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Your Bad Hair (Part 2)

It’s time for more bad hair pics. If you missed Part 1, check it out. There are some treasures in there. But now we have a new set of treasures to kick off your Friday.

1. The Aqua Net

This is my running partner in crime. She sent a bunch of pictures to choose from but I thought most of them were way to cute to make this post. This one was an exception because 1) that is a ladder 2) I’m not sure that’s even a perm but her natural curl untamed and 3) I am sure those bangs don’t get that sexy without some serious hairspray.

2.The White Fro

This is a picture from Kate. Instead of sending a picture of herself, she decided to call out her brother instead. Take notice of the hair, then check out the shirt, and know this picture was actually taken in the 80’s.

3.  The Acid Washed Mullet

This is Jackie. While the mullet and the feathering are indeed impressive, it’s the pairing of the slick hairdo with the acid washed skirt that I find extra appealing. Oh, hey, do I see high-tops in there? I think I do.

Perhaps Jackie and I were twins? Because I had that same skirt. BOOM.

Where does my sweater end and the dog begin?

4. The Face Lift

Here’s Jackie again. I’m not sure I can classify those bangs because I don’t really know what’s going on there. I can classify the tightly pulled-back hair in the barrette. Jackie is actually 40 years old here but it’s the pulled back hair that makes her look so youthful.

5. The Some Kind of Wonderful

Say hello to Ms. Katy Widrick. And tell me you don’t think of Mary Stuart Masterson when you look at this picture.

It’s more than a bowl cut. It’s what made Eric Stoltz totally diss Lea Thompson.


6. The Floating Head

Here’s Katy again. This picture is a classic and I included it for general terribleness (that’s a word, I think) more than for bad hair.

Don’t think I don’t have one of those too. Thank God for braces, right Katy?

7. The Mu-Mu of the Future

This is Emily. Her hair is actually pretty nice here, but my God, the dress. THE DRESS! She reminds me of that girl in every horror movie who tells you that you’re going to die but you don’t listen. Bonus points for the creepy doll and her parents putting her in front of some foliage for the perfect shot. I just wish I could see the shoes.

Thanks for sending in all the great pictures, ladies. And I hope the rest of you were entertained by our traumatic childhoods.







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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 eatwatchrun@gmail.com  if you didn’t get a chance.




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Flashback Friday: Bad Hair

Alternate title: How my parents made sure I never had sex.

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Flashback Friday. I’m really good at starting up recurring posts and then abandoning them completely. So it’s time to bring it back, even if just for one week because I’m almost certain I will regret this.

You might remember, I dyed my hair red last week. While I was dying it, I posted a picture on Instagram out of boredom.

Then I got a few comments.

Those comments made me think about how often I change my hair and all the terrible hair cuts I’ve had in the past. Today I’m going to share some of them with you. These are pictures of pictures so they aren’t the best quality, but if we’re being real here, no one needs to see these clearer than they already are. So get ready for some of the worst pictures ever taken of me. (You can thank my BF for digging some of these up.)

Lord help me if any of this ends up on People of Wal-Mart or Awkward Family Photos.

1. The Bowl Cut

My parents started me out pretty young with the terrible haircuts. Since I don’t remember going to the salon, I’m pretty sure an actual bowl was used in the making of this hair. If you stare long enough, I kinda look like Danny Bonaduce. (This picture is Pants approved, by the way.)

2. The Tight Perm

(This is for you, Verlin.)

I hated smiling because I had terrible teeth and was super embarrassed about them. I got this perm the summer before 8th grade. The first day of class, I walked in and Kris Winkle (yeah, I’ll call him out) said, “WHAT did you do to your hair!?” That pretty  much scarred me for the rest of the year.

3. The Feather

Mmm. I loooved having teeth like that growing up. Gave me so much confidence!

I remember my dad made me wear that dress and I hated it. I’m pretty sure this is the only time I wore it and I remember being thankful that I was still growing because I knew it wouldn’t fit for long. Dresses should not have bibs or look like couches. But I think we have other issues to deal with in this picture, like that blue eyeshadow.

4.  The Feathered Mullet

This might be one of my favorites. I like how the feathering really covers up my earlobes. Couldn’t someone at least have repainted my nails?

5. The Disheveled Mullet

That was my first and last trip to Fantastic Sams. My mom LOVED it. I was mortified. Even in the 80s. I cried after I got this hair cut and had to deal with it forever while it was growing out. I know you can’t tell from the picture, but that’s a Belinda Carlisle pin I’m wearing on my shirt. I couldn’t afford the t-shirt, so I bought the pin and wore it all.the.time.

6. The Teased Bangs

That’s me and Lisa. She is going to KILL me for posting this but how can I let such a treasure go unseen? That is the tight perm from the previous picture growing out. Not completely horrible, but you can’t deny the awkwardness of the spoon in my mouth, a happy face made out of Oreos in our ice cream, and my supremely comfortable hand pose.

7. The Scrunchie

Oh hey there attractive couch!

This was my matching phase. My earrings matched my scrunchie which matched my shorts. Not horrible, but very 80s. And now it reminds me of The Graduate.


So there you have it. I showed you mine, now you show me yours. Pretty please? Send me your worst hair cut picture at eatwatchrun@gmail.com (and your blog link if you have one) and I’ll put them in a post in a week or so. 🙂


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