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Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Bad Hair Decade

Have you ever looked at old pictures and gaped at the hair? What was I thinking??? As I've been sorting through family photos I've run across a few of those. Like my hair in the '80's? Yikes, that's all I can say. I've always worn my hair long and straight-ish for a reason. Short and fluffy is just not me. It makes me look ridiculous. Yet for some inexplicable reason I went with the short, fluffy permed hair for most of the 1980's. Does anyone remember why the put your finger in a socket look was supposedly attractive? 

Well, that finally grew out and then for some reason a decade later I decided I was getting too old for my straight, long-ish  hair and got it cut short. Really, really short. And then highlighted. Really, really highlighted. It came out yellow. So there I was dealing with a mid-life crisis with super short, yellow hair. Call that hideous.

And no I am not posting pictures.

8 comments:

  1. Yes I can totally relate to the hideous hair styles of the 80's. The permed look was awful!

    Also - remember the hideous glasses? The ones that practicaly covered your whole face? They were like goggles!

    Thanks for sharing. You are funny.

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  2. Oh yes, lots of hair stories.

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  3. No pics?!!? Awww go on!! My worst hair do was a perm when I was at university and the silly hairdresser insisted I looked ok. I cried for a whole month! Never again! Take care
    x

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  4. ....and a few months ago I was viewing a picture of myself in a Leisure Suit! Bust just as astonishing, I had hair!

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  5. LOL! Aw, come on. Share the pics. ;)

    I think that short, fluffy style was meant to be "easy care."

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  6. Uh, bad hair stories! Yep, I can totally relate. I always use to have long thick curly hair that drove me crazy and for the past year I have been rocking a very short pixie cut and I love it. My hair is thin and straight as long as it is short. May I add that my bad hair days are finally over. Thank goodness!

    Thank you very much for following my blog and it is a pleasure meeting you as well. You have a great concept for your blog and for writing. And I love good food too.

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  7. I managed to avoid the worst of the eighties look because I had a buzz cut then. I gooped it to make it at all fluffy. I needed a little fluff or people would notice what a freakishly tiny head I have. Now I'm going bald. So I have a tiny head and a huge face. Great!

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  8. The bad hair decade for me is NOW!

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