Your Bad Hair (Part 1)

I asked for bad hair pictures and I got ’em. You all are not shy. I love it! A bunch of you even sent in more than one and let me choose which one to post. Of course, sometimes that was Sofie’s Choice and I had to pick several so now this is going to be two posts otherwise you’ll be reading into next week. So let’s get to it.

1. The Helmet

Kathy sent in this picture. I think it’s questionable that this is even hair. It looks like it was set gently atop Kathy’s head. Plus, it’s a sports picture. I’m not sure soccer uses helmets, but this was another time afterall. We may never know the answer.

2.The Trick Mullet

This picture is from Sierra. I almost deemed this picture too adorable to post (and she’s still adorable today), but then she received points because her bangs go all the way around to both ears. Then I realized, this is in fact a mullet but she’s so adorable that you are tricked into thinking this is a regular haircut. Extra points also given for the sexual-predator-friendly “Arms are for hugging” dress.

3. The Confident Mop

This is Amber.  If you turn her upside down, you can use her on floors. Amber is really working this look with that confident strut toward the camera and Tweety Bird on her shirt.

4.  The Seductive Mullet

This is also Amber. Not many people can pull off bangs that go back mid-head but Amber has it going on. This is possibly my favorite entry for the pose alone. The phrase “pictures are worth 1000 words” was created once this was taken.

5. The Kip Winger

This is my friend Katie. I’m not sure Kip Winger ever had this hairstyle but I do think he would date anyone with it. So the name seems appropriate.  It’s a little bit feather, a little bit cowlick, and a little bit dental hygenist scrubs.

6. The Joan Cusack

Here’s Katie again. All I can think about when I see this picture is Joan Cusack. And really, I have no idea why. Maybe it’s the pose or the rad lightning bolt earrings. Also, it’s important to note that if you cut off all her hair from the ears down, that she would have the same hair as my brother in the late 70s.

7. The Hair Bear

Shannon sent in two completely different pictures and I appreciate her willingness to experiment with hair at such a young age. First, we have the hair bear. I can’t decide what I like better, her gigantic head of hair, the pink cumberbun in the background, or her then boyfriend’s peach fuzz moustache.

8. The Sinead

Here’s Shannon again. She gets mad points for 1) actually shaving her head and 2) being the only one to send in this type of hairstyle. I also appreciate her ability to transform one side of her hair into long luscious locks by leaning into her friend.

9. The Hare Bear (See what I did there?)

This is Jina. I had to double check that this wasn’t me. A perm, reddish hair, bangs, freckles, bunnies. It’s easy to see how I could get confused. I can’t say anything bad about this picture. Jina obviously knows the way to my heart.

10.  The Superhero

Ok, so maybe Jeremy Renner didn’t send this in to me. But you can’t prove it.

Thanks to everyone for sending in your pictures. You are all good sports and make me feel less awkward. Part 2 is coming up soon so you still have time to send in your pictures at  if you didn’t get a chance.




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9 responses to “Your Bad Hair (Part 1)

  1. Hahaha, oh Paula!!! This killed me! Excellent hair going on here. I am totally sending you a pic!
    What a great idea for a blog post.

  2. Kim @ Living, Laughing & Losing

    Those are all great! 🙂

  3. I have to make sure Bitchy Angie sees this and sends you some of her pics. She had the best awkward years.

  4. Bahahha!!! I made #1!! That is hair, overly brushed hair that turned into that 🙂

  5. Amber K

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one whose parents gave them mullet. haha

  6. I love bad hair! Great way to start the weekend!*

  7. Verlin

    Hilarious – thanks for the great post.

  8. These are all kinds of awesome. Mullets crack me up!! I wish I had some pictures to send you but they’re all back in Virginia. I’d think you’d get a kick out of my “tamed” baby afros!

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