When you think of healthy, shiny, beautiful hair — what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Did someone say purple kangaroo?
Perhaps a claymation-inspired one…with big doe eyes and hooves that flatten out in a creepy unfinished way?
I didn’t think so.
What does a purple kangaroo puppet have to do with hair anyway?
Nothing. That’s the point.
Aussie Hair Care is a highly recognizable brand. Their stylized kangaroo silhouette over a field of bold purple stands out on the shampoo aisle. And up to now, it has been a symbol of the Australian lifestyle — wild, untamed, carefree.
Now some product manager has decided carefree means cartoon and has turned that elegant symbol into a muppet who would be more at home on Sesame Street.
Sure, fuzzy mascots work for popsicles and Poptarts and even Pop Rocks — but how does this one embody the Aussie Hair Care brand or consumer? Do I really want to buy shampoo and conditioner from a kangaroo puppet with a tacky purple ‘do?
Only another kangaroo would fall for that.
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Is Angelina trying to turn Shiloh into a boy??
That was one of the headlines today after photos online surfaced of Shiloh Jolie Pitt sporting a new, cropped ‘do. Other less vindictive reporters mused that “Shiloh missed her father and dressing like him made her feel closer.”
Poor little rich kid.
I wonder what reporters would have made of the haircuts my mom gave to my sister and me when we were children. Inevitably, our bangs were way too short…or crooked…or simply missing in spots.
I’m sure they turned out that way because we wouldn’t sit still during the trim, but the paparazzi would have assumed much, much worse.
Local mother’s attempts to behead children fail
Strangely, we didn’t get much pap in Kentucky or West Virginia.
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Okay, this will be short one, but my passion for the topic is long.
I flew to Boston on the Delta Shuttle this morning, and the plane was packed. The woman who sat next to me was your standard business traveler. Well dressed. Brand accessories. Blackberry at the ready. Tasteful makeup.
God awful hair.
What’s up with that? I know it was an early flight — a 7:30am shuttle requires a 5:15ish wake up to get it all done and get to LaGuardia on time — but how come you can pull together a stylish wardrobe — complete with accessories– but can’t spare a few moments for your coif?
For shame. You are not excused.
And don’t brush it 20 times like that is going to make a difference. You didn’t blow it dry, you didn’t style it, and brushing it doesn’t do much more than make your frizzy mop that much more pathetic.
I got up the extra 15 minutes to deal with my massive amounts of hair. You take responsibility for yours, too, sister.
That is all.