Saturday, 4 April 2009

Another HairCut?

When I am rich I will go to the most expensive hairdressers in town.

‘Transform me!’ I will say to their award-winning stylist.

My hair will be cut, coloured, curled, straightened and subjected to all the latest techniques known to art and science. It will be arranged this way, and then that way …

But will I end up with a hairstyle I actually like? It hasn’t happened yet.

I dream of beautiful hair, but I dread visiting the hairdressers. I’ve had too many disastrous haircuts over the years.

I’ve just bought a copy of Another HairCut? edited by Marit Meredith. It’s a collection of poems and short stories all on the theme of – you’ve guessed it!

I sympathised with the schoolgirl named Bog Brush, smiled at the tale of the grandfather who achieved his boyhood ambition to be like Samson, and chuckled at the tangled relationships of a Barber Shop Quartet.

It cheered me up no end to discover I am not alone in my failed quest for the perfect hairdo. And, if you need another reason to get your own copy, Marit is donating all the proceeds from the book to The Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association.


Christine said...

I will make an appointment with you! I have had the same hairdress for over 20 years. LOVE HIM! But now I am about 1500 miles away from him .... very sad. I realize now, even more so, how great I had it. Now I feel like I have the hair style identical to the last picture ....

SquirrelQueen said...

I have searched for the perfect hairdresser for years. To find perfection at a reasonable price is an impossible quest but I'm still trying.
Love your blog, I'm following.