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Hair today, gone tomorrow

July 7th, 2017

You may think I’m obsessed with my hair, I couldn’t possibly comment. It’s not like I’ll only travel with British Hairways, but you don’t have to be Sherlock Combs to see that my massive dreadlocks are important to me. My interest in my dreads hasn’t yet saturated every aspect of my life, even if my favourite band is The Grateful Dread and I like Barber Streisand. I’m also a bit partial to that great Led Zeppelin song ‘Hairway to Heaven’. But if you think I’m a fan of the Scissor Sisters then you might as well curl up and dry.

Some people think being a wedding photographer means I’m loaded, but to tell you the truth I don’t think any photographers are million-hairs. In fact if you ask any wedding photographer how much money they make you’ll probably just get a load of cutting remarks as a reply.

Very occasionally I have a recurring nightmare about going to a wedding and not being able to get into the venue, you see, I dread locks.

When I sat down to write this blog post I braid to god it wouldn’t turn into a punfest. So before things get too hairbrained I’ll cut to the point. I’ll stop the puns before I lower the tone and start talking about hair on a g-string.

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about a challenge I have set myself. I wanted to raise some money for charity. I didn’t want to make any rash decisions, so I thought I’d mullet it over. I won’t split ends here, I decided to shave my head, but only if enough money was raised for charity. I’m very fussy about who I let cut my hair, a strange barber just won’t cut it. I also don’t want a hairdresser who is too barbarous.

As much as my hair is a part of my personality I don’t think shaving it off will put my livelihood at risk. Unlike that girl at the hot dog stand who got fired for putting her hair in a bun. Or like someone I know who decided to try out a new hairpiece every day, yeah, he considered himself a real big wig.

I didn’t always have the massive head of hair I have today. I used to have a very short hairstyle. Let me tell you, when my dreads start to grow long it was a very hair-raising experience! I’m not too bothered about aging, but when I saw my first grey hairs I thought I’d dye.

Still with me? Good, here’s the important bit. Sometime in September (the date is booked but the wife doesn’t even know) I will shave my head but I still need your sponsorship to reach my target. I will also stop with the hair puns.

Here’s how to sponsor me https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/akexpressions

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Hair today, gone tomorrow