Monday, June 18, 2007
Getting your hair cut, specifically getting your hair cut short, is like doing crack. The first time is magical, seeing your long, split ends fall to the ground and an elegant cut that highlights your bone structure takes shape before you. You are addicted after one hit. You go back, again and again, but never quite experience the same nirvana--now its too short on top, too flippy at the sideburns and a bit longer on the left than the right. Maybe if you go back again, they can fix it? But now it's too short all over. You resign yourself to quit, missing your life before short hair, and start to regrow your tresses. There is nothing worse than the growing-out look, particularly growing out a bad cut, so the craving starts. You argue trying to persuade yourself to stay on the wagon:
You: I want to get my hair cut.
You: Hang in there, its only been 7 weeks, you can do this.
You: I really want to get my hair cut.
You: Remember how bad the last cut was? Don't do this to yourself. It will never be like the first time.
You: I need to get my hair cut.
You: No! You'll never get your hair back to long if you cave...
You: Hi, Shari? Can I get in today? I've got to get a haircut today or I may die...