Hair-Bow is a Hair-Don't

08/18/2006 at 09:00 AM ET

Wednesday night, adorable Alison was attacked on Project Runway not only for her ill-conceived dress design, but also for her choice of hairstyle for her model (left). Derided for creating an unflattering “Minnie Mouse” effect, Alison tried to defend her choice of blond bow of hair perched on top of her model’s head but to no avail. Looks like the Tresemme stylists backstage weren’t the first ones to have this not so bright idea. Paris Hilton (middle) and Melissa George both wore the look (would you call it hair as hair accessory?) to events in 2005. Paris has been a little cartoonish lately, so maybe the judges weren’t as far off as you might think.

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Beth on

This hairstyle is a definate no. While looking young and cute can be stylish (i.e. with fun and summery sundresses and such) – this hairstyle reminds me of the bows my mom used to put in my hair when I was 3. Paris probably pulls if off best because her “bow” is lower on her head – so the Minnie Mouse effect isn’t so evident. But still – common ladies – you have your own hair stylists who can do almost anything and you pick that?

Ray on

I think that this look is a NO when it is so high on the head. I don’t think that it looks too bad on Paris.

Jackie on

I agree, it looks cute on Paris but just plain ridiculous when it’s up so high. (I still wish Alison stayed on the show, though…)

Gabi on

Is more than a no is HELL NO!

Ellie on

yeah i think it looks really cute on paris but ridiculous on the others.

Heather on

Not digging it, Paris’ doesn’t look like a bow from the front so that is why it looks SOME better.

katie on

no, no, no

givemeafreakinbreak! on

are you serious??? paris looks like minnie mouse with that hair…why is it that it could be ridiculous hair style or stupid shoes and if paris or lindsay have it then the style becomes ‘cute’…ugh!

dee on

Fine on the runway but not off the runway.

jennifer on

I agree with Ellie: It looks cute on Paris (b/c it is not on the top of her head). And that is the first and only good thing I will ever say about Paris…

Stephanie on

I think this hairstyle is HORRIBLE!

Jackie on

No way dude. I’m NOT a fan of Miss Paris normally, but I do think she’s pulling this look off better than the other two.

Mike on

In a word: S C A R Y!!!!!

Chelsey on

It’s gotta go it looks horrible!!

Christi on

I agree with Beth. These celebrities have the best stylists in the world and they have to go with this trend? And I think it just looks rather strange. Only Minnie Mouse can pull off this look.

Colleen on

i actually think that it only looks good on Paris

Erica on

Loved Allison! Her clothes were so cute. But this hairdo…in a word…ridiculous

Teri on

I cant believe this… they do outlandish things on the runway all the time. Designers are either going for classic or new and fresh. and whats new and fresh will be classic someday, and they will need to start coming up with newer and fresher ideas. I’ve seen alot of hideous things up there, alot of things that made me shudder or grimace, but the bow is really not so bad. Not something I’d do with my hair, and probably something I’d laugh at in the mall or on the street or office, but on the runway…. you could do worse!

Jessica on

A bow made of hair is just…. well, gross.

Lauren on

I think that the hairbow is cute as long as it doesn’t sit on top of the head. It looks good on Paris and i think that if it is worn so then it is a fashion yes

Guillermo on

Definitly NO, they looks like presents!
Send me Paris Please !

meliblu on

Paris Hilton looks like a character out of the Coppola version on Dracula with her hair in a bow made of hair, Gary Oldman as the older nonregenerated version of the count with his hair in knots on his head. Hideous. They all look awful including Alexandra, PR Alison’s model in the first photo and I think that’s the real reason Alison lost this challenge, the hideous Minnie Mouse hair.

Jeannie on

The bow is for Minnie Mouse and Minnie Mouse Halloween costumes only.

Lisa on

I agree with Dee- it’s not a good style no matter WHO’S wearing it or how. I’m tired of all these ridiculous trends starting because ‘Paris’ or ‘Lindsay’ or ‘whoever’ wear or ‘say’ something stupid! Definitely a “hell no”!

Alyssa on

yeah , the whole bow thing ain’t working for me i think that trend should not have been even set!!

do us all a favor and just put your hair up in a bun!

Angie S. on

It didn’t look horrible on Paris – with the hair pulled back less severly and the ‘bow’ worn in the back. Worn on top with the hair pulled severly back… ick.

Tia on

The hair bow matches the bright dresses Paris has been wearing lately. I dont think she pulls it off at all.

Dinka Doo on

I agree – this is an awful look. And far be it for me to defend Paris Hilton….whom I abhore, but she looks the least goofy of the 3. That’s not saying much.

Caitlin on

While this hairstyle is cool… is kinda ugly!

erika on

ewwwwwwwwww…bows should not be worn on your head unless they are a material that is not hair (ie… ribbon, plastic…etc)…

Sarafae on

For my gr. 2 first communion I had my hair in a bow but it was more on the back of my head and had curls coming out the bottom. At the time it looked gorgeous and I loved it. On the top of the head and on an adult kinda looks a bit rediculous. 15 years ago though everyone thought it was so cute but like I said I was a child.

amanda on

haha, it’s funny: my mom used to wear hair-bows in ’90s. i was young girl then and i thought: “wow, mommy looks so beautiful”. now i’m ashamed of my thoughts and photos where i’m with my mom when she was wearing that nonsense:D

Kim on

It looks great on Paris. Paris always knows how to throw herself together properly.

Ashley on

I think its cute! BUT I wouldn’t try it!

Dawn on

Is this a joke? That is just rediculous. If I actually ran into someone with their hair like that I would not be able to hold back the uncontrollable laughter.

rissa on

This HairStyle Makes Her Look like mickey mouse …

tina on

This hair style is a nightmare

Abby on

i love it! looke what u can do with hair! Nothing u would were as a “normal” person (one whos not a celeb)

suzie on

I think that this hairstyle is absoultley fab hairdressers can create fresh ideas combined with the bow to create a masterpiece.

toni n kaz on

hey….omg how rare no wayyy…unles ur paris..

kirsten on

i no its like three years later and lady gaga is fully rockin it

kriss on

i like it on paris when its high on her head in paris hiltons my new bff on 6/10.
its really cute!

shantea mac on

Umm I think you guys need to back off the dissing. To be honest. paris is rocking it. The first girl and the last girl really need to fix their bow. And sure its a young summer look. If a person can pull it off cooll. If they can’t dont. most of you probably cant. Just because you guys diss on it. I’m going to make a video with millions of style revolving on it.

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