Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Never under estimate the power of a hot curler

Big Nanny and the Medium Nanny, circa 1993. I wanted a mother/daughter picture so I hot curlered up my head, and we headed on over to the Olan Mills Portrait Studio.

This picture reminds me of a conversation I had just last week:
After eating lunch with a friend I got into my car and listened to two voicemails.

Voicemail #1 went something like this: Hey, give me a call when you get this message.

Voicemail #2 from the same person went something like this: Hey, when you get a chance, can you give me a call, I'm having a hair crisis.

I returned the call immediately because it's just part of the call that God has on my life.

To help those in need.

Big Nanny: What's the problem?

Friend: I under estimated the power of a hot curler and my hair is really big. Like pageant big. What should I do?

Big Nanny: Wet the hair brush and brush away. Don't use any hairspray. Water and hairbrush. Pull it back in a clip for a while if necessary. It will fall within two hours. Hot curlers do not give you long lasting hold.

I saw my friend later that night and she looked completely normal. Said hair had fallen and she had some nice, natural curls.

And another thing, by the looks of the above picture, I under estimated the necessity of a simple tweezer.
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Wags said...

Appears as well that Medium Nanny had already been a long standing memeber in the hairbow mafia...

Love love love it. :)

(and not to compare you to my mother or anything, but...

makes me remember all of her big hair 80's and 90's pics. sorry. it just does.)

Me said...

Awww, those were some good times. Me and my turquoise hair pick (or lifter as my mom would say).


Sumer said...

Nice! Glad I was not the only one posting an embarassing hair picture, at least you have the excuse that it was several years ago.

Hair catastrophes, trying to pass off Publix goods as like to air my dirty laundry! ;)

Nicole @ Four Real said...

First of all, is this the third post in one week! I am beside myself! And two, I still have three sets of rollers up in my cabinet. I must be waiting for something.

Melissa Lee said...

Nicole Chapek, I will pay you $100 for a set of those rollers.

They're comin' back y'all! I kid you not.

Just wait and see.

Remember that one summer I brought back the body wave? It can be done.

Anonymous said...

i love hot rollers and use them almost every sunday. please tell me if i am looking outdated. on second thought don't tell me because i like my hair even if it is soooo long.

Kari said...

It must be a Christmas treat...posts, posts, and more posts on your site. I'm excited. I need some good reading material while I'm nursing. This one is a delight indeed. I, too, have a set of curlers in my closet. Judging by the eyeshadow colors and neon shoes I've seen in stores recently, I might get to bring them back out sooner than I thought.

CEU said...

Yeah, I stopped her on her way into church and inquired about her new hairdo and I can testify that her words of wisdom were just that: "Never underestimate the power of the hot rollers." It was just comforting to know that someone else out there was hanging on to some hot rollers - just in case you leave your curling iron/flat iron in Kentucky.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the practicality of my new friend for trying to make due with the hot rollers and refusing to buy another hair appliance until she can get to Kentucky. It makes for good conversation anyway...Over heard at a Christmas party: "Oh, that would make a nice country song - I Left My Curling Iron in Kentucky" -lots of material there. I thought my sweet frined had fixed herself up for a concert!


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