Sunday, November 23, 2008

Flat out cool!

I'm a bit of a tomboy. Yet I've always had long hair, maybe as much because it is easy to put it into a ponytail as it is to do fun "up-do's" with. A couple of months ago, I was in getting a semi-annual hair cut, and asked my stylist (again) for some much-needed style tips. Her first tip was - you've got to have a flat iron. Hmmm, I always thought those were for people with really curly hair who straightened it. Not for people like me, with a just-barely-obnoxious wave!

Well, I went out and got my first flat iron a month or so ago. It has changed my life! In about 5 minutes, I can now go from ponytail hair with a big crease in it, to smooth straight hair for an evening out. WOW. Why did I never know about this great new tool before?! The just-barely-obnoxious wave in my air-dried hair can actually be made to disappear for the first time in my life. If you have survived for 28 years like I did without a flat iron, it's time to give in and get one. In case you are like me, or are a boy and have no idea what a flat iron is, here you go:

Added bonus? This morning in our bathroom, I frantically got the last couple creases out of my hair and John smoothed the creases out of his un-ironed dress shirt. He glanced at my flat iron. Hey, he said, do you think that would work on the hem and buttons on my shirt? It worked beautifully. I'll iron my hair, but I guess I no longer have to iron his shirts! That's flat out cool.

5 comments:

Don said...

I love the little discoveries that get delivered on life's doorstep, especially if we venture out and ask an expert: like your stylist. Who da thunk?

And a new label: Just for fun! ;-)

Chase said...

you won me over with "that's flat out cool"

I hope you take Don up on his game of Tag.
I'm a fellow-tagged, and like you, haven't sat down to hash-out my quirks... Yet :)

Keep writing!
-Chase

Jenn said...

I love my flat iron. don't know what I'd do without it! congratulations on your purchase!

Piper II said...

Hooray for flatirons! Of course, I'm a fan, since I'm one of those curly haired people! I got mine 3 years ago, and it still works perfectly. I have been rather lazy recently about straightening my hair, but now you've motivated me to do it again. Maybe for the weekend...

joanna said...

Glad to share my fashion discoveries with the world. Stay tuned for family pictures with the new flat-haired me :).

Chase - yes, I will be taking up tag (if not passing it on, because I am a bum like that) - sometime soon!