This post is all about those ladies of television that we know and love and who had to suffer through the epidemic of the late 90s/early 00s "mom" haircut...
These women are hot. They're smokin'. They carry guns. They're moms, they're cops, they slay the boys... SO WHY WERE THEY TORTURED WITH THE EPITOME OF THE 'CAN I SPEAK TO A MANAGER' HAIRSTYLE? Don't get me wrong, I am not passing judgement of the beauty of these actresses or their characters, I just think maybe someone should have put the scissors down.
Let's take a look at some of the most recognizable offenders...
olivia benson - Law & Order SVU
The queen. The legend. Olivia mother-freakin' Benson. She's graced our screens on SVU for nearly 20 years now and she's killed every single second of it. It's no shock that she's had a litany of hairstyles of various lengths in that amount of time - including a striking pixie cut that she pulled off surprisingly well. But alas, Olivia is one of the most memorable wearers of the "mom" haircut. I blame it more on the decade than a true fashion faux pas -- I mean we can't hold 1999 against her -- but it's still fun to look back on the shaggy bob when we're now so used to seeing her long stylish locks.
KATE BECKETT - CASTLE
TARA KNOWLES - SONS OF ANARCHY
Understandably, the hands behind the curtain were trying to soften her character up per the storyline, but it bothered me that they had to give her kind of an awful (sorry!) haircut to literally make her seem more like a "mom." This one can't be blamed on the time period and that's the true tragedy.
DEBRA BARONE - EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
An oldie, but a goodie. Everybody Loves Raymond was a staple on the screen of my childhood. Ray's wife Debra was one of those classic sitcom moms that lives in your living room and feels like your neighbor. And she looked the part from day one. She wore the cut just like all the other ladies of the 90s who jumped on the style bandwagon, but thankfully add inches to her look as the years went on.
MONICA GELLER - FRIENDS
There some truly classic looks throughout the whole series of Friends, without a doubt. But Monica truly embodied the spirit of the "mom" cut -- in look, in personality, in spirit. She. is. the. mom. cut. It fits, it works, it's true. The epitome of early 90s fashion, and she pulls it off. Dang if I don't love her long hair, but If there is one badass woman I can forgive for this bad hair, it's this lady right here.
So there you have it -- a collage of some pretty cool chicks who all rocked the same questionable look at some point in time. There's no judgement or harm meant here, these are all beautiful women and talented actresses, all jibes in good fun!