Haircuts and Self Esteem on Salon Saturday

Note: This is a cross-post at WeAretheRealDeal.com today.

There are only two things in this world that I’m really high-maintenance about.

One is, obviously, food (though I’m getting muuuuch better about it/more flexible/more adventurous/less high-maintenance) and the other — the more critical by far–is my hair.

And no, it’s not because I’m “vain like that.”

The truth is, as a naturally curly red-head, I’ve struggled with my God-given color and ringlets since early childhood. Continue reading “Haircuts and Self Esteem on Salon Saturday”

An End to Hollywood’s Double Standard?

In this blog post, Gawker contends actor Gerard Butler’s belly will be the end to Hollywood’s beauty double standard.

I’m not so sure, but I hope we’re making some headway here toward ending the double standard.

Per Gawker,“Paparazzi pictures of 300 stud Gerard Butler looking all fat in Barbados have everyone in a tizzy. Finally it seems male celebrities will be held to the same impossible body standards as their female counterparts. Thank God.”

To be honest, I don’t like that they called Butler “all fat” … but it’s pretty obvious that he’s no longer sporting those 6-pack abs of his 300 days … And frankly, I disagree a little with Gawker’s post in that I’m not so sure he needs to be all chiseled all the time.

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