I have had the same hairstyle for the past two years now, I think. The parted-in-the-middle, wash-and-wear look has served me well, especially since you can’t have too flamboyant a look if you sing backup for Sunday worship. The most I’d played around with was dying it a dark brown a few months ago, just to have a different look.
Then I ran into this Wentworth Miller ad for the Gap.
I was like, well, hello, this is a look I’d like to try. Not the khaki look, it’s not practical for the Philippine heat. Plus, you need a decent chest, not the man-boobs I’m currently doing my best to shrink.
But that look seemed neat and clean, and I wanted it.
Did further research online for the right hairstyles for guys like me with fat faces and thinning hair, and it recommended short hairstyles cropped close to the face, with some height on top.
Height? Wenty’s hairstyle doesn’t offer height. Maybe a derivative? How drastic could it be? I mean, come on, it’s not like haircuts are Chicago facelifts, right?
So I brought the Vanity Fair magazine where I saw the Gap ad to the neighborhood salon, where the stylist, Dang, a gentleman with a blonde mohawk (!) told me I’d look good with the Wentworth cut, but with a few adjustments here and there.
“I’ll fix it so your face is slenderized,” he said in Filipino.
After the haircut was over, well, I looked very different. I like it a lot, but it’s a real change. The brown hair is gone, I feel like I look like I’ve lost about five pounds, and my face seems longer. Click after the jump to see the before and after shots, and tell me what you think.