I grew up watching my mother and all the other mothers get their hair just right and then hairspray the crap out of it. My friends and I called this helmet head. Kind of a Jane Jetson look.
I have seen many of girls who wear their hair long and luscious and flowy.
I pretty much grew up in school watching these girls walk by and swing their gorgeous long hair. I, on the other hand, was a swimmer and if I dried my hair that was a bonus. Mostly it got pulled up in a scrunchy to stay out of my face.
As I got into college and moved into a career in retail, I realized from much pushing that I should do something with my hair. All the girls around me were part time makeup girls wearing short dresses (black of course), six in heels and makeup that would have lasted me years. They felt so much pity for me, the girl who wore white polos, khaki pants and comfortable, sensible shoes (ie: ugly).
Since then, I have come in to my own. I still have quite a few khaki pants, though now they are not only cotton, but silky, linen or with beautiful ribbons as ties. I do not own a polo anymore, sans my awesomely large and comfy UPS polo acquired at the Golf Open one year that I love to wear on those oh, so relaxing days. I do still buy incredibly comfy shoes, but have moved up in the world realizing Hans Cole has the cute, but comfy shoes with Nike Air. I still rarely wear make-up. I just hate the stuff. Why do we spend hours trying to get the natural look, when all we have to do is NOT WEAR ANY? Confusing to me.
As far as my hair goes, I am a total hair snob. I can take shower, pick out my clothes in less than 10 minutes, but I can spend hours on my hair. I like to play with it adding hair clips, putting it up in a twist or bun, then pulling it down and braiding it. Sadly, most days it ends up just being straight. I have been trying for years to redo this hairdo from the movie Bourne with all her clips and twists and beautiful tendrils falling down. Finally, I GOT IT!! Just the other day, it just worked and what's more I was lucky enough to wander into a boutique that sells feathers additions to my hair - so it looks like it has a beautiful streak or two.
I am also a huge fan of this hair style from the movie, Transformers. She wears her hair pulled back with a rubber band, but with tendrils falling around her face and ears.
Although if I am working really hard (ie: sweating) eventually it will look like this -
When I get tired of my hair and want to just be able to blow dry it and not worry too much about style, I fall back on the Sandra Bullock hair cut from the movie, Lake House. It is such a cute and simply style and I can still use basic hair clips if I want. Only problem with this hair cut is I wake up with major bedhead.
Though I must say the cool thing about longer hair is that I can pull it back in so many different methods and there are examples all over.
I should probably get one of those braiding books so I can do more than just a regular french braid.
Although one of these years I hope I get the courage to get my hair cut like this -
Sigh, is it just me or does anyone else have a day dependent on whether or not their hair looks and feels good??