Barbers are superheroes, but with great power comes great responsibility. In a few minutes, they can completely change your look. What happens when someone with such power messes up?
He begins to look at you like this
You suspect that something’s wrong but you decide to give him the benefit of doubt.
The powder covers up his atrocities at first
Everything seems fine. Your hairline looks like the best thing since sliced bread.
You wash off the powder and see the real you
Wetin be this. Wetin be this. You cast your mind back to those long looks he was giving at the salon. You realize now that he wasn’t admiring the work he’d done on your hair. He was trying to cover it up with powder so you don’t notice the crime until you get home.
It looks like your forehead has gained a few inches
All that’s on your mind is how to cover up this newly exposed territory.
Your friends keep telling you sorry
It’s because it’s not their hairline that was messed up.
You invest heavily in caps, beanies and headbands to hide the mishap.
Restyling the hair
You begin to experiment with unusual hairstyles — from combing over the disaster zone to applying gel — all to protect your hair’s reputation. Your friends suggest you just go to the barber to help you correct it. That’s never happening. Affliction shall not rise a second time.
Eventually, you realise that a terrible hairline will only last a few weeks tops. It doesn’t define you. You embrace the imperfection and move on like nothing ever happened.