Last night during dinner, Mr. Handsome suggested that we go to bed early, and I heartily agreed. At exactly 9:59pm, as I was preparing to brush my teeth, he asked me to cut his hair. I declined the request and suggested that he go to the barber, who does a wonderful job and is very affordable. Cutting Mr. Handsome’s hair is difficult because of his double cowlick, and it has taken years to find someone who does it well.
He pulled out the clippers that I use on Little Buddy’s hair. “I want a buzz cut, but I think I can do it myself,” he said.
The last time Mr. Handsome had a buzz cut was in high school, which was 16 years ago. I didn’t know him back then, but I’ve seen pictures and always thought two things:
1. A buzz cut made him look even younger than he was.
2. I prefer him with longer hair. (When I say longer, I don’t mean super long. Just longer than a buzz cut.)
If you have seen pictures of Mr. Handsome, you know that he has a baby face. He inherited it from his dad, who is approaching 60 and only starting to go gray. It’s a great trait when you’re older and want to look younger. But when you’re in your 30s and being asked by clients if you’re old enough to drive a car, it’s not so wonderful.
My husband has considered buzzing his hair for a while now, and I’ve always told him that I don’t think it’s a good idea. But yesterday, after a rough day at work, he was convinced it would make him feel better. So when he grabbed the clippers and was ready to try it himself, I thought I had better do it for him, to avoid a complete disaster (or a completely bald head).
The job was done within 30 minutes, and when I looked at him, I honestly wanted to cry. He just doesn’t look like himself. And he looks at least 10 years younger.
We are both curious what all of you think. Which do you prefer, his new hairdo or his old?