Anyone who has had their hair colored can relate to Madame Yevonde’s lovely photographs. The image above (depicting the goddess Arethusa on the left, Ceres to the right) rather reminds us of the strange and disturbing ordeal of a partial foil (or a full foil if your hair stylist is feeling extra sadistic…) There is nothing quite like the experience having NOXIOUS BOILING CHEMICALS applied to one’s hair, which is then folded into small sheets of aluminum foil (rather resembling packets of leftovers or an alien abduction experiment) and then placed under a hair dryer for hours on end…You can usually tell when it is over when your scalp begins to SMOLDER.
Wearing flowers in your hair is one of those girly notions that we do not quite approve of. Perhaps you can get away with it if you are a nymph (as in a mythological nature deity) NOT a nymphomaniac (as in every other Cradle of Filth song.) Now to anyone NOT familiar with CoF, we suggest you DO NOT go looking them up on the internet, for it will only ruin your day…) The jewel encrusted tiaras pictured below are rather tempting, but we still prefer to go unadorned by floral hair contraptions.
And finally GOING FOR BAROQUE is another interesting hair related strategy (tragedy?) Now we rather like Erte’s solution (see lead picture of) of balancing your bouffant with a tassel and birdcage skirt but the idea of planting an orchard upon one’s head is taking things too far…
Plot your face, then ascending marble stares
You shall pluck me, masked, from roses-in-despair
Tasting my blood
That runs from worming tongue like prayer
(Medusa And Hemlock by Cradle of Filth)