My Anthology of Hair
I have worn many, many hairstyles in my life. There will never be ONE perfect haircut – at least not for long. My own caprice and ever-changing-fashion simply make that impossible.
Longer, this time, but with the help of about four types of hair goo to weigh it down. Some women use product to get lift, I use product to deflate. Without the goo, it looks like this:
Oddly enough, I wore this style for an entire year. Spending a great deal on straighteners, dryers, flat irons, and HOURS with a big round brush, this is the only picture I have to show for my trouble when it had finally achieved the “perfect” length.
So, here we are now – Annette lopped it all again in November (doing a happy dance the entire time). As she snipped (hacked), I peeped through the falling locks and saw the “me” return, no longer dominated be “The Hair”. Such a relief! The first attempt, though, was still too long.
Here is where we are today. I’m loving the school-boy vibe. And the easy-peasy styling! Takes me a whopping five minutes – and that includes styling creme, and this yummy-smelling stuff in a blue spray-bottle called “It’s a 10”. I don’t know exactly what it does, but it’s fabulous. Wrap it up with a blast of the dryer for a minute and dab or two of wax, ding! we’re all done.
However, there are a few celebs I keep an eye on, who being “blessed” (cursed) with thick locks, still manage a cute short ‘do. Liv, Selma, Winona – these girls pull it off with panache. In my early years of pixie, it was Meg Ryan-inspired all the way, with a little Faith Hill thrown in (I’m dating myself here, aren’t I?) Here’s what’s on my “What’s Next” list, for when “English School Boy” gets boring. Knowing me, it’ll be any second now.
Gentle reader, I beg you. The next time you hear me chirp that I’m “growing it out again” remind me that I will hate it. It’s not worth the effort, and we are just never going to be able to pull this look off again.
What have I learned from this? Take stock every once in a while. Does your look own you, or do you own your look? It can also be enlightening to examine yourself from a cricitcal third-person perspective. In searching for old photos to include in this article, I have discovered that perhaps a turtleneck is not my best look. Just call me Spock. Yikes.