Being a woman who has specialized in beauty for over 20 years I have come to a conclusion. Women hate themselves. I have yet to have a person sit down in my chair or lay on my table before a treatment & say “I love the way I am." I find that sad. I, of course, am one of these women too. The "my skin is horrible, I have wrinkles, my ass is fat, I have saggy boobs, I hate my thighs, I’m too tall, too short, not good enough" women. I want to know why this is.....
Any T.V. commercial, print ad or billboard will confirm that women are expected to look a "certain" way. By certain I mean: skinny, flawless & perfect! These unattainable & ridiculous aspirations are trying to be fulfilled every day. Plastic surgery, fillers, hair extensions, spray tans are the supposed cure to these ailments. (One look at Jwow will make you think otherwise.) Why do we feel the need to constantly prove to everyone that we too can be this "perfect" creature?
I spend countless hours with women who spill their stories about their insecurities & self-loathing and it makes me want to scream "STOP IT!!!" Will we ever, as women, be able to embrace our true selves and be happy? Interesting question.
With this in mind, I have decided to make a list of things that I find beautiful about all women. Some unorthodox, but still, beautiful in my eyes.
*A pregnant belly in all its glory
*A face free of makeup & dotted with freckles
*Those lines around the corners of your eyes only visible during a true smile
*Bodies of all shapes and sizes of those confident enough to own who they are
*Morning face, hair in a ponytail, in sweats on a Sunday morning
*Women in jeans with high heeled boots
*Hair with some roots & a little gray showing
*Your pooch belly that sits proudly above your waist, where your housed your 3 children for 27 months
*Cleavage, of course
*Thighs that are not the same width as your calves
*Asses that don't quit
*Anyone who has the guts to wear dark red lipstick
*An all-natural body, lees-than-perky breast, dimples on your legs & all
I supposed I could go on forever here. Hey, women out there! You are all beautiful in my eyes. And despite what you might think, the men think so too. Look in the mirror & see the real you. It's pretty spectacular!