growing up, my mom wouldn't let me get a perm. in fact, i had the same haircut from age 3 to age 20. a short bob with straight across bangs. i remember my friend traci curling, poofing, ratting and spraying my bangs in 4th grade for the first time and i thought i was thee coolest. but, looking back at my childhood photos vs. pretty much everyone else's childhood photos, i'm actually glad my mom kept things simple. the 80's and 90's we're good for a lot of things but hair wasn't one of them. so anyways, i have always wanted a perm. don't worry, i wont ever get one. but something deep inside of me really wants one and i can relate to my 6 year old self again. i mean, even sara kray has one, mom! yes, the same sara kray who needed to wipe her nose all the time and told me i had dirty blond hair and made me cry (it wasn't until years later that i realized dirty blond hair doesn't mean your hair is actually ridden with crud.) this cell phone photo is the closest i'll ever get to a perm. courtesy of my show last semester and a few hours of curlers. i lived the dream that day i tell you, lived the dream.
take that sara kray.