By now you have all probably heard the expression Ginger Kids used to refer to children with red hair, fair skin and freckles.
The phrase gained popularity as a result of an episode of South Park.
I’ve always loved red or auburn hair, green eyes and pale skin. I find that very attractive.
I am told that this combination of features occurs most likely in the Irish.
I have a friend (not Irish) who has the most amazing shade of red hair. Unlike most adults whose red hair fades and changes colour over the years, her hair remains naturally gorgeous.
One night at a bar, a woman comes up to my friend and asks her what shade of colouring she uses. My friend says, truthfully, that the colour is natural and that she doesn’t use colouring.
The woman says that she is a hair stylist and that there is no way my friend’s hair colour is natural. She leaves in a huff.
About 15 minutes later, this woman comes up to my friend, snips a bit of her hair off, then runs out of the bar, clutching the sample. Everyone was too stunned to do anything about the mad hair stylist.
I wouldn’t say my love of red hair is quite that psychotic. I like it a lot but I draw the line at taking a pair of scissors to a stranger in a bar. Well… at least not for that reason.
When I see that magic combination… that perfect trifecta of red hair, pale skin and green eyes… I melt. I think it is heart-stoppingly beautiful.
So to all the ginger kids out there who might be teased because of their looks… hang in there…
Because one day, with a bit of the luck of the Irish, maybe you’ll look like this…