Last Friday I had my hair colored, asking my hairdresser to take pains to match what is left of my original red hair. Today I opened the newspaper to a huge, two-page article with tips from Charla Krupp's book, How Not to Look Old. Tip #2 was, "Lighten your hair, going two shades lighter than your natural base color."
Sigh. Too late.
Cautiously, I read on. I'm in trouble on other fronts as well. I'm supposed to lose my hoop earrings. (That's pretty much all I wear for everyday.) And my acid-washed jeans. (My favorite pair is acid-washed.) And my choker necklaces. (My husband gave me a choker I love.) I'm supposed to buy jeans that fit and flatter me. (The only pair I have that fits me well is acid-washed. I have no jeans that flatter me.)
I'm supposed to wear a "make-up primer, which fills in wrinkles." I have no idea what a make-up primer even is, but she assures me that if I spend more time getting my "canvas" to look great, then I can get away with wearing less make-up.
Still, there is hope for me. I'm supposed to cut some bangs. (I have bangs.) I'm supposed to avoid dark nail polish. (I'm lucky to have on any polish at all.) And I'm supposed to lose my tube tops and bustiers. (Like I would have any tube tops and bustiers!)
What's sad is that I read every word of the entire article.
What's even sadder is that I ordered her book.