"Is that your hair?" This was not, by any means, the first time I had been asked this. I get it quite often. I always answer truthfully, although it always baffles me why people don't think of this as a rude question to ask someone.
I did a column here last week about keeping our hair looking great in high humidity. We run into that 'wall of water' when we land in Miami, for example, or New York City in August ... "Oh, man!" Hot and wet!
Fabulous women from all corners of the industry were in attendance at celebrity hair stylist, Ursula Stephen's Beauty & The Brand Bunch on Sunday, July 25th. A wide array of beauties in gorgeous get ups and fabulous hair filled the Sixty Hotel Rooftop.
For whatever it is worth, an observer who is neither black nor white cannot help but discern the color line. Race enthralls us, in the original definition of the word. Despite being a myth, it is powerful enough in our shared imagination to create its own reality.
Whenever I visited a new salon I walked in with a heavy heart because I knew what they were going to ask me: Why haven't you permed your hair? In other words, why have you been putting up with your hair? This was a question I got fed up of hearing over the years.
It's a woman's prerogative to change her hair. But when body hair changes without our permission? Then it's our imperative to check it out. Because hair is a signifier -- its presence, its gain, or its loss -- hair is always trying to tell us something.
I am really loving the trendy and fun hair colors I am seeing all over the place these days. Have you been considering taking the plunge and coloring your tresses with a funky and fun color like pink, grey, purple, blue, orange or green?
The world has become a very uncertain place due to rapid technological and cultural change. We are reminded of change when we remember iconic companies that each employed thousands of people such as Enron, Pan Am, MCI Worldcom and Arthur Anderson. Those companies no longer exist.