跟台灣比起來, 法國美髮店的消費高, 洗頭加剪髮的最低價是40歐 (台幣一千六百元), 又還不能只剪不洗! 這價錢只是一般的修剪或剪短而已, 如果要有造型, 大概是台幣兩千元起跳.
好! 沒關係! 價位高就算了, 畢竟每個國家的物價和消費都不一樣, 必須得接受. 不過, 令我無法接受的是這邊的剪髮技術...... 法國人好像不太在乎 (或不會剪)層次這種東西.
過去五年來, 我從周遭朋友身上所看到的例子和聽到的失敗經驗裡學到了教訓, 所以我一直不敢在法國剪頭髮 (每次我頭髮都留到很長, 等回到了台灣才剪. 但今年夏天太熱了, 頭髮都長到腰了, 我無法等到下次回台灣的時候啊~~ )... 撇開朋友不談, 每次外星人剪完頭回來, 結果不僅讓我猛搖頭, 也讓我氣得半死! 因為有時兩邊長度剪不對稱, 有時整頭剃超短, 有時後面髮線直接剃成平行線 (要有點斜度才好看嘛), 簡直就是醜到爆! 我們試了五, 六家, 沒有一家是令我滿意的!
唯一讓我非常滿意的一次是在我們去年回台灣結婚時, 我帶他到台北一間我喜歡的美髮店剪頭髮, 當時剪出來的造型應該是他人生裡第一次有著最時髦又帥氣的髮型了 (每個人都說好看)! 我只能說, 台灣的剪髮技術比法國好太多了!
在法國街上很少可以看到女人的頭髮像台灣女人一樣, 在台北東區, 每個幾乎都處理得像要去參加婚禮一樣整齊或華麗. 在這你會看到許多短捲髮的女生 (大部分外國人都有自然捲), 尤其是上了年紀的女人, 幾乎都是短髮 (會定時花錢去美髮店的人大多都是有一定年紀的人). 我想是因為短髮比較好整理吧, 長髮的法國女人大多都讓頭髮隨意飄, 不然就綁個馬尾或隨便紮起來, 有些人一頭亂髮也出門赴約 (想必是個人風格 )
總之, 我個人認為在法國去美髮店是件奢侈的行為. 我所需要的只是剪短而已, 但我不想花40歐, 所以我決定自己在家剪! 雖然我家人是從事美容和美髮事業, 但我對那一點興趣也沒有, 所以我沒學過剪頭髮, 更不用說幫自己剪......
我媽曾經用盡方法試著說服我學美髮或美容, 她常說: "學個技術餓不死", 有個一技之長謀生就不用擔心沒飯吃! 我很了解她對我的期許和關懷, 但我是個不聽父母話的小孩, 即使那時的我不清楚自己將來想做什麼, 但我很明白, 絕對不是當個美容或美髮師.
我從很年輕時就認為人各有志, 每個人有每個人該走的路, 而這條路不應該是由父母或別人替我決定的!
第一張照片的頭髮是之前的長度, 在剪之前我忘記拍照, 所以只好找出這個月的照片來比較 (其實後面的長度比前面更長, 只是照片上看不到).
兩個多小時後, 將將! 完成了!
第一次剪, 工具只有一支剪刀, 所以整個過程非常小心, 寧願慢慢剪也不願一下剪太多, 層次也打得非常低. 對於結果我不完全滿意, 因為我不習慣低層次的髮型. 對我來講, 低層次就像沒造型一樣單調, 不過兩邊長度看似一樣......這也算是個小成功. 哈哈哈~
看來下次回台灣一定要學如何幫自己剪個有造型的髮型! 說不定也學如何剪男人的頭髮, 這樣就可以幫外星人剪了!
As some of you may know, my family owns a hair salon. Therefore, I rarely let anyone else cut my hair but my family. Here are the reasons.
1. It cost nothing.
2. I trust my family’s hair cutting skill.
3. It’s a habit.
4. If they fuck up my hair, at least I can yell at them without feeling guilty. Hahaha!
Anyway, I have been living in France for 5 years and I haven’t been to a hair salon since I moved here. I usually go back to Taiwan once a year or once in two years, and that’s when I cut my hair. The thing is, I’ve heard and seen many bad examples (bad haircuts) from the people I know in France. The price is expensive as well. For women, the minimum cost is 40 euro as soon as you set foot in a hair salon. It cost even more when you want a stylish haircut.
Forget about that! I am not paying 40 euro for a haircut that might end up badly. So I decided to cut it myself (at least I can yell at myself without feeling guilty).
Honestly, I wanted to wait for my next cut in Taiwan, but the summer this year is crazy hot, I just can’t handle all those hair on my head anymore! This has to be done!
Although I grew up in a hair salon, the truth is, I hated the fact that I grew up in that kind of environment! There was no privacy; I had no right to choose which TV channel I wanted as long as there were customers. My mom always tells me to smile as long as there is customer…(I hate that and I find that annoying, still is. So I rarely smile at home)
There were more things I disliked, but most importantly, I hated the fact that I couldn’t do whatever I want and be myself completely at HOME. When my mom tried to force me to become a hairdresser or a beautician, of course I said no! It’s just not my thing.
I believe that each of us has our own path to take and the direction of this path shouldn’t be told by the parents or someone else but ourselves.
Anyway, the first photo in this article is my original hair length, for you to compare. It was a lot longer in the back but you couldn’t see it in the photo.
It was my first try and it took nearly three hours to shorten it (using only one scissors to complete my mission). I took my time to cut each layer because I was afraid to fuck it up (I didn’t want to cut it too short too quickly , I prefer not to yell at myself...). I wouldn’t say that I am satisfy with the result, but the length on both side looks equal and it cost zero euro. I think that counts as a small success!
P.S. It seems that I need to learn how to cut hair when I go back to Taiwan next time. I probably will learn how to cut hair for men, so Alien wouldn’t have to pay for another ugly haircut!