So I Married a Hair Nerd…
Yeah, so I married a Hair Nerd. You may be asking yourself, ‘what’s the big deal? She loves doing hair…” No, it’s not just that. It’s an obsession, an obsession that is draining my damn bank account! I’m all for her looking good with her blonde hair all the time and what not, but let me just say… I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I asked this Hair Nerd to marry me…
The second Amanda decided to go into the hair industry I was thinking, ‘Yeah, thats pretty cool.’ Then she started school full time, and started working less than part time. Which meant I had to pick up the slack on the funds. WTF!
Now that Amanda is actually behind the chair it hasn’t been so bad. That was until all of sudden she and the other nerds started traveling every other weekend, which is really cutting into my beer fund and wheeling.
One thing I never understood about hair was how you girls sit there for hours getting your color and weaves and stuff like that done. Although, I can tell you that I know that you cannot overlap bleach, and that you need a hair cut every six weeks because the hair will have split ends and those split ends with keep breaking all the way up the hair shaft (Yeah, I listen sometimes)
I usually don’t even do my hair but Amanda makes me. Especially after I told her I went into a salon for work one day and they looked at me in disgust and asked if I wanted a haircut while I was there. I start bitchin’ during a 20 minute haircut, let alone be happy about styling it EVERYDAY. I do agree that she does hair and I need to represent, but come on!
Even though I am not the best at supporting her with my appearance, at least when I go in hair salons for work I ask if they love doing hair? Their response is usually, “DUH”. I’m like, “Oh yeah, well you should check out The Hair Nerds dot com! It’s awesome!” I even rock some Hair Nerd stickers on my mud flaps!
Yeah, that fan base on Facebook is because of me…your welcome.
The Hair Nerd posse is always going out of town to shows and such. Which sucks because in the past I haven’t been able to go, but now that Amanda and I are married and I am officially a ‘Hair Husband‘, I’ll admit im looking forward to going to Vegas next month for NAHA!
Now that I know what I have gotten myself into and I have adjusted to being a Hair Husband (I’m still working on doing my hair everyday) I have decided to help out you future hair husbands out there! Check out my top ten list of things to know before you marry one…
Top 10 things to know before you marry a Hair Nerd:
#10 Your Hair Nerd will constantly be on their phone tweeting or posting on Facebook
Like late at night watching a movie that you picked out on netflix and there she is on her phone the whole time. Same with dinner dates… #TWEETING!
#9 Guard your credit cards with your LIFE. These girls want to go to every show
Not only do they love the shows but they love getting new clothes for the shows. It never fails either… I ask; “Are those new shoes?” Amanda responds, “Yeah, I need them for my outfit this weekend…they were on “super sale” though!” Never fails with the “super sale”
#8 I suggest getting a mileage program on that credit card
Since they are racking up the credit card, might as well get some rewards for it!
#7 Your HOBBY LIFE IS OVER
Ok, well not completely over, but you will notice that you have to cut back on your own hobbies because of all the damn shows. I haven’t been able to buy my Dana 60 front axle or like some 5.38 gears… it has been torture for sure.
#6 Your children will be needy because mommy is traveling
Although we don’t have human children yet, our ‘furry’ children feel it too.
#5 Be prepared to have some lonely weekends
While I’m at home broke, cuddling with the dogs, she is living it up in Vegas!
#4 You will be eating more Taco Bell
I don’t cook. Amanda cooks every meal. I definitely look forward to a home cooked meal when she gets home. Although, I do admit that volcano stuffed burrito’s are the bomb!
#3 There will be pop quizzes
I have learned a lot about who people are and what cool stuff they do in the hair industry. Like Steve Elias, he is a pretty awesome dude. (I got to have sushi with him once, and I’m definitely a fan) I’m also looking forward to meeting The Teals, because I heard Ryan has quite the collection of home made beers and whiskey’s? Oh, and he and his wife have a cool salon in Portland! Just know that you have to actually listen when these girls are telling you about the industry!
#2 Your friends may think you have gone off the deep end
I sometimes talk about hair more than the average man (the average man that doesn’t really do hair)
#1 BE SUPPORTIVE
Although this list may seem overwhelming, it’s really not. These girls have a really cool thing going and they love it. I would eat Volcano stuffed burritos and listen to the categories that Steve Elias is nominated for at NAHA this year and what classes The Teals are doing next, any day. I love my wife and she loves this industry, as well as Erin and Carrie. Just don’t forget those four magical words… “happy wife, happy life” and you will be just fine.