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10 hair and makeup looks men like the least

Sep. 21, 2011 at 2:32 PM ET

By TotalBeauty.com

In not-surprising-at-all news, men have pretty strong opinions when it comes to women's hair and makeup. So when we surveyed 100 men to find out which hair and makeup styles they liked the least, we definitely got an earful. The slight hitch: Guys don't always agree on the looks they love and hate. Some guys love long hair on women, others prefer short. Some go nuts for the "no makeup" look, while others think a red lip is the ultimate in sexy.

So now comes the important question: If you currently wear a look on this list, should you change it? Our answer: maybe. Let's be honest, the average guy doesn't know a whole lot about women's hair and makeup trends and may even struggle to make himself look semi-presentable most days. But that said, it is worth considering why a lot of these looks ended up on this list. Here's how men ranked this look on a scale of 1 to 10:

No. 10: Wearing a baseball hat

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Actress Jessica Biel

Sexiness: 4 

Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 5 

The bad: "Boring," "lazy," and "looks plain." 

The good: "I feel like she would be easy to talk to and she is low maintenance." 

The just plain weird: "Tomboy. Or she just woke up."

No. 9: Bangs

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Actress Jessica Alba

Sexiness: 4

Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 5

The bad: "A little intimidating/unapproachable." And, "trying to hide something and a bit pretentious."

The good: "Businesslike, things to do, focused."

The just plain weird: "[It says] 'I have acne on my forehead.'" And, "maybe she's got ugly eyebrows so she's covering them."

No. 8: A bun

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Vanessa Hudgens

Sexiness: 4

Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

The bad: "What was she thinking? The housewife on the way to the supermarket look."

The good: "Fun, spontaneous, sexy."

The just plain weird: "She looks like one of Shatner's throwaways on 'Star Trek.'"

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No. 7: A ponytail

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Actress America Ferrera

Sexiness: 4

Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

The bad: "It's too tight and not romantic at all." And, "uncreative," "reserved."

The good: "Casual, no frills, a little tomboyish (nothing wrong with that)."

The just plain weird: "A valiant attempt at hiding bed hair."

 

No. 6: Red lips

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Actress Olivia Wilde

Sexiness: 4

Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

The bad: "Pretty much kills my desire to ask her out, taking that lipstick off entirely would make her shoot up from a 4 to an 8 in both categories."

The good: "It's very simple. It shows that she took the time to look nice, but didn't want the makeup to overshadow her face."

The just plain weird: "She seems to be wearing a lot of makeup, as if she is wearing a disguise."

No. 5: An edgy shag

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Actress Kristen Stewart

Sexiness: 4

Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

The bad: "Dirty, oily, weirdly cut."

The good: "Sexy, edgy. She likes to get down."

The just plain weird: "Kinda seems like you're not allowed to smile with this cut on."

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No. 4: Wild curls

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Singer Kelly Rowland

Sexiness: 4

Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

The bad: "Reminds me too much of the '80s."

The good: "Curly hair = sexy."

The just plain weird: "I associate this with King Charles I and Diana Ross."

 

 

No. 3: A super dark and smoky eye

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Actress Taylor Momsen

Sexiness: 4

Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 3

The bad: "How do I ask someone out if I can't even find the eyeballs in the sea of ink beneath her eyebrows?"

The just plain weird: "Heroin Chic went out with the '90s darling."

 

 

No. 2: Straight hair

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Actress Sienna Miller

Sexiness: 3

Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

The bad: "Looks a little 'unkempt' or slept on, 'fried' from coloring maybe."

The good: "It's nice and straight, looks really soft too."

The just plain weird: "Hey lady, here's five bucks, go buy a brush, will ya?"

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No. 1: A silvery, smoky eye

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Actress January Jones

Sexiness: 3

Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 3

The bad: "If your makeup job makes a gorgeous woman look like this, that's very bad."

The good: "She's fun and experimental, and doesn't take herself too seriously."

For more insight, see what guys think of your clothing here.

 

 

 

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