Again, for those of you who don't know the "Human Nature" video, feast your eyes on this:
We begin at Escape Salon (185 E. Glenarm Street, Pasadena), where the owner Sandra, a referral from Jared at my local Salon Eleven, took me under her wing.
R, who happened to be in the area for her friend's barbecue, was so amused by the thought of my getting cornrows that she stopped by and helped me take pictures!
These pictures are all R's fine work. I wish Mr. Monkey were as good as she is.
Behold the oodles of synthetic hair that was braided into my own hair.
The big fat cornrows take form. Did they hurt? Only the ones on the side. Sandra gave me props for being so still.
After the braids were done, Sandra dipped them into scalding hot water to seal them. Since I was only going to wear them one night, there wasn't a need to burn them at the ends.
R and I stand in my cornrowed triumph.
Here's a look from the back.
Diabolina's party a few hours later. My Allen Iverson 'do was a hit. People marveled.
When I got home, I considered sleeping in my cornrows. They smelled a little funny and were sort of greasy. It was 2:30 a.m. But they had to come out. My head kind of hurt. A few hours of braids were more than enough for me.
I meticulously unraveled each braid, plait by plait. It wasn't that hard, but it took awhile because I had to be careful not to get all the synthetic hair tangled. Here I am halfway through. I don't know why I'm smiling at 3:00 a.m.
And, after a shower, I am back to normal.
you look HAWT with crimped hair!ReplyDelete
Wow - that takes heart, but well worth it!ReplyDelete
This is really a whole new level of dedication to a costume. I am beyond impressed.ReplyDelete
i'm impressed! that pic of you with half your hair out and half still in braids is pretty awesome.ReplyDelete
ugh, you have no idea how much I am loving this level of commitment. you are hired!!!!!!ReplyDelete
i'm amazed at your devotion.ReplyDelete
Wow. That is commitment.ReplyDelete
I'm with Sara - I love the crimpy hair look.ReplyDelete
I loved that song!! That pic of you with the braids fresh out is so 90's-tastic!!ReplyDelete
I love, love, love you.ReplyDelete
Crimp-tastic. If only you had bangs that could have been cornrowed as well...ReplyDelete
You're soo cute with that crimped hair!ReplyDelete
I'm so amused that you were up for pics that early in the morning!
ha! that reminds me of the night of my wedding when I was debating on taking my hair apart. I eventually did and counted about 46 big ass bobby pins. Plus about 4 lbs of hairspray.ReplyDelete
thats hilarious that R just popped in to check it out
big ups to you for taking this costume so seriously! I'm usually the bum who bails on any sort of costume party
I'm super impressed with the 'do but you didn't show us pictures of the whole get-up - did you wear the latex suit, too? I super puffy heart that song, it's so great.ReplyDelete
dammit, I didn't read the posts in order. scratch my comment about the get-up, I see it now.ReplyDelete
Wow, you look so different with crimped hair. It's cute - me likey! (You're cute just as you are, too!)ReplyDelete
that is freakin' awesome. i think you should rock the half crimped half braided 'do more often.ReplyDelete
and you're smiling because you are the cheerful monkey despite the rep. :P
You need to go out and get a perm STAT. So HOT.ReplyDelete
You seriously do not half-ass anything, eh?
That's some serious 80s hair!ReplyDelete
You know how to partay!ReplyDelete
I totally think you should have kept the rolls and see how it played at work.
LOVE the crimped hair!!!ReplyDelete
and LOVE that song....love the whole album in fact.
BIG Madonna fan here....:)
the best part about the rows was you went Human Nature for the party, and post-braid pre-shower, you were totally Borderline!ReplyDelete
Your hair looks awesome! That is dedication :)ReplyDelete
You're a bad a$$, cornrows hurt like a mofo. I'm love the crimped hair look on you.ReplyDelete
you are SO hard-core!!! i love the commitment to the look. ;-) costume parties are my favorite and i enjoy going all out!ReplyDelete
I request that half-crimped look at the next GTG please. Crimped monkey = genius.ReplyDelete
AHAHAHA!!! NOW I get the cornrow reference from the N!! My favorite shot is the half done and half not, hilario.ReplyDelete