Savannah Guthrie has defended her hairstyle to a viewer who claimed that her casual waves were too ‘sloppy’ and ‘distracting’ for the news.
After receiving a negative tweet about her appearance on the air, the 48-year-old Today presenter noted that she and her co-stars were forced to do their hair and makeup amid the coronavirus pandemic.
‘@SavannahGuthrie Cmon. With what you get paid, can’t you afford a stylist? I love the natural sloppy look, but it distracts from @NBCNews’ national news, the person commented Tuesday morning.
What what? Savannah Guthrie, 48, was criticized Tuesday by a viewer who called her on-air hairstyle “disheveled” and “distracting.”
Questions: “With what you get paid, can’t you afford a stylist?” the woman asked
Reminder: Savannah noted that she and her castmates were forced to do their hair and makeup amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The journalist was nothing but kind when she responded to the woman’s compliment, writing: ‘We all combed and made up during the pandemic. And yes, it shows!
While filming the show at her home in New York State, Savannah has been combing, and even dying, her own hair. She’s also been experimenting with accessories, including playful pins and headbands.
Fans were quick to defend Savannah, with some pointing out that she was a sexist criticism that a man would never have to deal with.
How many male anchors have you contacted to inquire about their hair? Simply curious, ‘one person asked the critic in question.
Answer: Fans were quick to defend Savannah and the critic later apologized.
‘You are a role model for many of us with or without your hairstyle and makeup equipment. Thanks for your hard work. I enjoyed tonight’s newscast, ‘added someone else.
Criticism later apologized for her comment, though she made it clear that she still wasn’t a fan of Savannah’s hair lately.
I didn’t mean to be bad. I worked in television for 32 years. I was surprised that makeup artists let their hair run on national television for two days, ” he wrote. ‘You look great. It is the hair that needs a little love. We love you in Puerto Rico!
Added the hashtag ‘#mujeresalpoder’, which in Spanish means ‘women in power’.
Great reunion: Savannah had her brown hair highlighted in a headband when she met her co-star Al Roker, 65, in the Hudson Valley, New York, live on the Today show on Tuesday.
Happy: It was the first time the co-stars had seen each other in months, and the two took to Instagram to share photos of their reunion.
Savannah had her brown hair highlighted in a headband when she met her co-star Al Roker, 65, in the Hudson Valley, New York, live on the Today show on Tuesday.
It was the first time they had seen each other in months, and they both went to Instagram to share photos of their meeting.
‘Ahhhh. #reunitedanditfeelssogood How nice to see @savannahguthrie in person here at @todayshow live from #hudsonny ‘, Al wrote, noting that watching him was the best part of his morning.
Savannah opened up to People about having to do her own glamor in April, explaining that she knows how to do it because of the low-key news jobs she had earlier in her career.
Accessories: While filming the show at her home in New York State, Savannah has been combing her hair and experimenting with pins and headbands
Last resort: Savannah dyed her gray roots at home in May with the help of celebrity stylist Rita Hazan
However, she joked that she is “ kind of stuck in the 80s and 90s ” when it comes to modern hairstyles and makeup trends.
“I just put it on and hope for the best and I’m not that good at combing and putting on makeup,” she added. “But I’m just trying to do my best.”
In May, the presenter revealed that she dyed her roots gray at home with the help of celebrity stylist Rita Hazan, who guided her through the process on FaceTime.
Although he did not provide a “after” photo, his gray roots disappeared the next time he appeared on the Today show.