How Do You Fix a Bad-Hair Day?

Week of March 28, 2001

Mar 28, 2001 at 4:00 am
Rick Bley
Maintenance, Lindbergh Properties
"Well, I'd say that bad hair is a way of life with me, and, fortunately I really don't care. I just put on a hat. I like hats. The only time I don't wear a hat is when I'm going to church or going to a party."

Eugene "Bimbo" Carter
Commercial Fisherman/Lobsterman, Bristol, Maine
"Are we talking about head hair or nose hair? Either one deserves a brace of cold beer. You just hope for a better day tomorrow."

Bridget Bogard
Commercial Archeologist
"A bad-hair day is like a jar of preserves. You take the lid off and it looks bad, you put the lid back on."

Shunda G.
Labor-Pool Temp
"I ain't worried about my hair, and I don't let it stop me from making a dollar. Sometimes, when you get up in the morning, you don't feel like combing your hair. They never said I had to comb my hair before I went to work."

Lisa Collins
Stained-Glass Artist/Decorative Painter
"Scrunch it, finger it, tease it. Mess it up even more, go for the wild look. People think that you went to trouble to get it like that. And why not? I mean, people pay nowadays for bad haircuts. Look at Faith Hill, the chopped look. I personally think it looks like shit, but I'm sure she paid big bucks for it."

Luke Lloyd
Union Bricklayer
"Sometimes, if I take a shower and my hair accidentally gets wet, I'll put on my hat, and two hours later it's flat. Flat dreads really bother me. When that happens, I just close my eyes, click my heels three times and say, 'Nothing's wrong with my hair.'"