I remember buying my first Christine Feehan book over fifteen years ago—DARK GOLD, Book 3 in her
Dark series. I also remember almost not buying it, and the reason was entirely
superficial. The hero's hair was horrible. Like a pompadour and mullet got
together and had all kinds of crazy wrong off-spring. Yeah, that bad. But my
twin sister, who'd already read it, shoved it back in my hand, saying, "Don't
worry. He looks nothing like that. His hair's long." She could totally read my
mind. So I bought it, and thus began my love affair with all things Christine
Feehan. Just think… I could've missed all her wonderful goodness over a hairstyle.
Hair on a hero is important to me. Great eyes, great body and yes, great hair.
Because, I'm just sayin'… No hero should have a mullet. Or the Zach Efron-High
School-Musical fringe bang. Or that Beatles-Ike-Turner bowl cut thing. Just a
big bucket of nope.
To me, a man's hairstyle says a lot about his personality. When I start my
characters sketches before beginning a book, I carefully choose the hero's name
and his appearance, which includes his hair. Here, let me regale you with my
Bald. The man who rocks a bald head is a man with super
confidence. He's self-assured about who he is and knows who he is. I
mean, you have to be confident to shave off the security blanket of hair. That's
right. Not only women cling to their hair. Oooor, it could just mean it's
getting thin up there, and he's beating Mother Nature to the inevitable punch.
But I'm going with confident.
Caesar or the buzz cut. This hero is no-nonsense. He is all
about business and doesn't have time to spend on a hairstyle that's going to
require much maintenance. He's focused, and definitely not a Chatty Cathy for
the same reasons that applies to his hair. Why talk when you can do? Oooor, he
could just like to wear hats and needs a hairstyle that fits under it. But
again, I'm going with no-nonsense.
Pompadour. Seriously, when I think of the pompadour, I always
picture Danny Zuko in Grease. And this really sums up what the pompadour says
about a man. He's meticulous, pays attention to detail in not just his hair, but
other areas of his life. He likes things just so and doesn't care how long it
requires to get it that way. He's also—dare I say it?—a little arrogant. Ooooor,
he could just be getting ready for the Grease revival that's coming to town. It
Fade with Side part. What really tells you a lot about the man
who's sporting the fade with the side part is how he wears the hair on top. If
it's loose, long or pulled back in a knot, then he's most likely practical but
with an edge. He's not a play-by-the-rules kinda guy. If the hair on top is
spiked, or styled in a fun way, that's the kind of guy he probably is as well.
Out-of-the-box, fun, let-the-good-times-roll. And also trendy. Ooooor, he could
be real indecisive and couldn't choose between short and long hair…
Long. The man with long hair is a rebel in some way or fashion.
He's usually creative—helloooo, rock star or poet!—and doesn't often work within
the boundaries. He doesn't really care about the opinions of others and doesn't
make any excuses for who he is or for his decisions. His passion isn't confined
to the bedroom. Oooooor, he could just be afraid of scissors and razors…
Dreads. Contrary to some outdated—and narrow-minded—views,
dreads aren't associated with weed. Yes, plenty of men wear dreads for religious
reasons, but there are plenty who don't. The man who rocks dreads is confident,
has pride, is dedicated and committed. It requires maintenance, care and
patience for someone to grow dreads, locks and twists, and that isn't relegated
just to his hair. He's also this way in other areas of his life. Maybe not
always romantically-related, mind you, but whether it's family, a business or a
hobby, he shows that same dedication and patience. Ooooooor, he could be like my
son and just doesn't want to cut his hair… Sigh.
Your turn! What's your favorite hair style for your hero? I'm giving away a
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3 comments posted.
Love your hair wisdoms! And it totally depends on the hero, what works with one character might not work for another. I do enjoy reading descriptions of heroes and trying to picture what they look like in my head. I know it's not a huge thing,but it does drive me a little crazy when the cover model looks nothing like the description from the book!!!
(Anita H 6:46am July 15)