February 6th, 2012
WAG Watch: High Fashion Hair Curlers?
Last time we checked, wearing hair rollers in public was a “Don’t” in most sensible ladies’ books.
Well thanks to a recently misinterpreted decree from Vogue, the British press is now claiming that the baffling, mind-boggling and completely WAG-like trend of wearing hair rollers whilst out and about is now in fashion.
Not so fast.
Once upon a time, there were the odd anomalies to this errand-running ritual. Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole were both seemingly impervious to the doctrine of wandering the streets in hair curlers and spending their days engaged in competitive shopping. Victoria moved to America and Cheryl was stripped of her WAG title so the protests from these two exceptions failed to make an impact on their Northern counterparts.
Now if one takes a trip to Liverpool at the weekend, just as Vogue Italia fashion editor Stefania Cubello did, you’ll supposedly find gaggles of young gals walking around with their hair in velcro rollers in preparation of the BNO. Apparently keeping one’s hair pinned up makes it curly and bouncy right before heading out on the town, but is looking like a granny all day long worth the trade off?
We don’t think so.
Furthermore, does anyone else get the sense that Cubello’s comments were made more along the “just trying to be nice” lines?
Our opinion: some of the British press are a pack of unoriginal story-stealing wolves and women should keep their rollers behind closed doors. The bounciness of one’s hair really doesn’t matter when falling out of a club at dawn with half a gin and tonic spilled in it.