I’m obsessed with hair. I love weird hair, I love salons, I love stylists, I love going to the salon. Getting a fresh ‘do can completely transform your look. You might be a person who hates showering, doesn’t know how to apply makeup, and wears weird clothes (me), but when you got a new ‘do going on, you just FEEL pretty. At least until you have to wash that sleek blow-out away.
I also think hair is a form of style. You can experiment and be weird and quirky. I also have girl crushes on my stylists. They are these super-creative, artsy girls who have lots of tattoos and wear combat boots. SO. COOL.
I tend to think the feeling is mutual. Well, not the cool part because I’m not that cool. But I think the stylists have fun with me…only for the simple fact that I let them do what they want. I trust them. This goes for anyone, by the way. Hey, roommate - I need my bangs trimmed. You’ve had 3 glasses of wine. Heck, that’s okay. Oh, you’re a student at this salon? Cool, let’s bleach my hair out! I’m sick of my haircut, let’s try something new. What are the kids doing these days? I might be scared of many stupid things (clowns, spiders, mascots, Rick Ross), but I am NOT scared of changing my hair. Probably because my mother used to regularly cut it off as a child, and subsequently tell me to get over it. Many occurrences went like this: “Oh, you know what? I probably shouldn’t have cut it wet. It bounces up SO much after it’s dried.” Therefore, the cute shoulder-length cut we had agreed on suddenly and magically turned into a bob. Pronto!
One day, when I get some courage (probably of the liquid kind), I will change my hair again, preferably a short haircut, and of the red tint. While I love my bleached and pepto-colored hair, I guess I need to start looking like somewhat of a grown-up one of these days. Some of my thoughts:
Hmmm..okay scratch the grown-up comment. While I was VERY peeved that Anya won Project Runway last season, one thing I was never peeved about was her uber-cool, long hair mohawk she had going on.
Remember, in like 2004, when Ashlee Simpson was cool? I’m even guilty of getting “Ashlee Simpson” bangs around that time..aka side-swept bangs. Anyway, girl still has a nice set of hair, only now it’s in more of an Edie Sedgwick phase.
I love Carey Mulligan’s crop. I basically just love any hair that is messy. Because you get to be lazy, have dirty hair, and be “edgy.”
Dianna Agron - see above explanation. Add grown-out roots and South Beach frizz to the equation.
SO. OBSESSED. Remember when I talked about liquid courage? I would most definitely need that for a cut like Ginnifer Goodwin’s. But I also feel like I would never regret it. Until the day I hear the little boy on the subway ask his mom if I’m a boy or a girl because I didn’t wear makeup and I’m wearing sneakers.
More so for the color than anything, I think I shall go forth into red-headed territory for my next look. And Rihanna’s color will be my inspiration.
Another random confession - I am somewhat obsessed with big hair/curly hair/afros. Solange (the way cooler of those Knowles sisters, if you ask me) is never shy to let her hair run free, and for attention-thirsty kids like us, this is a great way to get people to look. Hey, check that chick out and her huge hair - it’s almost touching the subway ceiling! She’s so boho and cool and free-spirited. (This is what I imagine people would say about me if I had an afro)
In conclusion: Tilda Swinton. Ms. Androgynous herself, with her bleached faux-hawk. God bless this woman. No wonder ever single clothing designer is obsessed with her..she’s tall, thin, angular, strange-looking, and has badass hair.