What Your Hair Style Says About You

April 28, 2018



What Does Your Hairstyle Say About You?


What Your Hair Style Says About You

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I hate titles like that and the articles that follow. It's no different than the ones that want to tell you about the ten decorating mistakes you're making right now. Complete and total hogwash.

They make me so mad. They're just there to sell magazines, full of nonsense, made up by some "expert" who needs to fill their word quota.

And it frustrates me beyond belief.

The fact is, there are no decorating mistakes.

You like the way purple and orange look together? Fabulous. You want to paint a small room a dark color? Go for it.

Are there optimal ways to style a room for traffic patterns and function? Sure. No one should be blocking a door with their barcalounger, but honestly, if you choose to own a barcalounger and put it only halfway on the rug and had have to shimmy around it to leave the room...and it makes you happy, who cares?

There is no right and no wrong. Decor is personal and so is hair.

And I really don't think that your cut says all that much about you.

I have basically been the same person all of my life. I have never liked fish or rollercoasters. I love the beach and since I was a child, it has always been my favorite place. Snow and Halloween? Nope. Christmas? My favorite.

I am a total homebody, the thought of flying has always made me break out in a cold sweat and I have been hanging out with the same guy since I was about 15. Pretty unexciting stuff right?

Well, according to the article I flipped through today, you would know all of that by my very boring haircut...which has been exactly the same for decades.

Presumably.

Of course, you'd be wrong.

I am actually quite adventurous when I enter the salon.

Dolly Parton Funny Hair Quote

Over the years, I have been a natural blonde, an ash blonde, a bottle blonde and a redhead. I have been permed, straightened, layered, pixied ~ albeit that last one was against my will.

I have bi-leveled, bobbed, angled and sheared. I've had super long locks and super short ones, as well.

Sometimes, my choices are on point. Other times, I look like Adam Sandler's ex-fiance from The Wedding Singer when she wakes up with bedhead in the Van Halen t-shirt.

Not good...but it's hair. I make it work until it grows out and then I head back to the hairdresser to reinvent myself, yet again.

What does that say about me? Hmmm.

I actually have no idea.

I think it means, that just like my clothes, I get bored with a look and like to change things up with the seasons.

Blonder and longer so I can ponytail my wet hair in the summer sun, shorter and darker in the winter to compliment my paler skin. Or sometimes it means that I saw a picture of someone with great hair and I want to look like that.

I never do.

But either way, I don't think that my straight style means I feel a need for control in my life or that my messy bun is indicative that I put myself last or that my blunt bob says that I am a no nonsense kind of gal. And I certainly don't think that my uneven hairline is a sign of a troubled childhood.

Yup, these are all bullet points from the magazine. Oh and by the way, these articles are everywhere. I found tons of them. And frankly each one was more ridiculous than the next.

Frank Zappa Long Hair Quote

One said that my long hair offers me protection, hiding my immaturity and lack of confidence. Ok...

Another stated that girls with shaved heads are more romantic and that redheads have the most fun personalities. Based on what facts? I have no idea. None were stated. Naturally. There were no answers to my burning questions either. For example, I want to be more fun. If I dye my hair red does that count? Will it change my nature as well?

What if I combine the two? If I shave my head and then go red will I be a more fun romantic? I'd really like to know before I do this. It's kind of a drastic move. Even for me.

And what if I do two opposite things at the same time? What does that mean? Online it says that a middle part means that I'm all business, organized and straightforward, while a side part means I am laid back and relaxed. Fun, and easy going. So what about those days when I start out with a straight part and then flip to the side after lunch.

Do I have a personality disorder? Is that really what my hairstyle says about me? Well, according this article it is a distinct possibility.

Sure, over the years, I've cut my hair short or gotten layers or colored it because I needed a change, but it didn't mean I needed to change my whole being, the core of who I am. It just meant that I had split ends or a few too many grays to pluck without creating a bald spot.

The idea that my haircut can tell you anything about me other than the fact that I really like my hairdresser is a bunch of boloney.

I've had long hair, I've had short hair, and I've had in between hair... and its all good. Morena Baccarin

Which by the way I haven't eaten in more than ten years.

But according the the article, I should love.

Because blondes with baby fine hair crave childhood comfort foods more than anyone else.

Sure they do.

What does your hairstyle say about you?



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64 comments:

  1. So funny! I must have a personality disorder too because I've worn my hair (worn my hair???) basically the same way for years. The color changes once in a while, but I like the way it looks. Sure, I was it was thicker and curlier, but it works. As long as it's clean and smells good, I don't care what meaning a hairstyle has. It's those stinky, dirty ones that have personality!

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    1. Ha! I do agree with you there…when my hair is dirty it has a mind of its own. It will not behave. And I believe that if a style works, why mess with it. If it ain’t broke…as my mom used to say! Thanks so much for the comment and for popping by!!

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  2. Interesting that some folks think our hair style defines who we are. I suppose it is a way that one can express herself. Hair, at times, can be a pain in the keister. It doesn't get any better as we age. Thinning and baby-fine hair with a mind of its own...oy vey... There is a lady who works at our local Meijer store who is still wearing the same hairdo from probably the 50's and actually on her it looks great. Apparently she is not tempted by enticing magazine articles. I guess I'm kinda like that...have gone back to a cut that worked years ago. Maybe that says that I'm boring...ha!

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    1. I am a little bit like that too, Donna…every now and then I am just sure that I will look better with my old haircut from the 80’s. It was long and layered. Of course, I don’t wear it as big now, but it never looks quite the same…for many reasons, probably the main one is I’m not 18 anymore! That’s when I grow it out and bob it. It’s classic. And kind of boring. Thanks so much for the comment. I love reading everyone’s take!

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  3. What a fabulous post - Dolly and Frank, what a pair. You made me laugh, and I agree with you completely.

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    1. Thanks so much, Betty! This one has been on my mind for a long time...and I'm so glad I could make you laugh. I love those Dolly and Frank quote, too. I thought they were quite appropriate and they made me giggle.

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  4. Such silliness! Although I would love to know why I have to have a pixie haircut at 60....what does that say about me??!!

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    1. Google it AnnMarie!! You are sure to get about ten different answers. Then you can pick which one you like best! 😉

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  5. Well gee, I'm so disappointed. I thought you were going to tell me what my hairstyle says about me, and I would have to see how I felt about it, and declare it hogwash or not. LOL. This is so funny Kim! I totally agree with you. I see those clickbait titles every day. Sometimes I give in & look...too many times I'm afraid.

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    1. Let me get my magic turban, Florence and I will tell you what your hair says about you. Of course, I don't have any magic and my turban is really just an oversized bath towel, but I don't think I could do any worse than the magazines!! Ha!!

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  6. Right now I am having bad hair. The medication I am taking is making my hair fall out and it was thin to begin with. I will be on new meds next week and hopefully it will start to grow back. I had a bob, but it is growing out now.

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    1. I am sorry to hear that, Betty. I know that certain drugs and health conditions can really affect the hair. I hope that the new meds will be better. I have noticed that my hair is changing as I get older. I think these are things that cause us to change our styles much more than our personalities. Feel good...

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  7. It's funny because I never look at someone else & think they are a certain way because of their hair.....unless maybe it's a very extreme hairstyle. We worry & try to look or be a certain way...thinking if we don't others will think bad about us. Most of the time..they aren't even thinking about us at all! They're too busy thinking about themselves....just like we are when we waste time analyzing ourselves.

    So, you asked....my hair is a better than it was a few months ago but will never be it's best again. I've lost my young, wash & grow hair in exchange for the white wiry hair of old age. But I do still have hair & for that I am truly grateful.

    When my son was young & wanted some extreme hairstyles I would fret & worry about what people thought. My husband would tell me to 'lay off him'...let him do whatever he wants with his hair. It will grow back & someday he may not have any. So that's what we did. And now my 25 yr old son has a pretty traditional short cut & is worried about going bald. Go figure.

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    1. Jenny, I need to read your comment to my kids. It is an excellent point and one that I, myself, forget way too often. Wise, wise words...I also think age puts a perspective on things that we didn’t have when we were younger. I always wanted really long, thick, straight hair and it never happened. I remember lamenting over it in high school. As I’ve gotten older, like you said, I’m just happy to have hair…

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  8. LOL I love that quote by Frank Zappa. Too funny. I have to agree your style of hair or decor is uniquely yours. I do my hair style not to feel a certain way but to have hair that works for my lifestyle and the kind of hair I have. My hair is thick and wavey and tends to curl up when I let it grow too long. So I have always had a shorter bob or pixie. I let my hair get a little longer in the winter and then cut it to a pixie in the summer. I call it my summer hair or wash and wear hair. No fuss no muss!!!! I think you hairstyle says what kind of hair you have, curly, coarse, thick, thin etc. etc. not so much your personality.
    Happy Saturday. Have a great weekend.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Isn’t that Zappa quote the best?? I saw it knew that I had to include it! And I agree with you, it’s more about your type of hair and your tolerance for fuss than your personality. And your stage of life perhaps? I used to have a lot more patience for my hair when I was younger…teasing, spraying, diffusing curls, hot rollers, Sun In. Today? Wash and go! That’s as good as it gets!

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  9. oh this deserves a snoopy laugh BaHaHAAA SNort!
    i have been cutting my own 'pixie' hair for the last 40 years. i thought well... i am sick of being butchered. i want a wispy feminine looking wash and wear hair and even if i butcher it too it will be free. but you know what? i got really good at it! it's probably saved me a ton of money over the years. and i love it. i don't color it. and i only have to please myself so ... like you think about the experts and whatever... WHO CARES? have to go now. still chuckling. GREAT writing. XOXO

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    1. Thank Tammy! I'm glad I could make you laugh! It's really a ridiculous topic isn't it? The experts...like I said, hogwash!

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  10. Those articles always make me cringe. How dumb do they think we are? What does my hair say about me? Ha! Mine says I am just grateful to have hair again! Like you, I really enjoy changing things, but I'm better off with shorter hairstyles. My next change may be "color." After chemo, my hair came in so dark, thin and baby-fine. I have been trying to get comfortable with a small sprinkling of gray in my very dark hair, but I don't really like it. My personality won't change with the idea that's floating in my brain, but I'm sure I'll smile more when I pass a mirror! No, no, I'm not going pink or purple!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Carol

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    1. It’s sounds like a you’re ready for a change, Carol and you are the perfect example of why these articles are garbage. Your hair changed after treatment, but your personality didn’t. And you’re not the only one who said that a health issue or medication changed their hair. Do these editors take any of this into account when they are scouting pieces? I doubt it, it’s all about the headline. I can’t wait to see what you decide to do and how you frame that pretty smile of yours!
      ❤️

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  11. Oh goodness! These clickbait articles are ridiculous!

    I’ve never colored my hair but I might , you never know!

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    1. Never say never is what I always say! And I agree…ridiculous!

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  12. I hate vapid articles like the one you've quoted. UGH! One day I was complaining to a friend who survived cancer (albeit for only a few years) about a bad hair day, and her response was that any day with hair is a good hair day.

    Yep. Perspective. She gave me some!

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    1. Vapid is the perfect word, Ricki. I stopped buying magazines for this exact reason. And yes, perspective is a wonderful thing...

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  13. Fun post, Kim. If you can tell something about someone by their hair, I would say you are outgoing and adventurous. A 'Take charge" sort of girl. If you change up your hair as often as you say--you take chances. Right?

    I do color my hair, as I wanted that dirty blond to end in my early twenties, and become a glamorous gal! I never made changes to the ash blonde color, and I've worn it every way from shoulder length to waist length. I'm not good with my hair, and making a pony tail or knot is very quick and simple. Still finding it hard to figure me out? Let me know if you do.

    I got home from the hospital Wednesday. Each day I get better. It was the worst pain I've ever dealt with, but improvement the fastest. I may have to have the upper portion fused one day, so I'm being very careful in getting back to shape. Thanks for coming by and asking!

    Love ya,

    Jane

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    1. Based on my hair (and this article), I should be a risk taker, Jane. Alas I am not. I'm a very boring for the most part. I guess my hair is the exception. I guess I'm hard to figure out, too! Glad you're feeling better. Hope you continue to do so a little more every day!

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  14. Those ‘what your hairstyle says about you’ articles are right up there with what your lipstick, nailpoilish and earrings say. What next? Bras?! They’re really reaching for articles, but sadly the general public eats it up like a hyena.

    I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to hairstyles, but when your hair is short like mine there’s only so much you can do shy of shaving it all off. These days I’m opting for relatively easy care, which is a cinch since my hair is fairly fine so it dries in about three minutes :).

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    1. These articles always make me laugh, Doreen. I'm old enough to know that they're bunk, but they do sell magazines and have people clicking though. I used to read them when I was in junior and senior high (with a healthy dose of skepticism) and now I see the kids reading them. Oh boy.

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  15. I too . . . shorter, longer, blonder, darker . . .
    Change happens . . . of late, for a few years . . . basically the same style . . .
    It fits, easy, it’s me . . .
    Not sure what personality that makes me, maybe fickle and boring??

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    1. How about classic? I vote for that!

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  16. My hairstyle hasn't changed much in decades. I've gone from letting the natural curls do their thing, to straightening it and from no bangs to bangs, but other than that, it's pretty consistent. Although I did just switch from bangs to side swept bangs. That was a very daring move for me. Lol!

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    1. Through all my changes, I have always had bangs of some sort and I would say switching from full to side swept is indeed a bold move!!

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  17. A personality disorder? hahaha Who came up with that? I'm guessing a guy who went prematurely bald and over analyzes anyone who does anything with their hair. Color change? Must indicate a traumatic episode. Dramatic cut? Clearly depressed and needs therapy. What? They aren't a natural blonde/redhead/brunette???? What deviousness are they hiding? Who are they really???? Rainbow colors? That will be the subject of the next clickbait hair article: What does your rainbow hair color choice say about you?

    Hair grows back eventually so its fun to play around with.

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    1. I agree…it’s fun to play and cut and color. Of course, I am not as free with the words and the permissions when it comes to my teens. Then I’m all, don’t mess with your hair, it will never be the same. Shhh!! 😜

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  18. I don't change my hair drastically, but I do change it up slightly because I get bored with it. I refuse to go gray in my 50's, so I do get it colored and highlighted. Right now my style is in a short, angled, stacked bob. I have fine, wavy hair so it looks straggly if it gets too long.

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    1. I have the same hair, Melanie. I get blond highlights to keep it bright and cover the gray and while I would love long hair, it doesn't look great when it gets long, too thin. It's much healthier and thicker when it's shorter....

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  19. I would have my hair every color under the sun if I didn't hate so much sitting in the salon for such a long time. I am now the "old gray mare" and hate it every other week but not enough to take the time to change it. Guess that really shows who I am, not only boring but lazy too!!xxoJudy

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    1. I am lazy too, Judy. I would be a platinum blond, the way I was born, but that would require so much maintenance. I would be getting my roots covered every other week and that's a big no for me...even though I do love my hairdresser. That's just too much.

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  20. Funny! My hair or lack there of says I have had several autoimmune diseases all my life and I hardly have any hair. So I wonder what that article would say about that lol.

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    1. That's exactly what I mean, Penny, these articles are ridiculous. How could they possibly predict anything about a person simply based on their hair.

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  21. Girls with shaved heads are more romantic? I'm choking on my afternoon coffee!!

    I was "fixing" my hair yesterday and the thought occurred to me that although my hair has changed in some ways over the years - it's pretty close to the same as it was in 7th grade.

    That Adam Sandler/Van Halen hair? We all had it in the 80s!! Those were good days! The best hair days were the Farrah Fawcett days! Not that my hair ever did what hers did...those were my middle school goals.

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    1. That movie cracks me up in so many ways, Stacey, but that hair is too familiar! It was a great look back then, but whenever I try to recreate it, oh boy, it never goes as planned...probably because I'm not 15 anymore!! Ha!!

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  22. I have had short, medium and long hair. I have worn it curled and straight. I have had it frosted and worn it natural. Now, it is medium length, a natural style and frosted. At my age, I do not pay to have my hair frosted it just comes natural that way. So, I will just be thankful for what I have. If I feel comfortable with what I have, that is all that matters to me. I have never been one to go with what is in style. I think I am a bit old fashioned and love my simple style. Of course, next week, I may go short and curly. My thoughts are to just go with what feels right. Enjoy your evening. Hugs ♥ Teri

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    1. I think that being comfortable with your appearance is so wonderful, Teri. That really is all that matters. And I say no such thing as old fashioned...it's classic!! ♡

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  23. I have the good ol same naturally curly hair ;-) it will be curly no matter what I do. LOL
    I had it shoulder length for the winter and just got a trim. I am struggling with the grey, not sure what to do, it costs so much to get the color and highlights, but I am not ready to go grey or am I??

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    1. Curls sound dreamy to this straight-haired girl and I get the grey thing. My daughter asked me if I would ever consider letting my hair go a little darker and I told her I don't think it would darker, just greyer!! 😉

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  24. Now that story could not have been said better! I was raised on the Coast by Viking Norwegians and love Christmas most as well! I make most of my miniatures of Stavanger's Norway and Coastal for my theme . After reading your excellent story , I thought the name of my email fits my Hair best ! LOL! Keep up the good Reads & God Bless. Kristi aka/ FluffyLeo ! lol

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet, sweet words! You just made me smile. ☺️

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  25. I must have some issues since I don't like too much changes with the hair. I wear layers, it's almost to shoulder.I am getting older and I don't color any more. I have tried to go without bangs but then I add some because my forehead is too large. Never thought about hair styles and personalities, that's an interesting link. I have been away from blogging mainly because I have had a terrible case of dry eyes and the doc wants me away from all screens, computers, ipads, phones, etc. I had also another exam that shows I am borderline glaucoma. I'm scared of course. However Spring is going lovely around here! Hope your days are filled with love and wonder!! Hugs!

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    1. I've tried to go without bangs, too, Angela, but I never get very far. I always end up cutting them before they grow out. I just feel undone. I wonder what that says about me?! I am sorry to hear about your eyes. I had a similar experience recently and it wasn't fun. Feel good and I hope you get to enjoy the weather. Hugs to you, too!

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  26. This is such a nice approach to hairstyle. I never thought that there could be some hidden meaning behind my long hair ponytail.

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    1. Me neither, Stella! Crazy articles. 😉

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  27. I loved your funny quotes, good for you Frank.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Isn’t that one hysterical? 😊

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  28. Hahaha I'm pretty much bipolar in the area of hair as well Kim. I've had it every way including a short perm once that made me cry for days! Right now my hair style says I don't give a crap, which I do but I hate sitting still in the chair to get it done. I've been blessed with not much grey as I am pushing 60 so I guess I'm pretty lucky that I don't have to do too much! BTW you are beautiful with any hairdo!

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    1. Susan, you just made my day. Thank you for the sweet comment! xo

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  29. Hi, Kim. I hate this kind of articles, too. I change haircut when I want to, not according to the fashion. I used to be blond, but now my hair have the colour of copper. Kisses, my friend.

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    1. Oh, copper sounds just lovely, Mia. I did that once and have always thought about going back. Maybe soon... ❤️

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  30. Haha they are so desperate to fill up the pages they will write anything! I too am a blond and have pretty much stuck to the same hairstyle for years now. Does that make me insecure? When I was younger I had a pixie too. But as we get older I think we like to pick our areas of rebellion. Like maybe the wall colors? For now I am happy to be comfortable in my own skin. Great post Kim!!

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    1. I agree, Mary, desperation makes for some pretty silly articles...and I agree, with age comes wisdom and acceptance. Glad you enjoyed the post!

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  31. Very Amusing Kim! I've had the same style for years. Does that mean I'm boring, resistant to change? Maybe I am - o well...seems trivial to me......

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    1. I agree, Ronda, it's trivial to me, too. And I have no idea what the styles are supposed to mean. I think it's all made up but yes, very amusing!!

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  32. Cute post. I do change up my hair. My hair is curly, so many times, I just let it air dry. if I want to look more elegant, I blow dry it. I was a hair stylist, so I have options.

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    1. A hair sylist huh? I bet you could write your very own article and it’d be way more accurate!

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