Jessica and I went over to Floyd's barbershop in Studio City to get my hair cut and donated to Locks of Love. I called them beforehand and they informed me that the haircut would be free and that they had the paperwork to donate to the organization.
I had spent the last year and a half, growing out my hair, not even getting trims, so that I would have plenty to donate. Last week we measured it from my scalp and it was 11.5 inches. You only have to donate 10 inches.
I filled out the paperwork and sat down with the stylist.The first thing she said was, "your hair is not long enough to donate." I informed her that we'd measured it and it was over 10 inches. "So you're shaving your head?" she said. I told her that I wanted to salvage as much as possible, but I was o.k. with it being very short. She grabbed the back half of my hair into a loose ponytail and chopped it off before I could say anything, cutting the hair on the sides and top in half at about 6 inches. The hair was ruined.The year and a half was wasted. "See," she said. "It's not long enough." I said it was too late, but that "the Locks of Love website said to gather the hair into a bunch of small ponytails or braids and cut those off."
She stopped cutting my hair. "I've done this a lot" she said. "Oh, ok, you would know then" I said. "Yeah, thank you," she said. And continued to cut my hair.
I was more than disappointed. I decided a little while ago not to get angry or stressed out about anything anymore, so I kept my mouth shut.
I'm pretty sure that when I left they just threw away my hair. Or maybe they made baby mustaches with it?I'm pretty sure that she just didn't want to take the time to do it right, because she knew I was getting a free haircut and the quicker she got me out of her chair, the quicker she could get to work on a paying client. What did I learn?
It's hard to do good things. People are rarely nice by nature...Humility.
Here's the part when you're really going to think I'm crazy - I tipped the stylist afterward. She looked surprised. The other thing I learned is that I look a lot better with short hair.P.S. Thank you Jessica for photo-documenting this and for editing the photos and making me look SO GOOD (I saw those raw files girl, - bang up job sprucing me up).