Every woman, every once in a while, gets the itch to cut her hair. I mean, really cut it. I have these itches now and then. I usually talk myself out of them. I get a little bit freaky about my hair. Any change to this head of hair happens fractionally. Most of the time.
Brad’s girlfriend cut her hair recently. It is ADORABLE. It got me to thinking that I might be ready for a change. I thought about this for weeks and weeks. I researched haircuts on the internet. I even printed out pictures to show my stylist.
On the day of my appointment, I started getting cold feet.
“I can’t do it,” I told Kacey.
“It’s just hair, Mom. It will grow back,” she said.
“I don’t think I can do it,” I told my coworker, Belinda.
“It’s just hair,” she said. “It will grow back.”
I decided they were right. I took my pictures to my appointment. I showed them to Patti, my stylist. She gasped with glee.
“Are you going to let me cut it,” she asked?
“Yeah,” I said. “It’s just hair. It will grow back.”
My hair looked pretty much like this when I sat down in Patti’s chair.
I mentally said goodbye to my hair. Patti began to cut. She watched my face in the mirror.
“Are you going to cry,” she asked?
“No,” I said, wiping a tear from my eye.
Patti cut and cut. She oohed and aahhed. She assured me it would look great. She styled it. It looked pretty good. (Doesn’t your hair always look great after your stylist does it?)
Over the next couple of days, I struggled to style my hair the way Patti did it. Short hair on me is a lot more work than long hair. I began to regret getting it cut. A couple of times I decided I hated it. But then someone said it made me look younger. And then another person said it made me look younger. And then my friend, Teri said, “I really like your hair. It makes you look younger. I mean a lot younger. Not that you looked seventy or anything before, but this style makes you look a lot younger!”
Well then… maybe I don’t hate it after all. I guess maybe I’ll keep it for a while!