Thursday, June 23, 2011
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
By Grace Terhune
Southern Beauty Shop mysteries (Lila Dare)
I suppose y'all could guess that since I make my living as a stylist, I think about hair a lot. I find myself checking out the hair on the women (and some of the men) I see when I'm out and about in St. Elizabeth. Have you ever noticed that different parts of the country seem to have slightly different trends in hairstyles? Here in the South, women still like their hair a little full and mostly long. We like up-dos for weddings and formal events. And we like our highlights!
Ladies from the northeast, if Real Housewives of New Jersey is anything to go by, like big hair, too, but they're more likely to be brunette and to actually tease their hair. Ye gods! Teasing is NOT good for your hair, ladies.
California gals like that sleek Jennifer Aniston look and midwesterners are more likely to wear their hair short or tied back in a ponytail. Must be because all that wind completely undoes a 'do.
I just let my mom cut me some bangs and do some lowlights in my hair. I like to change my style now and then--more so now that there's an interesting man or two in my life!
How do you wear your hair? do you change it up when something changes in your life? (Marriage, baby, lost job, whatever?)