In high school teenagers seem to like all looking the same. Verry lame i know! i graduated a year ago but back in my HS days girls seemed to copy each other to the point it became some sort of straight hair included. Curly hair is gorgeous, they might just find it different since it's not the straight hair theyre used to. As for the parents issue, i think saying you look like a gypsy is a compliment. they're very pretty