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Celebrate National Hair Day With Television's Best Tresses

Regina Hall as Dawn Towner in Black Monday, Ethan Peck as Spock in Star Trek: Discovery, and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper in Riverdale.

Photo Credits: Kurt Iswarienko/SHOWTIME; Russ Martin/CBS; Frank Ockenfels 3/The CW.

In honor of the Oct. 1 holiday, we salute these spectacularly coiffed characters.

By Nate Millado

We've singled out some of TV's most memorable manes—long and short, curly and straight, outrageous and outlandish—for National Hair Day on Oct. 1. Did your favorite make the cut?

Regina Hall as Dawn Towner

Regina Hall with giant pink bow in her hair

Regina Hall as Dawn Towner in Black Monday.

Photo Credit: Erin Simkin/SHOWTIME.

Big hair, don't care! As Dawn Towner on the '80s-set Wall Street–themed comedy Black Monday, actress Regina Hall rocks the decade's trademark voluminous locks and shoulder pads. "I'm having a little too much fun with all the bows in my hair," Hall told Deadline. "But I like it."

Stream Seasons 1 and 2 of Black Monday on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.

Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper

Betty Cooper sipping a milkshake at a diner wearing a camel coat

Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper on Riverdale.

Photo Credit: Katie Yu/The CW.

Betty's signature pony is to-die-for on Riverdale, but there's actually meaning behind the mane, as Lili Reinhart once told Glamour magazine. "When it comes to having her hair down or lower, like a lower pony, it's usually reflective of her mental state," Reinhart said. So when Betty's buttery blonde hair is down, so is she.

Stream Riverdale free only on The CW.

Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn

Lucca Quinn sitting at a table

Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn in The Good Fight.

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If looks could kill, Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) would slay! But her sleek pixie cut is no accident, according to The Good Wife head hairstylist Silvie Salle. "For her character to become this stronger, young lawyer, especially a woman of color in the industry, she had to have the look, she had to look powerful," Salle explained.

Stream The Good Wife and The Good Fight on CBS All Access.

Lucille Ball as Lucy

Lucy holding a spoon and medicine bottle for a commercial

Lucille Ball as Lucy in I Love Lucy.

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Sure, I Love Lucy was originally in black and white, but is there really a more famous redhead in TV history than Lucy (Lucille Ball)?

Stream episodes of I Love Lucy on CBS All Access.

Ethan Peck as Spock

Spock in a blue uniform with pointed ears and bowl cut

Ethan Peck as Spock in Star Trek: Discovery.

Photo Credit: Russ Martin/CBS.

Almost as iconic as Spock's (Ethan Peck) pointed ears and Vulcan brows? That trademark bowl cut.

Stream Star Trek: Discovery exclusively on CBS All Access.

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne holding on to her new silver hairstyle

Sharon Osbourne debuts her new silver look on The Talk.

Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS.

The Talk host Sharon Osbourne had dyed her hair deep red for nearly two decades but grew tired of the upkeep. In February, she went au naturel, debuting a sleek silver 'do on the panel.

Watch The Talk Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.

Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael

Judge Lola Carmichael in a courtroom

Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael in All Rise.

Photo Credit: Tina Thorpe/CBS.

Simone Missick—who plays Judge Lola Carmichael on CBS' All Rise—says she is "so thankful to have a thick head of kinky-curly hair." As she told Hype Hair: "I love my texture and my ability to style it in so many ways. I'm always changing my look, whether it's a twist-out or a pouf or a braided style, and it's my texture that allows for the versatility."

Stream full episodes of All Rise on CBS All Access.

Fran Drescher as Fran Fine

"Big hair and short skirts. That's what got Mel Gibson the Oscar," quipped Fran Fine (played by Fran Drescher) on the ’90s fish-out-of-water sitcom The Nanny. As the "flashy girl from Flushing," Drescher was rarely seen without a teased, sprayed, and volumized-to-the-max ’do.

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