I thought I'd give my darling readers a break from my LVHS flashbacks. Instead, I'm going to dive into the South Side Elementary school pictures today. And let me tell ya, this one is a keeper!
I was age 10 and in the fourth grade, when my mom finally had enough of trying to comb through my long flowing locks of golden hair on a daily basis. It was a battle every day. I would try to run away from the pain and torture and mom would yank me back, with the hair brush still entwined with in the masses of snarls in my hair. To solve this problem she took me to the beauty parlor and instructed the hair stylist to CHOP IT OFF!
Through much trial and error, she tried desperately to style my new do. Hot rollers, feathering, hair spray, curling iron, and finally.... the dreaded OGILVIE HOME PERM. It was torture. The fumes, the burns, the "rinse cycle", and the uneatable chemical fro. If any of you had to encounter this manner of home styled beautification, you will remember that you had to endure three days of NOT washing your hair or over-combing it, for the fear that the chemical fro would flatten. I remember several attempts of trying to give me an Ogilvie Home Perm and sadly, none of them really took. Flat in some areas, curly in others. It was an effort not to be forgotten mom.
This lovely ensemble was sewn by, none other than, my mom. Notice the fancy red stitching.
Here are some other folks that tested the waters of the Ogilvie Home Perm.
Wilma chose to throw caution into the air and used the "pink" rollers. "What the heck! Let's go for it!" she told her sister-in-law Beatrice. Thus, creating the tiny, tight curls that she had always dreamed of.
Beatrice was so impressed with just how natural the curls formed to Wilma's head, she decided to purchase an Ogilvie Home Perm for herself. Her results turned out much worse, though. She was over confident and tried to roll the curlers and apply the chemicals with out any assistance. It resulted in a chemical burn and a visit to the emergency room.
In the 80's, you weren't considered a "happening" kinda guy if you didn't sport the "Tom Selleck". Stache, included.
This guy obviously left the Ogilvie Home Perm on too long.
He thought to him self, " 10 minutes will not do! I must achieve maximum fro!"