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Writing and 50 Dirty Shades of Blonde
Note to Self #5

If you found a way to compare peeling hardboiled eggs to the writing process, couldn't you also tie in another lifelong fascination to story writing?

I was the lady behind the department store cosmetics counter for a decade; I worked as a hairdresser, and also sold a very good (still touted by celebrities) diet program for several years. Always ended up in the beauty business; I've been interested in skincare and cosmetics longer than many cover models and probably their mothers, have been alive.

There was always something about a totally bare face or fried, broken off hair that got my creativity stirred up like a frothy batch of hair lightener. It was a canvas begging me to apply a spot or two of subtle color, a sparkly enhancer, a handful of rich conditioner, or a sharp blade.  And all my life, a plain piece of paper or a blank computer screen has challenged my imagination in the same way.

A page of well-chosen words, a few tiny brushstrokes, or several scissor snips and something new is created. It never ceases to amaze  me.

And here's a tip to add shine to your hair: Rinse hair for 2-3 minutes before adding shampoo of your choice. Water removes a lot of dirt and/or product buildup.  Use a small amount of shampoo and remember lather is not your friend-it is "detergent."  One washing should be adequate unless you work in a coal mine.  Make the final rinse long and as cool as you can stand it.

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