I don’t understand what’s up with women and their hair but, I know it’s a very real phenomenon. I can tell you all about it because I’ve experience every kind of trauma and triumph! Here’s a few questions and examples:
1. Why do we spend a year growing your hair to the longest it’s ever been only to cut it on a whim? Is it the senseless goal and need to prove ourselves? Or the need for control?
2. Why spend $100+ on coloring & cutting? Is it the feeling of being catered to and spa-ized? Or because we want to say publicly, “We’re worth it!” Only to have something to complain about later.
3. Why do women do drastic things to their hair when they’re going through HUGE transitions in their life? Is it a silent cry for help? Or the need for power over something/ controlled change?
4. Why do we cry over our hair? (I have!) Why does a great cut or color make me feel like I’m top of the world? (I love flicking my hair after new color! My world looks brighter!)
5. Why is our hair so wrapped up in our identity? I remember describing my hair last last summer…the redhead with a “pastor wife” in the front and “rock star” in the back…this equaled a “cool” photographer in my mind!
The funny thing is I’ve always loved hair even as a little girl. I’m usually told that I should’ve become a stylist and maybe someday I will. I’m open to it but, right now photography’s treating me pretty good!
I know you have good stories and I’d love to hear them.
Are you wondering what brought about this random topic. I had a friend come over and dye my hair tonight and we turned all the blonde bits pink…not good for a redhead! So we went to Walgreens, bought more dye and fixed it! It went from trauma to triumph in 2 hours. We even had time to add some cute new blonde bits. It’s subtle but the process wasn’t. It got me thinking about girls and their hair. Can’t wait to hear your story 🙂