Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Help! She's Cutting Her Hair!

The China Post reports today that short hairstyles are signaling the end of Japan's booming economy.

Apparently, Japanese cosmetics company Kao Corp has a survey that shows women tend to wear their hair long when the economy is doing well, and to cut it short when it's getting bad.

Okay, so either:

1) Japanese women are so connected to the economy that they feel the heat when things are getting bad and respond to it literally by cutting their hair

2) Long hair encourages a booming economy, short hair makes people not want to spend/invest

3) This is a ridiculous survey that has no bearing on reality; hairstyle has nothing to do with the economy

I vote for number three.

They do have some evidence:

Until the early 1990s, when Japan's economic bubble burst, 60 percent of women in their twenties kept their hair long, the Nikkei said, citing the survey.

During the 1990s economic slump, short hair -- defined as above the collarbone -- became the dominant hairstyle for Japanese women. But since 2002, long hair has regained some popularity -- just as the economy started to expand, the Nikkei said.

So the fuck what? Why does this prove anything?

And if I'm wrong, and it does prove something. What the hell does it prove?


GabbyNY said...

It doesn't have to mean anything. Its just an observation. Why do people turn to vices during an economic downturn. Because people are fucked up. The world turns shitty and people start drinking, and having buying guns, and gambling, and cutting their hair. It doesn't really make sense, but at the same time it makes perfect sense. When you're upset, or when the outlook is bleak, you tend to make drastic changes.

Anonymous said...

Generally speaking as there are a few women who do not follow like sheep. But...

It is a scientific FACT that women respond to stress by taking it out on the female body parts that prove HEALTHyness! Long thick silky hair proves healthy genes and good nutrition and fertillity.

Look a stressed women, get anorexic or bulimic or eats like a pic to purposely get fat. She will also date abusive men and dump nice guys. If a man dumps her she will cut her long hair to punish her ex-man, but the joke is on her because the ex-man is happy that the next guy will not get a goddess but instead a short haired boyish lady!

A stressed women will do smoking, alchol and drugs, if she did not before the stress.

And bad economy or walltet tightenig puts the #1 stress on a woman.

SO THE CHINISE ARE SMART, you my frend are a American wrong!