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A Hairstyle of My Own by Pat McNees

January 28, 2017

Tags: Pat McNees video, memoir

"A Hairstyle of My Own" by Pat McNees from William Erwin on Vimeo.

A lot of women have either identified with my lifelong hair problems or reported the opposite type. As to spelling: Is it blonde or blond? "The word comes to English from French, where it has masculine and feminine forms. As an English noun, it kept those two forms; thus, a blond is a fair-haired male, and a blonde is a fair-haired female. When you're using the word as an adjective, 'blond' is the more common spelling and can be used for males or females; however, "blonde" can also be used to describe a woman or girl with fair hair." Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl


  1. March 24, 2017 10:25 PM EDT
    I love this -- and am so glad that fashion caught up with your great hair. I used to yearn for straight hair but predated setting my hair with juice cans or doing whatever else the young girls were doing.
    - Sally
  2. May 16, 2018 11:25 PM EDT
    I found a hairdresser in the neighborhood who knew just how I wanted my hair cut and did it at a price I can afford. I asked him what color my hair was and he said "ivory blonde."
    - Pat McNees