halloween will be extra scary this year
okay, i'll admit it: i haven't gotten my hair cut in 4.5 years.
there are many reasons why i cut my hair myself, the main one being that i just don't trust anyone. i've had too many bad haircuts in my youth, too many times of me saying "please don't blow dry my hair" and having no one ever believe me, ever, and doing it anyway and walking out with a foof on my head. or having them cut it to what they think is a good length but have it shrink 2 inches when it's dry and curls up. its as though no one else in the world has curly hair? i mean, didn't you guys learn this in hair-cutting-school?
and then there's also the cost, not insignificant in nyc where anyplace that's not an old man barber shop is at least $50, and i need to do this every 2-3 months.
but my hair has been annoying me lately, and i thought that maybe, maybe, i'd start thinking about eventually looking into a place to maybe get my haircut. so when i noticed that the new japanese hair salon on my block (that makes a grand total of 3 japanese hair salons on my specific block, by the way) was having a sale, i figured it was now or never. a 60$ haircut for 30$, and i wouldn't have to walk more than 30 feet.
the catch: it's a halloween special. as in, i have to get my haircut on halloween. which is really only making me less comfortable - what if it's a special "halloween haircut", and i walk out with something meant for a costume? perhaps a jack-o-lantern shaved into my head?