To all the ladies,
I just want to say that I finally understand your pain of a bad haircut. For most of my life, when a woman complained about a bad haircut I was not very sympathetic. I did not understand your pain, your anger, your sorrow. I think this was due to two reasons: (1) I have never had long hair and did not know the time it takes to get long and (2) I don’t have style so I genuinely would not have realized that your haircut was bad.
Recently I have grown out my hair; my colleagues were complaining that I looked like I was homeless so I decided to go get it shaped up this past week. Now, I had never been to a salon so I thought I would try it out. I was unsure of what I wanted (seeing that I had never been to a salon before), but did answer all the ladies questions. Yes, I liked it longer. No, I was not planning on growing it out more. Yes, I would like for it to be shaped. No, I did not like looking like I was homeless.
She then proceeded to cut my hair; when she was done, it was wet and I didn’t know exactly what it looked like, but the back looked a little short.
I went home and it dried; I thought it might not look the best, however, as I mentioned above I don’t really have style so I couldn’t tell for sure. My roommates (one guy and one gal) came home and immediately laughed at me. At this moment I knew I had a bad cut. In fact, it is like I had two styles on one head: short in the back and long on the sides/front. As one colleague put it, I had a mullet in reverse – I affectionately called it a “Tell um”; thanks Soulja Boy.
Thankfully, I have a good friend who took it upon herself to make an appointment for me to get it fixed. Her words were, “I can’t let you go on looking like that.” Had it not been for her, I would have probably just continued to rock it out because, as I have said, I have no style.
Upon going into the salon and explaining the situation to the stylist, he looked at me and was like, “Oh no, oh no. You look like Johnny Depp from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Although I have a respect for Mr. Depp and his craft, that was one role that I did not like being compared to. Thankfully the stylist was able to get me squared away and shaped up.
Anyway, I want to let all of the women know that if you ever need true sympathy from a man when you get a bad haircut, I will be there for you. I now know your pain and if anything, you can find solace in the fact that you don’t look like Willie Wonka!