Hillary Clinton Doesn't Mind You Talking About Her Hair

12/13/2012 at 01:15 PM ET

Hillary ClintonKristin Callahan/ACE/INF

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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glorybe1929 on

Her hair is not. so swift looking.but I can see where she’s coming from. She looks much better with short. hair..She should have a lite perm. So it has some body and then use the rollers. Also if she has. “hi. lites” that gives you more body.

Gina on

The long hair ages her too much. Go back to short Hillary..

Laurie on

I liked her hair when it was shorter. It just doesn’t look that good long. sorry.

L B on

not a fan of hers…and pretty much figured out she was doing her own hair. Got to give her credit for that..she’s there to do a job and not worry what others think. I admire that.

Marilyn on

She has kind of let herself go. She should go back to short hair. It looked nice then.

Kiki on

She’d look great with a french twist – her hair is long enough for that, and it is simple and elegant.

Allie on

It looks ridiculous long, though I can understand why she would think it would be easier. Pony tails have been a quick and easy time saver for years. She is an intelligent, powerful woman. Get a pixie cut that requires no maintenance other than regular trims and people will stop talking about it. Maybe.

fanofboardwalkempire on

I am a big fan of Hilary so am not upset about her hair looks.
I wish I had half her energy and a tiny bit of her intelligence.
Hilary is one very smart and caring woman!

Hillary on

I think it’s amazing that she does her own hair, it shows that she is down to earth. I like her a little more now then I did before, because I was always made fun of for having the same name.

Jo on

I like her better with shorter hair. Either way, she’s a brilliant woman! Love her!

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