I start back at work next week after nearly a month off, so I thought it would be best if I get a haircut. I shaved this morning for the first time, so generally I was looking pretty scruffy. I went to my usual barber, but he is away at the moment, so I risked going to one of the $20 joints at the shopping plaza. After all, I thought, how hard can it be to do a short back and sides, trim on top?
I told her what I wanted and she asked if I wanted my sideburns trimmed too. They only come down to the base of my ears, nothing too outrageous, so I said just tidy them so they are even. She said ok and proceeded to shave them off above the top level of my ears and then cut the rest of my hair to about 10mm length all over. Seriously, my wife did a better job trimming my bonce during lock down and she’d never done it before and had already had several gin and tonics at the time.
Perfect start to a new position at work next week. I’ve had small sideburns for about 15 years so I look weird when I see myself in the mirror now.
Feel free to share your horror stories of when haircuts have gone wrong.
The barber I normally go to is an Iraqi refugee that has a young family and is a trying to set up a new life in Australia, so I’m happy to pay $25 a month to get a haircut. I’m starting to go silver on top, but once it starts getting to comb-over territory I think I’ll just go the buzz-cut from the wife.
Since March I’ve been cutting mine in the backyard without a mirror. It’s simple if going buzz cut, but not really too hard to style it. Currently I’m going with a ‘textured crop’ - think Chris Hemsworth from Thor Ragnarok (minus the beard)