How 13 of the most powerful women wear their hair

Do powerful women make strong hair statements? With the rise of women holding top positions in corporate companies, political positions and owning their own brands, their ability to look the part has become even more important. From a statement bob, a slick ponytail, neat up-dos and tidy cuts, the hair of the world’s most powerful women convey a similar feel – I am a woman in power!

Forbes annual list of 100 most powerful women in the world 2016 features some popular names that we all know, and also women behind the scenes in high places with fabulous looks! From top entertainment CEOs with highlights and beach waves to politicians with layered textured bobs these women all have a look that represents their work and personality.

Contrary to what most would think, their overall looks are complemented with nude, pink or subtle lips colours, instead of the stereotypical red lipstick. In light of International Women’s Day, see below how some of the world’s most powerful women wear their hair.

Also, check out their rank number according to Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world list 2016.

Angela Merkel #1

Chancellor, Germany

Katharine Viner #68

The Editor-in-Chief, Guardian News & Media

Michelle Obama #13

The former First Lady of United States in 2016

Anna Wintour #28

The Artistic Director of Condé Nast Publications


Oprah Winfrey #21

A little bit of everything – Actress, Director/Producer, Entrepreneur, Personality and Philanthropist

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Donna Langley #67

The Chair, Universal Pictures, Comcast

Sarah Blakely #90

The Founder of Spanx

Queen Elizabeth II #29

Now,the longest-reigning monarch in more than 1,200 years of British history.

Hilary Clinton #2

The first and only US First Lady to run for public office

Melinda Gates #4

Co-chairman and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Ursula Burns #34

The Chair-CEO of Xerox. The first African-American woman to lead an S&P 500 company.

Feng Ying Wang #69

The CEO, Great Wall Motor Company Limited

Rosalind Brewer #57

The President and CEO of Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart Stores