Back in the (boring) day of my youth, girls came in basically three categories: blondes, brunettes, and redheads. Yes, there were hundreds of shades, but each pretty much belonged to one of these classes. Not so today. There is virtually no color that one is not likely to see in any group sufficiently large. And varied in age. This coif, color ranges from ash blonde in front through shades of blue, to a vivid blue in back.
It was a very hot and humid day, and these ladies had put their hair up out of the way. Much cooler this way, no doubt. The interesting thing, though, is that these are probably two of the most intricate hairdos one might encounter, for those topknots are composed of dozens of braids piled up and, I suppose, pinned in some manner. Cool.*
I can't show you the green hair, because that is a picture I did not take. BBBH called my attention to it as the lady possessed of the green hair walked by. The camera was not ready and I missed the shot.
I hope to convey a mental picture for you of a photo I really wanted, yet hadn't the courage to ask if I could snap it. The lady was beautiful, and I was afraid she'd think I was a masher. Yeah, right. She was two generations my junior. Anyway, she was dressed in a beautiful summer dress, frock, I believe it is called, in yellow and white. She had a very neatly handmade sign. about 24" x 36". Four lines.
Welcome home signs: $10
Pretty yellow dress: $60
Case of Miller Lite: $18
Having Captain Schraum home: Priceless!
*The lady on your left does not have blond extensions. That hair belongs to the woman in front of her.