Sunday, 4 May 2008

Hair Today...

I live in an area where blonde is the hair colour of choice. Apparently, if you're not blonde you're not attractive. If you're not blonde you're nobody (sorry Tina, but you're off the hook because you're naturally blonde).

At least, this was the impression I was getting. There are thousands of chavas where I live (for those living outside the UK and have no concept of chavas: they're people who wear tracksuits permanently, listen to bad rave, have too much gold jewellery and skinheads). This makes everything really awkward. To be honest, there are two types of people where I live: old folks and chavas. Now, for someone who dies their hair red and wears bright clothes like me, you're officially an outsider. I'll talk about clothes in another post.

For now, let's ask ourselves what the world has come to. I get stared at in the streets a lot more now that I've died my hair. Any guesses for who does it? Yep, blonde-haired chava girls. They obviously feel threatened by someone who dares to be different (since when did you last see a group of young people who were a real mash-up?) but I think this is sad. It's like what I was saying in my post a week ago ("A Loss of Individuality") - only more hair-related. It's good to see people who experiment more with their hair. Maybe people really are just scared to stray from the flock.

4 comments:

Faizal said...

I prefer black hair. :)

Tina said...

Thanks for letting me off the hook buddy lol

Society is strange. People look at my differently now im blonde from when i was red. It's daft.

Hope you stared at those girls right back and gave them your best dirty look!

Monique said...

That seems so boring... Cookie cutter people is what I tell my boys, be different, be original and stand out.

Others may look at you weird, but only because deep down they are envious that you CAN stand out....

Just my opinion...

Nic said...

Being different is not a good thing or bad thing, in my opinion...

I guess I just enjoy being the kind of person that can't be put in any category. I mean, I know what I am, and there's no stereotype that can be used to describe me as a person.

Even my hair colour is not the stereotypical kind of black for people from East Asia. (People think we all have black hair???) It's naturally dark brown with a bit of red in it...