I have been thinking about this picture since I saw it on the terrific blog That’s Not My Age (thanks, Alyson!):
My eyes are drawn to any model who looks over 25, and of course I love stripes and neutrals. But that hair! It’s so wild and untamed and natural and to me, it’s actually sexy. It’s far from the cool, sophisticated styles that dominate most fashion media. I’ve never seen anything like it at the hair salon, you know, in those big glossy books they leave lying around for us to ogle.
I’ve often contemplated letting my hair color go natural, although I love being blonde too. Blonde feels fun and youthful and it suits me in many ways. My un-treated hair is nearly silver and would look good with my skin tone. It would also make me “look my age” or older, so I’d have to be mentally ready for that.
I am working my way toward bigger, better curls, via the Curly Girl method. That is, in a nutshell: very little shampoo, lots of conditioner, no heat styling. This model no doubt has had some back-combing and hairspray to get the “natural” look, but I am going for the general look. I would add some lipstick and blush.
I know some of you will look at this and say ack! Get that woman to a salon, stat! I want to hear from you, as well as those who might like this back-to-nature style. Have you ever thought about going gray (if you are old enough)? If you have allowed the grays to show, how do you feel about it? If you’re curly, do you let your curls go free, or smooth them a bit? No wrong answers of course, that’s the joy of being in our own skin.
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