…like my wild haircuts — asymmetrical, short, French bobs, blonde and red and jagged. Cut really blunt, cut really short… gelled, blowdried, hairsprayed, mohawked.
People take my old facebook pictures to salons and ask for my cut.
My. Exact. Cut.
Strangers always ask me to let them take my picture because they love my hair.
As odd as that sounds, as weirdly invasive as it is to ask a stranger to take their picture… I guess it feels kind of cool.
And what do I take to salons when I cut my hair? Well first I go to schools where the students are still getting their licenses and need someone to practice on. Essentially I’m a guinea pig. I just tell them to cut as they want.
Also: I’m broke, and $15 for a wash-cut-style at Aveda learning institutes is amazing.
You should see their little faces light up. I give guidelines of course - not any shorter than this, etc.
So I can’t take credit. I guess I can credit my bravery? But really, this one’s for the students. The ones who aren’t afraid to take a razor and slice away and texturize and experiment. The ones who have a vision and finally found someone open and willing. Here’s to the shy students who desperately want to declare their creativity but have no medium to do it through.
So here’s my advice - go to a place of learning. Don’t be scared. Let them try things out. Hair grows. Life goes on. But just try it out. Who knows. Maybe you don’t need to take my picture to the salon. Maybe something will just be uniquely you.
Trust the budding experts.