and Sexy (19)%.
  • Curly or Straight? Both sexes agree men (88%) and women (80%) are taken more seriously with straight hair.
  • If you want to aggravate your parents or better yet, the in-laws, both sexes agree the hairstyle for men that would most aggravate parents is the Faux Hawk (71%) and for women, the Asymmetrical (77%).

Great Clips Inc., the world’s largest hair salon brand, conducted the survey with 319 Americans to introduce the Great Stuff Program. Get your hair cut at a Great Clips in our area and sign up for the Great Stuff program for coupons, deals and special offers. Text GREAT to 4738  or visit GREAT CLIPS. Great Clips will send you $2 off your next haircut via email or text if you sign up through May 31.