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Kathie Lee gets a surprise live haircut

Jan. 23, 2012 at 1:30 PM ET

If you've ever cut bangs, you know that they're a life change on par with changing careers, having a baby, or selling all of your belongings and moving to India.

But not for Kathie Lee, who has follicles of steel. During TODAY's beauty segment on Should You Have Bangs?, Kathie Lee let Arsen Gurgov of Louis Licari salon give her a fringe on the fly, causing America's collective heart rate to skyrocket.

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Hoda winced as Arsen snipped in order to demonstrate what a dramatic change bangs can create, first on a series of lucky real-life bang recipients and then on the always game KLG.

Dramatic indeed! It's a testament to his skill that the express makeover turned out beautifully. Hoda approved, and we collectively exhaled. Football, nothing! The future of sports is in live televised bangs.

Would you be as bold as Kathie Lee? Have you ever done anything dramatic to your looks? Tell us in the comments below.

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