I get my hair cut tomorrow and I’m struggling with selecting a style. I have had pretty much every imaginable hair cut over the years and I usually favor functional styles. That’s not to say that I haven’t fallen prey to the horrible trend (bleach and tone, short and spiky cuts, long layers, etc.) and the hideous haircut. About a three years ago I got the worst haircut I’ve ever had. I had just moved to Connecticut and was looking for a place to get a good cut. After several recommendations, I went to a local stylist. I went in with a long bob and came out with a shaggy mess something akin to what my hair might look like had I cut myself, with a weed whacker. Since then I’ve been hesitant to try another shorter cut. It’s presently long and straight with only the tiniest layer.
I have been thinking about cutting my hair for some time, but I am held back by one thing – running. I have the ideal running hair cut. It’s long enough for a nice, thick braid in either a high or low ponytail. I can get it into a tight French braid or a bun. It’s so easy. I braid it to run and it stays tangle free. I can put it in a bun or a twist for work or yoga. It has no layers to fly free, no bangs to get in the way during yoga. It’s convenient. But, it’s convenient. It isn’t the most stylish or exciting. It’s flattering enough, but it’s been the same for a long time. I’m bored of this haircut, but I can’t bring myself to change it because it’s just so convenient. I’m afraid that if I change my hair it will become a hassle, so I keep it the same. Boring, functional, safe.
We shall see. Maybe I will take the plunge and change my haircut tomorrow. Or, maybe I’ll stick with the same safe, runner-friendly style. And maybe that isn’t a bad thing.