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Hateration on the Hair Trends

June 22, 2011

L-A: Thing I’m currently hating:

Hair Trends.



Because my hair is the one thing I can’t do a damn thing about.

Oh sure, I can cut and dye it (especially if I had the budget for proper colouring).

But I can’t grow it down my back for summer, just so I can achieve a messy summer up-do.


And I can’t do that tousled messy beach hair. Or sexy tousled bedhead walk of shame hair. Whatever you want to call it. Want to know why? Because I look like an idiot with that kind of hair.


I’ve got flat, fine hair and a forehead that requires bangs. I’ve also got hair that’s decided it only responds to one shampoo or else it gets a weird oily look that’s there the minute I dry my hair. And this is okay. I’ve learned to live with this. I may not always like it, but I make it work. And everything else? It just looks like I’m not trying. I went three days without a hair dryer and straight iron when I was in Iceland and I looked like crap without an LC braid and a knit hat.

So your hair trends are just rubbing in the fact that I can’t do any of this. That I’m stuck with this hair.

So can we just focus on more achievable trends, like maxi dresses and coloured jeans? Even if I’m unlikely to try out either, I feel like I could, if I really wanted to, make some of those trends work (unless of course the trend requires me to be narrow hipped and pushing six feet. Then we can’t do anything about it). The trend may look horrible, but at least I can try.

Ally: Oh, L-a, I’m feeling you, sister. Feeling you. I am in what feels like month 1,489 of growing out my bangs. It’s painful. Not only for me, but for my husband who basically has to wake up to this:


It’s not good, friends.

So, I’ve been trying to rock the side braid but lack of sleep makes it look less Lauren Conrad and more Heidi Montag. Speaking of braids, and trust me it hurts my heart so much to say this, but I loved Blake Lively’s hair at the Green Lantern premiere.


I believe this might be one of the hair trends L-A speaks of. Can you imagine if you could pull this off? Leo could be your boyfriend too!

Let’s talk of maxi dresses, which L-A raised earlier. I’m on the hunt.


I know, I know. It’s Nicole Richie. Please though, this is one amazing maxi dress. Winter Kate, Nicole’s line,  is tres popular amongst those with income and scandals in La-La land, so I feel it is good enough for me.

I love the idea of pairing a maxi dress with a beat-up jean jacket a la Jessica Simpson (disclaimer: this image appears to be years old, as Jessica looks almost presentable):


Another item I want for “summer” if that is its real name, is a pair of white cutoff shorts. Not as short as the ones Kate Bosworth wore to this year’s Coachella:


Although those shoes kick ass. I’m thinking shorts more like this:


Now that I brought up Blake Lively and inevitably her stealing of my Pretend Boyfriend, I’ve got to be honest. After listening to Lighters, I may have a new horrifying crush on Marshall Mathers (Eminem sounds so uncivilized). I know!!! It’s a phase, I swear it. The song is so good though. So good.

No? You’re not feeling it?


Editors Note: Ally is currently being dragged to Pretend Boyfriend rehab by L-A. She will be absent from the blog until Friday, upon which she will absolutely, possibly, very much likely post another Eminem video.

L-A: No. No I am not feeling that Bruno Mars. I will probably be feeling the Eminem on Friday.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2011 3:07 am

    What do you guys think about the hair feathers trend? Seems kind of Sienna-boho-chic that could look good, or could look like a crazy lady wandering around with feathers in her hair.

    • allygarbs permalink*
      June 22, 2011 9:37 am

      I think I would file Hair Feathers under “Things I like about Carrie Bradshaw but would likely want to die wearing in real life”. Like the concept, think I would look like an idiot if I tried it.

      • L-A permalink*
        June 22, 2011 10:02 am

        I’ve seen it done by young ladies who can have long messy hair and wear clothes that parents would describe as, “oh susie! she’s such a free spirit!”. They pull it off. But they are in the minority. I also think I saw it in a Chloe Comme Parris show and it worked. But runways and real life are not the same thing.

  2. June 22, 2011 9:46 am

    Kate Bosworth is starting to look like modern day Goldie Hawn. I’m frightened.

    • L-A permalink*
      June 22, 2011 10:06 am

      Good call! At least Goldie Hawn can claim she looks the way she does now because she lived through the 60s and 70s. What’s Kate Bos’ excuse?

  3. June 22, 2011 12:41 pm

    I too have hair that doesn’t do summer looks. It used to I’m not sure what happened.
    Also, is it me? or have maxi dresses gotten WAY more attractive than they were when they became so popular a few years ago?


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