Does anybody remember when I was going to get my head shaved to raise funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation? Do you also remember that it was cancelled due to Covid? Well, it was, back in March, and I did not worry too much about it till recently, when hair establishments began re-opening.
I began feeling a little self-conscious about my increasingly unruly mop, especially when so many of my friends, family and co-workers had donated to a good cause, in addition to the entertainment of seeing me bald. The money had gone to the cause all right, but there I was with my head of quarantine hair.
I was fortunate to get an appointment at my favorite establishments, Hot Spot Salon and Spa in Herkimer, NY. I took a Before picture, specifically for blogging purposes.
One could argue that it is no sacrifice to get rid of such bad hair. Additionally, with the hot summer weather coming, it will be a pleasure to be bald. Well, never mind all that. I said I was going to be bald, and I am a woman of my word.
I confess to a few moments of, “What was I thinking?” But mostly I think it is funny. And I do it to honor my beloved Aunt Carlyn, who lost her hair and her life to brain cancer. St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds cancer research. So I wear my pate proudly, and remind myself to use sunscreen on top now.