Hair Apparent
May 17, 2006

I should be telling you about my dinner at The French Laundry. Yes, that French Laundry. But I can't. Not yet. I'm way too preoccupied with my hair at the moment.

If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm kind of a freak about my hair. Its well being occupies way too many of my waking thoughts. Yet, there may be days or weeks that go by where I'm not concerned about it at all. But one bad hair day can set off a chain of thoughts and events and then there's no turning back.

The thing about my hair is that I have a lot of it. It doesn't look like I do, but it's thick, kind of coarse, and kind of wavy. Sounds fantastic, right? It also has a mind of it's own. Partially because I let it. I put almost no effort into styling or doing anything with it. The only time it sees a blow dryer is at the salon when I get it cut. So it tends to do things I don't want it to do. It sticks out here, it curls out in the wrong direction there. It's unpredictable.

Due to its out of control nature, I've been seriously considering cutting it much shorter. Like, movie star short. I think it would be much easier to deal with. But I have doubts whether or not I can pull off the pixie 'do. I cut my hair that short once, right before my junior year of high school. I don't remember it being the best decision of my life, but I also didn't have my fabu stylist who works magic. And there's the fact that I tend to dress more like a girl now, which probably would help.

The thing is, I've been mulling over this potential chop since Saturday. That's 5 days of scouring the internet, magazines, and books for photos of cute short hair. Interspersed with comments to the boyfriend along the lines of, "I'm going to chop all my hair off on Thursday..." He doesn't seem all that concerned. Not sure if that's good or bad.

The actual appointment is tomorrow afternoon. I'm STILL kind of on the fence about how much to chop. As much as I love the short hair, it may be a complete and utter disaster on me. I'm leaning towards the big chop though. After I get some input from the stylist tomorrow, I'll make the decision. Shortly afterwards, I may be shopping for hats.



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