The 2016 GOP National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, included a parade of long, glossy hair, courtesy of the Donald Trump's daughters and wife. Ivanka Trump, who is a regular at the swanky Julien Farel salon in New York, wore an enviable, Zamboni-perfected blowout (that gave off a "You Can't Sit With Us" vibe) that echoed the polished, untouchable style of her stepmother, Melania Trump. Tiffany Trump, the 22-year-old daughter of Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples, followed suit with a light wave, pulled back ponytail and a slightly brassy color. (She's young.)
When Hillary Clinton walked on stage to formally accept her party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Thursday night, she possessed poise, confidence and a lighter, softer hairstyle, thanks to the expertise of her longtime friend, the legendary hair guru John Barrett. I'm not the only one obsessed with Clinton's cool blonde shade--New York-based colorist Aura Friedman is, as well. "I've been studying it," she said. "There’s a little pinkish color in it, and the pinky tones right behind the cool pieces around her face that gave her a softer look."
“You want to play with colors when you're in that position" Friedman continued. "You want to show the strong woman that you are, but you also want to show the softness behind that world leader--the mother, the caretaker. You can see how hair color plays with psychology of perception. It's a powerful thing.”
Despite the comparative unity at the DNC, A-list hairstyles ranged from Katy Perry's quasi-dreadlocks to Sarah Silverman's retro up do and Lena Dunham's chic bob. But it was the soft wavy locks of Eva Longoria, America Ferrara, Chelsea Clinton and Michele Obama that drove the highest approval rating from our editors.
See more photos from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions below.
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