>A woman’s hair is interesting. I think it’s a reflection of her inner state of being. I remember reading once that if a woman drastically alters her hair, either a change is about to happen in her life or she is going through a big change. My hair has been brunette, auburn and even green for a short stint in college. It’s been cut into an A-line and has hung down my back. It’s been feathered and Aqua-netted beyond belief. I’ve taken a crimping iron to it. I’ve even permed it. Of course, all the changes to my hair occurred in my youth while I was trying to find my sense of style, trying to mask the inner turmoil that was puberty. Once I hit 30, my personality mellowed out somewhat. I stuck with the blonde locks I was given at birth, but now obtain through Clairol.
I noticed this gal in my office building the other day who I have a “hello in the hall and restroom” relationship. Actually, I barely recognized her because she went from a bubbly blonde to a subdued brunette. It wasn’t just the color of her hair though. It was the style too. It used to be curly and fun. Now it’s straight and cute. I want to ask her what motivated her to make the change, but that’s kind of a personal question and I don’t want to hear something awful. She still has a smile on her face, but the glow in her eyes seems to be gone. I still wonder if her hair is a reflection of what’s going on in her psyche or if her hair makes her seem more melancholy because of some preconceived notion about hair colors in our society.