Happy 25th birthday to Cher’s perfect hair in ‘Clueless’

Happy 25th birthday to Cher's perfect hair in 'Clueless'
Happy 25th birthday to Cher’s perfect hair in ‘Clueless’

25 years on, Clueless is remembered and revered for all sorts of things: the bold fashion, the sly wit, the uncanny way that Paul Rudd has refused to age even a little bit since 1995.

But the very first time you see it, the very first thing you notice about its heroine is her hair. And even now, it remains one of the film’s most defining features.

It’s with us from the opening shot of Clueless — the only thing you can really make out as Cher zips down a Beverly Hills street in her Jeep, before you can get a good look at her face or her clothes. A glorious curtain of it marks our proper introduction to her a few seconds later, as she flips it back over her face in a close-up.

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And, yes, the 13-year-old did take a “one-of-a-kind” wardrobe treasure home with her from set.

Momona Tamada wears her favorite outfit as Claudia in 'The Baby-Sitters Club.'
Momona Tamada wears her favorite outfit as Claudia in ‘The Baby-Sitters Club.’

Like her character Claudia Kishi narrating the opening scene of episode two in “The Baby-Sitters Club,” Momona Tamada could recite a laundry list of her own talents: dramatic and comedic acting, dancing and experimenting with style. The latter, in particular, has been influenced by her portrayal of the iconic Asian-American tween in the Netflix series — after all, she did wear the most fun fashion-y costumes in the series, including the 2020 powersuit take on Cher’s yellow plaid in “Clueless,” the Tippi Hedren in “The Birds”-themed Halloween get-up, a very “Ruth Bader Ginsberg-chic” dress and all the fruit earrings and colorful scrunchies.

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