So it’s been about 17 months since my last hair cut. Tragic, I know. But. I have a phobia about hairdressers. More specifically, I have a phobia of hairdressers who are too enthusiastic with their scissors.
Sure, hair grows back – but a shit haircut is with you for at least a few months before it grows out – and I’ve not found anyone in the four years I’ve lived in Johannesburg, that I trust enough to touch my hair every 6-8 weeks. It’s just a huge risk. If it goes wrong, you’ll feel awkward whether you’re indoors planning to hide and visit Foxybingo and telecommute, or you’re out on the town and you’re aware of the unwanted attention paid towards your somewhat disappointing hairstyle.
I’ve always had long hair and when I say ‘long hair’ I mean practically butt-length-long-hair. Until I had a frothy about something the one day, about 5 years ago, and I cut all the length off, and it was just below my shoulders. I’ve had varying styles and lots of different hairdressers try different things with my hair – but I’ve never been happy with it, and thus developed my aversion to the hairdresser’s scissors.
Today, at 2pm I am (hopefully) conquering that fear of the snip-snip and have booked myself an appointment to have my hair cut and styled and to have an assessment for colour. Colour has never been an issue for me – I’m blonde, I like it and every now and again it needs a bit of chemical assistance. Style is something I’m battling with right now. Having had the same look for a while now – shaggy-ish bob with a side parting – is getting a bit old.
So it’s time for a change. This is what I was thinking. Blunt-ish, side-parted sort of fringe thing with some side layers?
But I’m not sure about it, because well. I haven’t had a fringe like this since I was 8 years old and I *still* remember how bothersome it is.
Am I silly to want a fringe-type thing? Is it just going to get in my face all the fucking time?
And lastly. Do I need a hairdryer/straightener or some piece of hair-wrestling equipment that I don’t have, and have no interest in buying?
What do you think? Help me out here!