Slice of Life Story Challenge March 28 -Cutting Remarks
I had a haircut today. Nothing unusual in that. What makes this fact worth reporting is that my hairdresser, Leni has been my cutter of choice for 27 years! She knows my locks so well. I trust her. She snips and styles in a manner that sets me at ease. Having a haircut can be problematic. Sometimes it’s a fine line between haircut heaven and haircut hell.
I was amazed to discover recently that women enact up to thirty different hairstyles in a lifetime. A man on the other hand, just tends to gradually lose hair.
Leni always asks the question, ‘Are we going short today Alan? Do I need the razor? My answer is always the same. ‘Maybe, next time Leni. Today, just a trim.’ And so it begins...
We talk about the weather, travel plans and our families. We talk about not retiring, but easing back on work. The conversation is easy. The cutting remarks make the time passes quickly. I enter as a lion and leave trimmed, tamed and less hirsute. As a hairdresser, Leni remains a cut above the rest.