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January 5th, 2005

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12:43 am - Hair !
Be afraid. For possibly the first time ever, I think I've noticed a fashion trend.
Around here, at least, women's hair has gone Straight. Dead straight - not a curl, wave or perm to be seen. A few weeks back, we were out with the fencing club bunch (at a pub, of course), and a group of 10-12 women came in wearing Saturday-night-going-out clothes, and every one of them had loose, straight hair. While out on NYE a large number of the women I saw, possibly the majority of them, had straight hair. Straight hair, but never longer than shoulder length - perhaps a legacy of following previous hair trends ?
On TV, too, there are ads for shampoos which supposedly leave your hair straight, and if your hair is too non-conformist for the shampoo, electrically heated hair-squishingstraightening gadgets.
Meanwhile, rwrylsin has never had her hair cut, and her hair is blonde, straight, and below-waist-length. She's accidentally trendy :-)
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Date:January 4th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Weird, my hair is blonde, dead straigh and has not been cut in about three years, and I tend to braid it at night so it will go curly during the day! It's not a fashion thing, just a preference thing, does that mean I'm now making an anti-fashion statement? Cos that would be fun!
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Date:January 4th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
Probably :-)

(I should note that I'm generalising wildly up there; I'm not claiming that every woman who currently has straight hair is a slave to fashion, it was just something I noticed, and I wouldn't normally notice fashions if they were purple and dancing on top of a grand piano singing "purple fashions are here again" (feel free to now tell me that purple is in this season :-) ) )
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Date:January 5th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
Purple. The new black.
Date:January 5th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
Actually, this has been a trend amoung the younger students for a while (since I arrived). I couldn't quite fathom how it was happening and just assumed everyone had genetically nice straight hair whilst mine sticks out in a triangle. That is, until I went to the hair dressers, requested special layering (to keep the triangle nature of my hair down) and asked if there was anything else that could be done. At which point she whipped out the hair striaghtners and ironed my hair flat. Once she was done I looked about 16! Otoh, I rapidly succumbed to buying my own set of hair pressers (with Ion-shine technology(tm)) and have used them a couple of times when it's important I don't look like a scarecrow.

At least it's an improvement over 80's hair crimpers.

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Date:January 6th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
kriste wrote :
Once she was done I looked about 16!

But you've looked about 16 since ... well, since you were 16 :-)

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