It was the date night that was never supposed to happen.
The Worst One Ever, in fact, as voted by users of $30 Date Night.
It was regular user Ming who submitted, a few years back, the date night idea of Cutting Each Other’s Hair. It’s clocked only 1.5 stars on our 5 star rating system, from a total of 474 votes (and counting).
It’s such a bad idea, that even when we attempted the four worst date ideas ever, we omitted it because, frankly: we didn’t want to do it.
But fortune was on our side this week – Den has been letting his hair slowly get out of control lately and he had gotten jack of it. It was ratty, knotty and handn’t seen a hairstylist for at least six months, by my count.
It had to go.
What better time to seize the opportunity to take to him with a pair of scissors and try something fun?
He graciously agreed to let me cut it – in fact, it was his idea. One that seemed good at the time, but as the snip of the hairdressing scissors got closer, he realised what a stupid, stupid mistake he’d made.
I am so not the person to be cutting hair. I have the attention span of a breadcrumb. There is nothing systematic or neat about what I do in life. Cutting hair turned out to be no exception.
If it was a normal trim, I may have gotten away with it. As it was, hacking inches off and restyling? Waaayyy beyond me. I was aiming for a certain rockabilly, James Dean-esque sort of style but I chickened out halfway through and stopped a few centimeters short… which was lucky, because Den’s actual hairdresser said if we’d taken much more off she would’ve had to shave it completely and start from scratch!
He turned out looking more 90s boy band than 50s quiff. A rough version of that. It was not good. At all.
But? We had fun! A lot of fun. Den needed a bit of Scotch to get through the ordeal and it was decided at the end that he couldn’t possibly go a whole week with the style I’d given him, which was the original plan.
We laughed a lot, I freaked out a fair bit. There was A LOT of hair on the floor by the time we were done. And we caught it all here on video for you: