Caitriona Balfe

Claire’s Hair

We need to talk about Claire’s hair.

Which Claire? Claire Beauchump. Claire Randall. Claire Fraser. However you want to call her.

Her beautiful hair has been on my mind since I watched the Outlander season 2 finale.

Because it was fabulous.

What reminded me was this delightful post by Buzzfeed about the filming of season 3 beginning. Check out that third pic and how darn fabulous Claire looks in it. Caitriona Balfe looks FANTASTIC with that touch of eyeliner and that classy little Jackie O. headscarf.

Which begs the question: Does Caitriona Balfe look wonderful in every decade? And can her hair travel perfectly through time with her?

Let’s think about this. The show opens with Claire in the 1940s. A clever, brave nurse with a tamed head of pretty waves. She looks perfect as a woman living in a time when actresses like Katherine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall were the trendsetters of the day.


Fantastically coiffed. It’s like a halo of pure beauty.

Then Claire gets transported back to 18th century Scotland. You’d think losing her hot curlers and hair dryer would really ruin her look…but no! Claire’s wild mane looks fantastic as it tousles behind her on horseback rides. It’s just not fair. My hair would not bounce into such fantastic curls in any situation.


No help needed here. My hair’s fantastic.

And then when we see Claire in the 1960s, this woman looks freakin amazing again. Hair soft, little streak of silver–I mean, even that headscarf looks amazing.


Sad. But not about my hair.

There’s really no intelligent purpose here except to say congrats to you, Caitriona, on having the best hair in the business. You are a lovely lady.



Jamie Fraser: Outlander God

If you haven’t seen Outlander, you’re missing out on riveting historical fiction, acutely-detailed recreations of 18th-century Scotland and…lololol jk, guys, you’re just missing out on this:


I caught Outlander on STARZ (what a name, eh?) about 3 episodes in (or was it 2 episodes? Not sure. Again, I don’t really watch the show for plot-based reasons) and thought, “Yes! A show about Scottish people! This is right up my alley.” (If you know me, you actually know this to be a true.) Surprisingly, though, the show soon lost my interest. No offense to Caitriona Balfe, who plays the show’s heroine Claire Randall, but her almost incessant narration seriously dulls the mind. There’s only so much “These people were different from me” speeches you can handle before your eyes start glazing over.

But then…then the above Adonis of a man appeared one fateful episode. His dark but slightly auburn curls. Those questioning green eyes. And–to cut straight to the point–those abs. The man was Jamie Fraser, and he was here to not only save Claire, but to save me and millions of other “geez is this show gonna go anywhere” women.


Yes, even in a kilt, I look good.

Now if you were to ask me what exactly happened last season, I can’t quite say. I basically only remember Jamie-centric scenes and that’s it. But apparently, STARZ has finally caught on to this good thing they have. (No, not Outlander, but this Jamie hottie, aka actor Sam Heughen) And so as they embark upon season 2, they’ve chosen to finally give the people what they want, what they really really want: more Jamie. The opening scene of season two is JAMIE’s perspective on things. Thank goodness, because I’ll take his rhythmic Scottish brogue over Claire’s monotone, “I can’t believe I’m getting paid to read these lines” voice-overs any day (sorry, Caitriona). Will all of season 2 be Jamie narration? One can only hope. So watch the clip of Outlander’s season 2 opener below, but beware: