Gen X Gen Y…not?! So today is my my birthday and I felt it appropriate to post a pic of me a few years back…ala 80’s graduate. Yes I know it’s not throw back Thursday but hey its my bday and I can do what I want to…right? My friends decided to take my year book photo and do a little editing to it…hence the cat thing, Leo stuff and all.
Before the internet there was a time of what I call the last age of innocence. Before cell phone, smart phone, I pad’s, twitter, instagram, etc.. We played with our hair.
Yes I had no fear and this head of hair was wrapped in grey and white perm rods for this perfectly fluffy perm. I would use the perfect styling products of the era….AQUA NET MOUSSE, blow dried upside down then picked to a fully desired of fluffy level. The finish was a layer of SEBASTIAN SPRITS FORTE’. My inspiration for this creation was of course…Prince and Madonna. I would cringe when someone would say, “its so flock of seagulls.” Oh hell no its not…they were never cool to me back in the day…it was PRINCE AND MADONNA!! As a good friend of mine put it …”if you don’t look back and cringe you weren’t living.” I would say I was living it fully! I feel hair today has gone safe. Back then we would shave one side perm the other, or have a bi level with a rat tail…(gross!) Then the mullet which is also gross! We would manic panic it or bleach it then just do the tips with sea blue. I feel we need a little 80s daring hair out there. Yes a lot of it was horrible but some of it was fun and …totally RAD! To all my Gen X’r pals this post goes out to you!