In Pursuit of Magic
Do you want me to cut your hair? I am really, really good at it.
The magic in question, of course, is wholly dependent on whether or not you will let me cut your hair.
Today, I’m going to take a different approach and open up the floor to a conversation that you will lead. The hope is that the conversation in question will be elicited by the above video, which was shot by the ineffable Naomi Shon last month. After having cut my hair approximately sixteen times (but who’s counting?) in the course of six months, I recognized that it was obviously high time I try my skills on other people (and on the rare occasion, things–see: that plant). The result: several uneven, otiose trims that angered the range of hair professionals familiar with the afflicted heads.
I don’t know, though, there’s just something inordinately powerful-feeling about the raw, do it yourself nature of cutting your own hair–and conversely, something wholly endearing about the heightened relationships you can forge with those who trust you enough with their heads. Know what I mean? Talk to me.