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I have had a love/hate relationship with hair for what seems like forever. Long, short, straight, curly, dyed, natural, I’ve probably done it all. So for this weeks Flashback Friday, I thought I’d share the looks I have sported through the years.
You have already seen me in pigtails circa 1970. By 1972 I had gone to this.
By 1973 it had grown out again
In 1974 I was back to short.
And even shorter by 1976
Then I guess I got brave because by 1978, it was long again.
Apparently I had had enough and by the end of 1979 I went to this.
The year I graduated I had begun to let it grow out yet again.
Fast forward to 1990 when big hair was the thing and I went for tons of curls. To be honest I really like having curly hair for the most part, but hated it when it began to grow out.
Then I was talked into dying my hair in 1991. Oh my.
In 1992 I went for broke and blonde. I look sickly. Who was I kidding? The things we do for our husbands.
When I began teaching in 2000, I wanted something that was easy to fix everyday so I got another perm. I had long since abandoned the “dying” phase. Every now and then, just for a change, I would use a temporary dye, but only to add reds or golds. No more blonde.
My kids are following in my footsteps. Last week my son went from this:
(He just had to try out a Mohawk, at least for all of a minute)
He ended up with sporting his usual summer hair.
And not to be outdone by her brother, daughter went from this:
(I remembered to take the picture just before we left for the hair dresser and after she had just washed her hair)
She loves her new haircut.
I’ve since let the perms and the coloring grow out and have been keeping the hair to shoulder length, but I am now working on growing it long again. I think though this time if I get a hankering for something new, I’ll just go shopping. (Sorry no recent pics. This is from September 2007. I’m usually on the other side of the camera.)