New Post-Travel Look

Three months of travelling in South America is excellent for expanding one’s horizons, but it doesn’t do wonders for one’s bank balance, email inbox, or – in my case – hair style. To clarify, I actually think what I’ve got going on right now looks pretty cool, but it’s far from what’s acceptable at the venerable legal firm I work at.

Time to book a haircut, I suppose. On one hand, this is a bit of a downer because it feels like I’m really back from my trip and subject to the demands of day-to-day life. On the other hand, I could view it as an opportunity to re-enter reality afresh, with a surprising new look. With that in mind, I don’t plan to do this by halves… show me your best hair salon, Melbourne, and I’ll show you an adventurous customer.

I’ve had medium-length brown hair – well-maintained and everything – for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it’s time to go short, with a striking colour like copper or blue-black. I don’t have anything specific in mind, and I’d be more than happy to hand the decision making over to a master stylist. I’m basically a hairdresser’s dream, right?

Mind you, the result still has to pass in my conservative workplace (presumably, I’m going to need that job to pay for the upkeep of my new look). That shouldn’t be a problem if I choose a salon accordingly. In the Melbourne CBD area, hairdressers must get approached for this this sort of thing on the regular, surely.

Okay, I’m excited now. Part of the appeal is getting this done before I see too many people I know. I’m catching up with a whole bunch of friends on the weekend, and then going back to work on Monday, so I should definitely try and make a salon appointment for this week. That should be achievable, even if I have to sandwich it in between unpacking my inbox.

While I’m at it, maybe I’ll consider getting together a new routine – I’ve been wanting to switch up my supermarket shampoo for some high-end organic hair products. That’s probably something a pro hairstylist can advise me on.

Heck, I might as well buy myself a new wardrobe while I’m at it. Who said everyday life’s a drag?