Do you wear an updo?
Is it ageing or elegant?
The whole going grey has thrown me for a loop. Some days I have the confidence of Hercules and others, well let’s say I steer very clear of the mirror.
I have not given in and as I write I have no intention of, but never say never.
This going grey makes me nervous about the updo.
When I look at the stunning Linda Rodin, with her French roll and greying streaked hair, all I see is superb style and a woman who knows who she is and what she likes.
When I grow up, I want to be just like her.
Wait, I am so grown up. So what’s the problem?
I have this ridiculous association that an updo is for old women. When I was a child that is how it went. Old ladies with long hair wore buns that sat on the back of their heads or on top, like a cottage loaf. Chic buns or ponytails at the nape of the neck didn’t feature much in my world and if my mother ever wore a French roll it was for a very special occasion. A French roll with much lacquer and a million pins was a very elaborate affair and planned for in advance.
Whenever I tie my hair back I feel as if I am not well groomed, as if it is bad hair day or I am being lazy. I don’t have the right accessories. I’m feeling this is silly and if well styled an updo could work very well. Remember those 60’s birds nests, teased like skyscrapers, that worked alongside the big hoop earrings.
Maybe I want one of those?
I am never ageist and never feel compelled to “not do” something because of my age so if I am going to wear the hair long I need to find an updo that works for me. Every day cannot be “wearing down” day.
My problem is the combination of long, grey and updo; slightly confrontational don’t you think? xv
I’m Going To Need These For The Updo
image linda rodin