After going down to Pick and Bite to get a cup of coffee, I was prepared to finish up editing the rest of my case-study for Entre Mgmt. Then, project groupmate Clarissa, who had been staring at my face for the past 5 seconds, blurted, "I think you look nicer in short hair. You have a very slender jawline, so having short hair won't make you look masculine."
I asked, "But how short?"
She showed me a picture of her friend, who also had a slender jawline. Reminded me of Yule.
Now, I had my fair share of 'discrimination' when I sported really short hair. God knows how many times I walked into the toilet and the ladies thought I was a guy who had accidentally walked into the wrong room. It didn't help that when I decided to cut my hair ultra short in my first year in university, I chose to attach a string of hair for added punk factor. The extension only lasted for a month. (I took it out because I couldn't stand it any longer.)
While I tried to refute that the short hair might not work for me, considering how curly and unruly my hair really was, she said that it was possible for me to have short hair without potentially making myself look like an Asian 'afro', as long as the hair stylist was able to layer my hair strategically.
Anyway, Clarissa went on to say that I shouldn't be hiding my features, that I should tuck my hair behind my ears to accentuate my jawline, and how I can pull back my fringe to show off my hairline (which she gasped, "Wow, your hairline is damn nice la!") She also recommended that I get framed spectacles (which had a slight v-shape in the centre, more suitable for Asians) so that my eyes won't look so bogged down, especially with my heavy fringe.
Hmm, short hair for me?
Let me think about it.
*Clar, if you happen to ever chance upon this entry, do forgive me if I didn't paraphrase your words properly.