My stylist, who had cut my hair for years, offered to teach him the tricks of short hair styling. I was impressed when he brought a notepad, asked questions and drew sketches during his lesson. Just to be safe I had my hair cut two days before leaving the country.
Fearing that he might have to cut my hair with a machete, I purchased the As Seen on TV home haircutting kit. I figured it the cuts were too horrible for human viewing, I’d wear a baseball cap for two years. So dreading the day, and once again contemplating growing out my hair, my hair as grew fast and unruly as the banana trees in our backyard in the tropical heat. Humidity, while exceedingly kind to my skin, was not kind to my hair. And I’m happy to report during that time period, I only had one bad ‘do that we dubbed the Stare Cut.
Upon our return home, I thought about visiting the salon. But truth be told, I kind of liked having on demand, in-house hair care. The other truth was, I was saving lots of money this way. Short hair is high maintenance. And I am cheap.