Oh, the agony!
Our resident agony uncle Kit Heskethharvey returns to solve your dilemmas
A hairy moment
QHaving missed an appointment or two with the barber, my locks are now grazing my collar and I rather like the effect. I’m tempted to keep going awhile and even try a ‘man bun’. What are your thoughts on longer hair on men? If it makes any difference to your decision, it’s thick and lustrous. B. W., Ayrshire
AGo for it. I’m a Re-maner. Not because the short-back and sides was a mere dreary blip in male trichological evolution, nor because masculine couture desperately needs any imagination and variety that it can marshal. Not even because I believe—to put things baldly—that those fortunate enough to have it should flaunt it. It’s because you live in Ayrshire.
Channel your fortunate county’s wild and virtually dreadlocked bard Rabbie Burns, while at the same time defending yourself against the midges. Why not go the whole hog and kilt up while you’re at it? Just one word of caution, however. After the age of 30, unless you’re a Sikh, a surfer or a heavy-metal musician, the man bun should be avoided.