Bed heads, dead heads and the Dagenham face-lift

Posted by Lewis on February 03, 2005

In Reply to: Bed head posted by ESC on January 31, 2005

: : As I was on line to have my hair cut at my local unisex peluqueria, I had time to peruse the beauty products on display in the waiting area. Several costly pots of goo promised to deal with a phenomenon called "bed head". I assumed, at first, that "bed head", like "hat hair" was the unkempt state of my locks that I eliminate with a few swift strokes of my silver-backed military brushes. I was wrong. Apparently, "bed head" is a look to be desired that simulates elf locks. The expensive preparations on sale enable the purchaser to maintain their "bed head" throughout a long and taxing day. From the photos of "bed head" equiped models that I saw, it actually looks quite good on a certain type of starved junkie adolescent.

: : It has occured to me and my more visionary friends that the fashion industry has not realized the full potential of the just-risen look and we are preparing to market a full line of complementary products. Among these are a mouthwash that gives one morning breath, eyedrops that redden one's eyes, a cologne that simulates the aroma of stale cigarettes and spilt beer and adhesive, applique eye boogers. I think we're going to clean up!

: I think people who have bed head on purpose think that they are so cute it doesn't matter if their hair is weird. But it could be that I'm just bitter.

you could say it was a return of the gamin look, but more tousled.

a lot of UK hair product adverts appear aimed at people for whom 'style' and 'chic' are unknown concepts : "fashion without style" is the description I'd use.

The other day I heard the 'chav' tightly pulled back pony-tail described as a "Dagenham face-lift"