I have to say that in all the years since I’ve been at Yale, the most important thing that I have to say today-is that hair matters. This is a life lesson my family did not teach me, Wellesley and Yale failed to instill on me: the importance of your hair. Your hair will send very important messages to those around you. It will tell people who you are and what you stand for. What hopes and dreams you have for the world…and especially what hopes and dreams you have for your hair. Likewise, your shoes. But really, more your hair. So, to sum up. Pay attention to your hair. Because everyone else will.
Commencement address at Yale by Hillary Clinton, May 2001
Wise words from the former US Secretary of State and front runner to be the next Democrat presidential candidate. And the task for Tony Abbott’s trusty coiffeurist at the Wentworth Hotel is getting more and more difficult as these recent examples show: