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“crazy, zombie bouffant”

September 4, 2013

xoJane: “How To Channel Your Inner First Lady: A Jackie O Tutorial” by Kristina Uriegas-Reyes:

Obviously Jackie O is an icon of beauty and style, but my favorite fashion period is definitely the Kennedy era with pillbox hats and that chic pink suit. Of course, I’m especially taken with her perfect, bouffant-esque hair.

I did this hairstyle two days in a row, but in between styles I made sure to use leave-in conditioner. This much teasing can always do damage so it’s good to detangle and nourish before starting all over again. You could also go a couple in this hair, but when I woke up, it was too much of a crazy, zombie bouffant.

The reference to Jackie O and the Kennedy era makes this fashion post political, and the idea that we need to “detangle and nourish before starting” over makes a lot of sense.

Also I looked up bouffant in wikipedia and it is “thought to be created for Marie Antoinette”:

Let them eat cake!

Also etymologically:

bouffante from present participle of bouffer: “to puff, puff out.”

Which is reminiscent of the zombie connection to marijuana.

But also wikipedia suggests “see also”, entries on “Beehive (hairstyle)” and “Big Hair

Consider the connection of zombies to insects, particularly bees. And in reference to big hair, consider the role of Bill de Blasio’s son’s hair in the NYC mayoral campaign, see Daily News: “Son’s big hair gives Bill de Blasio a big lift in New York mayoral race” by Mike Lupica.

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