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I had a special lunch event scheduled today, so I went to a stylist to give my hair a little more volume. (My hair is pin straight and rather fine, so it takes a fair amount of work to make it look substantially different than this.)

A coworker arrives in my office. He looks at me, tilts his head to one side and says,

“Have you been outside today? Your hair is usually very sleek, but today it’s really messy and ‘all over the place.'”

“Um, no, I actually paid someone to style my hair today. That’s what’s different.”

Blank stare.

New topic.

Dudes.This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at

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  1. rlbates says:

    At least he noticed “something is different”.

  2. Dr. Scherger says:

    So send us a picture of this “messy and all over the place”!:)  I came of age in the “Hair” days of the 60s and 70s.  However, I continue to be amazed how messy and standing up straight is stylish today.

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