I am Sam(son)
The haircut is done. And I am recovering - slowly.
Let me begin by describing my new hairdresser - before I move on to my hair. My old hairdresser of many years was a lovely young gay boy. Prior to that my stylist of many years was a lovely fag hag in a whole salon of gay boys. See the pattern here? The new fellow - for he is a man - is straight. Frankly I didn't think that straight men cut hair. No slight on their abilities, but it just seems wrong somehow. But, I thought that this would be interesting - a whole different perspective on me and my hair. Then I should mention that he is 38 and single. Now we are starting to get into dangerous territory. The final nail in the coffin is that he is American - specifically from California - just like Bond.
So here I am confronted by a charming, witty, cute, single American with the power of scissors. What do you think happened? I admitted that I wanted to "lose some length", which somewhere along the way was interpreted as "cut it all off". It wasn't until I was being shown the true horror of my lack of hair in a mirror that he admitted that his one problem when it comes to women is that he seems to prefer lesbians - ie women with short hair. Cue my unfolding drama. My hair which had reached down below my bra, was now barely onto my neck, and in layers, and using a pile of product* - all the things that I avoided until this time.
And his sales pitch to this new 'do - "Your hair was too dull for your personality!". When I tried to convince PSD and Miss L last night over dinner that I am really quite normal and dull - and thus the hair - they laughed mockingly. Clearly I need to rethink my delivery of such dramatic statements.
It goes without saying that I have been crying - but what to do? If I return to the hairdresser - he may want to take even more off - which I don't think I could cope with at this point. I feel totally unattractive - and while I am having NO success dating wise at the moment anyway - my haircut is just reinforcing that I may not actually date again until 2010 (I estimate).
*Think funky rock chick look - but 80's rock chick - perhaps Pat Benatar or Suzi Quattro. I kid not.