I tell my new friend Felipe that there are two men in my life that I am entirely faithful to; one is my hair stylist, the other is my endocrinologist. I have been unfaithful to both of them, and this will never happen again. I learned the hard way how good these two men really are, and I will never stray.
Felipe frowns. He is a hair dresser. He wants to "tocar mi pelo" - do my hair. I tell him no, he cannot. "You don't know," I tell him. I am very particular about my hair. If you make a disaster, that would be the end of our relationship." He thinks about what I have said, "But I cut hair really well. I will make your hair beautiful." "No, please. If you make a mess, that will be a disaster. Every day I would have to look at it in the mirror. I would make your life miserable. Then what do I do? Go to Walter to have him fix your disaster? No, it´s better you don't touch my hair. Really" I tell him.
He is shocked that I am saying this. "Every woman I have gone out with wants highlights, a cut, something. I can't believe you won't even let me blow dry your hair." I have no idea if he is good or bad. I don't care. Once when Walter was on vacation for 2 months I let this other guy cut my hair. What a nightmare. I told Walter he better never ever leave me again. A good hair stylist is more important than a boyfriend. You can always find another boyfriend, but a good hair stylist? Noooo.
Felipe would like to be upset with me. But he understands. He knows that having a faithful clientèle is what makes a hair stylist. "Hermosa," he says to me. "I understand. Really I do. But you are with me. How do explain your hair" He has been invited to a dinner by Framesi a manufacturer of professional hair care products. He wants me to go with him. He says the dinner will be quite lavish, we can get very dressed up. He even wants to buy me a new dress.
After he told me about the dinner, he looked at my hair and started up again with wanting to cut and color it. "How do I explain you?" He says to me. "Everyone will look at your crazy hair. What do I tell them? Another guy did it?" It all sounds so funny. My amigovio is not jealous of other men. Not at all. He loves it that I have my own life, that I dance tango until 4:00 am in the arms of other men. He hates that another man cuts my hair.
I cannot give up Walter. No way. Walter is amazing. He does incredible things to my hair. I cannot give him up, not even for Felipe. When I told Walter that I was seeing another hair stylist he got that concerned "other man" look on his face. Then I told him how I didn't want Felipe touching my hair. That only Walter touches my hair. He told me "I think that is a very good idea." Of course he does, he is the "other man."