Change of hair
Maybe this is an "end of the year, starting a new year" activity. And it's also just something I do every three to six months.
And, it's in part a reaction to a comment at my Krav Maga class. The teacher guessed that I was about 50; I'm actually in my mid-40s. Oops.
He probably over-estimated because I'm substantially receding, and I have a large patch of grey in my beard. So when I let my hair get shaggy, it emphasizes my hairline; and when I let my beard grow out, it shows the grey.
As usual, here's a series of photos as I do my half-yearly "trimming back the shrubbery" haircut.
Photo 1: Full hair, full beard:
Photo 2: Trimmed the beard; from this view you can see the grey as a halo around the darker area around my mouth:
Photo 3: Trimmed the hair:
Photo 4: Trimmed the beard with clippers:
Photo 5: Actually shaved; probably the first time in half a year:
So: comparing photo 1 with photo 5 -- did I lose five years? Could I pass for 35? 38? 41? :)