This is the LifeMay 1, 2007 By: Marianne Dougherty American Salon
The Way I Was
Like death and taxes, there's no escaping the bad perm. Richard Simmons has had more than his fair share, that's for sure. I had my "white man's Afro" in 1975, right after my daughter Erin was born. It seemed like just the thing for a busy mom on the go. All I had to do was step out of the shower, let it air-dry and go about my day. I don't think it's my best look, but I remember loving it at the time. Let's face it, we all want what we don't have. That's what keeps beauty professionals in business. My perm fulfilled every fantasy I'd ever had concerning my hair. In a nutshell, it made me look like I had some. —M.D.