Radio show challenges hairdressers to come up with the perfect bob hairstyle.

When listener Patricia contacted the 'The Gay Byrne Show' radio describing her misfortune at the hands of five different hairdressers as she sought the perfect bob. Gay Byrne took on the challenge to find the hairdresser who could produce the best bob.  

Gay Byrne, the nation's watchdog on standards, moving in on the hairdressing industry.

Three radio producers and one researcher were sent to RTÉ's Hair and Makeup Department to go under the knife at the hands of four hairdressers in search of the perfect bob. 

Producer Caroline Murphy explains how she had been letting her hair grow and now it's going to be cut short into a bob. Researcher Karen O'Connor says she could go through anything in Studio 5 after going through this hair cutting ordeal. 

Judge and hair stylist Frank Hession is on hand give his verdict on the best cut. 

I eat, sleep, drink hairdressing.

Zorro from Wexford takes the prize for cutting the classic bob. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 October 1988. The report is Alasdair Jackson.