Salon Faux Pas

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© Bailey Cooper
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One day I woke up and decided I wanted to reinvent myself. My hair was almost totally white by the time I was 40. I had long since stopped coloring it and I usually wore it shoulder length or longer. So I decided to go dark and super short. Big, big mistake. It took me a full year of reversing and cutting to uninvent myself. These were the butch years.

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  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (12 Jan 2013):

    excellent pov and neg balance--love the hats

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson   gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Perfectly lit, contrasted, and cropped.

  • John Flora

    John Flora said (13 Jan 2013):

    I've had gray/silver hair since I was 40 too. I think women who embrace premature gray are striking and exude self-confidence.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   said (13 Jan 2013):

    Thanks guys. John ~ I agree with your preference to embrace what comes naturally. By age 38 I was pulling the white ones. By 40 it was color it or go bald. Somewhere between 40 and 50 I'd had my fill of salons and dry damaged hair. I let it grow out and did nothing more than cut it until the fateful day of reinvention. The short dark hair made me look hard and unnatural. Never, ever again.

    It is long again and, once again, pure white (http://jpgmag.com/photos/3229507).

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (14 Jan 2013):

    Love the high contrast and composition. Very nice!

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