So today I fulfilled one of my hair wishes. I don't know if I'm alone in this, but there's a few hairstyles I've always secretly lusted over but never had the guts to do. In my twenties, I experimented with MANY of these - blonde, hot pink, streaked hair, ultra short, corkscrew permed, blunt fringed, cleopatra style... But there was one cut I never got, and everytime I've seen another girl with it, I would get slightly wistful.. Today on a couple of recommendations, I popped into SAS Hairdressing which is just so near my house it's almost sinful. Terence was my hairdresser, and he seemed just lovely.
I asked for "just a trim", then as he discussed what he was going to do, I threw in a joke about how "i've always wanted a *******".
And he said, "that would look HOT".
AND I SAID NO. TOO MUCH. TOO DRASTIC. TOO NAUGHTY. TOO YOUNG.
So lovely Terence started snipping away, giving me JUST A TRIM, and a feeling in my belly kept growing fire.
All the thoughts kept running through my head.
I'm only young once.
I'm 30. When else am I ever going to do this?
It'll grow, it's just hair.
And when did I become that old fogey that was scared of cool haircuts anyway?
It's just awful, that I'm now old and boring.
Plus, I think it may just look alright.
But err... S may hate it.
Oh well. he'll live.
I'm only young once.
And I can totally still have cutting edge WHATEVER I WANT.
And it'll make me feel alive, and beautiful and...
And suddenly, I blurted out, I WANT IT. And Terence stared at me incredulously for a total of 5 seconds before going HELL YEAH, LET'S DO IT!
He was extremely patient and understood my slight panic, and went extremely slow with me - first demarcating what he was going to do, then executing it in stages.
And voila, here it is.
Sharon, in an undercut.
I've had mixed reactions to it - half of my friends ADORE it, and others are ambivalent. But the way I see it, I only live once, and you know, I actually REALLY like it! It FEELS nice (I keep stroking the undercut section a bit weirdly), it makes my hair sit across my forehead which is nice too, and I feel a bit spunky after almost a year of feeling in pain, dowdy, and not really living a whole life. And THAT feels nice. YAY!