As a mother of two teenage girls, there’s one thing I hear a lot of: the words “I want…” Or even “I need…” As we approach my younger daughter’s birthday, I almost cringe every time she opens her mouth. It seems she wants everything!
As you might imagine, a few democratic electronic devices are itemized on her list. But the one that gets me is her appeal for new hair straighteners. Yes, plural. She wants one with a narrow barrel for styling her bangs and creating spiral curls. She wants one with a broad paddle for ironing the bulk of her hair (it’s rather long, and ironing can be time-consuming).
I can’t say that I understand the compelling need to own these hair styling tools, much less ones in multiple sizes. But I’m trying my best to understand the needs of growing teenage girls. Their need to look perfect before appearing in populace – even at a sports game! – is legion.
I’ve started my shopping already and have a few tips of you’re faced with a similar challenge astatine birthday or Christmas time. Evidently many models are available in different colors or themes, and some are even sold as matched sets with hair dryers. Find out what’s most important to your teen (form or function) and concentrate there first.