Chicago Tribune columnist opens up about baffling response to her 'uncombed' hair

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Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens probably expects her columns to generate lots of chatter, but she never thought that her hair would spark a thousand (mostly cruel) comments.

Stevens had to deal with a lot of haters who didn't like that her hair appeared to be 'uncombed' in the photo that accompanied her column.

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My inbox is pretty fun today. http://t.co/LoAnH6UvYU
The hair that launched a thousand comments. Trib's @HeidiStevens13 on locks that sparked flak http://t.co/oN6Enbj43c http://t.co/rphACVeM09
MT @chicagotribune: Which 2 of these 3 columnists constantly get hate mail about their hair? http://t.co/Z6ScXT51J0 http://t.co/2YbMlfxOqt
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Stevens wrote about her strange encounter with Internet trolls in a recent "Balancing Act" column. Entitled "From Cayman Islands to Canada, readers weigh in on my hair," Stevens discusses the good, the bad and the ugly responses she got after her hair style apparently became bigger news than the actual news.

On WGN, Stevens explains that when everyone at the Tribune got new headshots, she got one as well. "I didn't love it, I didn't hate it. It ran, and then the emails started flooding in." Stevens heard it all -- everything from 'you look like you rolled out of bed' to 'My neighbors and I give you permission to shoot your hair dresser.' Another reader said that nobody would take 'a tramp with greasy, matted, uncombed hair' seriously. Those are just some of the emails ... Twitter is where things got even nastier.

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Fun things dumb people tell my friend @HeidiStevens13 about her hair http://t.co/YNehO9VLFO #FacepalmFriday http://t.co/yGiYIeaenA
Problem with snail mail is your insults are, like, last week's news when they arrive on darling butterfly stationery. http://t.co/RXHPUO7dN9
My plans to save print media with my hair, coming up on @WGNMorningNews today at 9:15.
Here I am looking like I drank too much and need to lean on my date, @LarryPotash, for balance. Segment was fun tho. http://t.co/oUaSEQPeeo
@HeidiStevens13 You couldn't be more right re: hair. Most recently, cashier thought I was homeless b/c no blowout. Thx for that piece!
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Stevens says that "people think they can read something into your personality and your philosophy by your hair," when in her case, she never even gave her 'do a second thought.

Though the feedback was hurtful, Stevens decided that she didn't like the message it would send to get a new photo, and she certainly won't be changing her style. "I'm not selling hair products, it's not [a fashion magazine] it's the Tribune.'

Stevens is going with the flow, and has even posted some pretty hilarious photos she's received.


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