By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
In 1977 I prayed for a sassy new hair style. I know it wasn’t something Jesus would have wanted me to use up one of my prayers for, but I did it anyway. My stringy straight hair matched my interest in Friday night church service…lifeless. So I used that time I was required to spend in a pew wisely –praying for curls. Curls like the Catholic girls wore. Long and spiral…like strands of bouncy pasta. I was Protestant, but for the right hair, I was willing to convert.
In 1977 Charles Hix wrote Looking Good: A Guide for Men. Basically the coolest men’s grooming guide ever published. The men famed photographer Bruce Weber captured within the pages seem effortlessly put together. Perfect. Maybe too perfect. Maybe some of them prayed for a sassy new hair style too…