So I was recently at an Aveda salon and I had a question.
Um, let's say I want to grow out my hair--how exactly do I go about doing that?
The stylist told me that I should wait for a time when I am not in the public eye and am able to wear scarves and hats often.
Does playing Kristine on the National Tour of ACL 8 times a week count as being in the public eye?
And could Kristine start wearing a hat?
Well then how about a scarf?
What if I gave the scarf a cool seventies vibe, in keeping with the cool seventies vibe of the show?
But here's the thing, I kind of want to grow my hair out.
Don't get me wrong, having this short hair and my amazing penchant for bedheadedness has been really fun. I also like the distinction it gives me. And I love not really having to do anything with it for the show--except maybe pat it down if I look too much like a baby chickadee when I walk through the stage door.
But I also miss brushing my hair. Braiding it. I miss the versatility of long hair.
Which is why I actually got my stage manager to agree to let me grow my hair out.
This is pretty big, actually.
When I broached the subject with him, he kept asking me how long I would grow it. I kept saying that I didn't know, but he kept persisting. Finally I had to explain to him that just because I have been given permission to have long hair I wasn't going to come back in the morning with three feet of hair trailing behind me. That it's a bit of a process and does take time.
He said I could stop cutting it this short and we would take it a day at a time.
I am not quite sure what that means, but I take it to mean that I can have long hair again if I want it.
Unless of course it ends up mulleting (yes I just used mullet as a verb) and he ends up telling me to cut it. Which could happen.
And I am well aware of the fact that on a list of Things That Really Matter my hair and it's length is very very nearly the last thing.
Or probably doesn't even make the list at all.
But, what do you guys think? Should I attempt to buck the advice of a hair stylist in the know and grow out my hair while I am super duper in the public eye and could get fired for wearing hats or scarves while in that public eye?
Or should I keep cutting it?...at least for another six months...
I already know what I want to do, but so many people on tour have told me to keep it short that it does give me a few doubts as to whether growing my hair would have some sort of reverse Samson effect on my life.
I mean, seeing that my amazing strength and ability to slay entire armies with nothing so much as a donkey's jawbone is basically my claim to fame, I'd totally be bummed if I lost it.