Annual Sally Beauty Best Tressed® Survey Recaps Highs And Lows In Celebrity Style

Jan 03, 2013, 06:00 ET from Sally Beauty Supply

DENTON, Texas, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 19th annual Sally Beauty Best Tressed® Survey, commissioned by Sally Beauty Supply, takes a look back at 2012's best and worst celebrity hairstyles by asking American women to cast a vote on the good, the bad and the ugly. Additionally, the survey asked participants to weigh in on their own styling habits, which yielded interesting results.


2012 proved beards and poofs were not favorite styles, with the cast of Duck Dynasty and Snooki both taking home Worst Hairstyle honors. For the second year in a row, voters agreed that royal hair ruled, and bestowed upon Kate Middleton the title of Best Female Hairstyle. Brad Pitt came out on top with the Best Male Hair, but not all voters approved of his current look. He also placed second for the worst.

The Top 3 in Each Category


Best Hairstyle in 2012 (Female)

Best Hairstyle in 2012 (Male)

1.   Kate Middleton

1.   Brad Pitt

2.   Sofia Vergara

2.   Ryan Seacrest

3.   Taylor Swift

3.   Ryan Lochte

Worst Hairstyle in 2012 (Female)

Worst Hairstyle in 2012 (Male)

1.   Snooki

1.   Cast of Duck Dynasty

2.   Pink

2.   Brad Pitt

3.   Ke$ha

3.   John Travolta  

The survey participants also divulged their own personal dos and don'ts of hair care.  Some interesting outcomes include:

  • 39% of women chose "texture" as the one thing they would change about their hair if they could. 22% said "health."
  • 60% of women cite mullets as the hairstyle they hope never comes back, followed by 16% who said Jheri curls.
  • 30% of women wash their hair three times or less a week, while 24% wash theirs every day.   
  • Votes were close among two favorite nail trends of 2012. 38% chose rhinestones and glitter, and 33% said nail art featuring geometric patterns was their top pick.
  • 91% of women spend 20 minutes or less styling their hair.

The Sally Beauty Supply Best Tressed® Survey polled results from 1,000 women and was conducted by MarketTools, Inc. The survey ran from December 12, 2012 to December 14, 2012. 

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