Sunday, April 01, 2007

Hair cut

"As short as you dare." I told the hairdresser.
"Really?" She looks nervous, being normally rather timorous in her calling. But she soon gets into her stride, slicing assertively with the razor comb.



















" Could do with a bit of wax on that, Luce." My friend declares, scrutinising me with her girlie eye, as she does. ( Regardless of what a lost cause it is.) I don't really know why I am supposed to wax my head, but, impulsively obedient, I pick up a tin next time I'm in the supermarket. I haven't used it yet.



















" More young!" cry my students.
" Younger." I correct. ( You'd think we hadn't done comparitives umpteen times.) " And thank you."
" More European!" one ventures. A more tactful version, perhaps, of "more French", which is what I usually get when they wish to convey that they consider I have made an improvement in my appearance. At least they don't say "Frencher", I suppose.




















Somehow, short hair always feels like coming home.




















11 comments:

Tall Girl said...

Yay!!!

zhoen said...

Very smart.

stitchwort said...

First, thank you for the info about wrens liking spiders.
And then for the link to the tree stuff.
But that's not short hair! If mine was that long, I'd be going crazy. It's nice and tidy, though.

catalyst said...

Very nice, Lucy, but the second picture is the best. Lovely smile.

herhimnbryn said...

Well Hallo there L. Great hair cut. Happy Monday from one short haired person to another!

marlyat2 said...

Gamine, I would say. Little bit mischievous...

Lucy said...

You're all so nice!
Actually some of them, the more flattering ones, are in the mirror, so they aren't exactly me, andin those I look rather like my sister, which is a curious idea, as I've always considered her as somewhat my good angel mirror image!

Marja-Leena said...

How lovely to see your face in many moods! So different from the tiny picture up there. My favourite is the last photo. Gamine, I think, too!

Avus said...

Funny - this one about hair - I have always thought your blog photo looks as though you are bending over to wash it!
Suits you!
I too am very short haired, number one cut for what's left of it. I remember seeing somewhere that if you are going bald you should cut it short, have a well kept beard and wear a good suit. (that's for the blokes, but ladies - feel free!)
Well, I have got as far as the first recommendation (and there is a good suit in the cupboard somewhere, but I doubt it fits these days!)

Avus said...

P.S. I like the last shot best.

Salix Tree said...

Your hair looks good! I'd be afraid to cut mine, it's over 2 feet long. I've wanted long hair all my life. Now I'm in my 50s and since I stopped dyeing it, it has grown very well.
I may cut it someday in the future, but right now I'm enjoying my dream hair.