Why Everyone on TV Have The Same Hairstyle

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Practically every female character on television has the same hairstyle.

You know what it is, sleek and straight on top, with perfect, cascading waves on the bottom. Hair that looks so relaxed and lovely, but we all know could never naturally happen in real life without a ton of products, a straightener, and a big ol’ curling iron. But yet, practically all of our fave women on television are rockin’ this look.

Racked first called attention to this fascinating trend, and they really have a point. So it begs the question, why do so many female characters have the same hairstyle. 

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“Over the last couple of years, straight hair went out and embracing more of a curl or wave took over,” Cynthia Vanis, a hair department head for film and television who has worked for Younger, Law & Order: SVU, and Louie, told Racked. As she explained, bouncy hair is a lot less obvious when the actress moves around.

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