The Secret To My Best Friend's Ageless Blonde Hair is a Bottle of Shampoo
Janet Graves Ellis and Nellah Bailey McGough 1961
"My first memory of Janet Graves Ellis was captured in this photo. We were 3 years old and in our first dance recital. Janet had a peaches-and-cream complexion, gorgeous long eyelashes, and silky blond hair with bouncy curls, which I envied. Growing up in Mississippi, the two of us could be found browsing clothing racks at Lads & Lasses, sampling perfumes at Moorman's Drug Store, or eating french fries at the City Cafe. Both of our mamas had great style, so we learned from them and even "frosted" our hair together. Today, that box of "frosting" has turned into an expensive color job at the salon! As we age, it's even more important that we feel comfortable in our own skin and take care of ourselves."
Janet and Nellah in Winona, Mississippi in 1961
"My friend gives her well-kept manicure a clear topcoat. While I have acrylics on my short, stubby nails, I opt for a lighter-colored polish too."
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"Keeping my skin healthy and clear of any age spots is key, so I stash a tube of this sunscreen in my car."
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"Janet uses Aveda shampoo for her pretty blond hair. It's a bit pricey, but after years of buying cheaper options, I was inspired to make the switch."
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"She cares for her flawless complexion with a drugstore-brand moisturizer, but she splurges on her eye cream."
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"To enhance her long lashes, Janet's go-to product is black mascara."
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