It's a well known hairy truth that all great images have probably been done before, but don't tear your hair out over it - we can still do original things. Still, sometimes it's fun to split hairs and go digging down to see if one can't find the root of an iconic image. See hairy stuff inside.
Above : Pantene press ads from recent winter years (2005-07), also in the campaign was a TV-commercial where the woman can wear her hair as a scarf after using Pantene.
Swedish brand shampoo uses this image winter 07. Yes, it is the hair-scarf yet again and looks a lot like the Pantene ad. No, I mean a lot, don't you think?
Clariol advert, 1969. She's got the best hair of them all too, extra bounce and curl. I think this wins the 'original' title by default but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if I find something similar from 1918 next week.
Know of any more?