[I tried a take a photo for this, but it’s surprisingly difficult to take a selfie of the side of your head that does not look creepy (or maybe it’s just me)]
Why? Because I’m going bald, and I’m going gray around the sides. One or the other I can handle, but the pair is just too much. I don’t even feel all the way grown-up yet, much less old. I can’t do anything about my receding hairline or my epic forehead, but I can do something about the gray.*
How’d it go? I started doing “color camo” my last few haircuts in Evanston, but this now was just a full-on dye-job. She left it on too long, and so it’s darker than my natural color. I wasn’t sure about the color at first, but I’m finding that I like it.
Will you do it again? Yes. Maybe I’ll try all-the-way goth black sometime.
* Since the early days of my receding hairline, I have been asked: “Why don’t you just shave your head? It looks great on so-and-so.” Alas, I do not have the head shape of Jean-Luc Picard. My forehead spans acres, which means there are no good answers for me upstairs. I’ve been losing hair since high school, so I’ve had a long time to make my peace with this.