These Moms Are Totally Destroying That 'Mom Hair' Diss From The NY Times
Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned. And that's exactly what the New York Times did earlier this week when it published a style feature titled “Mom Hair: It Exists. Now What To Do About It.”
The trend piece, written by Bee Shapiro, delved into the phenomenon of “mom hair,” an angled cut many women get during postpartum hair loss (oh yeah, that's a real thing). Instead of feeling modern, Schapiro says the bob comes off as “mumsy” and “frumpy.”
Then, stylist Juan Carlos Maciques recommends expecting moms start planning for their hair during the third trimester. See also: slightly-too-short bangs to add youthful joie de vivre. Or, you know, to look like your baby cut them.
In short, the article was so snobbish it seemed like a parody. The moms of the internet — particularly the ones who write for a living — weren't pleased. Keyboards tapping like a furious army of childbearing bees, they used social media to express the many ways the Times had misplaced its priorities.