Saturday, October 3, 2009

Utah Hair

E is enjoying Arizona, but she has encountered kind of a culture shock. For one thing, there are a lot of girls that go to her new ward and her school that are afflicted with what she and I named "Utah Hair." Not that there's anything wrong with Utah, that's just the place where we first noticed that a LOT of girls were doing their hair to look like it should be on the head of a cartoon character. Huge chunky stripy highlights, weird spikes, too much wedge, bumps that defy gravity... Our theory is that there are a lot of people in the LDS culture of Utah and Arizona whose children, these teens and 20-somethings, are trying to be edgy and semi-rebellious, but they are cut off from the mainstream fashion world and have likely never even left their home state, and so they end up thinking that their hairdo is the coolest thing since sliced bread, when in fact it actually looks like one of these:





I told her she ought to illustrate a book on this bad-hair phenomenon! She said she's going to get a spy-pen so she can take covert pictures of the hair-offenders at school and at church.

5 comments:

Just Julie said...

Awesome drawings. And completely true.

Lis said...

Oh, I love this.

Stef said...

haha
It's gross right? Remember when Elin told me, "I don't believe you're from Utah." I took that as a compliment.

Good Ideas said...

I remember the days when Utah hair was curled and teased bangs, plastered in to place by tons of hairspray. Now days it's this alien shaped hair pouf on the crown of the head... Sometimes it's a flat teased square shape. And the streaky unnatural highlights and lowlights... sigh... These local fashion victims are also and unnatural tanned color that clashes with the world.

Ali said...

hahahaha so beautiful. Every year at EFY there are more and more girls who do this. Bumpits abound.