When I think Southern hair, my mind goes to exactly one place. Yes, girls, that is Carrie Underwood.
In the south, more often than not, we like our hair long. Usually shoulder length or longer. I really think that's because we like to be able to pull off a more elegant style when we're entertaining company or lunching with friends but also pull it up when we're outside at the lake.
Whether our hair is curly or straight, there will be volume. And most likely a poof. Southern girls are experts with a teasing brush and hairspray is our best friend. Even our ponytails will have some volume.
In the South, we consider our hair to be our biggest asset and we treat it as an investment. Southern girls choose their hair stylists with care and there is sometimes a pretty rigorous screening process. If our hair stylists should move/retire/go out on maternity leave it is a crisis and will be discussed in confidence with our friends over a glass of sweet tea or a margarita.
No matter what color hair you have, there will most likely be highlights. Whether your hairstylists helps create them or they're natural as a result of good genetics and hours spent lounging in the sun, Southern girls usually have highlights. I think they look so pretty when we need to pull our hair up to rescue us from the hot summer temperatures.
In the South, we believe in putting our best face forward at all times. Southern women take their makeup routines very seriously and we value a strict skincare regimen. Southern women may hesitate to check the mail without applying their makeup because you never know who you'll run into and if they'll invite you in for a glass of tea.
Southern girls never go to bed without completing our skincare regimen. Our mamas teach us at an early age to never sleep in our mascara and how important night cream is.
Here's a little peak at my Southern hair and makeup...