The many comedy hairstyles of Maya…


I recently discovered a treasure-trove of photos from my University days.

Now, as I grew up in an offline world, very few of these precious memories have been digitalised for your online amusement, but looking back over the years, I realise that there is one area of my life where I have consistently ignored the pleas of my good friends. Surprisingly, it’s not the men in my life that have evoked the loudest uproar, but rather my laissez-faire approach to my follicles.

I get bored of my hairstyle surprisingly quickly, and often cannot be deterred from trying something new, even when everyone I know thinks it’s an incredibly bad idea.

So I have decided to scan and document a few of my best and worst hair moments for your enjoyment. Feel free to vote on your favourite in the comments section below…

And yes, naturally I realised that an entire gallery of photos of myself is more than a little vain and self-involved, but who cares? It’s my blog and I’ll post pictures of myself with a multitude of stupid hairdos if I want to…

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We may as well start with my 80’s crimes against hair, although in my defence, these particular styles were mostly my mother’s fault. Plus I was adorable and could therefore pull off almost anything.

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Moving onto a later time, the nineties, and then of course the naughties….

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Try to focus on the hair, and not the 4 topless men carrying me – that’s another story altogether…

And then I went red….

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I do miss my eyebrow ring though….

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Red still is one of my favourites, even though it’s a bitch to maintain, and tends to leave me looking orange most of the time. See below for evidence of weird orangey-gingerness….

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And then of course, came the awkward attempt to phase out the red, which left me somewhat multi-coloured at times…

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But it soon settled down….

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God I miss my Britney hat…

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And then came the particularly ill-advised braid incident….

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Yes, I really did think this looked awesome. No, not one of my friends could convince me otherwise.

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Luckily they didn’t last too long…

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The night before getting the chop…

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Had my hair lopped off AND chemically straightened in South Korea – I liked it, but once it started to grow out it looked very weird – curly at the roots and straight at the ends….

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And here we have proof that the windswept look is not in fact as sexy as it might sound….

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And then I went red again (well, mostly orange again at first, thanks to the henna, then later red…)

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And then of course there was that time I was in a Nepali music video….

(So naturally I had no control over what they did with my hair….)

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And then my hair got accidentally dyed black.

I was not amused.

And neither was the dude checking out my arse at this Bon Jovi concert at Wembley Stadium.

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Then I got bored so I chopped it all off again.

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And then I got bored again so I tried out a fringe – it didn’t take….

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And then to phase out the red again…..

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And then I went to the Philippines and the humidity took over.

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I was compared to this….

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And also this…..

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Sometimes I woke up and my hair was practically vertical….

 

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Leaving me looking very much like a psycho….

 

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I blame my father’s naturally curly hair. I’ve clearly inherited his genes and they took a while to show through.

In case you’re wondering, I’ve recently be considering dying my hair pale purple and having a super-short pixie-cut, but I’m confident that look only works on women with straight hair – mine’s guaranteed to go curly and weird….

Watch this space….

October 2016

Well, here is the update – my hair went a few new colours!

First bleach blond…

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Then the colours go on…

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Aaaaaaand – MERMAID HAIR!

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Then the blue faded out, and I had to go purple…

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