Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cut Above The Rest

I am going to be very wary the next time a person who doesn’t understand my language holds a pair of scissors and points at me. All I had asked for was a little trimming of the locks that had grown so long that it fell all over my face. Just a little bit of shaping up without compromising with the length of it. Instead, it resulted in a massive 6 inches plus loss of my long hair. It took me two long years to grow it, two years of maintaining and combing and shampooing and oiling. And in a moment, it was gone.

I looked at the floor with all the hair that had recently been snipped and sighed sadly. It didn’t strike me that while I pointed at my face, I asked for the front of the hair, ONLY the front of it to have short hair. The rest of it could still be long and flowing and going way past my shoulders as usual. Now, I felt vulnerable, with my neck bare and exposed. That was the look I had way back in college a long lifetime ago.

“It’s just hair and it will grow”- I agree with what you say. But do I want to wait 2 more years to look the same? I can’t tie it, can’t make a ponytail, and wearing traditional Indian clothes is going to be a concern. All for some random unknown woman who had power in her hands and without thinking or asking me again, went snip snip.

You look cute. You look young. You look like Kajol in KKHH. You can wear more jeans and sweatshirts now. You may not look feminine, but you look smart. You look like a little puppy. I really like your new hair. You should straighten it.

People always have their own opinions. Not that it makes the transition any easier. I am still working on getting used to my new look. Every morning I walk in front of the mirror still sleepy, my eyes open wide awake at the unfamiliar person staring back at me. I look at the Dandiya and Durga puja pictures from last year and sigh.

I think it is going to take me a while to start liking myself in the mirror again.

sunshine

15 comments:

Yespi said...

So you sporting Meg Ryan look eh?

Tanmay said...

what exactly were you doing while your locks were sacrificed!

sunshine said...

Meg Ryan look, it is indeed, and I didn't have my specs on to realize what is happening. It took a few snips for me to realize what was happening !!

wishes galore said...

oh these hair-dressers...n after your loss they shower so heavy praises of your new "look" that u dont know whether to chastise them or rant over your loss or try to find the angle in the mirror so that you too could see and admire your new look :D:D

hey, a new spring season, a new you!!enjoy.......

Vivek said...

Has she helped in making you less vain :)

Pavi!!!! said...

Shucks! u shld sue the person who did that to ur hair!!!

n on a serious note....trust me, it ll be a matter of time before u get used to the NEW you!

The Wandering Minstrel said...

please post a pic, i want to see how one can ever look like a puppy. dang! and yes its a mighty mess to grow it all back again. anyway, make the best use of it while it lasts.

CM-Chap said...

LOL.. Join the club :)

I had a similar exp, infact wrote a post n my blog named "Hair Style".

As guys, we get to say only 3 numbers... 1 or 2 or 3 to inform short or medium or long. But no universal std for that too and we endup getg sometg like summer cut.

piyela said...

you last 3 blogs are complains...

AJ said...

I know how it feels to have your hair butchered! (Even though I can grow it back in 2 months, but still I don't want to look bald when I have hair.)

Sanchit said...

i wanted long hairs ever since i was in college.. got long locks after good 20 long months, somehow not paying heed to anyone who said guys should have short hairs.. it was all cool and good until the day that barber chopped it all off, i asked him to do something different, showed him an example pic and that villan did something else... sigh.. 2 years for me too... :(

mythalez said...

despite being a boy, i can totally empathise with u!

going to these scissors wielding monsters is always so scary ..

and just like you, i cannot follow whats goin on, without the spects, leaving me at complete mercy of those snips

ramya said...

Ok, sometimes the people who cut hair dont undersand. For example, my sister wanted layers, but instead the lady did layers which looked like steps. And, my sister now looks like Abdul Kala. Yes, i am serious!

Princess G said...

i totally understand your feeling i feel the same every time i get a haircut my sympathy is with you dont worry everything would be fine in a few days
he he he

himani said...

Lol...i too want short hair...but just dont have enought "GUTS" to go ahead with it!!