Joel’s New Hairdo Part II

Back in March of this year I fought a serious case of Bieber Fever. And by that, I mean, I may or may not have downloaded the song “Boyfriend” on iTunes all while sporting a haircut eerily similiar to the pop star’s trademark sideswept hairdo. If you’re interested you can read more about my quater life crisis here. Obvously, I’m not proud of this mishap. It’s something I will undoubtedly look back on with a face similiar to Joan Rivers’.

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But it was a stage I needed to go through in order to fully recover from my quater life crisis. So, with my quater life crisis firmly behind me (wait, that sounded gross) I decided to part ways with my Efron-Bieber-I-refuse-to-ever-grow-up hairdo. It was a tough decision but it was one that needed to be made. Before giving my hair a much need cut I decided I needed to try out a few more looks on my way to looking more like an adult. Below is what I came up with. Feel free to vote for your favorite style below.

                                                            The “Bieber/Efron”

    The “Lloyd Christmas”

The “Hawk”

The “Emo”

The “Buzzcut”


Joel’s New Hairdo

In late August I was in desperate need of a haircut. My hair was starting to grow over the tops of my ears, and I was slowly entering into the uncomfortable I-look-awful-and-I-know-it stage. But at the time I really didn’t feel like shelling out fifteen bucks for a haircut. Mostly because I’m cheap, but also because I was entering a point in my life where I was thankful I could still grow hair. So, with my thirtieth birthday looming on the horizon, I thought it would be pretty cool to celebrate with some luxurious locks.

It seems to me when a guy reaches a certain age, his hair either a) stays the same, b) goes bye-bye, c) turns gray or d) is in some weird transition of a and b. Fortunately, I think I fall into category a, which is pretty cool but can also be pretty boring. Needless to say, I wanted to try something different.

I’m now sporting what most would call… a mop top? I’m not sure what it says about me, other than I must be a huge Bieber fan. I have to be honest, it’s not the prettiest thing in world but it has lots of volume and a personality all its own. And I’ll admit that my new hairdo hasn’t received much fan-fare from my family or friends.

So I’ve reached the point where I have no idea what I should do with it. The obvious answer, and the one my wife is hoping for, is to cut it. But I can’t. Not yet anyway. I’ve spent way too much time defending my new look to chop it off now. But I thought it would be fun to try out some new options. And I was hoping this post could serve as a year book of sorts, you know, sorta fun in a cringing type of way. So, here are the looks I’ve come up with. Vote for your favorite chia pet like creation below!

The “Jesus”

The “Man-Bun”

The “Wall Street”

 The “Beckham”

 The “There’s Something About Mary”

 The “Efron”