Named after Seinfeld character Elaine Benes who made the 'do popular in the early seasons. After realizing her own stupidity, she changed her do to a much more refined look.
Now through some twisted form of fate colliding with extremely bad taste, young Hollywood has readopted the Benes. Taking a cue from the faux hawk (now known as the no-hawk) many a Hollywierd young-blood is rocking a Benes. The unfortunate hairdo is sweeping the country. From a younger, humbler, Jessica Simpson:
To one of the two Olsens (Ashley to be exact):
To everyone's favorite young hussie, Lindsay Lohan:
This offensive coiffure can be seen running rampant on the Manhattan club scene. Known offenders: 1. Girls who work in PR or Fashion with long straight hair (extensions) who cannot do anything with their hair but this so they do it often. These girls are most likely coke heads. THey probably did their hair when high on nose candy.
2. Anyone from Long Island or New Jersey.
3. One of my friends who will remain nameless, but I totally caught a picture of her Benes the other day.
Anyway, I am taking a stand against the Benes. And you Hillary Duff, for rocking it way too often. You look like an ass.
And that's what really grinds my gears.