You know it’s a bad day when you stumble myopically to the bathroom, ‘cos you can’t find your glasses without the aid of glasses; open the bathroom cabinet and spray your luxuriant locks with anti-perspirant and only realise your mistake when you locate aforementioned specs and can see that you are about to apply the hairspray where it will just prove ineffectual!
If you’re an optimist I suppose you would simply remark: “Well, if it gets really hot today I’ve taken appropriate action to avoid head sweat.” If, on the other hand, you are me then you step wearily into the shower to try and rectify the damage.
Washed and blow-dried to the best of your limited capabilities, your ‘crowning glory’ is no longer glorious… It’s at this point you decide that a radical restyle is in order; but how to achieve it?…
The answer lies with your library card and password / PIN. Simply search in the catalogue for hairstyles and – voilà – books and magazines galore devoted to the subject that are the answer to a distressed maiden’s prayer. The 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Look, Big Hair, Curly Hair, Long Hair, Short Hair, Fantasy, Dreadlocks, Braids, Buns, Twists, Marcelle Waves, Beading and Bows are there for the taking. And for those who are stunningly reckless there is always the ‘cut’.
So, to all those ladies (and gents!) out there stressing about their tresses, remember, the research can be done via your local Library.