Sunday, September 23, 2007

Bad Hair
We all have bad hair days - days that everything seems to go wrong, and at the root of it is your bad hair. I think that I am the queen of these days.
Some people have lovely hair that sits nicely without any blow drying or product. My friend Lou has hair like that. It looks like it is styled no matter what time of day or night. So does my daughter Lauren - lovely straight hair that sit perfectly in a bob (if only she would brush it sometimes... but that is another story).
I spotted this book again yesterday. Owned by my friend Cath. It is mesmerizing. How anyone left the house with some of these 'dos' is hard to fathom. If you enjoy a laugh, this is the book for you.
Bad Hair: A Collection of Bad Hairstyles So Bad You Can't Look Away by James Innes Smith and Henreitta Webb.
(Description by the publisher)
A hair-raising journey through the era when big was king.
In the beginning, there was the hair. And some of the hair was bad, but it was small. As men and women everywhere worked to improve and increase their lot, however, they stumbled onto some of humankind's most miraculous innovations: spray, gel, mousse, crimping irons, and of course, the perm. With these new tools, people everywhere suddenly found themselves able to coax their lank, lifeless tresses toward glorious new heights. The age of big hair had begun.
Now, the greatest of these bouffants, afros, rakes, beehives, and Flock-of-Seagulls have been plucked from their spots in hairdressers' windows and given the respect they so clearly demand. Bigger and badder than you ever dreamed possible, Big Hair goes out to all those people of yesteryear who were unafraid to think BIG.
Of course, one cannot think of bad hair without thinking back to the 80s, when there was a whole series of hair dos that are laughable; but also cringe worthy as many of us probably sported them.

1 comment:

Priscilla said...

I love the middle picture! Even the kid has bad hair!