Friday, May 4, 2012

Hairy Situation

I've had my share of bad hair.  You might recall (if you've known me long enough) when I was blonde? Or the time I accidentally ended up with Kate Gosselin's haircut (I asked for a stacked bob!) and my husband called me K.D. (Lang) for a few months?

If there is anything I've learned over the years, its the value of a good stylist (they are harder to find than you think) and the importance of communication.  The other thing I've learned is that just because something is trendy, in a magazine, or on a runway, doesn't mean it's a good idea.

The following hair trends are all over the place, but I would proceed with extreme caution before running to the salon or (gasp) trying these at home.

1.  Gray hair:

Image:  Lovely Crime Scene

Beautiful photo, probably not the most functional or versatile look.  I've actually seen this look referred to as "granny chic" (MSNBC) and I'm seeing it more and more.  You'll have plenty of time to rock gray hair on the shuffleboard court at the old folks home.   Until then, how about a nice honey brown or some highlights?

2.  Ombre
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Rachel Bilson Photo:  US Weekly

A few years ago this look was called "roots."   Since when is a bad dye job trendy?  Beats the hell out of me.

3.  The Man Bun

Photo Maxime Salon

Ah yes the man bun,  two words should not be used together...ever!  But yet just this January, the NY Times thought this trend important enough to feature in their style section.  Read the artcile here.  I don't  care how hot you are guys, the man bun brings that whole dirty hippie thing to a new level that I'd just rather not experience.  I have an idea, why don't you go take a shower and then go GET A HAIRCUT!

4.  The Wet Look
Photo:  Harper's Bazaar

Also known as - dirty hair.  When I'm up all night with the baby and haven't showered for two days, you know what I do?  I stay the hell home, but if I MUST go out I put on a baseball cap!  I guess I never realized what I trend setter I've been this whole time.  Amazing!  Oh my gosh...WASH YOUR HAIR FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!

5.  Hair Wraps

Photo:  Real Beauty

These turban-esque numbers were all over the runways this spring, but unless you're toting a mop and a broom and coming to clean my house, I'd suggest leaving the hair wrap at home.  Thanks!

What about you?  Have you been the victim of bad hair?  Are current trends driving you bananas?  Share your thoughts in a comment below.

Happy Friday!




  1. Oh my gosh- you crack me up. Thanks for the quick dose of girl time :)

  2. Thanks! I wish the comment section of my blog had a like button... :)

  3. I have ombré hair and love it. My blonde also starts no where near the roots. I don't like that, it really depends on how it's done. I totally agree about the grey hair movement, I just don't get it.

    1. I agree - sometimes it can just look like roots though! You have to be so careful and really trust your colorist for it to work...

  4. Fantastic blog and brilliant post!!! You're amazing!!! Your sense of style is fantastic too!!! Absolutely brilliant...

    1. Stop! You're going to give me a big head! Thank you so much for the compliment! Loving your blog!

  5. Teehee, I actually quite like most of these. I have to admit that I don't really get the "man-bun" or the "wet look" though. I hate the feeling of having dirty hair, so I don't know why I'd make it that way on purpose.

  6. So stylish! follow each other sweetie?:X

    1. Would love to! Looking forward to checking out your blog!

  7. no one looks good with their hair slicked sown like that! Oh and the man bun- that is so bad!

    Lindsey Turner

  8. I have to say I am very impressed with the way you efficiently blog and your posts. Thank you for talking about every one of these wonderful Posts.I love them and looking out forward for your new posts.


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