i never realized the hassle guys undergo to maintain their hair. i thought my curly hair was already high maintenance until i shaved one side of my head and found out i need to get a trim every 2 weeks to keep it as sharp as it is. one thing i discovered with having a side shave is having to rely on nearby barbers to maintain the shave -- yes, barbers! i couldn't set an appointment with my hairstylist every 2 weeks just to shave my head so i've frequented nearby barbers (near our house or home) trusting in their ability to cleanly shave the head with all their years of experience. and you know what they always ask, "are you sure?" which of course has been smirking at their semi-shocked and scared faces -- afraid they'd hurt a girly-girl. ha!