Pictures of Dudebros With Fanciful Updos
4:42 pm, August 30th | by Colette McIntyre
I still vividly remember getting my hair done for my senior prom. I hadn’t gone to a hair salon in years — I had been entrusting all my cutting and layering needs to my one semi-skilled friend at the height of house parties and maintaining the domestication with a tub of Kinky-Curly custard and a package of bobby pins in the interim. But prom hair wasn’t something that you could get in the basement of a two-family house from a “hairdresser” who was more consumed by her flirtations with a college-aged skateboarder and getting someone to play “Oops, Oh My” off her Ipod than finding a hairstyle that frames your face. So, after years of enduring bangs of insufficient length and misplaced layers, I returned to Chrissi’s vinyl chair and agreed to let her “take care of me.” While I wanted to help Chrissi help me, after so many drunk cuts that necessitated little more input than “uh, something at the chin, maybe?”, I had completely forgotten the hair lingo. I had no idea what I wanted; I had no idea what prom deserved. Seeing my panic, indecision, and complete ignorance of my own face shape, Chrissi dropped the Magna Carta of hair art into my lap. The models were all winners of the exquisite jawline lottery, decked in neon colors, a touch arrogant, and utterly ’90s. There was more flipped bobs and spiked pixies than even an episode of Friends would know what to do with. I cried until another hairstylist agreed to give me a head massage.
I think things would’ve gone a lot smoother for Chrissi and myself if, instead of that illustrated tome of industrial cybernet hacker ice princesses on their way to the black-tie Steampunk Ball, she had handed me The Bold Italic’s photos of guys with fancy lady hair. As part of The Bold Italic’s Facing Change project, Jessica Saia took eight long-haired men to a salon to get all the updos of your Barbie Styling Head‘s dreams. In my opinion, there is something innately calming and accessible about a metalhead modeling “The Sass Bun”.
To see more men who put the “dude” in updo, click here.