Why I haven’t camwhored in ages

Every so often, I get mighty sick of the way I look. It’s the same stupid hair, same stupid face, same stupid smile.

Sheylara

Even when I try to make faces so that it’s not the same stupid smile, it’s the same stupid face.

If I snap 100 photos of myself, I’ll delete 99 because they all bore me.

I think it’s mostly the damned hair.

I cut it barely two months ago and now it’s horribly overgrown again with that stupid boring heavy rebonded look!!

Sheylara

I think rebonding is going out of fashion. Which is a tragedy because I’m stuck with “rebonded” hair for life and people are going to think that I’m outdated!! Argh.

I feel like going for one of those hair show competitions as a hair model and see where fate takes my hair.

I remember my cousin, Monster, said to me before, “Whatever you do, don’t get a pixie hair cut!”

But that’s exactly what I’m very tempted to do now.

Once upon a time, I had this funky hairdo.

Sheylara

Well, it was only for a day. It was set and teased for hours at a hair salon for a photo shoot.

A couple of hours later, it went back to this shape:

Sheylara

Maybe a pixie cut would be better cos there’ll be less hair to weigh itself down, so styling might last longer.

Sigh! Decisions!

I will make one eventually, though. So… prepare to see a drastic change in me in the next couple of months. Heh.

Hairy issue

Recently, a MediaCorp executive producer complained to me, “You’ve looked the same for years and years. Every time I see you on TV, you have that long, rebonded hair look. It’s time for a change, you know.”

Now, that was quite hurtful because:

1. My hair is not rebonded.

2. It’s not my fault that MediaCorp stylists prefer leaving my hair ramrod straight instead of giving me fanciful hairstyles.

3. I have had many jobs in which I looked totally different. Like in I Not Stupid Too and in that Kao Magiclean commercial.

Now, of course, I did not say all that to the EP because EPs are very busy people and have no time to entertain the whines of struggling nobody actresses. And I’m not being facetious by saying that. I live by that rule of thumb: Never whine or grumble in the face of people to whom you owe your living.

So, I was moved to look into the matter myself.

I went home and activated the folders where I keep the pictures of my past shoots. Then, I made a montage of a hundred versions of my scary face to compare the hair.

Fine. There aren’t a hundred faces here, but it’s close enough.

After making the montage, I was taken aback by the realisation that the executive producer was quite right. I look the same in most of these photos. Whether my fringe is long or short, whether it’s brushed back or windswept or hanging like a curtain, even when it’s all tied up, I look the freaking same.

It’s that horrid limp, straight hair that looks like it’s been painted onto my scalp. (Except in the picture on the 2nd column, 2nd row. That one’s a wig. But, see, even when they put wigs on me, they manage to make me look as similar as ever.)

So. I shall have to do something drastic to prevent people from getting sick of my long, straight, black hair. I’m sure it is very irritating to always see me looking the same on screen. I myself feel irritated by it. I’ve had long, straight, black hair since I was two years old.

At various points of my life, I have made attempts to change my hairstyle but, unfortunately, it always grows back long and straight.

So, this time, I shall cut my hair really short and colour it and maybe end up with something like this:

 

The only problem is that I’m always in-between jobs and auditions and I can’t cut my hair until I totally have no projects lined up and I haven’t been to an audition in the last two months.

Which is quite impossible because I can’t NOT go for auditions. How would I survive?

I am in quite a conundrum, aren’t I?

Much ado about my hair

I would like to remind people again that my hair is not rebonded.

Sigh.

I am tempted to perm my hair so people won’t accuse me of having rebonded my hair.

But I look disgusting with curly hair. So I think I am stuck with straight hair forever.

Argh. I am trapped between a rock and a hard place.

Now, please repeat after me.

Qiaoyun’s hair has never seen a rebonding iron. (Or whatever it is they use to rebond hair.)

Qiaoyun’s hair is not rebonded.

Thank you.

Oh, waitaminute. Maybe I should cut it really short, like a bob. How about that?