Last week, it was extremely hot. It still is, actually. My online thermometer tells me that it’s about 94°F (34°C) outside, and my room thermometer says its the same in here. One week until I get my air conditioner. Needless to say, I’ve been drinking a lot of water, and sweating a lot. And since my hair was past my shoulders, I had to keep it up in a ponytail (or twisted up with a clip), to keep from dying of heat exhaustion. This didn’t prevent my hair from being wet, all day long. Yeah, I know. Gross.
On Monday, I wanted to go out and get it cut, immediately, to prevent myself from taking a pair of scissors to my ponytail. But since I’ve been drilling Sadie on what we’re allowed to cut with scissors (paper only), I didn’t think cutting my own hair would set a very good example.
Then, I realized that all the hair salons close around 5pm, just like most everything in town. What happened to instant gratification? I ended up getting an appointment for Thursday, and took two of my girls along to watch. I only told one of my local friends what I was about to do, as I like to surprise people. Keeps them on their toes.
Unfortunately for my girls, the hairdresser was running late, so they only got to watch her work on my hair for about half an hour, and it took her an hour longer than that. With three pictures (yes, of movie stars) to give an idea of what I was looking for, I managed to explain to Cody that I wanted something between a pixie and a shag. Some pixie haircuts are really short on top, but I had a picture that had some length to it, and side-swept bangs. I know from experience how sweaty bangs can be… and they’re often too short to pull back with a clip.
So, my hair is now a bit shorter than some of the guys I know, except on top. I have some bangs that I can wear down or clipped back. And the fun of this hairstyle is that I can stick my head under the faucet, in the morning, towel it dry, and just walk out the door. Well, if I want to look a bit punk. But what I really do is comb it, straighten up my part, and then comb the back of my hair backwards, to get it to stick out. And then run my hands through it until it sticks out enough for me. : )