Traumatic Chinese Haircuts

I was due to get my haircut during Chinese New Year but obviously, that didn’t happen. So it’s got longer and longer. This has happened before. I’ve had long hair because I didn’t get it cut and I didn’t get it cut and so then I had long hair. I didn’t get it cut for a few reasons. These reasons have sprung up again.

  1. Communication issues.

I still remember the first time I got my hair cut in China. I think this is because it was a traumatic hair cut. Back then my Chinese was even more limited than it is now. So I had to show the hairdresser a picture and hope for the best. I don’t like doing this so I don’t go on my own.

  1. Glasses issues

As well. I wear glasses and there’s something about not quite being able to see what’s going on that always makes me anxious. What are they doing, are they cutting it too short? There was a time, this wouldn’t have bothered me, I’ve bleached my hair and shaved it pretty close to the scalp. However, those times are long gone.

  1. Darling wife issues.

My wife and I have quite different views on my hair. Often, I will accede to her views because, honestly, I don’t care that much. Obviously, since she is a native Chinese speaker she talks to the hairdresser.

So, today, my wife and the hairdresser spent a decent amount of time talking. They were both in agreement that me wanting a short back and sides wasn’t the best option. So, it’s stayed long.

However, issue 2 came into play today. Today was a particular traumatic haircut. However, I don’t like to make a fuss, so I waited…

It has turned out ok, I think. It’s growing on me, I think but I won’t going back in a rush.