This weekend, Sarah Land at Land of Locks helped me donate my hair to Locks of Love. I found out about Locks of Love when a couple of friends mentioned that they were donating their hair to an organization that provides hair prosthetics to children who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Since then, have been surprised at how many other people I know have made the same decision at some point.
Locks of Love requires that the hair is at least 10 inches long – so the cut is usually a dramatic one, and since I’ve never done it before I was really looking for someone who knew what they were doing. Fortunately, Sarah was recommended to me by a mutual friend who has excellent taste, so I felt confident that I was going to get a great hair cut, and that the 3.5 hour drive into the Bay Area was worth it for her expertise. Besides, it is always fun to have a chance to visit friends, check out my old stomping grounds, and do ‘city things’.
I love the new cut, and the more I play with it, the more I like it! It didn’t turn out exactly the way I had imagined – it turned out better – because I figure since I was traveling to get my hair done by a professional I respect, I would try to get out of the way and let her do her thing, and other than a few ideas or guidelines. That seems to have worked out well.
I have some funny lingering ‘long hair’ habits, like taking the time to flip my hair out when I put on a jacket, sweater, or put a bag over my shoulder, or extra motions when I wash my hair, but I’m sure as I get used to the convenience of short hair, that will go away. Yippee! Bring on the warm weather!