Do you want to make a statement with your hair?

We’ve been discussing hair a lot lately at our house. Dad has a very bold hair style choice, but what happens when Daughter wants to make a bold statement with her hair?

On making bold statements with your hair.

Daughter Says:

Imagine this in blue.

For example, when I was much younger my dad had such long hair that he would put it in pigtails. I still remember his security card thingy, where he had his hair in 2 high pigtails, a sassy expression on his face, with his bristly beard highlighting his puckered lips. That’s a picture I will remember forever because it was so unique. I want that for me. The only problem is, being a girl there isn’t a big shock to having a specific length of hair. I do like the thought of having blue hair though. I guess in a way, I’m trying to find my own pigtails.

This is how I will always see my Dad.

Dad Says:

My parents told me I could do anything I wanted with my hair. They didn’t try to stop me from growing a mullet or shaving my head. Today I have longer than average hair for a dude. I grew it out originally to celebrate the fact that I wasn’t going bald, which I thought was my fate based on family reunion data. As a result of growing out my hair I did become much more memorable amongst the soft scrabble suburban crowds I run with. But truth be told, I prefer it bald. So instead of going blue, maybe Ava should just go bald. You know, like Eleven #strangerthings.

For years I shaved my head and saved a fortune on conditioner.

My opposition to Ava getting blue hair is not about the blue hair itself. I simply don’t want to pay to have her hair colored. So she would have to use her babysitting money. If she does spending that money to get blue hair it would likely ensure that she would never get asked to babysit again. #downwardspiralatanearlyage

You Says:

Originally published at dadsaysdaughtersays.wordpress.com on May 6, 2018.

I am a growth-minded entrepreneur trying to share what I am learning on my journey, both professionally and personally. Also hoping to make people laugh.

I am a growth-minded entrepreneur trying to share what I am learning on my journey, both professionally and personally. Also hoping to make people laugh.