Skip to comments.Is It Ever OK to Supervise Your Guy's Haircut?
Posted on 10/17/2013 1:52:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Last week I was at my hair salon, and as I was settling into the chair, Misty, my longtime hairstylist, was shaking her head as she finished sending a text. "I have a client coming in after you, and that was his wife telling me what to do to his hair," she told me. "It really puts me in an awkward position."
Wait, women do this? According to Misty, yes. "The worst is when they come in and hover and give me direction," she said.
Excuse me, what? I'm assuming if you're old enough to have a wife, you're a grown-up man. Although maybe this is a normal thing. After all, a few years ago Tom Brady hinted that the reason he kept his hair long was because his wife, Gisele, made him do it. (I give that couple a pass just on general principle. Plus, she played it down later.)
While the whole concept of art directing my guy's haircut seemed a little over-the-top to me at first (and not only becausefull disclosuremy hub shaves his head in the tub every other week because there's not much left at this point), I softened my stance a bit after I thought about it.
A lot of guys just can't be bothered about things like hairstyles or clean clothes (amirite?), and they definitely appreciate a woman's feedback. I mean, you want your man to like your hair too, right? I think what I have the problem with is this concept of women acting like pageant moms, and the guys going along with it.
I will, however, offer a concession. If your guy ever takes it into his own hands to do this, a la Jake Gyllenhaal a few days ago, you march his butt right down to the salon.
My wife does with me, and I don’t have a problem with it - because she wouldn’t do it if I didn’t want her to.
How I look actually matters a bit in my current life, and when it comes to my hair, she’s better at working out what works for me than I am - I liked the way I had my hair cut while I was in the Navy, but I’m not in the Navy anymore :)
I can't believe we gave them the vote. Things have been going downhill since.
I meet my barber in the shower every morning. I am he and he is me. A razor is the tool of my trade...
Easy solution, guys. Go to a barbershop - a real barbershop :) Thanks.
The biggest problem women have is trying to change a guy.
My wife can’t resist doing this, so to avoid the conflict I just get it cut when she isn’t around.
>>My wife does with me, and I dont have a problem with it - because she wouldnt do it if I didnt want her to.
How I look actually matters a bit in my current life, and when it comes to my hair, shes better at working out what works for me than I am - I liked the way I had my hair cut while I was in the Navy, but Im not in the Navy anymore :)<<
My wife has to look at me, I don’t. How my hair is cut affects her more than anyone else in the world.
She doesn’t come to the haircutter with me but she gets right of approval.
This isn’t a big deal since I have been getting the same haircut for 25+ years (scissor cut finger high no part).
Considering that I am the one doing the cutting I had better be supervising it!
Hard enough to find a gal who cuts my hair correctly AND consistently.
Now that I found her, no one will interfere in the process.
Plus, it only her 10 minutes for a perfect cut.
Last week I was at my hair salon, and as I was settling into the chair, Misty, my longtime hairstylist, ...
See, there’s the first mistake right there. Never let some chick cut your hair. A man gets his hair cut by a barber. And a barber is a man who cuts men’s hair. Real men do not go to hair salons.
Hahaha...I have liked for years having my hair high and tight, but my wife prefers longer hair. I find it far more comfortable short.
But she has preferences, and she is my wife. She lets me do what I want, but I have an obligation to listen and acknowledge her views. And she isn’t strident about it.
I could see her going to my barber with me and telling him how she would like to see my hair, but only if I asked her.
She wouldn’t do that on her own.
Absolutely. If left to his own devices, my husband would have a haircut reminiscent of a German Hun circa 1917.
My wife used to cut my hair, but then I figured out how to do it myself with an electric clipper and a hand mirror.
My wife has cut my hair for 35 years, whenever she gets tired of looking at me. I keep my mouth shut if I don’t want my ears snipped.
My wife has been cutting my hair for 40 years.
A lot less hassle than going to a barber.
correct, the only place I go is to a proper barbers
If my wife could cut hair, I’d be right along side you ;)