So, I had this hypothesis that I wanted to test. I wanted to take a pic of hair that is wild, big, teased, irregular, frizzy, undefined whatever … and see it on someone considered attractive and another person considered unattractive. You see, I have this theory that the face (naked or with the right make-up and accompanied by a hot outfit) often influences the perception of the attractiveness of the hair.
Therefore, I decided to swap out the face of a model (wanted to use Sanaa, but my Photoshop skills are not up) with big, “undefined” hair with a pic of Flava Flav (by the way, the spelling of “Flav” bothers me … you need an “e” at the end of “Flav” for a hard “a” … but, I digress).
(Okay, okay, I posed this on my FB page first and was accused of sandbagging the comparison with Flave. But, you know, just trying to drive home my supposition and prompt some dialogue … it’s been quiet around here lately ;). Plus, I generally don’t like calling people ugly based on physical appearance. So, I had no desire to find a picture of an “ugly” person. But, I mean, c’mon, Flave looks like a Gremlin!!!)
So, whaddaya think? Does the beauty of a person’s face “color” the perception of his/her hair? Does an attractive face sometimes make “big, wild, messy, undefined” hair more “acceptable” in our society?