26.8.09

Here it Goes Again, Diary of a Makeup Artist (or Hair Designer) #19

First: you may wanna turn the music off, I've got videos you just gotta see..

They say fashion repeats itself. When I was young I remember being horrified if my mother said something like, "I wore something just like that when I was your age." "Kill me now." I would think as my eyeballs rolled back in my head. Well once again my mother was right. All around me these days I am seeing "mini high school me's" sprinkled throughout society. Skin tight jeans, big lion mane hair, stripes, fingerless gloves and checkered Van's... Oh yea "I used to wear something just like that when I was their age." que eyeroll

As we were standing in the lines of the Magic Kingdom, I was blog inspired by the numerous amounts of treacherous backcombing sites among the Mickey lovers. While inching our way closer to our moment with the Mouse man, I tried to stand my children in the direction of this as to not draw any attention to the fact that what I was really dying to take a picture of was this.

Was this bumpits gone bad?? Upon closer inspection I realized it was just backcombing gone bad. Later I spied this in the Grizzly River Run ride line..

My children were extremely un-helpful in trying to capture this beauty of a beast job. "Mom don't be so mean, you're embarrassing us." Clearly I'm out of touch here, because I saw more and more wonders on the heads of teens. In my mind I am a back combing expert. My credits include:
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1. 80's rocker chick. Okay so I was no eyebrow expert then but, the hair totally rocked. 2. I learned how to do hair and wigs from a 60's hair dresser. Here is just one of my many backcombing creations. 3. I can untangle this beauty in minutes..

Nobody backcombs like me... I pride myself on my back combing ability, if there was a Pulitzer for backcombing, I would have one. Okay enough about me...

I decided to research and lemme tell you! WAS IT FUN {NY}! So here is what I learned, my old hairdo is now called "scene hair" part of the "Emo" (emotive hardcore) culture. Back in my day it was, I wish i was a hairband groupie hairdo. I also learned that these kids are tearing their hair up, its quite frightening. So Ive posted my favorite tutorials on how to "rat" "tease" "break" "ruin" your hair ...

This first one shows you exactly how to break your hair off at the root... "push down and rip back, push down and rip back" eh.. who needs thick hair when we have the option of hair extensions at Sally's beauty supply for only $50 a package...

Here we have a lovely young man who explains to us how bad hygiene and more chemicals make for better hair... I'm calling him up to see if he and apply to be a role model for my boy... I get goose pimples just thinking about it.. I hope he"ll throw in a few grammar lessons as well..

My only problem with this cutie is her tools, otherwise she has a pretty close idea of how to do it right. I'm seriously considering copying her and making my own.

Whad'ya think should I school these kids on how to do it right???

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12 comments:

Kitty said...

Scary. Apparently, today's kids not only believe they'll be young forever, but beautiful too. That guy is gonna be bald as a baby's butt someday!

Tammy Howard said...

Oh I loved big hair... I'm actually very glad to hear it's coming back. I guess I'm not allowed to do it this time, though...

Sassy Chica said...

LMAO, the firt two clips are hilarious!

I was the queen of backcombing in high school, but even I didn't know these tricks...

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

WhisperingWriter said...

Eek!

I don't get the big hair thing at all.

Jeanette said...

Is big hair really coming back? I need you to do my hair for the def leppard concert this weekend. My friend Heidi is taking me for my birthday. I'm thinking I need big hair for that don't you. It just seems wrong to go without big hair.

Janiece said...

OH MY GOSH! The girls at the bank I go ...I swear try to see who can have the biggest hair. The one guy that works there shaves his head...in a small community you are on a first name bases with just about everyone...So, I asked one day if he had ¨teased¨his hair to hard and it all fell out...we both got a good laugh from it.

Yet, I arrived in Argentina without my blowdryer...oh my gosh I wish I knew how to put a little body in my hair...I look like a constantly drowned rat....

Tammy Howard said...

There will be an award for you on my blog Saturday morning... (I know this because I can see into the future)

Yaya said...

Oh gosh. You reminded me of my awful 2000 bangs. Oy. People always ask why I never share my wedding pics and I'm like 'my bangs!'

R. Wallis @ TrueBeauty said...

Just stopping by from SITS. Love all of the videos....I pride myself on my "backcombing" "teasing" "poofing" "ratting" or whatever you want to call it! I hate to see girls who look as if they've slept on their backs all night....you know they look more like a cone-head than a bouffant :)

Tracee said...

Amazing hair styles!! I got best products from Sally Beauty for hairs...

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

As I was reading this, my 19-year-old was sitting in the room with me and I asked her if she knew what scene hair was. It was like asking, "Is the Pope Catholic?" All I can think of though is the nasty hair the cholas wore in my high school. Man, sometimes it went at a 90 degree angle to their foreheads accentuating the ridiculous eye brows. But I love big hair. Oh my.

becca greene said...

my head hurts just looking at the kiddos.