Where have all the tomboys gone?

Good hairdressers make great therapists, politicians, broadcasters, entertainers and if you are lucky can leave with a look that shouts ‘original ‘. Mine recently pointed out the cloning effect on teenage girls. The Orwellian future is trotting down the high street in fake tan and super dry, all swinging long straight locks.

When did this conformity happen and why. My hairdresser and I blame the media for building insecurities into girls. Self expression and creativity have been replaced by a blind unquestioning adherence to the media created concept of what passes as attractive and sexy.

line up The Made in Chelsea lookalikes, learn the selfie pout in the bedroom mirror and spend an evening making negative comparisons on Facebook

From the sleaze newspaper industry, music moguls to reality tv. They are all in this together, squeezing young girls into a conformity of visual beauty that is largely fake, unsustainable and leaves no room for that wonderful age of being able to shock the rest of society for the right reasons.

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