Fake hair dating
I've always felt like a redhead, though I certainly wasn't born one.In fact, I've been dyeing my once-mousy hair this crazy red shade — think Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes — for the past decade.And while it suited me as a girl of 29, now that I've entered my 30s, I'll admit it: I actually want to find a nice doctor to settle down with. (I love an all-female environment when it comes to my salons — blame Steel Magnolias.)In the flesh, Eva is one of the most glamorous-as-she-is-brilliant women I've met.A mere glance at my Facebook wall reveals that all my friends in new relationships are blonde, and all the engaged-to-be-marrieds just happen to be brunette. Imagine Catherine Zeta-Jones wielding scissors with surgical precision and mixing color like Vermeer.My hair muse then was Courtney Love, and I exclusively dated guys who rode skateboards.Do you know how difficult this color is to maintain?
When I confess my newfound theory that my hair color might be a man repellent, Eva suggests I test more than one makeover: Over several weeks, I would try both blonde and brown hair colors and see what happened to my love life.In college, my platinum hair went with all my vintage dresses.Until my male friend brought it up, I never considered the fact that my hair could be partly to blame."Red hair is usually a handicap, as far as I'm concerned," my divorced and dating friend Adam tells me over brunch."I mean, for you it's some kind of fashion statement or whatever, but to most guys it says that you're wild and ...different.""Go on.""Well, when your hair is so vivid a color, it's kind of like a tattoo. They want understated and down-to-earth."He has a point.