With my fine, straight hair I have always been prone to celebrity hair crushes that just won’t work on me.
I first remember coveting a celebrity haircut in the early 1980s when I was obsessed with Square Pegs-era Sarah Jessica Parker’s long chemical curls. (Confession… I still would like my hair to look like this even though it’s hopeless out of date.)
In the 90s I joined the crowd that ripped a picture of Jennifer Aniston out of TV Guide in order to request “The Rachel” from my hairdresser.
More recently, I’ve drooled over the super short hairstyles like the one Ginnifer Goodwin sports.
All of these attempts at celebrity hair have failed. My fine hair did not take to a spiral perm when I finally got one. My hair is too flat to make The Rachel look like anything than a long, ugly bowl cut and I’m nowhere near small enough or adorable enough to look like a short-haired pixie like Goodwin.
But I’m pleased to announce that after years of searching I think I’ve finally found a star whose hairstyle I can emulate with great success: the Dax Shepherd!
The best part is I don’t even have to try. My hair looks almost exactly like this when I get out of bed in the morning!