Last week, I asked him why he didn't wear his hair like he used to...you know, when we were dating (with forming creme in the top and "up" a little). He said it was because of how I cut his hair. Huh? I cut his hair the way he asks me to. Apparently, to get that look, one has to cut his hair with the clippers and THEN use thinning shears to get a jagged effect - less of a "flat top" look. Okay, let's go buy some thinning shears.
When Ben stopped in at a local beauty supply store, the ladies behind the counter told him that thinning shears were not what he was looking for; a texturing razor was more appropriate for the task. WHAT?! A razor?!
So, that is what he brings home to me (an untrained stylist, non-professional) to use. It even says on the box: Professional Texturizing Razor. It comes with 4 guards, one of them to be used ONLY by professional hair stylists! Yes, I am freaking out a little at this point.
I frantically read the box cover-to-cover, inside and out; looking for tips, tricks, reminders - anything to help me before I used it on my husband's head. So, since the box was no help, I tried to remember how my stylist has used the razor on my hair in the past. One problem: My hair is long Ben's hair is short...super-short!
I knew it wasn't funny, sort of - but I couldn't stop myself from giggling. The harder I tried to stop laughing, the worse it got. Ben sat there with a somewhat startled expression on his face. I'm not sure what struck him more: that his wife was laughing so hard she couldn't breathe or that he just might look a little bit like Babyface from Toy Story - yikes!
I eventually managed to eke out our safety phrase, built for just such a moment: "If it's funny later; it's funny now."