I am really blessed to have had the same amazing hairdresser for the past eight years, who has supported my many and varied haircuts, and has told me out-right on more than one occasion that there is no way in hell she would do whatever new haircut I had come up with on the spur of the moment.
Together, we have trialed a series of rather impressive new haircuts, from the Jedward Quiff to the asymmetrical hair beret, and even dying my hair a coppery auburn in order to look like Edward Cullen from the Twilight books (it is a long story and it took quite a bit of convincing to get her to agree to that). I have unfailing faith in Elise’s ability to help me get to where I need to be, as far as my hair is concerned.
In June this year we set a new haircut goal for me, and shaved my head in order to lose the asymmetric growth and create a fresh slate from which to work towards: the Top Knot.
Yes, it is incredibly over-played and in no way chic, but I didn’t care. I wanted a man-bun/top-knot. In my defence, I got the inspiration for the look from and amazing Japanese chef who has a really severe man-bun in the traditional Samurai fashion (CHECK THIS FIRST!). I personally think that the top knot looks fantastic, and that it treads the fine line between what is and what is not workplace appropriate.
However, while I was on holiday in Sweden in late June this year, I saw countless incredibly gorgeous Scandinavian men sporting the top-knot, and my new haircut goal was crushed before my very eyes.
Example after example of impossibly gorgeous, tall tanned Swedes parading around Stockholm impeccably dressed and with sun-kissed skin and golden-blonde hair… Suffice to say that this was the death of that particular new haircut feeling like a wise choice for me.
And so now, I’ve got an empty void where the top knot used to sit, and I am in the market for a new haircut.
The ideas that I have floating around in my head are firmly in the unattainable category. I mean, there’s this amazing braided top-knot from the recent Dracula Untold film that would just not work, and then there is this blue mullet from Anime Dramatical Murder. Or, you know, a perm. I’m still sort of lusting after the idea of having curly hair…
What do you think? I’d love to hear your suggestions for my next new haircut should be, so let me know what you think I should be aiming for in the comments below.