Do you remember that fateful day in July when Haley was acting like a drill sergeant and effectively demanded that five Man Repeller volunteers try out celebrity hairstyles they have heretofore been too afraid to try? I, for one, opted for the very dramatic, very slicked back ponytail. It made me feel like my dad circa 1988 and really accentuated the Jew in my nose if you know what I am saying. Haley tried something similar, and so did Amelia, come to think of it, but no one saw such sweet aesthetic victory the way that our very own Harling “Big Pants” Ross did.
She tried a huge, brushed-out-curls style, which made her look like a g-dang manic pixie dream girl from the 1970s or something. No one could get over it! And by no one, I mean me, which is why I dutifully enlisted the help of friend and ally Paul Fox of Paul Fox Salon to recreate the same hairstyle on me.
I masqueraded the motivation as a plea to service the community: “It will be very helpful for those who want to learn more about how to style their heads silly!” The truth is, though, I’m a hairstyle thief. Considering the range of emotions I have weathered in relation to it (first hating it, then cutting it, then growing it, then loving it,) I feel not at all bad about it. I’d say more, but what’s the point? Details are in the slideshow above, although the fast track is in the before-and-after side-by-side photos as captured riiiiight below.
Wait! Actually, here is a stack of all the products Fox used in my hair to help me get the lewk. If you have straight hair, before you apply product #1 (Oribe’s Matte Waves), you should braid your hair and sleep in the braids.
Okay! I think covers all of it. Bye now.
Hair by Paul Fox of Paul Fox Salon. Photos by Edith Young.