I finally took the plunge last night and decided it was time to get a new haircut. I had been thinking about getting a fringe for a while and the main thing that was holding me back was worrying about looking like a preteen Japanese school girl. This aesthetic works well for many, many girls, but I'm just not that enthusiastic about looking like a child, I think I'm too sarcastic and negative.
One thing I hate about going to the hairdressers is that they always make me feel ashamed at how little effort I actually put into my hair. I find myself lying about the most ridiculous things because I am embarrassed about the amount of time and dedication I put into what is essentially a permanent hat. The worst part is, even though I stretched the truth (I told her the last haircut I got was 8 months ago - in reality it was more like a year ago) she was still horrified at the time I let lapse between hair appointments.
I am not a loyal customer. I have never found a hairdresser that I feel comfortable talking to, and I have never found that that is comfortable not conversing with me. Am I the only one who feels it is no necessary to have a forced conversation with someone who is essentially a random person that just so happens to be touching my hair? It’s weird enough that they're touching me, let alone having to find mundane things to talk about. I'm more than happy to sit silently and enjoy the sounds of the salon.
I won't post a photograph (I'm not ready for that yet) but I will post a rather childish image that I conjured up on Photoshop which is deceptively simple looking (it took me maybe 45 minutes to make).