In Praise of Good Hair Days

Maybe because it’s a holiday weekend and I’m giddily headed to a birthday party in New England, but it feels like time to focus on lighter topics. Like hair.

(A lighter topic but nevertheless an essential one.)

Hair is everything.  We wish it wasn’t so we can actually think about something else occasionally but it is.  It’s the difference between a good day and a bad day.  Some think it’s a symbol of power, that it’s a symbol of fertility.  Some people are exploited for it.  And it pays your  (@%&#) bills . . . Anthony.

I love this speech about hair in Season 2 of Fleabag.  I’ve had my share of Mamie Eisenhower haircuts and cheetah-esque highlight jobs.  And it’s true: bad hair can ruin your day.

Show me a confident person and I’ll show you a person with good hair.  It doesn’t matter about the texture or the length or the color.  Short or long.  Braided or spiky. Good hair inspires courage and assurance.

Hair signifies life transitions: Breakup Hair. Wedding Hair. Post-Baby Hair. Protest Hair.  Like Fleabag says, “It’s a symbol of power.”

Frankly, I find bald men and women very attractive, so good hair doesn’t necessarily require lots of it.

I share these things in hopes that your hair (or your head) feels the last of the summer breezes this weekend.  The world is drenched in anxiety and sometimes we need to take a deep breath and run our fingers through our hair (or over our lovely bald heads) and relish the end of August.  Have a lovely weekend.

Image of Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Fleabag on Amazon Prime.

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