Sunday, May 12, 2013

Day 10: Embarrassing hair

Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill.

What a blog prompt! Most embarrassing moment? I actually have to think about this because I can't remember the last time I was really embarrassed. Which is good, no?

When I was younger I was embarrassed all the time. I think I spent my entire young existence in a permanent state of embarrassment. I was so shy and so worried what anyone and everyone might be thinking about me. I craved approval. Now, of course I do still care what people think about me, but not as much.

Of course when I was drinking I embarrassed myself all of the time. I hated waking up and getting a flashback of the night before and cringing at the thought of what I had done under the influence. I can't even bare to repeat some of those stories.

Rather than describe my most embarrassing moment I'm going to show you some of my most embarrassing hairstyles. I've noticed a few bloggers lately talking about bad hair or bad fashion of the past. It's fun to look back and laugh at what I used to wear or how I used to do my hair. I guess in 10, 20, 50 years from now I'll think the same about what I wore today.

My hair is naturally ash blonde. I coloured my hair with henna when I was about 15 years old. Most people thought it was natural. That's me in the top left hand corner on the night of my year 10 formal sporting a very Molly Ringwald look.

Later in 1990 I shaved an undercut into my hair which you can't actually see in the second picture, but it is there. Goes so nicely with the 2 Live Crew t-shirt (sarcasm here). From 1989 through 1991 I was playing a lot with colour. Clearly.

The photo on the bottom right hand corner is me before leaving to go to my year 12 formal. I had a gob full of braces and the 'do the hairdresser created was a very strange interpretation of the photo I asked him to copy.

That picture of me taken in 1995 is an interesting one. That was a sad period in the life of my hair. Not long before it was really long and beautiful. One day I woke up bored with it so went to the hairdresser and asked them to cut it back quite a bit. The new look was quite good, once I got used to it, but when I went to get it trimmed again at a different salon the hairdresser totally stuffed it up. I went to a number of stylists trying to get the cut sorted out and ended up with really short hair (shorter than in this picture). I was dressed up like a boy for this photo because we were off to a cross dressing themed 21st birthday party.

After the short hair debacle of 1995 I have pretty much always had mid length to long blonde hair. That is of course until my recent dalliance with pink hair!

I quite liked this brief brush (get it - brush, hair - so funny) with the wild side of colour but I'm glad to be back to my standard half head of foils, mid length, layered, blow dried straight hair.

Tiredness is overwhelming me tonight but I really want to get this post out because I'm already a day behind with #blogeverydayinmay. Please excuse any typos. I'm off to bed.

What was your most embarrassing hairstyle?


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Diet Schmiet said...

I'd love to say it was the spiral perms I had in the 1980s, but sadly it's probably either a couple of styles which were not my fault. Two or three times I've been to a hairdresser who's done something REALLY scary with my hair. My mum tells a tale of picking me up from the hairdresser's (I was home on hols from Uni) only to find me sitting in the gutter (waiting for her) in tears! I've had a couple of doozies since then as well! (PS. There are some interesting pics there!)

Trish said...

The buzz cut when it started to fall our was my most embarrassing hairdo and bald.
I got over it. Since then I am enjoying the short hair and growing it a bit. I tried to have a dalliance with purple but it didn't met my wild expectations. NEXT time it better.
I miss my long and I decided to sniff / touch my still kept pony tails for the first time in months, just because I found them not that I went looking. Short hair is so easy but I hate the bits that stick up.

Trish said...

Ps You are gorgeous.

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Rachel @ The Kids Are All Righ said...

Love these pics Vanessa - the only way to avoid style embarrassment in the future is to never do anything fun today, and that would be ... no fun :) I was thinking Molly Ringwald before I even read your post. My year 12 formal was probably my most embarrassing hair moment - I teased it till it was a big 90s hairdo but without style. I call it the Scare Bear.

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