Best of Denver

2016 Best Hair on a Female TV Personality Winner — and the Top 9 Runners-Up

Last week, we shared Best Hair on a Local Personality winners from 2010-2015 as a preview for the 2015 Best of Denver issue.

Now, the issue is out — and so is word about the Best Hair champs in both the female and male categories.

But who were the runners-up?

Continue to count down the female top ten, followed by this year's winner. Note that 9News's Corey Rose isn't included; we retired her from competition in 2014...because she'd win every year.

Number 10:

Belen De Leon, 9News

Number 9:

Kristen Skovira, 7News

Number 8:

Heidi Hemmat, Fox31

Number 7:

Karen Leigh, CBS4

Number 6:

Danielle Grant, 9News

Continue to keep counting down the top nine 2016 Best Hair on a Female Local TV Personality runners-up, followed by our Best of Denver winner.

Number 5:

Sally Mamdooh, 7News

Number 4:

Lauren Whitney, CBS4

Number 3:

Aristea Brady, Fox31

Number 2:

TaRhonda Thomas, 9News

Number 1:

Melissa Garcia, CBS4

Best Hair on a Local TV Personality — Female
Melissa Garcia, CBS4

Local TV hairstyles are typically so generic that we wouldn't be surprised to learn staffers are all wearing the same wig, which they trade off during commercial breaks. So give Garcia points for going her own way. Her auburn locks are long and so straight that she sometimes seems as if she's just climbed out of a pool. It's a high-maintenance coiffure of the sort plenty of on-air journos eschew for fear of it looking weird during stand-up shots if the wind whips up. But we've never seen Garcia appear anything other than totally put-together no matter the circumstances. How does she do it? Only her hairdresser knows for sure.

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