I need a haircut. Getting a haircut is an annual event for me, need it or not. Kind of like a PAP smear. I have hair that is the "wash and put up" variety. I wash it, it dries -- without products or chemicals or stuff, and then it goes up. I seldom make it past 10 AM with "down hair". It makes me batty. But, short hair also makes me batty. It requires me stylin', washin', producting -- and general upkeep. My morning routine with the kiddos is tight (read VERY tight --no room for wiggle AT ALL) -- so a ponytail is in order -- I could NOT do a hairstyle that required work on my part in the morning. When I have short hair, I wake up looking like Kramer, so this will not do.
Last year, a lady named Destiny cut my hair. In the mall. She did a good job.
The year before that, someone named Vic cut my hair. Another place in the mall.
For years before that, I saw a stylist named Michael with much more regularity than in recent years. But, I had time for that -- and lived closer to him. Now, an appointment with Michael requires 8 weeks of planning, a 45 minute drive, and idle chit-chat about people we "used to know" -- (and now I don't -- for GOOD REASON!) I feel no need to reconnect. And I don't want them to know what I'm up-to, through him.
So, here is my fear. If I return to Destiny -- she'll think I've seeing someone else -- a hairstylist affair, if you will. And, she'll give me a vengeance cut -- IE: anger with scissors equals ugly client who won't return anyway.
If I return to Michael, I have to hear about the friends I've since deserted (which I know I have and care not to re-hash). Not to mention the months of planning and drive time.
If I go to someone new, it's a complete gamble. So much left to interpretation in the world of hairdos.
What do you think? Women stylists? Men? Women stylists kind of scare me. I can't put my Freudian finger on the WHY -- I just know sitting in that chair and having THAT done -- makes me have a peeker. Men. I don't know -- do they care if they butch you up and totally jack your rhythm? I don't think so. Do you have a hair person? How long? Are you having a stylist affair? And, how do I go about getting a good haircut without committment and fear?