Thursday, August 03, 2006


For my birthday Sarah bought me a gift certificate to a hair salon.

Just like with other life-changing events - weddings, births, etc. - haircuts require an extreme amount of planning and forethought. To my recollection I've only really had one bad haircut, and that was by a teenager who didn't speak English. Instead, what repeatedly happens is that the hairdresser disregards my plea that it be a wash and go cut. So the cuts look great at the solon, and crap at home. The past two hairdressers didn't believe me when I said that my hair takes too long to blowdry. After 10 minutes of "drying my hair" they believed me.

I've spent the past few days looking at salon websites for inspiration. But it's hard to find a short haircut that's cute but doesn't need gel. I like messy cuts, and love the idea that I could let my hair go wild, maybe brush it every other week. How is that any different from what I do now, you may ask. Right now I just ignore the fact that I don't brush my hair, but if I get a haircut that's supposed to be messy I can feel good about the negligence.

Of course one of the main ironies of life is that you can't just jump out of bed and get something like this:
oh no, it takes hours of preparation to look like you don't give a crap about your hair.

That picture was from the website of a salon in London, So far this week I've looked at maybe 10 sites so far. Most of the websites just have pictures of bad haircuts on bored looking women, but Colour Nation brilliantly got around that by showing bad haircuts on two bored women nearly kissing. At least I assume they were bad haircuts.

I'm having a hard time finding pictures of nice haircuts on people with my face shape. I've basically narrowed the choices down to one.

What do you think?

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