The Wedge Cut
In 1976, a figure skater from the US won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Austria and became the World Champion. During this time, this young 19-year old sported a haircut known as the wedge cut. Her accomplishments placed her in high demand as a spokesperson for endorsements. The increased publicity that she received made her signature look popular, and young women around the world copied it. This figure skater's name was Dorothy Hamill, and the hair cut came to be known as the 'Dorothy Hamill' do. That cut has remained popular and has evolved into the wedge cut that we see today.