Friday, May 29, 2015


I just got back from getting my hair cut at Supercuts in the district. They also wax my eyebrows.  I love to tell my friends that's where I go and watch their faces cave in with distress as if I have broken some kind of middle-class law.

What's more I never let them wash it or dry it. I never look like myself after a blow out. Today was an especially good cut.  Too bad, because you never know when that person will be back.  Haircutters at Supercuts come and go like cold sores.

I used to pay more money for my hair, especially when I was coloring it, but since the gray appeared peppered through it in my late fifties, I said, enough.  Also, my hair is easy to cut; it grows in beautifully at the nape of my neck, so there is little they can do wrong.  Plus, I give tyrannical directions.  Sometimes I am my own worst enemy and get it wrong.

I am often my own worst enemy, but have found no way around it, because I continue to be me.


  1. Your last sentence made me laugh, and wow, do I ever feel that way too sometimes!

  2. I have always admired your hair, low brow or not.

  3. Kindred spirits in the salon world. I don't enjoy adhering to appointments, and am prone to walk into any haircut place I come upon. And I, too, refuse any blow-dry styling. It's hot, it's loud, and it yanks my curly hair. My mother has been going to the same hairdresser for 40+ years. (Think Steel Magnolias.) I am amazed...

  4. after years of paying exorbitant amounts for poor cuts that left me devastated, i decided i'd much rather pay a pittance for a poor cut and stopped shelling out for the high end salons and went wherever was cheapest (mainly beauty schools where i feel comfortable micromanaging their every snip). and then i kinda just stopped altogether and have been coloring and cutting my own the past 4 years. so i have no one else to blame when i look like i've just escaped from being trapped in the whack-a-mole game at a Chuck E Cheese on a holiday weekend.

  5. Thank you thank you thank you for blogging! I just spent a delightful hour catching up on your blog from the last 2 months and you made me laugh out loud at least 4 times! I love your blog. It is my favorite! xoxo