July 8, 2013
I’m a reasonably intelligent person. Give me some directions, and I can usually follow them. Even better, since I’m very visual, show me how to do it, and I can usually follow.
But right now, I think I understand how Napoleon might have felt on the eve of Waterloo.
The RWA National conference is next week, and the awards night is a formal affair. I want to wear my long hair up, and for weeks I’ve been watching YouTube videos of How to do Up-Dos. They make it look so easy! Make a ponytail, twist it a bit, stuff a couple of strategically placed hairpins in the correct place, and voila! A beautiful up-do! I do the same thing and the results look like a place some squirrel has been hiding his nuts.
I’ve spent a small fortune on different types of screw pins, bobby pins, hair pins, special rubber bands, hair spray, dry shampoo, barrettes, clips, combs, and even a French twist thingamajig.
I braid. I twist. I curl. I loop. I tease. I spray.
And still the squirrel returns.
I’m ready to pull my hair. Oh wait … I’ve already done that!
Any words of advice from those of you blessed with hair-talent? Any easy suggestions?