Thursday, December 06, 2007

Time Ain't Nothing

Remember last spring when the facial woman said I had "premenopausal" skin?

Now this: I have a wonderful hair colorist, a color student named Paula at a high-end Manhattan salon. Color with students is practically free in New York and I've been with her since her first lessons two years ago. She's about to graduate and I think this time I'll graduate too. I've been the guinea pig for four colorists at the same salon for the past five years. And now that I have an income and all, I'm sticking with Paula when she is licensed.

Yesterday, Paula sweetly skewered my delight with the rich tones she'd just put into my roots.

"The gray is more stubborn this time. Next time we'll have to use double-pigment."

Oh.

4 comments:

Steven R. Stahl said...

Quote:

"The gray is more stubborn this time. Next time we'll have to use double-pigment."

Oh.

End quote.

That beats noticing, a couple of days ago, that I now have gray wisps of chest hair. Working out can't fix that.

Hair color, though--I noticed that same day that an actress on an NBC soap has light blonde hair and dark eyebrows. To me, that looked weird. . . Does that mean the character is neurotic?

SRS

Marie said...

I'm not sure how the eyebrow thing works. It might be perfectly normal to have dark eyebrows and light hair. My eyebrows are much lighter than my hair color--original or enhanced.

It seems to me that working out, eating less or better, and walking all the time isn't doing much for me these days. Kind of distressing. I feel so un-adult and yet here I am the same age my mother was when I started working at Marvel Comics.

The Other Marie said...

I wonder if we will ever feel like we've grown up. Does anyone out there?

Steven R. Stahl said...

Personally, I lack a sense of aging, for a number of reasons which I won’t go into; fortunately, not having any chronic pains or other ailments (at the age of 50) is one of them. Unfortunately, I also have an excellent memory, and watching people age can be very unpleasant. It’s not that older people all look bad, but some people don’t age well, and when I see someone that I haven’t seen for years, and the person’s face is sagging like a partly-filled bag, or is a mass of wrinkles. . . I wish there was a rejuvenation pill, or that everyone could have plastic surgery.

SRS