Monday, August 3, 2009


I am now growing tired of the Tom Verlaine and Mark Arm hair that my Edie Sedgwick-esque haircut grew into. I loved the look of looking like the lead singers of two of my favorite bands (Television (Tom Verlaine) and Mudhoney (Mark Arm)), yet it gets tired very easily. And it is full on boy hair. Meaning it gets oily more easily and my own mother mistook me for a boy from behind when I was riding my bike in my VU t-shirt and sunglasses. I'm also getting those ramshorns. It's a genetic thing where, over the course of a few hours, the oil in your hair wears your hair down creating a flip in the whips of your hair by your neck. It happens to people when their hair gets to my point.

That's why it's time to let go of my sometimes Ms. Brady shag and sometimes my Tom Verlaine/Mark Arm hair. I've been looking over pictures and decided on a look: The YSL Fall 2008 haircut. My own personal gay Grey doesn't think it'll work on me. Yet my hairstylist says it'll look great on me if we make some adjustments to the look. I think Grey's just jealous because he's regretting his crew cut and is dying to have his beloved Morrissey haircut back. I wanted the Fall 08 YSL hair since the collection came out, yet at that time I just got a Debbie Harry in the Atomic video-esque cut that grew out into a really bitchin' Mick Jagger look.

Yet, if I get that hair cut, I fear it won't grow into my Mark Arm hair, and that's always the desired look when my hair grows out from a short cut. It might grow out into a Johnny Ramone look, which would be fine, yet annoying because then it'll get all Farrah Fawcett-y throughout the day. And there are as many cons to that hair as there are pros. First con: My boyfriend would give me that deer-in-headlights-look he always tends to sport when anxious, pissed off, weirded out, and/or embarrassed. He likes my hair just fine and would rather me get the usual Edie cut (We call it "The Edie") yet I would hate my hair to be longer then his. I swear, if I get the YSL, he'd say "Al, what's with the Rhys Webb haircut?" and then promptly ruffle it.

Another con would be the fact that it is a bowl cut. Bowl cuts + me isn't always a good mix. I just happen to be cursed with that horrifically Irish round face. But, as my hairstylist said, I'll be getting a similar style that is suitable for my face.

Yet, a very, very, very nice pro is that I'll the only girl in my class with the look, yet I'm the only girl in my class that rocks short hair.

And I like the look. I think I'd look good with it. And if I don't, I'll get a pixie. Hair grows back. And it's worth taking risks with.

There are definetly more cons than pros with the YSL cut, but I'll go with it.

What do you guys think? Should I go for the YSL or stick with my beloved, usual "Edie turned on, tuned in, and dropped out" haircut?


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  2. Well, it's hair. Either way it's going to grow back.

    Go with your gut.

  3. i think you should get the ysl cut, it's edgy as hell.
    i'm getting a haircut today, so i understand lol, i have to decide in 3 hours whether i want to keep my cory kennedy shag or get super short hair.


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