Do you remember, back in the 90s, when Jennifer Aniston’s hair was all the rage? And supposedly everyone and her dog wanted to have the same haircut?
I was in middle school or high school when that haircut was popular, and I don’t think I actually even WATCHED Friends until college anyway. So I missed out on the Jennifer Aniston Replica Tresses Hullabaloo.
But these days, I am lusting after someone else’s hair.
I am pretty vain, which I realize is not a GOOD characteristic. And it also apparently doesn’t prevent me from going to the grocery store in Nike running pants and Uggs. But I think my best physical feature is my hair, so I’m especially vain about that.
Sure, it frizzes up in humidity. And it is very finicky about WHEN it’s going to look good. But in general, it’s thick and long and – thanks to my hairdresser – it’s a deep, shiny chocolate color. (The natural color is more of a drab doe-color with MANY streaks of grey.)
But after watching about 10,000 hours of Royal Wedding Coverage, I am lusting after Kate Middleton’s hair. Pardon me – I am lusting after Princess Catharine’s hair.
The length and color of our hair are similar… In fact, I don’t think the cut is THAT much different than mine. (Although my hairdresser has been subtly deterring me from continuing with the Side Bang, for reasons that she hasn’t shared with me, and I’m too afraid to ask her and so I no longer have Side Bang anymore.)
So I guess what I want to know is, is it lame to ask my hairdresser to give me Princess Catharine hair?
I’m a little afraid she’ll scoff at me for thinking I could pull it off. Because no one is going to mistake me for PC. We may have similar hair color and length, but that’s IT. My face is much rounder, with none of the nice bone structure. I don’t have the cute dimples. Or the lovely smile. Or the beautiful cat eyes.
And that’s just the FACE. Let us not even discuss the differences between us below the face.
The other thing that’s concerning me: I don’t want anyone to think that I’m trying to be Princess-like. And I’m NOT. It’s just that I really love PC’s hair. It’s so bouncy and shiny… It’s the perfect length… It always looks lovely.
Eh. Who am I kidding? Even if I got the PC hair, it wouldn’t actually BE her hair. It would still be mine – prone to humidity-related frizziness and temperamental behavior. It certainly wouldn’t transplant me into PC’s body or cause people to do double takes in the street. It most definitely wouldn’t mean that I suddenly have a team of stylists at my disposal each morning.
Maybe this is a horrible idea.
Would you ever ask (or have you ever asked) to have your hair cut, colored, or styled to mirror a celebrity?