Saturday Humor – HAIR!

Gimme a head with hair

Long beautiful hair

Shining, gleaming

Steaming, flaxen, waxen

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy

Shaggy, snaggy, ratty, matty,

Oily, greasy, fleecy

 – from the musical Hair!

 

 

    Flipping through the browser I came across a series of photos that showed the current “cool” look of men’s hair styles today.  Among them was this one they call the “classic 20’s” look.

I’m thinking, “Hey! It’s true what they say about what goes around comes around … and around and around.

This look may be trying to relive an older era of the wild times known as the “Roaring Twenties”,  a period of careless frivolity before the big stock market crash of Black Tuesday back in 1929.  But it was also a popular look during the 1950’s as my two elementary school pictures (circa 1956-58) attest to.

  

Check out those nose freckles

 

We kept hair grooming products like Wild Root and Brylcreem profitable for years.  It was even recyclable.  Just remove that goo that stuck to your comb after running it through your hair a couple of times and return it the bottle.

  

You weren’t cool if your weren’t slick (or greasy grimy)

You’ll also notice too that I was buttoning that top shirt button back then just like  what’s being mimicked in the current photo at the top.   And even though we lived under the threat from the Red Scare and an atomic bomb attack, we could still smile when the photographer said “cheese”.

Today, it’s all about how pouting, sulking or angry you can look.  Hey, I understand that your economic prospects aren’t as bright as they were for us and going to school each day or shopping at the mall leaves you wondering if another madman will pop out of the woodwork.  But you can’t let them take your smile away.

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15 responses to “Saturday Humor – HAIR!

  1. oh bring back the 20’s. I wanna be a flapper! I loved Daisy! I loved the slinky gowns and the cigarette holders (back when nobody worried about tobacco). I loved the cars, the furs, and the art deco. lol…okay, I seriously drank too much coffee today.

  2. I gave up the “wet look” in 1962……being an old fart I have lost much but I still have my hair….”long beautiful hair…gleaming streaming……..”

  3. Just what I need, Maybe I should say “just what I appreciate”. Another old fart on wordpress who I can relate to. Really. Hope you don’t mind if I follow you around a bit. All these young kids think looking angry or pouty makes them look sexy. I think it makes them look like they misplaced their Ex-Lax.

    • Glad to have you around for the ride Paul and please, take the wheel every now and then if you have an itch.

      “All these young kids think looking angry or pouty makes them look sexy. I think it makes them look like they misplaced their Ex-Lax.”

      I think they’re going for that bad boy/bad girl image. Makes you wonder who their role models were growing up.

  4. I am rather hair apathetic, always have been. When it gets to be a nuisance I CUT IT… every two or three years usually. I am looking into a hair color thing for the grey ones on my chest though…. terribly embarrassing at the beach….. and I will not use Vitalis on the chest.

    • “I am looking into a hair color thing for the grey ones on my chest though…. terribly embarrassing at the beach …”

      I hear you. I coax my wife into shaving me twice a year. She’s saving herself the embarrassment of me parading around topless and I get a cheap thrill.

  5. What I remember is my dad had a crew cut and used some pink colored stuff that came in a small glass jar on his hair. Once when I was four and my sister two I put it all over her hair to make her “pretty.” She was proud of herself. I guess it took my mom and her friend next door over two hours to wash it out of my sister’s hair.

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