If you’re currently growing out a short hairstyle, that is.
If – like me – you’re stuck somewhere between crop and mullet (or maybe you’re right in the middle of mullet territory – I feel for you, my friend. Wait for me, I’ll be there in three weeks), your hair routine is probably less about styling and more about damage control. You have weapons, not products. My arsenal includes thick, gelatinous wax, my own ears and – on a particularly desperate day – a hair clip shaped like a daisy.
There are a few options available to the short-haired-but-wants-to-be-long-haired girl. Hats are useful, but not particularly office appropriate and you should really take them off at the dinner table. Extensions, if you’re really that impatient and want to resemble a horse at dressage. Or scarves. A printed silk scarf, tied jauntily around the head a la Audrey, will at once mask your ridiculous Nick Berry hairdo and give you an air of sophistication not unlike Ms Hepburn herself. Well… maybe not if you’re lugging a basket round Tesco/hauling ass for the bus/carrying a Primark bag. But still.
I stocked up on scarves at this morning’s car boot – I say, the more ridiculous the print, the better.
This is today’s choice. The British royal carriage print is very apt, don’t you think?
This beauty has a map of the Paris Metro on it. Pretty and practical.
The obligatory horse print. To be worn around the neck with a tweed jacket, jodhpurs and a tight smile.