I was born with a shock of dark hair, and have been blessed since then with thick locks thanks to inheriting my mum's genes. I've never had problems with it's condition and it's always behaved it self. Over the years it's gone from being very long as a child, to a feather cut in the early 70's,
followed by a Purdy cut. A poodle perm in the 80's (least said about that the better!) to a sensible short, easy to manage cut after I got married the first time around. Finally I settled for a simple bob, and that's how it's been ever since... until now!
This time around I have opted for an up do. Something sleek and sophisticated. Something befitting my age.A way to show off my crowning glory and the beautiful comb that I've had made! I haven't worn my hair up since my days as a budding ballerina (hard to believe now that I was once a miss twinkle toes!) so I've been rather excited about trying something new.
The only trouble with having an up do of any significance is that you need long hair. So, since last summer I've been busy growing it. And it's now driving me totally around the bend ! There's too much of it, and as for a style, well there isn't one. I now need to buy clips to keep it out of my face, and scrunchies to stop it from sticking to my lip gloss.I know that there's this rather outdated notion that the more mature woman should stick to shorter styles once they reach a certain age, but I think that in my case I really should stick to said notion. Although saying that, I'm not quite ready for a blue rinse and a shampoo and set just yet! Still, I have to really resist walking into my hairdressers and demanding they take the scissors to it and give me back my lovely oh so neat, easy to look after bob!
But I will persevere.I will carry on growing it. Just two more months of looking like the wild woman of Borneo and then it's for the chop. Of course I still need to decide what colour hair I'm going to have. Do I remain a brunette? Add some copper lowlights? Do, what I do most summers and go for highlights, or not bother at all and look a picture with grey roots. Decisions, decisions!
So, what sleek sophisticated styles am I thinking of? Well, here's a few of my favorites. What do you think!