Best of Denver

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

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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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