Julie Hofer and Jessica Zhang
Bored out of her mind, Paige Menkhus, sophomore, decided it was time to make a spontaneous change. It was time for a new haircut.
“I feel like we all need a change in our life because during quarantine, it’s all the same and boring,” Menkhus said. “Why not change something that we have control over.”
Menkhus approached her mother, and was able to cut her hair as well as dye it pink after going to the store to purchase the items necessary.
Menkhus said cutting her hair acted as a stress reliever during these questionable times.
“It was definitely fun since it took my mind off of a lot of things which is kind of why I did it. It was chill and definitely relaxed me,” Menkhus said.
Erica Heimlich, hairdresser at Great Clips in Wildwood, shares the same sentiment.
“Me, personally, when I get my haircut, I can fall asleep. I find it very therapeutic and relaxing,” Heimlich said.
She said she experiences satisfaction in her job because she is a people person and a creative person.
“In general, I love cutting hair, and it is relaxing under normal circumstances,” Heimlich said.
She said maintenance of hair depends on the hair type and texture of the individual.
Jenny Chiu, junior, found that her hair was easier to maintain after cutting 24 inches off as well as adding bangs.
Chiu ended up asking her friends to cut her hair after making a spontaneous decision earlier that day.
“I was actually thinking about cutting my hair, and then my friend told me that she could do it, so I thought it would be fun,” Chiu said.
The short hair was a look that Chiu was more fond of than her long hair.
“My mom did not like my long hair because it was so hard to maintain,” Chiu said. “I like my shorter hair now.”