My high school years were a dichotomy. Spliced right down the middle with optimism and enthusiasm marking my Freshman and Sophomore years, only to morph into such a tragic state of apathy by my Junior and Senior years I barely graduated. (Yes, sadly, it’s true. Don’t try this at home.)
And I was totally going to write about that when I visited my old yearbooks for inspiration, and came across a subject I could not resist:
High School Hair.
If you’re in high school, there’s a good chance you just shrugged and thought: Whatev!
If you’re out of high school, especially long out of high school like me, you probably cringed.
Because no matter how cool you may have looked back in the day, no matter how many cans of Dippity Do and/or Aquanet it took to achieve the look—the passage of time has a cruel way of dating things. Turning them from totally smokin’ to totally embarrassing (as evidenced by my look below).
For the record, I blame Charlie’s Angels, Farrah Fawcett in particular, and yes, cans and cans of Aquanet.
By sophomore year I had the good sense to morph the Farrah wings into this:
But still, it’s a bit too fluffy for my current straightening iron obsession.
And by senior year, well, there’s no photo to be found.
Not even a blank square where my face should be—a result of the aforementioned apathy.
Which is too bad since I had the most rockin’, New Wave, Semi-Mullet, Do ever!
But now you’ll just have to take my word for it!
So what about YOU? Did you have “high school” hair? Do you still have high school hair? Tell all in the comments below!
PS- I'm giving a little radio interview Friday April 10, at 8:30 PM (eastern) HERE. So feel free to stop by! And signing copies of EVERMORE on Saturday, April 11, from 12:30- 1:00 PM HERE. (note, it's a $10 admission for members, $20 for non-members!), and the following Saturday, April 18, I'll be talking and signing from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM HERE. Hope to see you there!