awkward haircut.

20 11 2010

I like long hair. I’d like to grow my hair out but it’s just not going to fly here in the business world.

However, I’m not a huge fan of getting haircuts.
I’m mostly tired of every girl who cuts my hair making some kind of comment about the state of my scalp.

hairs of your head are all numbered.” (Matthew 10:30)

I’ve been to Fantastic Sam’s – and I’m now on my fourth girl.

Yes.
I wake up with some fairly large chunks of skin floating around in my hair each morning after practice.
Yes.
I know it disgusts you.
Yes.
I know you think it must be some kind of illness.

It’s called bboy dandruff.

I need a barber who understands this condition and who will cut without judgement.

? Anyone know a good barber?

 

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jedi hair braid.

14 10 2010

Maybe this is just a Utah Valley teenager thing – but have you noticed a few more of these growing out of kids heads?

I’m not quite sure what the appeal is.
I do know it was fueled by the latest Star Wars prequel Trilogy.
But the third installment came out years ago – how is the braid still going strong?

“if a man have long hair, it is a shame…” (1 Corinthians 11:14)

Ok, so I actually wish I could have long hair and still be taken seriously in business.

But I’m not wishing for a jedi braid…

? What’s the craziest hair style you’ve ever had?





a cut above the rest.

25 04 2010

I’m now in Portland, Oregon for  the second leg of my Tour de Wasson.

We are visiting her grandparents, Bill and Mariah.

Before I tell this story, let me just begin by saying I LOVE this couple. SO much. I clicked with them instantly and hope to continue to build a wonderful friendship with them during the years to come.

At breakfast Mariah asked me if I enjoyed change.

I embrace it,” I replied. Haha

Then it began.

Someone doesn’t ask you about change unless they are going to follow up with what they feel you need to change, right?

RIGHT!

We started at the top obviously, with my HAIR! Great. It was inevitable.

Then we worked through my general appearance:  Unprofessional. Unkept. Untidy.

When someone describes you using “un” words, it will never work out in your favor.

The basic summary of the critique of my appearance was that I looked “average” when in fact I should look a “cut above the rest“.

Here’s how I looked that day:

Obviously I laughed, cracked a few jokes and said of course you’re totally right…

Inside my head I said: LAME!!! You want me to look like every other cookie cutter businessman out there.

Weak! Why would I want to do that?

I wore a mohawk at one time for a reason. I don’t want to be like everybody else. Please NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know she only had good intentions – BUT, really?

Oh and did I mention she was going to call her husbands barber to come to the house that morning for an emergency hair removal?

Nice.

It never happened. Thanks Leah! Although I would have gone along with it if she had called. (Let’s not forget my unyielding desire to gain approval from everyone this trip)

Do you know who stood out from the crowd with his appearance?

Joseph.

“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his other children because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colors.” (Genesis 37:3)

Do you remember what happened to Joseph next?

He was thrown in a pit and sold into slavery by his brothers!

That’s what happens when you stand out “a cut above the rest“.

Just kidding. Or am I?

?  What’s the craziest thing you have done to make yourself stand out from others in appearance?





a new ‘do…

22 04 2010

I just cut my hair last week…

BUT — not short enough.

My hair has come up a couple times during my Tour De Wasson.

It’s not long. But, it’s not really short either.

I’ve gone through a series of different hairstyles over the past few years.

My favorite? The mohawk.

One of my professors actually described it one day as “business casual” and said he approved.

Here’s the direction I’m headed with my hair right now;

This is Neil Kaffrey from the USA show White Collar. Love it. He’s the man, and his hair is awesome.

Leah and her entire familia would prefer me to head in this direction however;

Not bad. But I’m not feelin’ it right now.

But it’s not an issue I’ll push. I’m not sure anyone here is diggin’ my hair, so I’m gonna have to trim down. I should have probably played things more conservative before coming out here.

Parents love the clean-cut look. So does Leah (she’s the only one I really care about)

But, what about all of our favorite prophets from the scriptures? Most of the scripture movies I watch involve prophets with long beards and longer hair.

Did anyone ever talk to them about their hair?

The Lord prescribed a process for cleansing in Leviticus.

“And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean…” (Leviticua 14:8)

I’ve done the shaved look before — eh, it was ok.

I feel like this is more applicable:

“…There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.” (Judges 16:17)

Yeah, if I lose my ability to breakdance because I cut my hair I’m going to be ticked!

?  What do you guys think I should do with my hair?








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