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Going Gray

2023, Split Hair Publishers

Make-up by JAH

I went to a Parisian hairdresser for an expert go-gray- gracefully cut. Mr. Chic inspected my half-highlighted hair with his fingers, disdainfully muttering, "What is this?" then added, "You'll have to wear more make-up to avoid looking sad and old in your gray future."


I remarked that Chic's hair was gray, yet his face unfarded, but he smugly replied, "Madame, I'm a man." Though piqued at the injustice, I consented to the lopping of my locks, on one condition, "please, leave enough hair so I can stick it behind my ears."


"Yes, Madame," promised Chic with a fancy flick of his scissors, then commenced cutting. Click, clip, fancy, flick. You're really going to need lipstick.


Emerged a short bob quite to my liking, but Chic, unsatisfied, continued the cropping, until I cried, "It won't stay behind my ears, it's in my eyes!"

"Not so, Madame," replied Chic, oh so Frenchly. "It is perfect, as anyone can see, what's missing is just cosmetics."


I hurried home and slapped on some color to brighten my face. The red and the blue spiced up the gray, but lacked the hoped-for grace.


So I called up my friend whose advice I treasure, here's what she said when I asked, "If you want to go gray without painting your face, just wear a couple of masks."

After an original idea by JAH



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Jessica
Jessica
Jan 18, 2023

Here’s another fashion option for those days when seeing the world around you is necessary. Brilliant post, as expected from KJB!

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kelliebooksblog
kelliebooksblog
Jan 19, 2023
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Beautiful gray hair perfectly accessorised with mask and glasses, I assume and sincerely hope that were you to take the accessories off you would apply lots of make-up.

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Guest
Jan 16, 2023

The other KB!

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kelliebooksblog
kelliebooksblog
Jan 17, 2023
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aha!

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You look like a blonde - enjoy new fun

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Julia R
Julia R
Jan 15, 2023

Haha that guy sounds like a jerk, you should leave him a bad review!

The haircut does seem nice though, you could use a barrette!


Julia

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kelliebooksblog
kelliebooksblog
Jan 15, 2023
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That's exactly what I did as soon as I got home (barrette). I think he was "doing his job" which he considers to be to make sure the client "looks good", but it's too bad there's so much pressure around looks especially for women (still).

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Guest
Jan 15, 2023

Omg! I needed that today! Thank you, thank you! A new French look, I love it!

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kelliebooksblog
kelliebooksblog
Jan 15, 2023
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Who is this? Initials? Hint?

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