As my hair got longer I needed to do something. Then I decided to try combing it straight back. Like Gavin Belson on Silicon Valley, or (sometimes) Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio. Or Gordon Gekko.
Or – as Tom pointed out – early editions of Drako Malfoy.
So basically, the only difference between me and movie stars, wizards and/or people with at least nine figures net worth is the hair style.
And the number of figures in my net worth.
Oh and movie stardom and wizardry.
My hair isn't a decision I take lightly. Except for a failed experiment with parting my feathered hair down the middle in 1980, I’ve always parted my hair to the side.
That said, I’ve noticed a three advantages to the slicked back method:
- It feels more comfortable.
- I can take off or put on a shirt without messing my hair by simply doing it from front to back.
- If Mike Dardis is unavailable to do the channel five news at 11 I could fill in.
There are also some disadvantages to it:
- Most of the fictional characters who wear their hair like that are portrayed as a-holes.
- Let’s just say – in theory only - I have a receding hairline on the sides. Combing it back would expose that.
- If Mike Dardis is unavailable to do the channel five news at 11 I might have to fill in.
In the end there is one thing to note. It looks less bad than other options right now. And it’s not for lack of trying. I tried the hybrid method – comb back and to the right. I thought I might look like Robert Herjavec on Shark Tank. It wound up looking like Buster Poindexter.
So combing back it is.
There will come a point where I either have to get it cut (in back) or get a pony tail. But for now, I’m all set.
I need a haircut.