He cuts his hair himself, which continually impresses me.
The most memorable hair saga was this past year, when he grew it long; then cut bangs; then cut a pageboy; then cut an Argentine mullet (though it was a little more Justin Bieber than the intended Lionel Messi look); then buzzed it.
Here was the process, chronicled during the months of July-August, 2010:
Neil's goal had been to grow it until he could do the "Samurai": the top part pulled back and the rest down.
He also sometimes wore it in a double topknot.
Then, he cut bangs.
Next, he cut a pageboy (tapered/feathered from the bangs to the ends around the face)
Then, I made him come with me to the salon to get it all chopped -- into an "Argentine Mullet" (a very special, "futbol"-inspired mullet sported by every man and boy in Buenos Aires).
This was on the walk to the salon
Lisandro, my hairstylist, was trusted to do the job.
Lisandro and I are pals, having bonded over my rather frequent "brushings" -- Argentine Spanish for blowout -- followed by "planchita" (flat ironing)
Also, Lisandro is kinda cute. And has nice arms.
Nile and I chilled (see my nice brushing y planchita!) while the mullet was made.
I felt bad since, unbeknownst to Lisandro who is such a great guy, the mullet was a joke ... And he totally took like 45 min. to carefully cut it from every angle.
I love the original parquet floors in the salon.
Like I said, a little too Bieb-ish, but still amazing
There's definitely a mullet there!
Hair by Lisandro
Of course, soon after he got the Argentine/Bieber Mullet, Neil buzzed his hair himself.
This photo was taken August 25, 2010
and this is his hair today, January 30, 2010, five months later
It's not fair!