Skip Nav
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba Reveals the 1 Hairspray You Need For Beach Waves (P.S. — She Made This)
Award Season
See Every Stunning Beauty Look on the 2016 MTV VMAs Red Carpet
Oscars
These Are the Best Manicures From the MTV VMAs Red Carpet

Meredith Vieira Credits Her Success to a Bad Perm

Meredith Vieira Says a Bad Perm Made Her Famous

If you've recently gotten a nightmare hairstyle, take heart: it could be the beginning of something great. At least that's true for Meredith Vieira, who tells O she got her big break because of a particularly heinous perm. To find out how a rotten hair treatment changed her life for the better, just keep reading.

Apparently, she'd been hired by CBS News and decided to get a perm, but the stylist over-processed her hair, and she wound up having to chop it all off. She says, "I wore a hat to work, and kept wearing it for several days because I didn't want anyone to see my hair. When everybody did, they were shocked. Two weeks later, the president of CBS News said to me, 'We've got an assignment — we're sending you to Chicago.' I said, 'OK, when do I come back?' He said, 'You're not coming back.'" However, while in Chicago (still wearing the hat, of course) Meredith began doing her first big stories about heartland farms affected by the early 1980s recession, reporting in to Dan Rather for segments that soon made her a well-known face to Americans everywhere. "Not that I'm suggesting the road to success is a bad perm," says Meredith, "but it certainly helped me."

Image Source: WireImage
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
icecreamsprinkle icecreamsprinkle 5 years
This isn't a very good picture of her!
From Amped-Up Cat Eyes to Sexy, Wet Hair, Here Are the Hottest VMAs Beauty Trends
Celebrity Hair and Makeup at the MTV Video Music Awards 2016
Peach Hair Ideas
Celebrity Nails From Award Show Red Carpets 2016
Celebrities Dressed as Amal Alamuddin For Halloween | Photos
Drugstore Beauty Products Fall 2016
Alicia Keys and Alessia Cara | 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
X