Why you shouldn’t trust a hairstylist with short hair
This quarantine has made my hair grow from long to the longest it’s ever been. I have been strictly adhering to all cdc guidelines and I’ve especially proceeded with caution by not entering hair salons as they’ve become more dangerous than ever in this pandemic. The other day I decided to take a picture of my hair to show everyone how long it has gotten. I did not expect to receive such negative responses, such as, “you should really cut your hair” “your hair is getting too long” “we’re in a pandemic, you should cut your hair to stop the virus” all of these statements are untrue and a result of the media lies about the pandemic. Luckily I am not as easily swayed by peer pressure as some of my other friends. One of my best friends had long hair slightly past her shoulders. Unfortunately made the mistake of thinking a haircut was a necessary service and she is now paying dearly for her choice months later. You see, in our state, salons opened back up on June first. She had been growing out a bob cut for years, and the layers were becoming uneven. She felt like she looked bad even though she could finally tie it up in a ponytail and wear a mask (thus lowering the risk of being recognized with bad hair). When the salons opened back up she took the first appointment she could book at her local salon. Her usual stylist was out of town so she booked an equivalent level without considering the fact that the woman had a pixie cut. That was her fatal flaw. First the stylist snapped at her for letting her layers grow out so long. She accused my friend of being unkempt and a ragamuffin. When my friend showed the stylist a picture of Jennifer Lawrence and told her she wanted a trim similar to her haircut in “joy” the hairstylist suddenly had a face of deviance. “Oh you want your hair to look like Jennifer Lawrence a few years ago, got it” she said. My friend relaxed and almost fell asleep during a bewitching scalp and neck massage with essential oils. She suddenly felt much more relaxed, and realized why she missed the salon so much. The stylist started sectioning away and asking my friend about her life. She suddenly started snipping off many long pieces. My friend was horrified, yet calm. Almost as if in a trance from the neck massage and oils. She asked the stylist why she cut off so much, as this was only supposed to be a trim. “I’m just evening out your layers, sweetie” she declared. “You really can’t let them grow this long again if I have any say in it” my friend once again relaxed, what did she know anyway? She had notoriously thick hair that needed to be layered to avoid looking like a box at shoulder length (according to many of these hairstylists with short hair). She closed her eyes again as the snips continued. Suddenly she felt another close to her head and opened her eyes. The stylist was cutting away maniacally. My friend was helpless to stop. She saw was this was shaping up to be and suddenly an uneven ponytail didn’t seem so bad after all. The stylist finished and my friend looked back at an unfamiliar reflection, it looked like her brother. “Do you love it, you look just like Jennifer Lawrence did” she exclaimed in an eerily sinister tone. My friend held back her tears as she paid and even tipped the stylist. She told me later it’s because she was terrified of the stylist because of her pixie cut. She seemed very intimidating and man-like. My friend now 3 months later is growing out a much worse and uneven cut, and she wears a full face mask out in public. She has sworn off haircuts for life and you should too. Especially if your stylist has a pixie haircut, this is an indication that she is very angry for her decisions and wants other to suffer. Women with short hair want to destroy your hair. Think about that next time you feel pressure to cut your hair short.