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April 23, 2008

My Hair-cut Crush

Filed under: haircuts,things I want/need — by heatherdc @ 11:42 pm

Starting around age 8 and continuing through high school, there had only been one person who cut my hair. Once we started going to her, we never stopped. She did a few things I wasn’t crazy about, but that never changed the fact that I trusted her and only her. Just because.

Then came college.

I chopped it off right before I left home, just for something different. It was kind of a shocker, but I figured at least it would give me time to grow it out. I knew I wouldn’t find somebody I liked as much as her to cut my hair in this little town, so I didn’t really try…..Aside from one disaster freshman year…we won’t get into that. So, I just waited 4 months at a time. My poor locks probably hated me for it, but that didn’t stop me. Plus, what college freshman has the $$ to pay for a decent haircut?  NOT me. Nope nope. The stubbornness set in, and that was that.

Then came Junior year.

SJ’s (roomie) parents had moved to the town officially over the summer.  Her mom was trying to get settled in and figure out her ‘places’. You know, where’s the gym? what will be my favorite grocery store? who will cut my hair?! These are very important priorities. Well, she found a cute little Salon that was only about half a mile up the street from our apartments. We never even knew it was there. It’s hidden in an office building, in a first floor suite.

I had really been wanting/needing a trim.  As much as I did love the lady from home, I finally accepted that she really wasn’t the best.  I trusted her, and was comfortable with her, but sometimes I really didn’t like how it turned out. It was time to step out of the zone, and try something different. SJ’s mom loved this place, so I thought I’d give it a try.

For the first time in my LIFE, I had a guy cutting my hair. He just happened to have an opening the day and time that I wanted my appointment to be, so that’s who I was scheduled with. Obviously I had no preference, since I’d never been to the place before. I thought it would probably be awkward, and that it probably wouldn’t turn out exactly how I wanted it, so I went with a simple “I just need you to even things out”.

Well, well. I could not have been more wrong. He was from Georgia, with a lingering cute little Southern accent. He knew exactly what I wanted once I actually opened up a little bit. He knew exactly how to cut my hair so it would do what I wanted it to. I sat in his chair for almost an hour, as he cut-trimmed-dried-admired-dried-trimmed-perfected. I was in awe.

At home my appointments were never more than half an hour, and she was usually running late. So it was always a little rushed. She even answered her cell phone while cutting my hair one time. Um, yah. Enough said.

When he was finished doin’ his thing, he gave me a mirror and asked my opinion. I LOVED IT. And that’s all I had to say. It’s perfect! Thank you! I love it! I left on a hair-cut high. I was so happy. You know when you can’t stop fondling your own hair? I totally had a hair-cut crush. I couldn’t wait for my hair to grow out a little bit so I could go back again! Plus, I finally knew what it was like to have a quality hair cut. So professional and stylish and faaabulous.

Obviously we now have a hair-cut affair. All of my roomies have gone to him since, and are equally in “love”.   I have an appointment tomorrow, and it will be our last rendezvous, *sigh*. For the first time ever I plan to sit in the chair, and say “Do what you want. I trust you”. Mostly because I just want something different and won’t ever actually go for it, and also because I really do trust him. We’ll see what he comes up with…..



  1. A good haircut is an amazing gift you receive any time you get one. It can make anything seem better, boost your mood and self confidence and make your outlook on life just in general more positive. Crazy what it can do.

    I’ve been trying to talk myself into dying my hair (I’m a hair dying virgin), but I’m just not sure if I can do it. But, I do love my stylist!

    I hope the ‘do turns out fabulous! You’ll have to post a pic.

    Comment by Sassy — April 24, 2008 @ 12:19 am |Reply

  2. OMG! I am so excited for you!
    I can’t wait to hear how it goes today!
    Keep me posted!

    And I too have had an amazing haircut like that- and when you get one, there is nothing like it! Usually it’s the ones that you expect to be horrible that are actually wonderful! My favorite haircut was while I was on a trip for work in Pismo Beach CA! I randomly walked passed a salon and said, “do you have any openings” they said yes. I said “okay, great, I need a trim”, he specifically said, “I can take you”. I said, “at home I only pay a few bucks for a trim”.. he said “okay no problem”.

    I sat in the chair, for fear that a “few buck” to a CA native actually translates to $200.00! 🙂 I was pleasently surprised when it was only $5.00 and the best haircut of my LIFE 🙂 It’s a great feeling!!!! It’s like an “ahhhhh” feeling- all light-weight and flowy! I hope your cut today is AMAZING – I can’t wait to hear!!!! Yay!

    Comment by Jen — April 24, 2008 @ 12:36 pm |Reply

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