December 09, 2004

Hamill + Fawcett = Bertinelli

Look, nothing I say to describe this can possibly do The Feathered-Back Hair Site justice; you just run along now and check it out for yourself. Personally, I'm going to be stuck there for hours, reliving the horror.

People wonder why I hate to go to the salon . . . well, look at what I grew up with and tell me you wouldn't be rendered permanently terrified of hairstylists by it.

The best part? My hair refused to do any of this stuff. It would not feather, it would not form the triangle, it would not even lie in sausage rolls . . . but that never stopped those sadistic curling-iron-wielding witches from trying to make it do all those things. Oh, no. Not them.

(Via pitcherlady.)

Posted by Ilyka at December 9, 2004 09:27 AM in trivia

Not to mention, you had to stand in front of a mirror with a blow-dryer and a curling iron for two hours and use a quart of hair spray to get it to look perfect.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at December 9, 2004 11:49 AM

I didn't learn the fine art of hairspray until after my high school years; but I can tell you that I have spent the last TWENTY YEARS growing hair and trying to get away from this hairstyle.


And now, those that weren't alive during those days are doomed to repeat it.

Velour tracksuits are back.

Dear god.

Posted by: Margi at December 9, 2004 07:17 PM

Hairspray is a mystery to me. It is one of the most flammable substances you can get in an aerosol. So let's put it on the most flammable substance on our body?

Posted by: Rob at December 9, 2004 09:27 PM

Velour tracksuits . . . the worst Christmas shopping experience of my life revolves around those things. I shouldn't say my life; I was 10. It was my poor mom who did the actual suffering. I was just tagging along.

I never used hairspray after the 80s ended until I moved to Dallas. Then I lived through my first really windy day here and it was like the light bulb went on: "Oh, that's why so many women here have helmet hair." It's that or you have your hair whipping you in the face a lot.

Posted by: ilyka at December 9, 2004 10:01 PM

OMG! You just resurrected one of my highschool nightmares! I have naturally wavy hair and the more humid it is the more curly it is. In highschool I just HAD to have a Farrah-do (it was 1977 afterall) which I never succeeded in styling on my own. Add to that our school had no a/c and May through Oct. in Oklahoma is swamp humid. No one ever said my coif looked like one of the Charlies Angels chicks.

Posted by: OkieMinnie at December 13, 2004 10:40 PM