11 June 2009

White Haired Warriors



Finally! I've been appreciated for something that comes naturally! Read Charlie for the article and leave a comment saying you know the wacky white haired lady. ;) It will probably be the only time you will ever see my hair out loose.

Years ago a young girl came to my office and asked to talk to me. She said she had spotted a few gray hairs. She intended to color her hair but her husband told her that if she thought she would go gray like Joan Perry he would like her to leave it. Wow. Another lady came up to me slightly tipsy at a party and hugged me and thanked me for "not coloring your hair."

Little do they know, I could have posed for this article twenty years ago. My daughter already has a white strand just the way I started. I tell people I have a good story for each white hair. And I do. There was a time when I was called "prematurely gray" but people stopped saying "premature."

Thanks to Caroline Nuttal from CHARLIE and photographer Matthew Morse for making me look good. It was a lot of fun.

12 comments:

  1. I think your hair looks great. I wish mine was all white or all gray, without the brown.

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  2. I just did a blog post about you, Joan. Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night!

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  3. I love silvery-white hair on women. I think it looks so elegant. My MiL also has that look and it's beautiful with her crystal blue eyes. I hope when my time comes, my hair is as beautiful as yours. :)

    Very nice portraits.

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  4. You are a star and I'm so happy CHARLIE is able to highlight you stunning trend-setters of Charleston!

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  5. White on, white on, white on!

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  6. Woo hoo! These comments are move fun than anything! Thank you all. :)

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  7. I offer up another wow!

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  8. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Did you every think that you might colour your hair? Or were you always confident/happy to live with your gray? Just wondering. Sally

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  9. Thanks Beach Bum!

    Sally, I went gray so early I didn't really think of coloring it and because I was so young (then) I didn't associate it with looking old.

    I started with that one streak and people all thought I bleached it deliberately. Rani already has a silver streak. She is definitely my daughter. She doesn't seem concerned about it at all.

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  10. Anonymous7:27 PM

    I love it, I love your white hair. Glad Rani is okay with being her mothers daughter too. Sally

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