Very 17th century brothel, honey!

April 13, 2009

Is it just me, or does anybody else notice something disturbing about these photos?

These shots are from a “wellness” fair in Romania, and sure, I have to make fun of the hairstyles because it’s the right thing to do. And no, the word “wellness” doesn’t seem to apply here at all.

But what really jumps out at me is the stylist herself in the bottom photo. She’s very cute, she has lovely hair, and yet here she is applying yellow paint and a slut cut to some helpless model.

What is the unspoken message here? “I have a psychotic hatred of models, so I’m going to make you look like inmates in the jaundice ward at an asylum off of Gin Lane!”

I mean, if you were this model wouldn’t you say to the stylist, “Make me look like you. In fact honey, I think I’ll just go to the stylist who did YOUR hair and makeup!”

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A hairstylist works on the hair of a model during a contest at Romania’s Estetika & Wellness fair in Bucharest, April 11, 2009. REUTERS/ Bogdan Criste

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Mr Bob,Seems like there is some sort of circular logic here!Kinda?

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

Wow. That’s really freaky. It’s amazing what models will do to make themselves noticed…

Posted by Sarah | Report as abusive

Gosh if you look closely, the model and the hairdresser could almost be sisters!Is this a case of revenge??

Posted by Craig | Report as abusive

Well, Robert, I think you got it all wrong! It’s clear that what’s being promoted in the lower photo is the wellness that comes from doing funky hairdos to OTHER people… it’s a really cool and creative outlet for one’s frustration and angst, and hence it’s very healthy!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

Brothel honey? I thought it came from bees.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive