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Just-published book is all about blond


Homer admired it, Ovid was obsessed with it, and Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, and Jean Harlow had or have it.

We're talking blond hair here. Records of golden tresses date as far back as 1800 B.C. Blond hair occurs naturally in 1 in 20 Americans. One in three American women dyes her hair blond, according to the just-published On Blondes by Joanna Pitman (Bloomsbury, $24.95).

The comprehensive book is a serious exploration, a history, and a celebration of the hair color so many people seem to covet. And yes, in case you wondered, the author has blond hair.

Where do you draw the eye line? What do you do when lashes are clumped?

In Style magazine's “Makeover” issue, now on newsstands, provides answers and much more about clothes, hair, and makeup.

Makeup artists dot or draw liner on the inner rim of the eye. If you have small eyes, a light or white color will make them look bigger, says makeup artist Mally Roncal. To separate clumpy lashes, use a lash brush or soft baby toothbrush.

The Toledo Animal Shelter Auxiliary will hold a lunch and style show May 1 at Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St. Styles will come from Elegant Rags in Perrysburg.

Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon and the show at 1 p.m. Tickets are $16, and the reservation deadline is tomorrow. For tickets, call Jean Smith at 419-661-0595.

Cynthia Ford, Toledo's First Lady, will hold a tea, luncheon, and style show at noon May 10 in the Chet Zablocki Senior Center, Lagrange Street and East Central Avenue. Syl's Touch of Elegance in Toledo will supply clothing for the show. The Sweet Adelines International will perform.

Attendees are encouraged to wear spring hats.

Tickets are $5 for seniors and $20 for others. Proceeds will go to the Lucas County Senior Center Network, and 50 percent of the ticket fee is tax deductible.

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