Sunday, August 22, 2010

"Most blondes aren't!" - Maynard S. Clark

"Most blondes aren't!" - Maynard S. Clark

We've seen a proliferation of hair coloring methods, and it's shocking sometimes how many ethnicities and races are "sporting themselves off'" (a Bushism, if we've ever heard one) as blondes, or rather, as "blondes".

Again, "Most blondes aren't!"
Credit Maynard S. Clark with that one.

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vegetarian said...

"Most blondes aren't!" - Maynard S. Clark

We've seen a proliferation of hair coloring methods, and it's shocking sometimes how many ethnicities and races are "sporting themselves off'" (a Bushism, if we've ever heard one) as blondes, or rather, as "blondes".

We ethical vegetarians and vegans, of course, aren't even sure what's in those branded packages from the groceries, discount pharmacies, and the salons. I'm not sure that the hairdressers even have our interests at heart when the promise to make us beautiful for about 3-5 days (surely that stuff wears off unless it permeates the aging hair follicles).

The issue came to light several years ago while, during a visit to my mother's home down south somewhere, I had to sit through her nearly 2-hour in-house hairdressing appointment. So, what does this nerdy Harvard alum and employee do? I google everything I can about hair coloring, hairdressing, professional preparation and credentialing, and hair coloring ingredients, then I quiz (grill, really) the hairdresser about questions I cannot quickly find answered through my deft internet searches.

But again, as I ride Boston's MBTA to work and back, shopping and back, or out for a social evening and back, it's once again evident that "Most blondes aren't!" But then, the older we get, the more true it is that "Most brunettes aren't, either!"

Credit Maynard S. Clark with that one.

vegetarian said...

The 'blonde' v. (real) blonde standard of comparison requires some deft analysis, some meticulous study.

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