Last week I got a haircut. I am really bad about recognizing that I need a haircut until I want it cut right now. Well, this was already 4 days past my “right now” because my schedule didn’t allow for anything sooner.
By the time I got there, it was out of control and I was frustrated. I told my stylist that I wanted it a little shorter and out of my face.
The next thing I know, she made the first cut at the hairline on the nape of my neck. I watched my once shoulder-length hair slowly fall, section by section. Every time I said something the least bit unsure about the cut, the stylist quickly responded, “It’s too late now” as she kept snipping away.
The finished product was a closer cut than I have ever had in my life! It transformed me into a completely different person.
I pulled into my driveway from the salon and quickly ran into the house. I didn't want to see daylight for the next 6 months until my hair has a chance to grow out to a respectable length. The neighbor was outside waiting for our customary wave but all I could think of was how to get inside before he saw me. Could I get a leave of absence from work for a while?
It’s been a few days since the drama and the initial shock is over, but I’m still not sure about the cut. I feel like a different person, which has got my wondering…
Is the way you look a reflection of who you are inside? Or has your personality been influenced by the way you look on the outside?
One thing is for certain…if I ever need to transform a character’s personality I will start with giving him/her a new haircut!