I recently cut my hair super short. While it’s been fairly short for a while, I decided to go for a pixie cut, thinking, Why the heck not? It’s a good time in my life for this. When a male friend saw my new hair do, he complimented me on it, telling me I look good as a “short hair person.” Yes, perhaps, I told him. “However,” I said, “I think I’ll keep it short for a few more months, then start to grow out again.”
“Sheesh, you girls are such hair planners. It’s always about what your hair is going to be like in a year from now, never about what it’s like now.” Manfriend was right, and totally on to something. I knew “now” seemed like a “good time in my life” for this style, but why? I know this sounds crazy, but in the back of my mind, I realized I may have been planning for a time down the road. In my ideal world, should I get married by 28 or 29, I’ll want super long hair for my wedding so I can style a ginormous up-do. To get there, I’ll need at least 2 to 3 years to grow it out, so I might as well rock something a bit unusual for the time being, right?
This is a bit of an extreme example, and not one I’ve entirely thought out, but the idea did occur to me when my friend called me a “hair planner.” What about you—do you have timetables for how your hair is now versus how you want your hair to be in months …. or even years?