Hey, everybody. Welcome back to JASTG's "I Heart Pop Culture Tuesday!" This week I asked everybody's favorite hair expert (and my real life bug), Liz, to take the reigns. Because this edition is all about hair, I thought it was only appropriate to use a photo of Liz and I with some beautifully coiffed facial hair. Without further adieu, I'll hand you over to Liz...
Hi! I'm Liz from It's Unbeweavable! and I was honored when my girl/bug asked me to guest post for her...and even more excited when she asked me to do Pop Culture Tuesday (I Want Her Hair Edition). I am passionate about many things-animal rights, the environment, and hair being at the top of my list. I am constantly changing my hair, and always find myself coming back to the same women for hair-spiration.
I'm not taking a trip down memory lane approach with this PCT, however it would be blasphemous to not include the "Rachel", right? How many of you brought a picture of this hairstyle to your stylists and demanded it? I know I did, and I also know I ended up looking nothing like Jen, but that's neither here nor there. This particular hairstyle is the Farrah Fawcett of our/my generation.
Oh, Tay. If you've read my blog, like ever, you know that I coveted her hair for a good 4 months. I was a woman obsessed. Then that rude jerk reality slapped me across the face with the following-1. I am a brunette. As in, "Wait, Liz, is your hair black or brown I can't tell because IT'S SO DARK" 2. I am not a millionaire. Shocking, I know. 3. My hair is healthy. Let's put it all together, shall we? To achieve the basically white hair Taylor has would require me to bathe in bleach for hours, which would guarantee my hair's health would be a thing of the past, and I would have to get root touch ups every TWO WEEKS=I'd be living in a cardboard box with no internet (shudders), but the platinum hair of my dreams. So, pass. Also? The bangs. I think they are super cute in an "I don't give an EFF" kind of way, but I enjoy being able to see. When you can see, you're able to, you know, walk around, and drive and function. I just don't think I want to live life behind an angsty blonde curtain. (For the record-should I, 1. Become a millionaire or 2. Become bff with a stylist I trust to do this, you better believe I'll be platinum and layered, stumbling around because I can't see without a doubt.)
Girl can do NO wrong in my eyes. I love how versatile she is-she can pull off black and blonde, long and short-when she chopped her hair into a "LOB" (Long Bob), I died. And then revived myself and promptly went asking for this cut as well. Here's the thing. Unless your hair is stick straight, it takes a lot of work to get it to look right everyday. But I loved it so.
I have a love/hate relationship with bangs. Process is as follows-see picture's like this and remember why I must.get.my.bangs.back or I may perish. Get bangs cut. Love them for 4 days. I am cool girl with bangs again. Remember how much extra effort bangs take. Constantly find myself pinning them back during workouts, hot days, lazy days. Decide to grow them out and "bangs just aren't for me." 3 months go by and find saved picture (ok fine, the FOLDER of Zooey Deschanel images I have saved because I stalk her) and decide I.must.get.my.bangs.back or I may perish. Lather, rinse, repeat.
I'm sure you're like, um what? Backstory/more you ever cared to know about Liz. I am half Colombian. Daddy came to the US of A when he was 13. I have a crazy Colombian grandmother who scares the living hell out of me but makes a mean chicken and rice, so it evens out. OH, and her coconut rice makes up for her insanity too. Yum. Anyways, Shakira is Colombian. I'm not sure if you know, but there aren't a ton of positive things coming out of Colombia. We're known for some, ummm other things. So, I'm proud of her. We used to call these kind of curls, "crunchy hair"...achieved by mixing copious amount of gel and mousse in your palms and scrunching, scrunching, scrunching. This was my go-to style when I was too lazy to straighten, and before I was "unbeweavable." Fun fact-my hair is REALLY curly, naturally...and it's oddly comforting to know I can always just scrunch it and run out the door, if I must.
Her bob is just glorious, isn't it? I have neither the face, hair texture, nor the patience/live in hairstylist for this, but isn't it sexy as hell?
I'm bringing the pop culture, people, don't judge! Ok, SO. "LC" and I go way back. Not really, unless you count me still watching the first seasons of Laguna Beach whenever possible. She was the first person who's hair and style seemed like something I would actually wear-and I also brought in some of her pictures the first time I got extensions. Then she started doing the lil braid-I actually totally remember this scene out of The Hills when she first wore it because I'm cool like that and have way too much time on my hands, but I digress. The braid is also perfect when you're growing out your bangs before you chop them off again!
This is a safe place, right? I love Rachel and Leighton. I mean, LOVE. Go-to inspiration girls always. So you it shouldn't come as a surprise that when I get hair antsy (a medical term, I'm sure) and want to change my hair, like NOW-I stalk the sh*t out of these ladies. Right now, I'm leaning towards a little red and keeping the length, with an option to go big like Leighton or sleek like Rach. Can I call you, that, Rach? They never look like they're try too hard, and effortless chic is just something that alludes me. One day, one day. Although I'm unsure if writing about my desire to be "effortless" is an oxymoron? Or just ridiculous? Whatever, look pretty hair.
Who Are YOUR hair-spirations?