This is a tale of an amazing woman, willing to put up with a Hair Enthusiast husband for 30 years, who gave him the most amazing Christmas gift when she shaved her head. They were high school sweethearts. Soon after they started dating, John told Glenda that he loved short hair on girls, and she let him cut her hair short after school one day. John was amazed that Glenda was brave enough to cut her hair short (this was, after all, the 70’s, when short hair wasn’t popular for girls). He didn’t do a perfect job, so they went together to the beauty shop, where they “straightened out” her haircut.
Glenda would let John cut her hair from time to time and his talents at haircutting grew. They indulged each other with whatever wishes they could grant each other. There was nothing Glenda wouldn’t do for John and nothing John wouldn’t do for Glenda. Their love knew no bounds. By the end of high school, they were virtually inseperable, going everywhere together and doing everything together. Theirs was a match made in heaven, as they were both sweethearts and the best of friends.
They dated all through college, both going to the same university.In her sophomore year, after growing her hair out to nearly waist length, Glenda let John cut her hair to within an inch of her scalp. She claimed she loved her new haircut- but if she did it was because John loved it.
Soon after graduating from college, they were married. Glenda had grown her hair out to shoulder length for the wedding, but on the honeymoon she let John cut her hair into a short pixie. It wasn’t that she liked having short hair- she actually preferred having long flowing locks- but she knew how much it pleased him to cut her hair, and she viewed it as a small sacrifice to please her new husband.
In the ensuing years, they had three kids, and settled into raising their family. Over the years, Glenda wore her hair in all different styles, sometimes letting John do the cutting, sometimes going to salons to have it cut, sometimes surprising him on special occasions with a new short haircut.
With every short haircut came roses, boxes of chocolate, and pure gratitude, for he knew she was doing it for him. Each haircut also provoked John’s passion, and for Glenda, that alone was worth cutting her hair.
Glenda also noticed that, as the years went by, she would get a lot of compliments when her hair was short, and less and less when her hair was long. From time to time, they joked about having Glenda shave her head, but that was out of the question. John had gotten ahold of some copies of a magazine called The Razor’s Edge, and they would look at the pictures together. She knew that he would love it if she shaved her head, but how would it look at PTA meetings when Johnny’s Mom showed up with a shaved head? No, that would have to wait till the kids were grown.
Finally, with the last of the kids off to college, Glenda decided it was time, while she was still good looking enough for it to excite him, to give John the greatest Christmas gift of all. She told him of her decision right after Thanksgiving, and he was awestruck!! How lucky he was to have a woman so loving and understanding as to shave her head for him.
There were a lot of details to be decided, and some tough choices to be made. First off, the kids had to be told. Both sons were fine with her decision, saying “Go for it,” but their daughter tried to dissuade Glenda from doing it. Then there was the matter of timing. They were friends with Slick Ed, and wanted him to do the haircut, but he could only do it on a Saturday the week before Christmas- the day before the big office party. Would she wear a wig to the office party? No way!! She insisted that she show off her new look and would not wear a wig to the office party.
The night before the haircut, Glenda got no sleep, tossing and turning in bed, wondering how she would look bald, wondering if people would laugh at her. She didn’t care- this was a special gift, and she would carry off her new haircut come hell or high water with the same grace that she did everything else.
The drive to Slick Ed’s took over an hour, and they pondered how various friends and relatives would react. She was so nervous by this point that they had to stop twice along the way to use the bathroom. She honestly didn’t know if she could go through with it. Her heart was pounding by the time they got to Slick Ed’s.
Once inside, after exchanging pleasantries, Slick Ed ushered her into the chair. At that point a strange calm came over her, and she suddenly felt serene and not nervous at all. “I’m going to go through with this,” she said to herself, “And I’m going to have fun with it.”
In the moments that followed she got a haircut like none she had ever had before. Slick Ed ran the clippers right down the middle to start the haircut, cutting her hair to a mere 1/4″ buzzcut. Once the haircut started, she knew she couldn’t turn back, and figured she might as well enjoy the sensation of the clippers cutting her hair. She closed her eyes and enjoyed the tickling sensation as the clippers nibbled off all her hair. Meanwhile, John, seated just a few feet away, was beaming from ear to ear, watching his ultimate fantasy take place before his very eyes.
Once her hair was cut to a buzz-cut, Slick Ed put the 000 blade on the clippers and ran them all over Glenda’s head, leaving nothing but stubble behind. He then put the 00000 blade on the hungry clippers, feeding them Glenda’s hair till it was less than a millimeter in length. She enjoyed the feeling as she ran her hands over her clippered scalp for the first time.
Next came the razor shaving as Slick Ed pulled out a gleaming straight razor and shaved her head smooth as silk. When it was over, she looked at herself in the mirror, ran her hand over her head and said “Surprisingly, I like it.” John came over and ran his hands over her head, and the look on his face was worth the whole thing to Glenda. She had never seen him happier.
On the way home, they talked about who to visit first to show off Glenda’s new haircut, and decided to show Jack, their eldest son, first, because he had been the most enthusiastic supporter of Glenda’s decision. John said he just wanted to stop home first to pick up something.
As they turned the corner and neared their house, Glenda saw a brand new Mercedes convertible sports car sitting in the driveway with a big bow on the hood. “Oh my God!” she shrieked. “I can’t believe it!!” Needless to say, Glenda loved her Christmas present as much as John loved his.
They spent the day driving all over town in the new Mercedes, stopping to freak out family and friends alike.
Glenda could hardly keep her hands on the steering wheel, as she kept feeling her head and getting used to her newly shaved scalp.
That night, they spent half the night making love, and the day’s events seemed to re-kindle old fires and stoke the flames of their romance anew.
When they arrived, a crowd gathered around them as if the Queen of England had just arrived, with everyone wanting to feel Glenda’s shaved head.
Needless to say, Glenda was the main topic of conversation at the party, and the center of attention. Many of the women told Glenda she looked great with a shaved head, but they would never have the nerve to do it.
Everyone admired her for her bravery, and it turned out that Glenda’s fears about being ridiculed at the party were all for nought.
The next two weeks were like an extended honeymoon as John and Glenda went all around town to show off Glenda’s haircut (and her new car). Each evening John sat Glenda down before the dressing room mirror and shaved Glenda’s head, followed by lovemaking with the passion they had had when they were much younger. Even after the holidays, Glenda let John shave her head for a few more weeks before she began growing out her hair. Even when her hair did grow back, things weren’t the same. John was as attentive to her as he had been in high school. The whole experience had been positive- if not a bit frightening- but Glenda was glad she had given John this wonderful Christmas gift.