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Hair. Real important.

I tried to avoid it. I tried to deny the necessity of it. I tried other options. But in the end I must face it: now that I am an Executive Assistant, I will simply have to wear my hair in a French twist a lot more of the time.

It really looks a lot classier than most other arrangements. I just don't like the way the jaw-clip bumps against the head-rest in the car, and the way my multilayered cut keeps dropping tendrils around my head despite the industrial-strength bobby pins. Some days it can go loose, but then it's getting in my face even worse. Headbands are another option, but they look more schoolgirlish and less businesswomanish. The only other option is to get it cut short, so that I can mousse it, brush it into place, and walk out the door, and not spend any time futzing about with clips and pins.

However, long hair is pretty. Right? If kept well, it's an ornament unto itself. (Just ask Eomer, or Legolas. Hee.) And I'm mostly convinced that if asked men to vote on whether they preferred long hair or short hair on women, long hair would win in a landslide. True, yes?

P.S. Lick my icon. You know you want to.



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Jun. 17th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)
And I'm mostly convinced that men prefer long hair on women, in a landslide, if forced to vote.

That is the universal testimony of Guys I Have Known Who Have Voiced an Opinion on the Subject, which is lots of them. "Why do women cut their hair ever?" seems to be a popular view.

Nice icon. *licks screen*
Jun. 17th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
Mm, your icon looks kinda like Johnny Depp. *licks that too*

Yes, guys do seem to think that way in general. But do they realize how much maintenance long hair takes? Do they understand this is only going to exacerbate the "Why does it take her so long to get ready?" problem? If we just let it grow and let it hang there, without our fancy products and our layered cuts, chances are we would not be near as attractive as they hoped. I just hope they know that.
Jun. 17th, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, long hair wins in a land slide every time, although it really is, in the end, specific to the individual women. I know a few who look much better with short hair than long.

ANd it's not your icon I wanna lick... ;)
Jun. 17th, 2004 06:17 pm (UTC)
*gasp* *giggle* *eyelash flutter* :D

Well, I've got comparison pics up now. You can help decide, if you want to throw in your two cents!
Jun. 17th, 2004 12:48 pm (UTC)
It does unfortunately seem to be the consensus among them--though I say if any of them saw what I actually *looked* like with long hair they'd make the exception for me.

Though I have been dreaming nearly every night of having long hair again. Maybe it's a SIGN. Wooooo...
Jun. 17th, 2004 06:50 pm (UTC)
As I was complaining to teasel, do they realize how much WORK long hair is? Oh well; it does look nice if done right. Your short cut is quite cute, if I remember!

Jun. 17th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
All I'm going to say on the subject is get a perm.
Jun. 17th, 2004 06:51 pm (UTC)
Hahaha... ah, memories.

Nope; been there, done that. Never again! Not that those guys don't look hot and all.

Maybe I should grow my hair, just to extend this strange period where your hair's actually shorter than mine. ;)
Jun. 18th, 2004 12:14 am (UTC)
I think that strange period will be permanent unless you need chemotherapy at any point!
Jun. 17th, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC)
Long hair is sexy. Yes yes. My problem is that it's hard to put mine up, as I have so much of it.

And yay to chocolate icon! Is this a further subversive response following the Chip Incident?
Jun. 17th, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC)
I hear you on the thick-hair problem. If it gets below my shoulders, there's too much of it to fit in the clip for a French twist! It's just too heavy. But then there are other arrangements that work.

Why, yes, the chocolate icon was inspired by that. :) Though really I'm surprised it took me this long to decide I needed a chocolate icon.
Jun. 17th, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC)
Hair Problems?
Going for classy? How bout a part on the side and throw it into a low pony tail? Or maybe parting it to the side and wearing it in one of those half pony tails. The classy theme seems to be parting it on the side....

Or you could chop it short and mousse it andbrush it into place?


Jun. 17th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Hair Problems?
Those are all things I've tried at one time or another. :) The low ponytail doesn't work very well right now, because the top layers are too short to be contained by it, so they fall loose around my ears. But I still try anyway, sometimes, just to keep some of it out of my face. And it definitely does tend to look better when I part it on the side.
Jun. 17th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
I have to say, generally speaking... yes, I too prefer long hair. Among other things, it's more fun to play with. :) But on some women, short really does work better. In the end, preferences aside, it all depends on the person it's on.
Jun. 17th, 2004 06:57 pm (UTC)
*hands you a dust-cloth for that monitor* :)

Well, at least you have a tactile reason for preferring the long hair. You guys do realize it takes us a lot more time to make it look good when it's long, though, right?
Jun. 17th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
You guys do realize it takes us a lot more time to make it look good when it's long, though, right?

I, for one, am aware of that. But that only makes me appreciate it more when I see a woman with beatiful hair. I know she had to work for it, and I can only hope they feel it is worth the effort.

Even so, I can't argue if a woman wants easier hair to take care of. :D
Jun. 17th, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC)
Your icon tastes rather surprisingly similar to my computer monitor. Hmmm....
Jun. 17th, 2004 09:39 pm (UTC)
Headbands are another option

Hilary!!!!!!! ;-)

Every (straight) guy I've ever asked definitely preferred the long hair. It's a subconcious fertility thing, according to psychologists, who no doubt test their theories on short-haired rats. But do guys know what it takes to manage long hair? Just look at guys with long hair. ;-) (Can YOU say "split ends"?)

Here's a couple of quickie ideas that still look professional. 1) Put hair in high ponytail, use fingers to make a "part" just above the fastener, pull hair apart a bit to make a pocket, and tuck ponytail in. 2) Put hair in high ponytail, make the part, grab the ponytail from underneath and "flip" it through, then twist or braid ponytail, double it back under, and clip with a professional-looking clip or bow. Either takes about 30 seconds to do, but both look neat and businesslike.

You know whose hair *I* want? The French princess in Braveheart, whose hair brushes her ankles. Drool. But my hair is nasty-fine, and will never survive to that length, dammit.
Jun. 19th, 2004 05:16 pm (UTC)
Heh! "Word," on the guys with long hair. Very seldom does THAT ever work out.

My hair's not long enough to do the second thing you describe, at least not in all that detail, but I managed to do an approximation, and captured it in the jaw-clip. I liked it! Stayed in place all day, too. Thank you!

Eh, hair as long as the princess's would get monstrously tangled anyway. You'd spend all day undoing knots. Now, Eowyn's I could live with...
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