#581 Looking at all the hair on the floor after you just got a haircut

It’s just so satisfying to look down at the clumps of hair shards covering the floor of the salon and think to yourself “That just came off of me!” Of course, the runner up to this feeling is when you notice a big hair haystack clinging for dear life onto your slippery nylon apron and then you just flick your fingers underneath it so it slides slowly down to its doom.

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49 responses to “#581 Looking at all the hair on the floor after you just got a haircut

  1. I am not sure I agree with you, it freaks me out instead. I just got my long hair layered and when I turned around to look at how much hair was on the ground, I panicked a little. I always do when I have a good amount of my hair cut off, “Will it grown back?” What is awesome is how slick, flowing and smooth my hair feels after a good cut.

  2. I love this. I’m getting my hair cut next week, and I’m looking forward!

  3. Cary

    I always loved (hell, I still do) flicking hair clumps from underneath the apron.

    • Jen

      Agreed. Especially when you manage to flick them hard enough to get air. Whee!

      • Cary and Jen, that’s hilarious. Do you also do what I do and furiously brush your neck and T-shirt collar off as soon as you get off the chair? I admit it feels a bit weird spraying hair shards everywhere, but we gotta do what we gotta do, you know?

  4. I like when I get so much cut off that I actually feel lighter afterwards.

  5. only reason why i really love it is because its not me that is cleaning it up! its someone else’s job! LOL

  6. I have extremely curly hair. Whenever I get a cut, everyone around me screams in delight. “Look at all the curls!” They all look like little commas on the floor.

  7. Sometimes I feel bad for the hair clumps. But I think they secretly mock me after I leave.

  8. Tony

    This is awesome! To be closely followed by the awesome feeling of showering after a haircut (to get rid of all those tiny hairs that get all stuck to your face and ears… those belong on your alter-ego netherlist 1000 Annoying Things!)

  9. LOL I agree but when they put the black apron on you and the grey hairs are prevelant, you’re like ‘urrrr did this just come from me?’

    DOH!

    • Gregory

      Absolutely! I try to avoid the barber as long as possible, but I’m always amazed at the greater amounts of gray hair piling up, and swear the barber is pulling some out of his pocket and tossing it down just to make me feel older.

  10. I used to let my hair grow long and then chop it so I loved to look at all the hair that came off.

  11. Chassidy

    I just got my hair cut today! AWESOME.

  12. It is a lot. My hair grows so fast.

  13. Jess

    I agree with the first part, but as a hairdresser, I find the habit of flicking hair off the cape irritating. Not so much when it just slides off, but when it’s a violent flick that gets air. It’s distracting, and I’ve had people do it in the summer and had the hair land on my sandaled foot. Think of it this way…do you really want your stylist looking away just as she’s getting ready to, say, cut around your ear?

    • Jess, honestly, I had no idea! That’s such a great point. And the hair on sandaled foot thing is hilariously disgusting. I picture a six-year-old with lollipop-smeared cheeks excitedly flicking hair onto the floor and you just staring at him coldly through the mirror.

      Seriously though, love the hairdressers perspective on this.

  14. Eric

    That is terrifying for a balding person.

    • Eric, yeah, I’ll say. Because it’s like “Wait, wait, wait, I’m totally bald. Where did all this hair come from? And what am I doing at a barbershop?”

  15. I”m always astounded by the amount of hair chopped off and the very little difference it seems to make on my actual head.

  16. LB

    My hair used to be three feet long, by choice, it’s now about 1′/2 ” long all over my head and I love it!

    Just had a haircut today and wow! There’s a lot of white in those trimmings. I guess I’ve earned every one of them.

  17. Aryq

    my favourite haircut was last fall when i cut off to the scalp my hair i had been growing since sophomore year of high school (was jr in college @ haircut). the hairdresser let me hold the 7 ponytails that i was donating: it was amazing how much they weighed.
    best haircut.

  18. Richard Duck

    If the floor is clean I leave.
    If it is full of globs of all colors I wait my in line time and allow the busy barber to add to it.

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  20. Valerie Villa

    The sight of all that hair on the floor recharges me for some reason. Yay, that’s n less minutes of grooming for school!

  21. Love your writing style Keep em coming I look forward to more!

  22. Jen

    a couple of things… that are awesome…

    I overuse the word awesome but that is just awesome.

    I really want the book and in preparation I’ve spent over an hour reading your blog

    I have this thing where I constantly see if people write their blog on my birthday (I just find it awesome to connect to people that way, I don’t know why)

    in regards to Aryq comment I will soon be chopping my hair and donating it.. It will soon be long enough. Yay! I can’t wait to hold my hair in my hand and have a new hairstyle. I’m so excited!

  23. maria

    Seconding someone’s “showering after a haircut” – for anyone who’s ever had really long hair cut really short, that feeling of running the shampoo through your newly cut hair when suddenly, it just…stops! Weird, but awesome!

  24. Tana

    Got a haircut today. Awesome.

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  26. wendywithaurora

    Just 2 weeks ago; looked like a tri-coloured rats nest, with some silver threads shining through; I thought about your gramma post as I cleaned it up and I smiled.

    • wendywithaurora

      I just remembered when a “little sister-friend” had cut her hair very short, but kept growing a very long braid; it was in vogue. One day she was in the chair and our other “sister-friend-hair dresser” accidentally cut it off…we looked down at this 3+’ braid laying there, dead…eyes popped, jaws dropped for us but “little-sis” in an Eeyore tone just said, “that’s okay, it’ll grow back.”
      “Little-sister” grew all her hair long again and went on to do remarkable things for she is Chief of Tsawwassen First Nations people.
      Very Awesome=D

  27. Billie

    Lol I allwayss look at the hair on the ground. I always run my fingers under my hair expecting it to be long but it isn’t

  28. Michael

    Not when you have log hair, then it’s just freaky

  29. Steve jobs

    Your comment

  30. Jake

    For sure … I have a jewfro with super tight curls and very thick hair. Everytime I get a cut I watch them sweep up my excess and am amazed that the equivalent of a small puppy was removed from my head…

  31. BCp

    Awesome!!! just got hair cut today :)

  32. Lina

    I love feeling how light my head is afterwards ๎•

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  34. Lissawho

    It’s so weird the hair clumps they look like mini furballs

  35. Mackenzie

    I agree the flicking thing is fun! ๐Ÿ‘But the only thing that is disgusting is seeing hair fall off that you don’t need anymore. ๐Ÿ‘Ž
    But it is also really (makes me feel terrible) sad.

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