After many months, I’m finally getting my hair cut and colored this afternoon. It’s gotten super long, so the color is totally faded (read: brassy orange) and the ends are dead and crunchy. It’s just not a good look, so I’m really looking forward this appointment.
Since getting my hair done is one of the highlights of my day (as well as tackling Workout 12.3 this evening), I decided to write about some of the embarrassing hair trends I’ve participated in over the years. I also figured some of you guys might be able to relate, so I think it’ll be fun!
In elementary school, I had a big thick layer of bangs (and super cool mismatched earrings). I thought it was a dorky look, but it’s actually kind of cute.
These years also included side ponytails, big bows, and Scrunchies.
Middle school brought about the “Body Perm” for me, which I remember begging my mom for months and months to have done to my hair. She finally agreed, and I spent hours at the salon with tons of tiny rollers and disgusting, smelly chemicals in my hair. When it was all set and done, I thought I looked so cool, so guess it was worth it?
(I’m on the bottom middle of the pyramid—check out that sweet Body Perm!)
By junior high, my perm grew out, and I pretty much wore my hair straight and long. On occasion, I’d break out the hot rollers for special events, such as the 8th grade semi formal. (Wow, look at that farmer’s tan!)
Unfortunately (or fortunately?), I don’t have photos of the other hair trends that I participated in over the years, but I will admit to having the following at some point in my life:
Big, curled, hair sprayed bangs.
Kool-Aid-dyed sections of hair. (During my “grunge” years, I spent a lot of time hanging out at The Garage in Harvard Square.)
And, not a hair style per se, but definitely related to hair trends: “fashion” hats.
Hey, I really liked the TV show Blossom back then!
Creamy iced coffee!!
Question of the Day
What hair trend/fad are you most embarrassed about today?