She arrives in the room filed by the many businessmen who are enduring lunch at the Citadel club of the Driskill Hotel. The men are speaking with business partners on current affairs. Attorneys, Oilmen, Financial and Real estate Investors each giving orders to wait staff as they indulge heavy liquor beverages with steak. Blue suits and white shirts adorn by powerhouse neckties fill the seating. Elegant hardwoods trim the walls which display Oil Paintings of blue bonnets by Porfirio Salinas, Cowboys paintings by Charles Russell and Frederick Remington. The room silence as she moves towards her table. Men place their steak knives down taking notice of attraction which this woman offers. She's wearing Texas size big Hair.
Some are just naturally born with big hair. Others simply achieve the Texas size big hair style that enhances a woman's beauty. Hours each week spent with stylist teasing the waves of locks. Once achieved with rollers the size of beer cans lacquered down by Aqua-Net super hold hair spray after working a teasing comb and hair dryer.
Farrah Fawcett had her overwhelming flow of big hair that made her an instant star, Jessica Simpson continues to wear it. Oprah adorns different wigs to achieve it, while Houston born R&B pop singer Beyonce naturally has it. Surely not every woman has to have big hair to be beautiful, but rest assured those who do are those most talked about. Even the 1992 December issue of Texas monthly published a story "Hooray for Big Hair" because a woman's hair just seems very sexual. Rolled up for prom, or crown as Miss America, it just catches a mans eye. Young boys so quickly learn the desire of long hair as he tugs the little girls pony tail for attention. It flows like the mains of wild horses and always catches every mans eye.
Former Texas governor Ann Richards declared an official Texas Big Hair Day in 1993, took a practical approach: "All I know about it is that my hairdresser says that women have big hair to balance a big behind." Plausible, yes, but wasn't there some deeper meaning? After all, big hair is, well, big again, appearing atop Audrey Hepburn styles on runways from Manhattan to Milan . Whether it's natural, adorn wigs or hair extensions. Woman will spend hours upon hours to achieve the look along with millions in the hair industry to stand out. Why not? Big hair is sexy and what woman doesn't desire to feel glamorous with sex appeal. Men love to view beautiful women and hair emphasizing luxurious volume of bounce and movement that can only be achieved with long cascading curls.
Big hair surely wasn't a creation found in Texas . It is as ancient as mythology. Decade upon decade repeated with slight touch of change only to find itself once again repeated. Perhaps there is a Lady Godiva in many Texas women. Singer song writer Debbie Watson states it best in her song, "Big Hair down in Texas ." No doubt we notice the nice figures of a woman. Their bright eyes and attractive smiles, but nothing gives attention to a woman better than wearing Texas size big hair.
Story by: Roger A. Edison
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