Thursday, 31 March 2011

Youth: Lament for Lost


Me: I'd like to come next Saturday to have my hair put up in a chignon.

Eight year old hairdressers: We don't know what that is.

Me:

Eight year old hairdressers: Is that a French roll?

Me:

Eight year old hairdressers: We could do you a nice, trendy bun? Something more up to date?

Me: But I'm a very old woman, you know!

Eight year old hairdressers: You're not that old....

16 comments:

Betty said...

reminds me of when one of my boys was very small and noticed I had make-up - 'mummy, why have you been drawing on your face?'
Betty x

gabe said...

You are too funny...but its true, when did wr become old...i dont feel old

Pom Pom said...

You should only have men over forty style your hair.

Floss said...

Lovely! And my mum would have had hysterics to think that a 'bun' could be 'nice and trendy' - such an 'old lady' thing for her generation! I suppose I do my hair in a chignon most days I go to work, but I've never really given it a name... I will, now!

Elizabethd said...

Oh those good old , lost, days, when hairdressers knew something other than blowdrying.

Angela said...

PomPom has a point - aged gay blokes DO make good hairdressers.

But then I have never known very much about the whole beauty business and always struggled to look elegant and wear makeup properly.

My daughter said once "Mummy, when I am grown up, can I have some nail varnish of my own? Not like yours - but PROPER nail varnish, for painting my nails, not mending holes in my tights!"

this post made me smile- thankyou!!!

Judie said...

Hahahaha! I LOVE this post! I wore my hair up for YEARS when I was younger, because my Grandmother gave he her "rat" that I could wrap my long hair around to put it in a "bun."

Jingle said...

the hair style is stylish.

cool take.

Sue said...

I always associate wearing one's hair in a chignon with ballet class.

=)

Jenny said...

What an Xcellent post!

I think we can all relate to this feeling.

The trick is to go to hairdresses that are in their 80's ... then you will feel like a spring chicken.

Thanks for a cute stop.

A+ and my apologies for my late visit this week.

Melissa Taylor said...

I love the dialogue!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

At least the 8 year old hairdresser had the good sense to tell you "you're not that old!"

Jackie said...

I make my own chignon and I hate going to the hairdressers .

criticalcrass said...

wow. see, if i'd been in that situation (of course my hair will never be long enough or thick enough ... but we'll play pretend, anyway), i would've been asking where the next closest salon was.

Pondside said...

Oh I loved this! Sometimes I can't believe I let my hairdresser touch my head - when I see her on the street and see her personal style...
Thank heaven she can step out of her own life when she cuts hair!

Lisa H. said...

I always loved it when my daughter (and now my young nieces) wanted to play with my hair. It was always a special time for giggles and secrets.