The hair debate
The right haircut undoubtedly brings its owner inner confidence but is there such a thing as power hair? With many women in power having opted for a ‘Pob’ (Political Bob) or shorter, sharper cuts over the course of history and Theresa May’s recent haircut making the headlines, we ask—can a haircut really make you appear more successful and could this have helped Theresa increase her public appeal?
Categorically yes—a good haircut is as good as a facelift. It can change the contouring of your face and improve wearability, texture, versatility. As for business, without a doubt, no matter what your position, it gives you a boost in confidence and self-esteem. I think Theresa’s cut has brought her into the now generation, she’s got room to improve but from where she’s started you can see she’s had help and advice from top to bottom on her styling and the haircut is key to enhancing credibility. In her scenario, the power cut and being that little bit shorter gives her a dynamic finish to her look, so makes her more authoritative.. Darren Ambrose, D&J Ambrose
Theresa’s hairstyle has definitely evolved in a positive way over the years. I think her hair at the moment, with this short ‘power bob’, looks great on her—feminine at the same time and well coloured. As her hair looks unfortunately not that easy to manage this is the perfect look for her and gives her a confident outward appearance and if she feels good about her sense of self it will give her a certain validity within the public realm. The most important thing is striking the right balance and achieving a look that gives you an image that can remain strong through a very busy working diary. The bob, whether political or otherwise, is always a great option for any woman with a busy life, it comes down to having a great cut and shape which will give the confidence to know their look will remain strong throughout the day. I don’t believe that ‘power hair’ is a real thing, it’s really about having a great cut and finish andto find a style that fits into your life that you can easily maintain for any occasion. Not everyone can have their own glam squad on call so it’s just finding a look that works for you. Richard Ward, London