“Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts”
― Jim Morrison
I’ve had the same haircut for about 745 years. Well, okay, not that long, but the style hasn’t varied much – sort of between short and shorter.
Lately I have been thinking about having it styled differently. A boy’s cut. Maybe it will help with my gender dysphoria, I reason.
I mentioned it to B, who just gave me a speculative look. After her talk to her therapist about allowing me to be myself and wear my boots, I’m sure she still has her doubts about letting me off the leash, but she’s not cackling about (sorry, voicing) it. (Me, henpecked?! NO WAYS!)
Not surprisingly, most of the those sites about hairstyles are intended for women – vanity, thy name is woman… but the sites for men’s hairstyles are not as scarce as hen’s teeth. The metro man and all that…
(How did all the fowls end up in this post?!)
First of all, you are supposed to take the shape of your face into consideration when planning a hairstyle. To be able to determine your face shape, there are some measuring and maths involved – damn, I suck at maths! WikiHow luckily made it a bit easier.
Then you have to consider the right haircut for your face shape. Having learnt that I have a square face, I apparently should be looking at a tight, short haircut, similar to the guys below. Hmmm, now if only I could get the beard at the salon as well… (Did you know the “beard” of a rooster is called a “wattle?” No need to thank me for this bit of useless information!)
So, at the end of the working year, with about two weeks vacation to let it grow out a bit, I could be making the mistake of my life, but I’m spreading my wings – umm… having a short haircut.
Maybe I must just follow the example of students on campus and have it coloured blue or postbox red in addition, just to see the look on B’s face. Nah, maybe next time, a new style is radical enough for this ol’e quinquagenarian. (I have learnt another new word along the way!).
With that short a haircut, I’ll probably look like a pear with a pea on top, but then at least I’ll know what it looks and feels like.
It is better to regret the things you have done, than the things you haven’t done, no?