7.21.2009

heterosexual male hairdressers.

I have a theory about haircutting. I've drifted everywhere trying to find a reliable person to cut my hair short and keep it sleek and feminine.

In Utah, most hairdressers are female. Furthermore, they're the type of females with poofy bleached hair. They have a hard time understanding why I would even want my hair so short. Most of the time they run their artificial nails through it a few times, act scared when I tell them what I want, and then cut it so it looks something like this:
When I found Pat, my search was over. Aside from being a talented hair stylist, Patrick understands the aesthetic of haircuts beyond the poofy and bleached. And here's where my theory really kicks in: because he's a completely heterosexual male (who acquires most of his dates from customers) he knows what's attractive to men and will cut your hair accordingly. I would never let anyone else cut it so short, but I have an absolute trust in him to keep it feminine and flattering.

And for those who are wondering, I do believe the reverse is true. Guys, go ahead and get your hair cut by the poofy blonde girls. You're the ones who can and should keep them in business.

8 comments:

MiriamR said...

I hate getting my hair done in Utah! I asked for caramel high lights and she put super bleached high lights and it looked blonde and when she styled it she made it bigger and teased it. I wanted to throw up when I looked in the mirror. She told me I wanted volume. I said I hated poofy but she said "no volume and poofy and two totally different things." Uh yeah not with my hair. Glad you found a great stylist! Its rare over there

Chelsey said...

I have never been completely happy with any hair cut! You are so lucky! It looks great short!

McKayJoice said...

Remember when i cut your hair once or twice? For your wedding right?

Good times, good times.
I'm so glad you found Pat.

Costi said...

utah hair scares me. and although i don't see tons of girls in the state, i'd be willing to say you've got the best hair there.

laura said...

yeah! that was so fun, mckay! maybe i should recruit you back. pat is expensive for my tastes...
and thanks, costi.

c. said...

oh man, where is this guy? and about how much does he charge, if you don't mind me asking?

laura said...

He works at a place called "Shep Salon" on 500 W in Provo just south of the hospital. He charges $42. I refer people all of the time.

c. said...

super cool. i think i'll check it out once i get back. i went shorter and i'd like to go even shorter, or just back to something asymmetrical.