Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I suppose that whilst I am letting my social dinosaur out for a bit of exercise, before returning it deep into my inner psyche, the subject of women’s hair surfaces. I much preferred the character of Willow Rosenburg in Buffy the Vampire Slayer when she had long hair luxurious red hair. The helmet like short style she had from season 4 onwards did nothing for me. The same with the character of Cordelia, in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the first few seasons of Angel she had gorgeous black tresses. At the end of the series these were hacked of, and so was I.

What I am trying to say is I find women much more attractive with long hair, which means shoulder length or longer. There is something about the way that long hair frames a woman’s face, emphasising the feminine softness.

Way back in the 1920’s a similar paradigm shift in women’s hairstyling occurred in the western world as has happened in the past few years in their clothing. Before the genesis of the hideous cloche hat, a woman would not have dreamt of cutting her hair, unless she was going to be a nun. Then suddenly, to match the horrendous helmet like headgear the horrendous flapper dresses, in came the bob and the shingle.

I suppose this is why I look back so nostalgically at the late 1960’s. The fatal combination of long straight hair and short straight skirt does it for me every time.

And I wonder why I am still single?

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