Michele Bachmann’s Hair: Supported by Both Red and Blue States

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Rep. Michelle Bachmann speaks at a town hall meeting on August 25, 2011 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Liberal women may not agree with her politics, but they agree with her hairstyle.

In fact, overly photogenic Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann has a hairdo coveted by women in liberal districts from Los Angeles to New York. Bachmann’s bouncy, flowing locks, in a crisp copper color, are keeping stylists busy with clients who want the same look. New York stylist Angelo David told the New York Daily News it’s a “color that warms her up a little bit.” After all, she may mix up American icon John Wayne and serial killer John Wayne Gacy, but at least she does so with good hair.

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However, copycats beware: the ‘do doesn’t come cheap. Bachmann, who’s among the frontrunners for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, has spent nearly $4,700 on hair and makeup in the few weeks after she entered the race on June 13.

Of course, coveting politicians’ hairstyles is nothing new. After Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential bid in 2008, hairstylists were inundated with requests to do their ‘dos like the former Alaska governor. But just because women now want to look like Bachmann doesn’t mean they’ll vote for her.

Nick Carbone is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @nickcarbone. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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