08/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Remembering Farrah Fawcett's Flip

Part of the late Farrah Fawcett's legacy will be her signature flip hairdo, the feathered blond mop that made its debut on Charlie's Angels in the '70s.

The hairstyle, it seems, has several fathers. Originally, it is said to be invented by L.A. hairdressers Allen Edwards and Hugh York, but José Eber played a role in maintaining the look.

Edwards noted the popularity of Farrah's 'do, which was the most creative way to cut long hair at the time. He remarked that at one point he had had his fill of Farrah flips and refused to do any more.

Farrah, herself, did wonders for the hair care industry, selling Wella Balsam, Head & Shoulders, and Fabergé products, along with curling irons and hair curlers. She opened the door for other forward-thinking haircuts, like Joan Jett's mullet, and undoubtedly brought the possibility of sexy to the public.

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