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Thursday, April 17, 2008

My Head Is Not Shorn

I got a haircut the other night. We often switch between Great Clips and Fantastic Sam's. This time, we opted for Fantastic Sam's, because of their close proximity to a Dairy Queen.

I always dislike the question, "What do you want to do?" I never know how to answer that. I'm not the hair expert. I guess if I went to a fancy-schmancy salon, they would be telling me what I should do. However, I've sort-of learned how to respond. Often, I start off with the joke, "Make me look hot!". That can get a laugh. I often follow up later in the haircut with, "Oh, and can you go through and pluck out the gray hairs."

This evening, however, I didn't get to my second joke. I had just sat down and laid out my first "Make me look hot!" comment, when she pre-empted my "gray hair" joke. Here's what she said: "I see we are rockin' the salt and pepper."


I can make jokes about my gray(ing) hair, but you can't! I realize that this was a ploy to get me to buy into hair coloring, but I was not amused. I also didn't buy into the hair coloring.

At the end, she also convinced me to shave (trim?) my eyebrows. This is not something I've thought of before. In fact, I like my eyebrows to be full because they help with my facial expressions. I told her as much...she wasn't impressed.

Now I have these eyebrows that look really dark in toward the center, but the outer parts are barely visible. I'm not sure how I feel about this.

Anyway, there's a recap of what my haircut experience was like. Enjoy!


Blogger mark said...

personally, i like the salt and pepper look. i think it's distinguished. and much better than the thinning hair i've got... so count you blessings. :)

5:07 PM  
Blogger Michael Dodd said...

Another vote for salt and pepper hair from a guy whose hair is MIA. I think it is beyond distinguished -- I think it's hot.

My partner cuts my hair now -- what there is of it. Seems crazy to pay ten or twelve bucks to have someone basically run the clippers all over my head with a plastic comb-guard clipped on.

What used to intrigue me about barbers/stylists was that they would ask the "What do you want to do?" question when it was obvious that there was nothing there "to do" anything with. My only option was "less shaggy." I once suggested I would like it a bit longer and thicker, but that didn't even get a chuckle. But at least they didn't try to sell me some snake oil cure.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Vic Mansfield said...

You know you're getting old when there is more in your ears than on your head. Give thanks for that which still grows up top.

Oh, just a #3, all over.

8:56 PM  
Blogger bjm said...

Well Ross, you've always said if you had the choice of being gray like me or bald like dad--you'd chose gray--so enjoy!

10:28 AM  

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