Almost Cut My Hair

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Almost Cut My Hair

My hair has gotten really long (for me) but I’m still not really ready to go to a salon to get it cut. I did chop off at least five inches last year, I did it myself and it was a fairly decent job, I think. My hair is wavy so it wasn’t really noticeable if it was uneven. Lately, the scissors have been calling to me but I’ve been trying to resist.

I just got my booster shot this evening so maybe in a couple of weeks I’ll be feeling like I could venture in to somewhere to have someone else cut my hair. Part of my issue is also that I don’t know where to go. I don’t like spending a lot of money and the place I went to most recently (two years ago at this point) didn’t survive the initial shut down.

This song reminds me of high school, particularly once we’d moved up to Maine. My older sister and I were used to a New York sense of what was cool and, when we first arrived, we really stood out from the rest of the Maine kids. We would sit around in the evening talking about stuff and invariably, the topic would turn to our hair. My mother got so tired of it she forbid us from talking about our hair more than once a day.

I also came across some old pictures of myself the other day and I still think the way my hair looked during my junior year of college was pretty great. How do I show up at the salon with a picture of myself at 20 to show them how I want my hair cut and avoid coming across as a woman deep in the throes of a midlife crisis?


  1. I showed a stylist a photo of me at 35 and she was kind enough to compliment it and politely recommend another style. That’s why we pay someone, to save us from ourselves.

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