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Kate Gosselin’s haircut is not the new ‘Rachel’

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Now that Jon and Kate Gosselin are filling the tabloid space where Britney Spears and K-Fed once lived, we are constantly bombarded with pictures of that rigged, asymmetrical haircut that Kate sports with pride. Most people are aptly referring to it as a “reverse mullet,” which is a kind way of saying she looks like Sonic the Hedgehog on a really humid day.

But as bad as everyone seems to be saying it looks, there are still a lot of women out there who are crazy for the “Kate” cut. A friend of mine who recently moved from L.A. to rural Pennsylvania tells me that “every woman out there has hair like the mom on ‘Jon and Kate plus 8.’ ” Her stylist’s phone at Diane’s Hair Design in Pennsylvania has reportedly been ringing off the hook for appointments, and most amusingly US Weekly Photoshopped the “Kate” on celebrities including Angelina Jolie and Miley Cyrus to see what they would look like with spiky helmet hair. Even more laughable is that they referred to the hair do as “iconic.”

Thankfully, after calls to several L.A.-area salons, none of them can report requests for the “Kate” cut or color.

Kate Gosselin’s hair works well for her lifestyle and also acts as a fame barometer -- the more press she gets, the back gets spikier and the front flap gets longer.

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-- Melissa Magsaysay

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