It’s often been said that sexiness is all about how we view ourselves. Many would have us believe that our sense of self worth and attractiveness begin with the picture and thoughts we carry inside our own heads. Are you buying that… or, could the experts have it reversed? Should the folksy truism be changed to read: ‘When it comes to self-image, what is on your head may determine the picture in your head’?
While controversial, and most definitely in juxtaposition to today’s modern ‘Zen’ self-image directives, the latter view may be a more honest depiction of what makes us tick in the self-confidence department. Real hair enthusiasts just might (and not surprisingly) subscribe to this more provocative point of view. In fact, a recent poll in ShopSmart, (a subsidiary of Consumer Report Magazine), polled their readers to find a significant and undeniable connection between hair and self image. Nearly half of those who participated in the survey (44%), felt that a bad hair day controlled their mood throughout the entire day, while 25% revealed that they had been known to break down and weep after a bad haircut. Clearly, the state of our hair has a very direct correlation to, and wields influence upon— the state of our lives! Now, add in the aging factor and the topic grows exponentially.
There is no doubt about it; as we grow more attached to our trademark manes, studies prove that the hair on our head is literally growing less attached to us… over time. With each passing year of our life, hair becomes less abundant… less resilient and most definitely less lustrous.
Here is the irony in all of this…
While Mother Nature plays havoc with our aging hair and hairline, our aging ego continues to grow more deeply entangled (no pun intended) with this lifelong precious attribute. Quite a conumdrum!
So, what’s a girl or guy to do?
In the upcoming ‘Fab @ Fifty or So’ series, we’ll be examining ways in which we, who seek to be all things ‘PFF’ (Post Fifty & Fabulous), can conquer aging image issues, and win… beginning with our hair. The column will examine new ways to acquire, grow, style and wear this glorious ego-feeder. Together, we’ll explore products, technologies and procedures that work for the PFF crowd… sharing cool tips on salon and spa services, hair color, cut and style trends. Over time we will discuss a number of high priority styling and image issues related to the beauty and spa/salon categories, including: anti-aging skincare and make-up secrets of PFF celebrities, must have facial accessories, and the hottest anti aging technologies available for PFF readers.
Do you have specific image, style, hair and beauty issues you’d like to see the column address? Bring it on! Simply send me an email at [email protected] with your suggestions or requests. Then, tell your friends about this column and check back often, for the next release in the ‘Fab @ Fifty or So’ Series. In our next article; “Come Hair! Truth, Lies and Myths Debunked!”, we’ll shed light on hair styling myths related to age, image and style. The truth is… there is a resurgence of joy, self confidence and exitement out there among our peers related to beauty and image, and as you follow the Examiner series, you’ll begin to understand why.
By the way, our timing is meant to be impeccable. We’re kicking off the series just in time to help you begin preparing for your big reunion.
Our mission? Simple really…
We dream of you, dear swan, walking into that room and knocking all of their jealous socks off!