Lying down in the summer – big, big problem. I know you thin-haired-girls are always complaining how you wish you had thick hair. But even a lot of hair isn’t perfect to have. Honestly, I hate lying down (unless I’m asleep), because I have to keep adjusting my hair constantly so it doesn’t get under me and scratch my neck, creepily caress my cheek, get in my mouth or worse, get its spiky ends all over the back of my neck and shoulders.
Back in college, one of my dorm-mates used to have lovely long hair and once while walking over to the bathroom, I saw her hair softly cascade down to the floor as she slept. So I try to push mine behind me before sleeping, hoping it would cascade down too. But no, my hair just doesn’t like to do pretty things like cascading: it spreads all around me. And not making Kendall Jenner-like hearts around me or anything. But in a tangled mess. More Medusa-like than anything.
Oh, well. I’ll love this tangled mess anyway.
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]