Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hair Don'ts

With prom on my brain, I've been thinking about what to do with my 'mop-o-hair'. Should I wear it up? Down? Some up with some down? Or, as my ever helpful sister suggested, side ponytail? (I'm not dissing the side pony fact, a low side pony tail can be cute and elegant. However, she was not talking about THAT one. She wants the side pony tail that looks like it is coming out from your ear in a side horn...again...she is so helpful.) All this got me thinking about "hairtastrophes."

Recently, my husband and I were at an AAU league basketball game when the most impressive rat tail walked by! I immediately looked at him, he looked at me, and we both wished that we had a camera to capture the endangered hair don't known as the rat tail. This hair style's characteristics include short hair all over, except for about a 2 inch patch of hair right at the base of the hairline in the back. This patch should be grown long...very similar to, in fact, a rat's tail...hence the name. Bonus points if the Rat Tail is BRAIDED!!

The Rat Tail should not be confused with the MULLET. The best way that I can describe the mullet is "business in the front and party in the back." Short hair on the front half of your head and long hair in the back creates the hair's split personality. I've seen both male and female mullets...none are pretty.
And...of course...there is the mohawk. Don't confuse the mohawk with faux-hawks. Faux-hawks are sad impersonators of the coveted mohawk. A mohawk for those of you who don't know (seriously?! These people exists?) is short hair on the sides with a long strip of hair down the middle. The long hair MUST be spiked...I mean, what's the point of having it then.

The mohawk is truly created by those brave souls. Here is Big C sporting his 'faux-after-bath-hawk' courteous of my husband.

But always...when in doubt.....take a page out of the Big C's book and cover up that do or don't with a hat!
These dos are all don'ts for prom.
Sadly, few will try.
None will succeed.

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1 comment:

  1. I do love the faux-hawk on baby boys :) Carter has one almost everyday!!! Curt has great style...haha