Friday, May 20, 2011

Utah Hair

If you’ve ever lived out of the 801 you shouldn’t need much of an introduction, but in case you do, here it is:

Women in Utah have a very distinct look and way about doing their hair. I recognized this at EFY every year. I could spot a Utah girl a mile away (probably because she was surrounded by cute boys, but this is beside the point, or is it?)

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, hop over to this site. I don’t know these ladies or anything about them but the first thing I thought when stumbling across their page was “Oh man, these ladies are the epitome of Utah girls” and a lot of that has to do with their hair.

When I was in high school, the girls at my dance studio would often be silly and “do Utah hair” for dance practice. At this time that meant backcombing (i.e. ratting…what a lovely name for a hair style trend) to high heaven to compliment our bouncing pony tails. Thankfully I think most of the ratting has died down here but every once in a while I see a terrible culprit (I will not post a picture because that could be very embarrassing, but you know who they/you are).

Now back to the divas I linked to above. I think they look great and I even have a little bit of hair envy.

I was unfortunate enough not to grow up in Zion and as a result ended up with this do in seventh grade:

Seriously? Why was this stylist allowed to cut hair? Thinning shears people.  I’m no fashion-trend-timeline expert but I don’t think this coiffure was ever the shiz-niz.

When I brought this picture up with my mom, she just cooed and said I was so cute and she thinks I look beautiful. Thanks mom, but that is beside the point. 

It doesn't get any better two years later folks. I'm hoping that the center zig zag was at sometime "in" and not just a solitary bolt of inspiration on my part.

So in conclusion, if you live outside of Utah, I feel sorry for you.

Find a Utah stylist quickly. Either in Utah or one that has been transplanted to where ever it is you are. Your well being and the well being of your disadvantaged teenager depend on it.


  1. So I have lived in a lot of places, and I have seen this hair everywhere I went. Only thing is everywhere else its called "bombshell hair" but in utah they call it "beehive hair" lol. I think you are right though, I tend to see a lot BIGGER styles of this hair in Utah. I particularly hate when I see girls in Provo have the gigantic hair and they pair it with the headband and it seems to get even bigger. Yikes!

  2. I don't know what it is, but Utah really does have excellent stylists. I can NOT find a really good stylist in VA and it's terribly depressing. I try to visit Utah as often as possible just so my brother Mike, at The Metropolitan Salon (yeah, that was a plug) can give me a good cut/ and or color. I have a rock solid testimony of Mike's skill.