Why didn't Rebekah Brooks start tying back her hair back when this whole thing started? If some contexts, her hair might evoke all manner of the pre-Raphaelite ideals and sexuality, although that probably would have worked better when she was younger. But since the scandal exploded in full force a couple of weeks ago, her mane has only served to feed the idea that the woman is a crazed crone who bake babies in a pie. The fiery hair helped the public perception that this woman once suspected of physically abusing her then husband actor Ross Kemp is some kind of maniac. Even a tasteful chignon still revealing the lushness of Ms. Brooks' hair would have been better than the uncontrollable, over-abundant, draping crown.
Martin Rowson 2011, The Guardian