I had full intentions of getting my hair cut short yesterday (not Fred Savage short, more like Carrie season 4 Satc short or Oprah short). I had an old picture of when my hair was short and polled friends and co-workers. The results were 50/50. I left work and even had in my mind that I was going to get 10 inches cut off to donate to Locks of Love (I printed out the webpage to make it official).
So I get to the salon, and my stylist Brighton, who is great, says,
"Ok just a trim today?"
I say, "No, actually I want to cut off 10 inches."
Brighton: "NO! You can't do that!"
Me: "Thank God! I didn't want to anyway!"
Why is it that we cannot let go of hair? It seems really stupid, but if you think about it, long hair is the result of about 3-4 years of work. I couldn't let it all go down the drain just because I was feeling a little dramatic and reckless. I settled for getting 3 inches cut off.