I just don’t know how else to explain what happened. I mean, he had to be high to think it was okay to do this to my head.
All I asked for was slight fade at the sides and a trim and this barber whom my husband had been getting quite cool haircuts from decided to go gun-blazing on my head with his clippers. The moment he shaved the side with the clippers I knew something was wrong.
The clippers had done a deeper shave than necessary! I freaked out! I touched my scalp and felt scalped! I was like my guy! Which one is this? He was unperturbed and said it was the fade. 😒
I tried to remain calm and was surprised when he said he was done. He hadn’t even worked on the right side and when I asked he said, ‘Ah but I didn’t tell him!’ I raised one hairy eyebrow. Then he proceeded to shave that side too.
The back of my head he used a scissors to lightly trim and left it at that making the back of my head look like bush sticking out of a dry desert. I almost wept when he started brushing my head off and saying he was done. Kwer mor!
It wasn’t my best day at all. I was not going to shout because Spiritual Emphasis so I paid 10cedis and walked out. Thankfully it was almost dark so it wasn’t very noticeable.
I had earlier gone to Auntie Alice to get the faux sister locks braids to get the mowhawk style.
The next day I quietly went to our new barber at Davies Place in East Legon and asked King to do his magic to this nightmare. I have less hair but I am at peace now 😅🤣.
That’s the backstory to how I now have shaved sides instead of a neat tapered look that I was gunning for which I would have finger twisted.
It’s taking some getting used to but I love it all the same. Here’s to versatility!