So, it's come to this. After all of these years, it finally happened. I tell you with a hopeful heart that my darling wife, Lindsey, has cut off most of her hair. And we both think she looks great! I'll let her tell you a bit about her experience and motivation...
I'm a pixie!
They say that when a woman cuts her hair it signals not only a physical change but a significant mental change. I cut my hair when I got through middle school, again before my term at Oxford, and now at the start of my Masters degree. I loved my long hair, but at the same time, it was just not what I wanted to focus on. I had all these hopes and dreams to become the queen of Nordic braids and take up my Valkyrie spirit, but low and behold, I’m more of a pixie at heart than a warrior woman.
I had planned to go short, but I didn’t really know if a pixie would be right for me. After a few days of scientific research: i.e. measuring my face, looking up celebrities with similar face shapes, looking up portraits of my family members with short hair, I made the decision to go short. Bo hadn’t seen me with hair this short, but we both figured it would look good.
There is no shortage of salons and barber shops here in Edinburgh - so many actually. I found a mom and pop place on Leith Walk with amazing reviews. Next thing I knew I had made an appointment at DNA Hairdressing.
After a short chat with Del, we were on the same page about my locks of lackluster. He cut the bottom bleached portion out right away, and I watched 6 inches fall to the floor. Instant relief. Bo sat in the next chair and watched the whole thing. I couldn’t help but smile the whole time. Del was so kind and attentive to what I wanted and we had a fun conversation about the quirks of Edinburgh and why the heck are “bangs” called “bangs” in the US. Their word makes so much more sense! They call it “fringe”!
An hour later and a heaping pile of hair on the floor, pixie Lindsey emerged. I felt like a rockstar. I still feel like a rockstar. I constantly get asked about my hair and people are so impressed at how awesome it looks. Sometimes we say it’s the little things that make the world of a difference. This is one of those little things. I’m much happier now about the way I look and feel, and I can focus on the things that matter more right now. This doesn’t mean I won’t grow my hair out again, but at least for now, it was the pick me up that I needed.