Hi, my name is Heidi and I am a hair snob

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??


Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

I loved this post! I'm a bit of a hair snob too, I hate when I have a bad hair day. I also love getting my hair done, I think it is probably the best way to spend an afternoon.

Lady Old Soul said...

Ugh, I work in a restaurant, which means that my hair is in a constant ponytail at the nape of my neck, covered up with a hideous work bandanna. FIVE DAYS A WEEK! And when I finally get home, it's plastered to my head like a dirty helmet from all the sweatiness, and if I try to take it down, it looks like mega-ass. My whole life is one long bad hair day, and it makes me feel really angry inside. So I TOTALLY get what you mean about hair determining the day!!

Misguided Mommy said...

I want to do all of those hair styles...minus the allisa milano short one HELL NO. Problem is I have mega straight hair that is super duper thick and doesn't do anything but be straight or go in a french braid or pony tail. No cute tendrils, no cute up dos or playful soft braids. Nope, not my hair.

Pepsi Breath said...

IMHO, the only woman to ever wear her hair as short as that pic of Milano's and still be drop-dead gorgeous is Halle Berry. I see it on any other woman and I think they must be playing Peter Pan onstage somewhere. Ugh. I like my hair long since it was kept short as a child but hate to fuss with it. Hairspray to me is like garlic to a vampire. Helmet head is right! A pony tail or simple braid is all I can really do but am looking forward to seeing a gallery of 'dos that you come up with for your hair!

Duchess said...

I LOVE to change my hair regularly...color, cut, style..it doesn't matter! I went to college oh so long ago and cut off all my long hair..chopped it off. Right now it's the longest it's been in almost 12 years - crazy! and all for our wedding in another year. Now that it's long again, I love it and all the things I can do with it. I'm totally the throw it up in a pseudo-bun and hope it doesn't annoy me :0