I was sad to hear that Farrah Fawcett passed away earlier today. My sadness deepens because she didn’t even get to have her own day of remembrance with the announcement that Michael Jackson also passed away today. So, A Mom in Red High Heels pays tribute to Farrah with what those of us who didn’t know her personally will remember her by: Her Hair. Farrah probably had the most famous hair in the world.

Farrah was a hair icon. Her hairstyle, first made famous in the Seventies with Charlie’s Angels, will forever be know as the “Farrah”. Even today, you can put a modern twist on the style and make it your own. I say, let’s make tomorrow a day to remember Farrah Fawcett (the woman, the actress, the mom), by wearing your hair in the “Farrah” style.

Here’s how to acheive the “Farrah”:

  • To achieve texture and volume apply a Volumizing Foam to wet hair
  • Blow dry your hair upside down and side to side, using a large paddle brush to achieve volume. A paddle brush smooths the hair
  • Flip the front of your hair in an outward-facing direction using a flat-iron (here’s how) or a 1.5 to 2 inch barrel curling iron
  • Spritz with a light hairspray
  • Smile and work the Farrah!

Whitney Port

A modern day Farrah style worn by Whitney Port

My thoughts and prayers go out to her son Redmond O’Neal and her fiance Ryan O’Neal, whom she never got to say “I Do” to.

“In June, O’Neal asked Fawcett to marry him. She accepted his proposal and O’Neal said the wedding would happen “as soon as she can say yes. The two never married” (source).

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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.


  1. I was so sad to hear about Farrah. I watched all the Charlie’s Angels episodes as a kid and I even have all of them on DVD. She was a great actress and beautiful person.

    Hubby and I were talking about how we would be so upset if MJ’s death overshadowed hers in the media, especially magazines. I sure hope not.

    RIP beautiful Farrah!

  2. Her hair was awesome! I remember watching Charlie’s Angels and wanting to be one someday! This is such sad news.

  3. I was very sad to hear she lost her fight against cancer, and even sadder now that she is all but forgotten with the death of Michael Jackson.

    RIP Farrah!

  4. Lori Barnes

    I remember when i was a young girl I had never styled my hair and didn’t know what to do with and always felt less than pretty. I took a picture of Farrah to my mom’s hair stylist and ask her if she could do my hair like that and she said she could try. That was the first day i felt good about myself and got my mom to buy me some rollers. I felt bad that not much was shown on T.V. remembering her, I grew up watching her and Michael threw their careers and was sad by both their passing. Farrah was just precious…I felt she opened her life up to people while she was struggling with her disease and the media owed her more of a remembrance than what she was given. It’s odd how you can feel so sad for people you never met but I guess feeling like you know them and watch their life come to a end : (

  5. She was an incredible soul. I watched her special a couple of months ago and fell in love with her. What a fighter, and amazing little gal.


  6. I think it’s kinda heartless to say “her own day” and Michael’s death is overshadowing her death. His was sudden and shocking. Farrah had a very long, well publicizd battle with cancer. Michael Jackson deserves to be remembered. He was the most charitable celebrity in history, not to mention on of the greatest entertainers. Both deaths are very sad and are a great loss, why does it matter if they have more media spotlight? They’re both in peace now and that’s what really matters.

  7. Tammy

    B, I wasn’t trying to be heartless but every news station was covering MJ’s story exclusively. Being that Farrah is an icon too, it’s a bit sad that she was over shadowed.