Dear Chatty Kathy,
So here is the dilemma: I wanted to change up my look and get my hair cut in a new and interesting way. So I took a picture of the cut I wanted to the hairdresser and asked him to shave my hair shorter all the way around my head. However, the man cutting my hair only shaved the one side of my head, which happens to be exactly how my boyfriend wears his hair. This means that my boyfriend and I have the same hair cut – which is really lame and embarrassing. I’m afraid that people will think we decided to get matching haircuts on purpose. How can I play off this embarrassment in a totally cool way without getting known as that couple who have the same haircut?
Dear Hair Horror,
Surprisingly enough I was actually in the exact same situation as you a few years ago, so I can understand the embarrassment. The way I see it, there are only two ways you can deal with the situation. If you or your boyfriend don’t like how your hair looks currently, one of you could wear it differently or get it cut so that you once again look different. But if you both like what your hair looks like and don’t want to change it, then you are going to have to work with what you have. The best way to deal with an embarrassing situation is by being the first to make fun of yourself. Try being really obviously sarcastic and joke about how you got the same haircut because you are just soooo in love – just make sure people know you are joking. If people think that you are taking this situation and turning it around so you can laugh about it too, they will admire you for not letting the embarrassment get to you.
XOXO Chatty Kathy