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Hillary Clinton Doesn't Mind You Talking About Her Hair

12/13/2012 at 01:15 PM ET

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A lot of women in politics (we’re not naming names!) have been criticized for spending too much time and money on their hair, but Hillary Clinton certainly isn’t one of them.

“I do not travel with any hairdresser, or anybody, to help me do that,” Clinton said during the Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 special, which aired Wednesday night on ABC News.

And get this: She doesn’t even stop by a salon while traveling to get her hair done before a big event. “It just got to be really burdensome to try to find a hairdresser in some city, somewhere, oftentimes not being able to speak English, that at least I could communicate with,” she added.

That’s why Clinton decided to take matters into her own hands. “It became simpler to just grow it so that I can pull it back, and I can stick rollers in.”

But Clinton made it clear that hair styling is not her forte. “I’m not very competent myself. I’ve been admitting that for years, which should be obvious to everyone,” she joked.

And though she deals with much more important issues than what she wears or how she does her hair, Clinton doesn’t mind that her appearance is often a hot topic. “It’s fascinating to me how people are so curious about it,” she shared. Tell us: Are you surprised that Clinton does her own hair?

–Jennifer Cress

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Amy on

I love Hillary, and I hope she will be our next President. Whoever grooms her for that campaign will likely have her go back to a short cut – she looked very good and well put together with short hair. It also makes her look younger – the long hair drags her face down.

guest on

I bet no one would ask a male politician about how he does his hair.

Manon on

She looks ridiculous, especially at her age wearing the hair she is. It makes her look older & more haggard!

julie on

good for her. whatever is easiest.

Allison on

This is a woman who is so brilliant that she received a perfect score on her LSATs, yet we’re more concerned with her hair! Ugh!!! But, if we’re being honest, shorter is better for her. Love ya Hills!!!

TheNiteNurse on

Glorybe she has naturally wavy or curly hair if you look at her early photos as a college student so I do think she does straighten her hair or at least blow dries it straight. I like Hillary had never really learned to do my hair and I hate going every few weeks for a style so to keep things easy I grow mine long and pull it back. God bless you women who were taught young how to do your hair and make it look right.

Dagmar on

I think she looks great with longer hair – people should be less concerned about her hair rather than her great achievements -you’re looking at the next President :)

TJ on

Don’t like her and don’t like her hair. She needs to cut it.

Merlin on

A french braid is easily learned and done. Like her hair longer.

Merlin on

A french braid is easily learned and done and always looks lady-like. I like her hair long.

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