when i graduated law school i had hair down to my bra strap. it was summertime when i got my first real law job. i'd shower in the morning, put my wet hair in a bun and go about my day. i knew that when fall came i'd have to do something differently. i couldn't go out in the cold with wet hair and i wasn't willing to take the time to blow dry. i'd always wanted to cut my hair short and one day i made the very scary phone call to make that happen. i didn't tell anyone. i was living at home but said i had to work late that night. king louie was clueless. the stylist was just talking to me when she pulled my hair into a ponytail and made a huge cut. it was incredible. she was very considerate of the fact that i may not like it and cut it in a way that growing it back out would be very easy. however, i loved my hair short and over the years have figured out the cut that is just right for me. my hair is styled in a super short pixie. my stylist actually uses the same foot that my dad uses on the electric razor (a #3 if you're wondering). i don't have to worry about blow drying my hair now. i haven't used a dryer in years.
i had a hair appointment on friday. i love haircut day. i feel like it is a fresh start. i see the past eight weeks falling to the floor when i get my hair cut. i was waiting for my cut when a woman sat down while her manicure dried. she asked me if i was there for a hair cut. i said yes and she asked where. i get it, by most people's standards my hair is short and wouldn't need a cut. i explained that for me my hair was long and was in desperate need of a good trim. i told her the above story and she looked at me and said 'so the whole reason your hair is short is because you're too lazy to dry it?' i wasn't sure what to say to that but said that was part of it but also because i thought it looked good. i'm a firm believer in 'if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all'. she was perfectly entitled to not like my hair. i don't like everyone else's hair. in fact, if i had the haircut of the woman in the chair before me i would have cried. i also wouldn't have gone up to her and ask why she cut her hair that way. after she left, i told my stylist about my encounter. she said that the woman was known as 'miss cold' so i guess i'm not the only one who has had a run in. she was the kind of person who wore a bluetooth to get her nails done. you know the type.