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Val Warner

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Val Warner
Val Warner


TV personality Val Warner personifies the chic in Chicago. The co-host of Windy City LIVE (on WLS-TV/ABC 7), talked to SBH about her signature crop…

Val didn’t always sport her signature short cut, which fans have dubbed “The Val.” “I wore a very traditional ‘anchor news hair’—a bob that was very classic, very traditional, very safe—in my TV career. Then in Flint, MI, I asked my news director if I could cut my hair short and he said no. Well, I went on maternity leave…While I was on leave, that news director left. When I came back to work, they hired a sister as news director and she had a short haircut! So, one of my first questions was ‘Do you mind if I cut my hair?’ She said absolutely not. And that was the beginning of ‘The Val.’”

The talk show co-host is loyal to her stylist. “Paulette Moore from Angie’s Hair Salon in the city of Chicago on 71st Street and Euclid [created this cut]. I’ve been going to Paulette almost six years.”

Val’s advice to women who want a short style: Go for it. “Don’t be afraid. It’s just hair, it will grow back. And, if you go short and you absolutely hate it, there are so many different things you can do with your hair during that growing out process.”

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