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It was pretty much bouncing between the Olsen twins and The John Frieda twins.
Apparently, I had a twin thing that I was focused on.
I had a job for a very brief time at Ulta when I was in high school. I was attending beauty school as well as high school at the same time. While I was there I would always make my way through the shampoo aisle and check out the John Freida ads with the blonde twins and absolutely obsess over their hair.
It was perfectly piece-y and textured, and I loved the cooler blonde tone from the woman on the left. It didn’t take long to get into beauty school and chop my hair off to an angled bob, and I was forever trying to duplicate the texture from these models.
I also loved the Olsen twins’ hair, especially Ashley Olsen.
This low updo was what dreams were made of and the side part and piece-y bangs were perfection.
I also loved it when they curled parts of their hair but left some of it straight. I thought it was so edgy and cool. I wasn’t able to ever really duplicate it because I always leaned towards symmetry and “not a hair out of place” with my own hair, but I longed to be able to duplicate almost any of their styles.
Before high school, I remember bringing a photo that I had printed from our home computer of Mary Kate or Ashley, I cannot remember which one, into the salon. The hair was highlighted blonde and there were two more pronounced blonde streaks right at the front hairline. I was obsessed with the color.
Ultimately my hair looked nothing like the photo I brought in, but I never stopped loving the definition and contrast in their color!
It doesn’t seem right to end this post sharing what I WISH my hair looked like without showing you what my hair actually looked like in high school.
It was a pretty solid mix of texture, blonde, twisted tendrils and lots of flipping the ends out at my shoulders.