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A look at political hair scandals over the years

French President Francois Hollande's $11,000-a-month barber bills have ignited a national scandal, undermining his carefully constructed image as a regular guy. But hair challenges have bedeviled plenty of other politicians. Here's a look at some hair-raising moments:

EDWARDS: HAIR CUTS FROM $1,250 to $12.95

In 2007, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, who pledged to alleviate poverty, raised a brow or two after his campaign disclosed that he'd received two $400 haircuts.

The pricy hairdresser Joseph Torrenueva said he upped the regular price of $150 because of travel expenses involved in going to meet the silken-haired Edwards on the campaign...