28.6.12

The Breakup Haircut Conversation

Yesterday morning I was complimented on my hair by a flight attendant I see every couple of weeks. At least I think I was. The conversation went something like this:

"Oh I can see you cut your hair, it's nice."
"Yes I did (cue big smile)."
"Isn't it cold for winter?"
"No it's fine thank you and I felt like a change."
"Did you break up with your boyfriend?
"No we are still together"
"Oh. Because in China we cut our hair if we break up with our boyfriends".
"Wow, that's really interesting. Thanks for letting me know."
Source.
She then resumed chatting with her colleagues and I was left to ponder the question. Can we only leave our hair behind if we have also said goodbye to our man? I have obviously heard of the breakup haircut before but this was obviously not my motivation when I went in for the chop.

When I talked to the girls at work about it they just thought it could have been an extremely awkward conversation if I had indeed just been through a break up or if I was unhappily single. We then just laughed it off and moved onto other interesting subjects like Friday drinks, job interview outfits and whether biscuits are called cookies or if cookies are called biscuits. In other words, it was just another day at work.

Are you a fan of direct conversation? What's your take on the cookies or biscuit dilemma? Have you heard of the breakup haircut?

Xx

16 comments:

  1. definitely. It's good for a change. I'm asian and it was my mum who recommended it. But I couldn't bare to part with my hairstyle, so I just go a fringe, what a disaster!

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  2. I don't like the idea of a break up haircut. Some girls will get a haircut/colour that their ex didn't like. That doesn't sit well with me.

    I think it's always good to have a change, and if it's through beauty thats great. Much easier than quitting your job or moving overseas ;)

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    1. Exactly, it can be a difficult thing to do and what if you're not happy with the haircut? X

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  3. Oh, I love this post, it made me smile first thing in the morning! First, call me naive but I never heard about the breakup haircut! I thought I was the only crazy girl who cut her hair when she breakup with her boyfriend or when she has to make a very big decision. I remember I said: when I will get married I won't cut my hair anymore! But I did! Haha! Ah, and the cookie/biscuit discussion! My husband has Italian background so, for him and his family, a cookie is not a biscuit! So far, I'm not sure I understood the difference but I think, in their definition, a cookie is like a chocolate chip cookie and a biscuit is like a short bread... Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Oh I'm glad we made you smile:)

      I agree with your cookie definition, it sounds reasonable to me X

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  4. I have never heard of the breakup hair cut - why would your relationship determine how your hair looks? That concept is very bizarre to me! I am a huge fan of the direct conversation - why tip toe around topics? We should all be more open and honest more often! Love this post!

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    1. Haha, you are so great Alison! Direct conversation always works X

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  5. This made me giggle. I think if we only had the option to change our hair when we had a relationship breakup, the hair industry would be broke!

    Hrmm... Cookie and biscuit is a tough one. When I think of chocolate chip, I think cookie. But when I think of ANZAC, I think biscuit. I have no idea why, or which is more right! :)

    Lx

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    1. Oh I agree Lisa...=) I love changing my hair when I want to.

      I like your cookie/biscuit concept X

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  6. yeah i've heard of a breakup haircut/hair makeover.I remember once a friend colored her hair auburn from black when she broke up with her boyfriend.. And i have always believed that cookie is a subset of biscuit.. have a great day!

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    1. It's a very interesting concept. Have a great day Pranali! X

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  7. That made me chuckle, it would certainly have been very awkward if that were the case! I can kind of see the idea behind it, but for some reason I always think that when a couple break up and the girl almost reinvents herself I cant help but feel a little awkward. I can imagine just before there was some kind of a wine, cake, crying night going on until she got a good talking to from some friends and I will Survive sung into the hairbrush! I also guess I am incredibly naive when it comes to movies and real life haha!

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    1. Haha, excactly! Imaginge if we had broken up? Yes I think it can be very awkward and something so Bridget Jones about it all Xx

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