Friday, June 20, 2008

Red Conversation

"I used to have red hair, you know."

"Really? Red?! How red? Like that fake, dark red, or a more realistic I'm-a-real-redhead kind?"

"Oh, it didn't look too real. After I'd colored it, my eyebrows still betrayed me. They stayed brown, you see."

"Do people really notice that?"

"I didn't care, really, I thought red was a good look. Eventually, though, it was a luxury I had to give it up. It was just too expensive. The stylist actually dyed my hair brown in the end so I could grow out my hair without the dark roots."

"Well, I admire that. I've never done anything different with my hair. Do you feel like a different person if your hair is red?"

"It really didn't make me feel one way or the other--I can't even see my hair, can I? It's how people treat you, that's what makes the difference. For the most part, people reacted well, but I did get sick of the doubletakes. I think people were trying to decide if it was real."