I have to admit, I have had my own share of "Tori moments" in my lifetime. I have done long, short, red, black, brown, blonde, curly and most recently, straight. While I am being honest (and just in case someone else feels the need to out me on this), I feel I have to admit that I even had a mullet, (HUGE accident where I saw a girl with shaved sideburns, thought I would cut mine the same, but forgot to pull back the rest of my hair before I cut... instant accidental mullet), but thankfully my hair has always grown really quickly, so it didn't last for too long!
But my favorite hair of all time was my 80's hair. It was big, it was tall, it was blonde, and it was pure curls. I got up every morning at 4:45am and went to seminary at 6am with curlers in my hair so that I could wear my big hair to school. (I refused to do the mousse and scrunch look... I was all about the big curls.) And none of it would have been possible without... (drum roll please)...
Ah, the purple can of Aqua Net. I always had at least two or three on hand. I even carried one around in my big 80's purse.
Now, I don't technically use Aqua Net anymore... (I do have a commemorative can sitting on my bathroom counter, but it is never used), after all, there is no more big, curly hair that I need to stand six inches off the top of my head and last through rain, humidity and youth dances ;)
Still, my heart kind of panged when I walked through Target the other day and saw that they have changed the can.
It now looks like this :(
I have to say... this is just not right. This does not sit well with me at all! I am not oblivious to the fact that the can I have in my bathroom is not the original can... but at least it was close. (See bottom right corner of this pic... not one, but TWO cans of the original purple Aqua Net... and notice the big bangs and the high, curly pony tail... only Aqua Net could do that.)
So I bid a fond farewell to my best hair-friend with a tribute to my 80's hair. I will miss your old can, Aqua Net... things will just never be the same without you!