"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Monday, February 1, 2010


Here I am in Long Beach, working for Karg/Blackwell. Mike Karg is an international superstar hairdresser who is revolutionizing the hair world with his dry hair cutting system - including shears and product all geared for dry hair.

This is my before picture.

They had prepped me the day before to get rid of my roots (or, regrowth, which is at a level 5- hairdresser speak for the color of my roots.)

Before the Mainstage Show at the Long Beach Convention Center, Mike Karg talked to me. He said that there was going to be a lot of hair flying, a lot of hair on the floor. I interrupted him promising that I would not cry about it. "Seriously," he said in his delightful swiss accent, "there is going to be a lot of hair flying every which way, and I just want to make sure -" Mike, I said, I am extremely excited to see what you are going to do with me. And he stopped. "Brilliant!" he said, and hugged me.

He cut my hair onstage. Dry. And I stood the entire time, as he cut and chopped, chopped and cut, refined and cut some more, constantly walking around me and spinning me to make sure my hair got the exact shape he wanted. And it is the shortest it's ever been. The last time it was this short was after I was born and my hair was growing out for the first time.

Stay tuned!


Play nice.