Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Hair on the head can make you unique in a strange sort of way. These days shaved heads seem to be a dime a dozen or less. Not unique in my book. Hair has always been a thing for me. At my age to wear it the way I do can often lead to questions. Why? Why? Why? My answer, simply put is, "It's me". But really, when I trace the bloodlines back, there's one that's pretty strong that trickles back to those British Invasion bands of the 60's and another would take you back to Adam's Barber Shop on Stevens Avenue. One year, heading back to college, Dad told me that the hair had to go and he sent me right across the street to Adam's. I delayed it as long as I could but eventually sat in the chair. Maybe my Dad had spoken to him in advance and passed the word to 'take it off'. All I know is he strapped me in and asked what I wanted done. I recall saying, "Just a little trim, leave it pretty long." The next ten minutes or so went like this: there were smiles, buzzing sounds, clipping, laughter and words spoken in Italian exchanged, and I was about bald! As I walked out of the shop, I uttered a curse to the sky and said to myself, "Never again, you bastard!" And true to my word, I have NEVER stepped into a barber shop since.
His humor cost the barbers of the world a lot of pay days.
He was oblivious then.
"Just a little off the sides, please."
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Are you OK? Maybe you need a little "hair of the dog" this morning? Or like they say, "Hair today and gone tomorrow."ReplyDelete
that is funny...and i even featured a barber shop for you today!ReplyDelete
I know a shop near me that takes much the same approach.ReplyDelete
Haha, I do see the resemblance to you in that photo!ReplyDelete
I'm thinking that was a pretty traumatic event in your life. Much like the time my mother sent me to get a hair perm at a friend's house and I left there looking like I had a Brillo pad on my head. I never went back to that lady either.ReplyDelete
That should teach them.ReplyDelete
I have done something like that, but more recently and for slightly different reasons...ReplyDelete
i had a similar experience with a salon that my husband 'treated me' to. he thought i'd enjoy a hoity-toity hairdresser and a 'great cut'. well, the 'hair master' cut and snipped, no problem. then, because i told him i didn't like styling products and all that crap, he proceeded to pile it on and make my hair so dreadfully processed that i was furious. never, never, never again.ReplyDelete
Funny story but I'm sure you saw no humour in it back then!ReplyDelete
Yes, I remember the hair wars of the 1960s. Recently watched the Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night. Seen through the filter of today's styles, they had neat, short hair. Perhaps they were thought long hairs because the dominant style was military short in the 40s and 50s.ReplyDelete
Rebel with a cause?ReplyDelete
Would love to see that haircut . . . And seriously, NO barber since? Wow.ReplyDelete
Well, no barber shop. I do have an on-call 'hair stylist', who wishes to remain nameless. hahahahaDelete
Dad used to hunt brother and I down and give us a crew cut with his store bought hair cutter. We hated it!!ReplyDelete
Birdman that sounds very much like women at the hairdressers... Like me. Please only cut 5 cm and wham 15 come off...ReplyDelete
It's the same for everyone although the hairdresser that I have now is pretty good for listening to me!ReplyDelete
I had it shaved off for a cancer benefit some years ago, and found I rather liked the look, so I've kept it.ReplyDelete
Same thing happens to women! Horrible!ReplyDelete
Love how your photos are your writing prompts! Not too long ago I came home crying real tearsfrom the hair salon. I had said, "Don't cut it too short, please." Anyway, I understand. I'm guessing your on-call stylist's name begins with E?ReplyDelete
Barber and beauty shops can be haven or hell. Always good to find one that satisfies.ReplyDelete
What a nightmare! Exactly why I hate going to a hair salon. I hardly ever come out satisfied with the end result.ReplyDelete
That's one bad wig.ReplyDelete
Haha hair can totally be a medium for self expression. I also get those pesky 'why' questions about my hair and 'It's me' is pretty much my response too. I like that this photo inspired a hair story!ReplyDelete
Ugh! Reminds me of Mom's home perms with the predictable, geeky results which I begged her to avoid every time she pulled one on me. It was a great day when I got old enough to tell her "no more!"ReplyDelete