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Do You Have High-School Hair?

My aunt has been a hair stylist for over 30 years — wow! With all of the men and women that have sat in her chair all these years, she's come to an intriguing conclusion.

"So many people go back to the same or similar style they wore in high school," she says. Perhaps it's the subconscious at work or the fountain of youth calling. I want to know, how does your own experience compare?


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chequettex chequettex 7 years
Starting in high school, my hair changed every season, and high school lasts for 4 years so I have about 16 styles I could feasibly be "going back to." But seriously I don't think my hair looks similar to how it did back then... maybe it will when it's longer?
gdomdo01 gdomdo01 8 years
Yeah, but I'm only 21, so it's not that big of a deal. I know what works for my face shape/hair type, so I don't really see the need to change. I'm Filipino/a bajillion other ethnicities, and have long, slightly wavy, black hair, sideswept bangs, that's layered and extremely thick. The only thing was that I bothered to learn how to style my hair in college. I used to be "ponytail girl" and never learned how to properly style my hair until I spent a day trying to learn how to do it. But the nice thing about it is that as long as my bangs are smooth, it doesn't matter what the rest of my hair is doing. I never know how it's going to dry straight or curly.
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 8 years
In high school I had orange hair, green, blue and purple hair, very bleached blonde hair, and varying degrees of my natural blond. It also varied from way past my shoulders, to every choppy, blunt, and angled bob imaginable, to long and layered again, only that time with bangs. Strangely enough I have not had a haircut in a few months and haven't died my hair in over a year. I seem to have gravitated to the only thing I DIDN'T do to my hair in High School.
myystque myystque 8 years
Interestingly enough I had a bob in the last part of junior high and through most of high school, and just this year I cut my hair (a bob of course)! How funny.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
oH!! nO!!! in high school, I always used it in a ponytail know i get a different look more often
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I haven't changed my hair style since junior year. It works for me and looks great!
apothecary06 apothecary06 8 years
I graduated 6 years ago, and the changes that I've made since then have been pretty minimal. It's always long and the same color I've always had, but sometimes I tweak the style just a bit to keep it fresh, so it's not as "plain" as it was back then.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
I've always had pretty boring hair. I wear it the same way every day, and every few years the length and whether or not I have bangs changes. The only difference is that I now flatiron it, and actually, it does make it look COMPLETELY different. Like on Friends before and after they discovered flatirons, lol...
Calekey Calekey 8 years
I'm actually a hs student, but when I was about 9, my hair is the same as it now, I had it cut short when I was like 12, and I finally let it grow back out...
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
I have always had long hair with layers. Nothing has changed really. Its pretty timeless...just like my teased bangs (kidding...)
mominator mominator 8 years
I have always had medium to long hair. The only difference from high school and now is that I do not wear it curly and 3ft high on top with the big bangs. :)
holleighz holleighz 8 years
haha, oh and then there was the fact that all the girls in my high school decided to revisit perms in 2000. i gave in to peer pressure. ::shudder::
holleighz holleighz 8 years
my hair undergoes a complete overhaul about 4 times a year. it's been long, short, spiky, blunt, pink, green, blonde, black, and everything in between. generally all the looks i've experimented with are the ones i really wanted in high school. i'm fairly certain my mom used to tip my stylist to refuse them and opt for all-american honey highlights and long layers (boring). in my case i think i am making up for lost time.
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 8 years
My hair is a different color now but its still long and layered. I have had it shorter through the years though but I let it grow back.
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
I would never go back to my high school hair, I had the 90's curled under bang thing going on lol.
risqueredhead risqueredhead 8 years
I've had the same haircut since I was about 13, it's just gotten progressively longer. All one length, natural color. I'm looking for a new style, but I'm scared.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Who else here is horrified whenever they look at their high school pics? I'm always tempted to deny that that's even me...
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
I dyed my hair a lot in high school and don't now. I do still have the same basic style that I had when I graduated. Long and curly, although I want to cut like 5 inches off to make it more managible.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Good Lord, no. I had terrible hair in high school--trying too hard with the highlights and styles. Ugh. My hair's much nicer now.
Molly Molly 8 years
Um, now that you mention it...
gemsera gemsera 8 years
I graduated in 2001, so no, i used to wear it in really low pig tails with curls, and sometimes take them out halfway through the day so id end up with really nice curls. I had no idea how to do it any other way. Now its usually side parted, light brown with blonde streaks and STRAIGHT. Its great this way, so easy for work, only takes a half hour :D That and i had really bad haircuts when i was younger, it was so thick. Now i've had it thinned out :)
verily verily 8 years
Nope. My hair was mid-back long until my Senior year. After I got my senior photos taken, I chopped it all off to a pixie cut. Now it's a nice inverted bob.
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
I had a lot of bad styles in high school. I cringe every time I go into my grandma's house and see her favorite school picture of me: An really (bad) golden blond hair with bleached highlights and chopped chin length and really layered. I had really long blond straight hair for most of high school. Now it's just a brown color and it's a little longer than shoulder length with some layers in it. I usually don't flat iron everyday anymore either.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
i chopped my long, wavy high school hair into a pixie cut when i went away to college. i've been trying to grow it long for about 4 years now. i loved it short, but getting it long again has been... a process. so i guess while i don't have high school hair yet, i'm moving in that direction. but i plan on taking better care of it. :)
Merlin713 Merlin713 8 years
In high school I had lots of different styles. From super long and blond to a short black bob, I did it all... My nickname was Alias. Now, I have a longer bob and it's my natural color. Brown. :-) I'm happy to be home.
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