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JUNE 25, 2009 4:43PM

Ode To Farrah Fawcett's Hair (UPDATED)

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Farrah Fawcett

February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009

This was my attempt at the lovely Farrah Fawcett hair do.

Hard as I tried it just never came off as eloquently as hers.

But, she was the icon of the 1970s and her hair was all the rage.

Well, okay, it wasn't just her hair, but much more.

Her entire being sparkled.

Every man or boy I knew wanted that woman.

Her famous posters hung in every store and in every boy's bedroom.

Her beauty took my breath away.

Even girls with short hair tried to emulate her, as you can tell from my sister's hair cut.

Mostly all of us just ended up with wings sprouting out of our head that never quite came off as miraculously as Farrah's luscious locks.

Yet, she remains a piece of my childhood that will forever be apart of my photo albums as I gave it my all at trying to look like Farrah.

I cannot look at my photos without thinking of her.

Thanks for the memories!
(UPDATE)  I've had so many people PM me about my hair that it got me thinking.... Hell, I had Farrah hair before Farrah had Farrah hair.  Here's
Just so you know, all these pictures were a result of my mother cutting my hair herself for years.... I didn't always have that hair.... I had this hair, which I refer to as Toni Perm Hair!!
And this hair, which I refer to as "My Mother Was Raised In An Orphanage By Nuns" hair..... which is true, she was.
But to see one of the best Farrah Hair's I have ever seen go here and scroll down!

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Tried as I might.... she was still the Queen of Great Hair.
So true. God Bless you Farrah.
I know what you mean. She was truly a uniquely beautiful woman...a classic!
She ushered in the big hair of the eighties. Rated.
Nice! And she was more than the Queen of Hair...we all loved her!
She was special. So were you in your hair. So you are now.
You definitely had the hair down. I just looked at your photo -- you still have great hair!
Well, you came a lot closer than I did. Nice post. There certainly was something special about Farrah.
Thanks suz, I got it from my mama! (there's a song there)


Laurel, Farrah left us all in awe!
I'm rolling my eyes at all the Farrah hair posts, but that isn't the same as saying I dismiss Farrah Fawcett. The hair was one thing, but it was her smile that launched a thousand ships. That, and the way she could tease a man with only the hint of cleavage, and in a one-piece bathing suit! I'm sure I must have seen her Playboy pics, though I don't recall looking at them. But she didn't need to show her stuff. It was the promise in that smile that did the trick. She was supremely beautiful, up until the day she died.

You're not so bad, yourself.

I'm going to hope your pointed comments the other night on Barbara O'Brien's piece were offered in a spirit of friendship. You know, I don't get a lot of positive feedback when I intimate that I have mentioned the strains of a long marriage, and how I, as a middleaged man have considered responding to those strains. (And why should I expect positive feedback, really, especially from women who can easily put themselves in my wife's place?)

Statistically, I hear men and women cheat on their relationships at similar rates. My reading seems to indicate men and women cheat for different reasons: men more often cheat for sex, where women tend to cheat for love. Sometimes, I want sex in ways that I don't get from my marriage. My wife knows this, and can't help. What should I do, then?

I have no doubt that if I cheated on my wife, she would (1) respond in kind, and (2) then, and only then, weigh her options. For the record, I have never cheated on my wife, and I have no plans or seductions underway.

But I do think about things that are missing sometimes. And I don't even necessarily have a problem with how you responded. Direct, frank feedback is helpful for my decisionmaking process. Neither do I take back anything I said.

OMG! OMG! Now I remember you and my comment! LOL Well, I was married to a man whom I deeply loved, and always will, but his 10 year affair with a woman with whom he worked did me in. I get a little pissy about it! LOL

You can read about all that here and you may have a better idea of where I was coming from. I appreciate your feedback and willingness to dialog about it. :

I don't know how she does it, but Farrah has the best hair I ever saw. Probably some people have this thing by birth, because it's hard for me to imagine what kind of hair treatment can be applied to get such great hair! I love it so much I even got a set of Farrah Fawcett wigs . Wearing these gives me a boost of self-confidence and make me feel younger.