Dickie and Tommie Smothers sang, " Black is the color of my love's true hair!" a sad and sweet ballad ending with, "but only her hairdresser knows (Does she or doesn't she?) Only her hairdresser knows!
On Christmas eve, my favorite young hairdresser arrived with a dazzling blond coif, but quickly got out the photos that showed her with bright pink, and then more recently, soft pastel pink locks. She looked fabulous in pastel pink!
So this whole changing your natural hair color thing would have horrified my mother, may she rest in peace. To become blond was out of the question! She was only slightly more tolerant of the mature ladies who used a violet rinse to make their silvery hair more enticing. She remained suspicious of the motives of neighbors who spent time at the beauty parlor changing their hair; what could they possibly be up to?
Having interesting hair is like body art, but with the tiny advantage that it is easier to change if you aren't satisfied with the result. Your hair can make a statement, and your lack of hair can make one too.
Not very many of us are born with hair we can love from youth to retirement and beyond, and today we can easily experiment to see if it is true that blondes have more fun!
So, what is the best story you know about hair?