This is how my hair looks naturally …
… and this is how I usually wear it.
I think straight hair better highlights the interesting details of my haircuts. On the topic of hair, yesterday’s New York Times style section ran an article called “Getting Bolder With Age” about women in their 40s, 50s and 60s getting rock ‘n’ roll ‘dos. That story made me think of this quote from Miuccia Prada:
I totally agree.
You have the BEST hair cuts! One day I hope to meet K!
Oh yes! I can’t believe that hasn’t happened yet. Weird!
I agree too. I am 50 with ombre hair and I love every minute of it. It is black and burgundy right now, and may be becoming black and candy pink soon. I was far far too chicken to do stuff to my hair when i was younger.
I was too chicken to do a lot of things when I was younger! Hope you’ll share pictures if you go pink.
ha! that is why you and sisterwolf are my style icons.
also, I like your hair wild!
sulky kitten says
You look great either way. I can’t see myself getting a purple streak anytime soon – I still can’t break myself out of wearing black. Miss Exciting, that’s me.
Black is good!
Mary Panjari says
Your hair looks great wild (as you call it). My hair is stupid and curly and ridiculously wild. I fucking hate it’s guts! I had it straightened last weekend with irons and omg I was loving myself sick for 1 night. Back to frizz the next day, sigh. Am seriously thinking of having it chemically straightened. Am I mad?
You’d be crazy not to. I’m very happy with the treatment I got yesterday!
Love NATURAL so much better
more French 2
Well, if I wanted to look French, I would wear bad shoes! 😛
I LOVE your regular hair! I wish mine looked like that! Of course, your straight hair is also gorgeous. That’s the thing about having gorgeous hair, it looks good no matter what you do with it 🙂
Alice Olive says
Totally agree with you and Miuccia. I also liked that quote.
I was on the subway the other day and two mature women with hair waaaaay past their shoulders and frizzy with split ends looked me up and down. (I am a woman with short hair. Therefore, I am an oddity in America.) One of them said, “You know, I see short hair and I wonder about it but I just can’t cut mine.” (This happens frequently. Obviously, short-haired people are considered to be hard of hearing.)
I admit I instantly judged. I doubted either of them would ever ‘rock their dos’ as they got older!
I used to have hair as short as yours. I enjoyed those sorts of comments because I guess it make me feel all dangerous and wild. What I didn’t like was the question “When are you going to grow your hair?” from guys.
Your hair looks fantastic wavy, but man, it straightens so beautifully. And geez, SHINY. Do you put stuff on it before you go to town with the flat iron? I’m looking for a good product, but so far the products I’ve used just make it kinda sticky.
Just got a keratin treatment! I do it a couple of times a year and in between I iron. I usually chemically straighten when I realize I’ve been overheating my hair with the irons. In the post with the dotty top, that’s my natural hair ironed. I don’t use any product to do it.
Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen says
i love your messy do! Last year I had a moment of panic when I was in an upper east side shop with a friend. I lost her, and all I could see was blond, highlighted, blown out hair (hers included). I finally sat and waited for her to find me as it was giving me quite a headache trying to figure out which one she was. How boring, a sea of the same shade and style of hair — and this was just in one shop! Ugh! XXX Suzanne
My sister has rather naturally wavy hair. Sometimes she gets it straightened. Last time we were going to a party she did not have time to get it done. When I said I was kinda glad she didn’t, she made the mistake of asking why. I then told her that her hairdresser does a lousy job of cutting her hair and when it is straight you can see every single terrible thing she did wrong. I even offered to get her a haircut from a real hairdresser for Christmas or something. She wouldn’t take me up on it. Pity. She has beautiful hair and it should be treated better than that.
Megan Mae says
My hair looks like your first picture most of the time. I rarely have time to straighten it. I wish I could bring out the wave more intentionally. You’ve got great hair wavy and straight!
Amber of Butane Anvil says
Your hair is lovely both ways shown here, and it was great to see some past variations, also way gorgeous!
Thanks also for linking the NYT article – I love cultural perspectives on hair, and despite my unusual look, am privileged to often lose track of how much judgement remains with regard to short, grey, “edgy,” and any non-mainstream ‘do, particularly on women.
Hooray for the freedom to rock ‘n’ roll it!
Practical Paralegalism says
Your hair looks great curly or straight.
I’m all for the a bit wilder 🙂
Make Do Style says
Love that quote & your messy hair – which is mine by defaul, always xx
Lady, your hair looks fab either way! I kind of miss having straight hair though, I permed it while I was in HK and it just doesn’t straighten out anymore…I guess I will have to wait until it grows out!
Having fun in laugh means staying young.
I concur! I find myself wanting to “step up” before I fade into irrelevance.
Sylvia @ 40PlusStyle says
Oh I like your natural hair also. Totally different look!
Susan Partlan says
Does this mean you might try ombre hair next?
I would say “never” but you know how that always turns out!