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Hair Identity Thieves

Hair Identity Thieves

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With all the recent credit card hacking scandals at Target and Home Depot retail shoppers are very nervous about protecting themselves against identity thieves.

Did you know there is also such a danger tied to hair identity thieves?

Celebrities know all about the hair identity thieves.

Just ask Pink (Alecia Beth Moore) about how Miley Cyrus stole her short platinum blonde cropped undercut.

Pretty Little Liars addressed the issue of hair identity thieves when Hanna Marin  (Ashley Benson) changed her hair to avoid looking too much like Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse).

Hair Identity Thieves Are Real

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Lurking in your very midst is a co-worker, acquaintance or random stranger who may some day lust after the unique way you customized your saucy shag

Before you know what happened they blatantly copy you unique do.

Those same hair thieves may scheme how to copy your absolutely perfect combination of highlights and low lights for your captivating crop.

Before you report me to your local funny farm for whacky hair ideas, think about it.

It's probably happened to you more than once.

Maybe you're not consciously aware of it, but you've probably been victimized.

Emerging From A Massive Sea Of Bobs And Crops

Think about the time you went to a lot of trouble to create a sizzling new look a unique step above the massive sea of bobs and crops?

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When you thought you'd nailed a cool new look you may have been shocked to discover you were instantly copied.

How did it feel?  Now you know what I mean.

A Cuddly Irish Lad Named Tom

The first time I became aware of a Tress Taker was in high school.

I was obsessed with a cuddly Irish lad named Tom I met on the first day of school.

The object of my affections was the total package of twinkling eyes, sexy freckles and a great sense of humor.

Even better, he was from a large jovial Irish Catholic family I was invited to hang out with.

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A Vixen High School Redhead Named Linda

I was shaken to the core of my carefully straightened platinum blonde roots when I discovered my crush, only had eyes for another.

He was smitten with a ringlet endowed red haired vixen named Linda who was gorgeous.

Not one to let a little barrier like hair color or texture stand in my way, I doctored my hair in the downstairs sink one night when my parents were asleep.

My Own Version Of Carrot Top

My hair turned an unusual shade of carrot {{asin=B00LIUTF7U, text=orange}}with random strips of blonde.

After I added the required ringlets I looked like a hippie version of Broadway's Annie.

Kinda bizarre, but definitely unique, although Linda had nothing to worry about with my new carrot top.

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My carrot topped hue caused shocked stares followed by giggles.

The good news? Suddenly a lot of guys were hot for my new orange crush tinged curls.

My Irish hottie was immediately forgotten as I basked in the glow of my accidental identity shift.

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Orange Hair Copycats

After one week in the spotlight I was surprised to discover a classmate arriving at school with a similar shade or hair color as mine.

Soon I was surrounded by copycats and my days in an orange glow faded along with my accidental hue.

Farrah-like Hair Wings

Some years later I attracted blatant hairstyle copycats when I was the first to stroll into a party with my the first set of Farrah-like long blonde wings.

In the late 1980s after painstakingly growing my hair to my waist I noticed some of my business acquaintance suddenly sporting long extensions.

No Interest In Setting Hair Trends

Don't get me wrong. It was never my goal to be a major hair trendsetter. I always wear my hair to please myself.

I've never danced down a catwalk, posed for a major men's magazine or danced nearly naked at a local hotspot like hot hair embellished super models.

My periods of hair morphing were triggered by a mix of boredom or curiosity mixed with flights of fancy and a good hairstylist.

How To Block Hair Identity Thieves

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With every hair challenge there's options.

How do you foil (pun intended) would be hair thieves?

Consider the following style robber busting techniques:

1. Always unveil your latest hairstyle creation in a large crowd of friends and acquaintances to guarantee it's publicly acknowledged.

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This guarantees your claim to being the first to sport a sizzling new hairstyle.

When the first hairstyle thief lifts your new look, you can lay claim to the fact they're copying your style rather than vice versa.

2. Never give out the name of your hair stylist, colorist or hair extension expert unless they're completely unaffordable or super famous.

If you must rave about their magnificence, whisper it only to your therapist, minister or rabbi, since they've all bound by vows of secrecy.

3. When asked how to recreate your fabulous look, do what the great chefs do. Absentmindedly forget some of the steps.

Even better, talk fast and mumble a lot.

4. Cheat with wigs and hair extensions to keep everyone guessing.

Many celebrities are pros at completely changing their hairstyles in an instant with a range of wigs and clip-on strands.

5. Constantly alter your new hair look with a dizzying range of couture hair accessories to keep everyone guessing.

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Throwing the hairstyle pirates off balance slows them down. At least temporarily.

6. Hang out at the library and browse old fashion mags from the turn of the century. You'll get plenty of hairstyle inspirations you can update.

What goes around in hair and fashion comes around, over and over. Why not be the first to bring a hot look from the past back?

7. Once the hair pirates lock onto your fabulous new style, change it. That will always put you a curling iron above the crowd.

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8. Brag about the celebrity copycats.

When your hot style appears on the head of Miley, Jennifer or Taylor, tell all your friends to check out "your" style on the hot celeb.

Your statement will get them thinking maybe you have a secret hotline to a stylist of the rich and famous.

9. Have fun and let your creativity ooze out of every follicle.

If you've decided to be a strand style setter, enjoy the challenges, the hard work and the ultimate compliments and admiration for a style well designed.

10. Take lots of photos. Someday, like me, you'll want to look back at your glory days of hairstyle pioneering. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Summary - Hair Identity Thieves

Whatever you do, when dealing with hairstyle copycats, always remember to smile sweetly while throwing lots of air kisses.

Enjoy the spotlight and keep in mind it constantly moves its focus.

Don't lose your sense of humor or forget imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Dedication:  This blog is dedicated to Linda K, the beautiful red haired vixen from high school who is still ravishing today.

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