Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sassy hair

Holiday shopping can be an adventure. For instance, standing in line at the local Asian superstore Uwajimaya, a voice behind me said: "I like your hair. It's sassy."

I turned to acknowledge the compliment, taking in the woman's short-cropped hair like mine, but without the crimson and eggplant highlights. "Oh, thank you! I like your raincoat. It's sassy, too."

"Why, thank you," she replied. "I'm glad you think so." I didn't have the presence of mind to snap a photo of this perfect stranger, but here's an approximation of her sassy raincoat. It really looked fab. But I digress.

In the photo below, I guess you get the idea about what she's talking about. On the left in this photo sits a natural redhead (which I think is gorgeous hair, by the way). On the right, my more "sassy" look.

Merriam-Webster gives three definitions for the adjective "sassy."
1. impudent
2. vigorous, lively
3. distinctively smart and stylish

Which brings me to my penchant for sassy hair. I've been collecting photos of a few of my faves. It's all about the color, darling.