Some of the girls in my class come to school with elaborate hairstyles. It’s clear when I see them each morning that they had woken up early enough to spend an inordinate amount of time on their hair, curling or straightening their locks. Sometimes, I wish they’d spend as much time polishing their papers instead of their appearance.
It’s not just the girls, either. Some boys have gel in their hair to slick down their wayward strands spending precious moments each morning just like the girls do. Others sport colored hair (as do some girls) while a few of them show off their shaved heads.
Hairstyles have, since time immemorial, been the symbol of changing fashion. I took a look at my old school yearbook pictures and wished the pictures of the ‘big-hair’ girls favored then could be more vibrant. At least with the new SchoolFlicker, the yearbook photos online will be vivid. Some day, my students will laugh ( I hope ) at their attempts at beautification. And they’ll have better high school pictures to remember their days by because it’s SchoolFlicker, the paperless yearbook.
School teacher, young parent, erstwhile student, and resident of the blogosphere.