I went to school and worked on Capitol Hill in Seattle for about five years. I didn’t actually go to school for five years, but you know what I mean. I’ve put in my time in the LGBT hood.
If you have visited the area you will see pretty much every hairstyle but the three in this post are particularly popular styles seen on heads walking the street and in the clubs. I LOVE to cut this way and I’m oh-so-confident in my ability with the Asymmetrical cut, the FauxHawk, and the Fashion Mullet.
I now live in Tacoma and don’t see as much of these styles, but when I do, all eyes on them. They’re apparently not Tacoma-chic and are vaguely threatening in the sleepy hoods of the South Sound.
I used to have the fohawk and the fashion mullet myself but have since grown my hair out.
But while posting this I am very temped to go back to my former freaky self. These cuts are fun, edgy, and different from just your normal, long layered haircuts or your typical male, straight edge, clean cuts. That’s why you see so many of them up on the Hill in Seattle.
I suppose there’s something to be said for the fact that when you’re surrounded by edgy hairstyles, inked skin, and wild clothing that you’re not really being edgy at all.
It’s kind of like the very conforming non-conformism of adolescence. No one really wants to be different than their peers; they just want to be different from the people they already feel different from (parents, teachers, cops).
That’s just natural. We are, after all, social beings who conform to feel part of a group. We’re wired that way by evolution.
But on the other hand, we all look for that touch of individualism in our natural conformity. We want that something in our hair, on our skin, or in our clothing that is just enough to make a statement that says, “Yes, I’m part of the clan. But aren’t I cute?”
I understand it’s not for everyone to stick out like a trash-queen at a performance of Aida. But I can help you find that little statement of individuality. Maybe you’ll be the only one to notice and that’s OK too. If it makes you feel good during that passing glace at your reflection in the salon window, my job is done.
Depending on your job or who you are, you may want all the attention, a little of it, or none at all. But if you love these cuts as much as I do I’m ready to give it to ya. Gimme a call.