The school bell rang, and I packed up my books before vacating the classroom. I’ve been clearing up my locker as well, since graduation day is less than 48 hours away.
As I strolled home along the pavement of shops that led to my home just a few blocks down, I wonder what hairstyle I should get for graduation night. Graduation night is always the night for girls to shine in their best outfits, and of course a complementing hairstyle as well. However, I didn’t appeal well, especially with my long straggly mane that looks nothing but dull in the eyes of others.
Just as I almost fell too deep into thought, I passed by a barbershop, and there was a middle-aged lady getting her haircut by a barberette. At hindsight, it was probably just another simple trim that the ladies around town usually get. However, as I took a closer look, I realised the barberette were using clippers to give the lady a high & tight haircut! It was so short that I could see her scalp through the blonde stubble on the sides and back.
That gave me an idea. Perhaps a high & tight haircut is what I need. Furthermore, short haircuts are the blaze these days with famous idols such as Anne Hathaway sporting similar styles as well. Getting a super short hairstyle like a high & tight haircut will certainly garner attention for graduation night.
With my fingers crossed, I pushed open the barbershop door and entered. I stood on the bench beside the window as there was only one barber chair, and it was being used by the barberette for the lady’s haircut. I was mesmerised by how the super short haircut could look still look chic on a female’s head. I was convinced that I needed the same haircut.
As the barberette used a trimmer to clean up the stray hairs at the lady’s nape, I knew my turn was coming up next. True enough, she gave the lady’s neck a brush, and sent her off upon receiving payment. After oiling her clippers briefly and brushing the chair, she looked over and gestured for me to take a seat.
Upon taking a seat on the barber chair, the barberette took from the shelf a red pin-striped cape, and draped it over me, fastening it snuggly around my neck. As she pumped up the chair to a more appropriate height, she asked simultaneously: ‘So, is it just a trim for you today?’
I deliberated for a moment, considering one last time whether I should go for the high & tight look. My mind was all set; it was time to get rid of my long locks. ‘Erm, I was actually thinking of getting the same haircut as the previous lady.’ I replied.
‘Yeah, we could do that. A high & tight haircut will fit you nicely as your features will then be more accentuated without all these long locks framing your face.’ The barberette answered.
With that said, she refastened the cape, this time tighter on my neck. She grabbed the pair of clippers off the hook, brushed the blades briefly, and turned it on with a thud. ‘Are you ready?’ the barberette asked as combed through my long tresses.
It seems as though I can never get ready, but decides to give her the go sign anyways. I nodded, and she brought the clippers to my nape area, and drove the clippers brutally upwards, sending the dislodged locks of hair down to the floor. It definitely seems like barbers and barberettes are masters of the clippers, as I saw how skillfully she worked her way around my head, shearing off all my tresses, leaving super short stubble in its path.
After she relieved me of my locks on the sides and back, she switched the attachment on the clippers to a longer one, and plunged the clippers down my hairline straight from the forehead to the back. I was astonished as I saw my originally thick hair being shorn away in the mirror. The barberette made the pain I had to suffer short as she quickly crop off the rest of the length on top, leaving slightly more than half an inch at most.
Following that, she removed the attachment, and cleaned up the stray hairs at my nape. It was strangely arousing as the vibrations of the clipper blades touched my nape. With the clippers, she shaved away part of my sides, leaving a thin sideburn behind.
With that, she unfastened the cape, and brushed away the stray hairs on my face and neck. I stared into the mirror intently, trying to get used to my new look. I caressed my super short hair as I realised how true the barberette’s words were. My facial features were indeed much more accentuated after chopping away my long locks! Additionally, the stubbly hair is so nice to caress, slightly prickly but soft to the touch. I thanked her for my amazing makeover, and made sure to pay her a good tip.
Indeed, my new hairstyle caught the eyes of many during graduation night. To complete my look that night, I paired the high & tight haircut with a tight-fitting white gown that flaunted my S-line figure. Many could not take their eyes off me.
I think I will be visiting the barberette again soon to maintain this hairstyle.