Whenever I saw women with short hair, I thought they looked so powerful, beautiful and unique, so after feeling sick, tired and uninspired by my own hair, I decided to cut it off. Growing up I’d been to barbershops before with my dad and younger brother, but I’d still always feel nervous before going, as it's such a male space. Once inside, however, I was fascinated by the process and loved watching the cut itself as well as the way that a haircut could transform the confidence of a customer. My first experience of getting my hair cut within a barbershop felt like a sort of Russian roulette, a lucky dip. I went to a barbershop that my friends with good hair lines would go to, but I'd still research the shop before going. Saying that, I would never go alone and would stretch out my cuts for as long as possible.