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Thursday, June 25, 2009

afro cap.

blog written by Simon (Senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)
I found this picture while aimlessly wondering around the internet, and it reminded me me how much i love hair.
hair is the first thing people notice about a person. it can determine what group you belong too, what kind of music you're into. it can tell someone what ethnic background you are, who you want look like, or even how creative you are. it can be a powerful way to make a statement to the world or a private declaration to oneself to try something new. i've seen a lot of great hair and a lot of not so great hair, but i gotta say i love it all. how could we appreciate the triumphs without the inevitable failures?

we watch shows that tell us what we should have our hair like, we ask our friends what they think we would look good with, and we cant wait to have it long when its short and to cut it all off once we get there. with all the preconceptions of what cool is and what is appropriate, there's this guy walking around with an afro baseball cap! how rad is he?! he's giving the middle finger to anyone who think they need to look a certain way to fit in. he's singlehandedly making a statement about personal style while also not making a statement about anything. he's a walking billboard for the "be whatever you want to be" campaign. i wish we were all so brave, myself included, to be able to throw caution into the wind and go with our gut instincts that allow us to break traditions and stand alone as a person

i salute you afro cap guy. for teaching us to experiment with the only "medium" of our body that grows back.

.....i wonder if luis can give me an afro cowboy hat...?


1 comment:

jess said...

simon, i <3 you!
can't wait to see what you and i can come up with for my hair this saturday... and maybe, just maybe, we'll finally convince derek to get his pink or purple streak...