Monday, December 12, 2005

The horror, the horror!


HorrificSpiralPerm
Originally uploaded by Mystery Mommy.
This picture was taken Christmas morning a looooooooong time ago. I couldn't find any pictures of this perm that didn't show my face....

Please note that not only do I have the typical late-eighties spiral perm, I also have BANGS. Can you say, "poodle"? Or perhaps, "Portugese Water Dog" or maybe "Puli"?

I thought I looked Mahvelous.

15 comments:

Jenn said...

OHMYGOD. I will have to bring a pic down one time - because we HAD THE SAME DO!

Totally same. We would have looked like sisters. I mean, add the height and the body make-up.. we would have looked like TWINS!

heeee!

Running2Ks said...

You know, Liz, I never spend a lot of money on my hair--but I will say that I once spent $100 with tip on a spiral perm--in the 90's--and then brushed it all out within 2 months!

KathyR said...

1989. I permed my head, too. And I didn't stop coloring it, either.

Result: a gentle shower of broken, stressed out hairs whenever I shook my head...

But you did look Mahvelous. And you know it's better to look good than to feel good, darling.

Phantom Scribbler said...

My hair only wished that it looked like that in the '80s. I think we are eyebrow twins, though.

liz said...

I love my eyebrows. I used to leave them bushy (there _were_ two of them, after all. What more could anyone ask?) But I wax them now, on the advice of a career counselor.

halloweenlover said...

A career counselor advised you to wax your eyebrows??? Seriously?

I am loving the hair! Spectacularly 80s.

liz said...

Seriously. I was laid off from a Big Three Accounting firm several years ago (along with about 20,000 other people) and they sent all the laid-off folks to a 5-day resume prep/interview readiness workshop.

At the end of the workshop, I asked the counselor, "What else should I do to increase my chances of getting a job?" and she said, "Cut your hair shorter and get your eyebrows waxed." She also mentioned makeup and jewelry. My hair at the time was chin-length.

ccw said...

I honestly don't think that perm is that bad. I really must dig up my 8th grade school picture so that everyone can see the real meaning of "poodle perm". I had triangular bangs along with the hideous spiral perm.

Suburban Turmoil said...

I had the very same perm! Except that the first time I got it, it didn't take -and- the stylist burned the back of my neck with the solution. OUCH. I had a scab there for weeks. I was a kid, so I didn't know it wasn't supposed to HURT when I got the perm!

lostinthemiddle said...

Gotta say . . . like Phantom, my hair wished for this perm. Wouldn't hold it though.

Genevieve said...

Well, when you meet me, you may laugh -- my (unpermed) hair looks kind of like this! No bangs, though.

liz said...

It's a totally different thing when it's naturally curly.

My hair is naturally confused about it's identity. I have some swoop everywhere, and some cute little cork-screw frizzies, but mostly it's straight.

Phantom Scribbler said...

I'm very late checking back here, but #1 My natural hair used to be very much like you describe yours, Liz: some swoop, some cork-screw, some straight. Now it's just bushy and filled with static electricity. Blech.

#2 If I ever have to get a real job, will you guys hold my hand and walk me through all of these things? I didn't even know one could wax one's eyebrows until I read about it in Blogland. I'm so clueless...

liz said...

I'd be happy to walk you through what I've been taught.

Mieke said...

I think you look cute. I'll have to dig up my bad perm from the 80s. I look like Eddie van Halen. So sad.