Joan Holloway and My Mother – Epic Big Hair

Nestled in my grandfather’s archive I found this family portrait. That’s me on my mother’s lap and my father sits next to her.

My mother’s hair owns this photo. Without a doubt. The style reflects how women wore their hair in the late 1960s. Check out Joan Holloway from Mad Men.

Joan Holloway, Season 7: 1969
Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway – Mad Men _ Season 7, 1969

My mother’s hair looks higher than Joan’s. She had to make it so. My mother never missed a glamour photo when she had the chance and so she primped for this family photo. My dad and I got gussied up for it, too. We probably had this taken at the Montgomery Ward store in Houston. My father managed the store and probably received a discount.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As I said to a commenter on Instagram about my mother’s hair. “It is spectacular – a perfectly coiffed waterfall of hair.”

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