It does sort of baffle me that your parents would be getting worried over what sounds more like a faux-hawk or shaved back/sides kind of cut, which is not all that weird or uncommon and is pretty easy to cover, pull back, or style if unsuited to a job or formal event. If their concern is whether you can get a job, I would suggest framing it like that. If it's that people will judge you negatively, remind them of your good behavior, etc. If they still won't allow it, there's really no option but to get rid of it.
Personally, when I was your age, I didn't ask for permission to dye my hair, I just did it. I knew that I would get funny looks and didn't really care (partly because my clothing drew funny looks anyway). I also knew that I could easily cover it at my job. I did get yelled at for dying my hair before high school graduation, but in retrospect it was a big public event and I gave no warning. Generally, though, my parents' attitude was that as long as I maintained good grades and stayed out of trouble, I could do what I liked with my body (as long as it was legal, obviously).
You're a guy, I don't see what the big deal is. In high school, a lot of the guys would shave their heads into mohawks when they won a big game (I couldn't tell you why though lol). It's not like it's purely associated with this punk-ass druggy culture, especially if you don't dress like an obnoxious emo/scene/whatever the hell kid. However, if your hair is any longer than a centimeter and you're not spiking it, I think it usually looks worse than just a straight-up shaved head, but that's my opinion. I'm also making huge assumptions since I have absolutely no idea what you look like
I've been weary of trying to spike it. I think I should try it Crazy guys you have at your high school LOL
I was kind of inspired by Chris #2 of Anti-Flag. He used to have a fauxhawk kind of cut that wasn't spiked upwards. [link] There are cool images here of deathhawks. [link][link] My hair is still in the experimental stages, so I'll be trying to find variations that I can do.
So... they think shaving your head (the result of cutting off a mohawk) is preferable to a mohawk? A hairstyle that's been seen in youth for at least 40 years? There's even such a THING as a "liberal" haircut?
A real mohawk consists of hair left growing in the center of the scalp only in a strip running from front to back, the rest being shaved clean. If you cut a mohawk off, you're left with a wholly shaved head.
If you instead have some kind of faux-hawk, sounds to me like they're making a whole lot of noise over very little.
Erm... why is there so many people saying its the parents house its thier rules? So what if its thier house?! Its your body! I personally would never get a haircut like that but I think its my right to be able to do what I want w/ my body even if I live in the care of some one else. (True I might not be allowed back in the house if i did that but...)
... Well, at least they haven't throwm you out jet, have they?
To tell the truth, your parents do have a point: You will be judged by your haircut. My brother had dreads that were very well taken care of and people changed their seats at the bus to not sit next to him. He also went into politics and everyone put him down as something he absolutely isn't. He could cope. He wanted that and it helped him being remembered. My parents allowed it, even though my mother hated it. My unkle didn't recognize him....
I don't have a "special" haircut. As a child, My hair was hip-long, straight and nearly white. I LOVED that. My mother hated that. Till I cut my hair. I was 12, and my hair wasn't "liberal" at all. We went through fights because of it. We still do, everytime it reaches my shoulders. I regrett loosing my hair because I loved the feel of long hair in the wind, and running my fingers through it or braiding it. I won't grow it back because reaching that length takes to much time and short hair is pretty easy to take care of if you don't care how it looks....
Still, I had a lot of problems with my mother because of her hair.
Now, my mother's hair as a child was long, golden, and had flowing curves. You could do Rapunzel with such hair. HER mother wanted it to be long. She hated it. The moment she got the chance she cut it to ear-lenght. She and her mother had fights over it...
My grandmother's hair was a rich dark mane, untill her mother cut it of. Well, I think you get the picture.
What I'm trying to say: A lot of people get into trouble with their parents about their hair. You won't change your parents oppinion, so you have to learn to live with it. If you can stand your parents hating your hair, then why cut it of? If you can't stand it you should reconsider what is more important to you.
PS: most parents do have a reason for what they do, and it seldom is that they want to torture their child, so forgive them if they don't like your hair
Everyone has different preferences, yes. Thanks for the story; I'll have to be open to other people's styles too. My parents are generally nice, so I really hate to be arguing. But sometimes their "being nice" is taken too far. It's true that I have more important things in life that I can do. I could just cut it off and forget it, but what a sad ending that will be. Then again I might laugh it about it someday in the future. (or grow it back) For now I'm going to keep it.
I wouldn't allow my daughter to get a faddish, punk style haircut just to fit in with the crowd or be different, I don't know which. In the end she was happy she didn't because she met a nice young man that treats her right and they have been dating for several months. Score one for mom!
Nice Maybe your daughter got her haircut because she thought it fit her better. That was one of my reasons. In terms of the social side, I don't think her friends would have changed at all just by a haircut. At least for me I living the same boring life that I did a year ago.
Indeed, they completely trusted me with a gun. They just didn't approve of it, that was the house rules and I understood why.(problem is I didn't feel as safe without one in the house since we lived in a bad part of town)
By liberal I meant that it was different from what everyone else has, not politically. I can't tell you my age, but I pretty much have to act as an adult older than 18 years old right now. That I think should be justification to let me have the rights I deserve. As for your blue hair, if not a lot of people in your area has blue hair, get it. If blue hair is common, get something that gives you an unique identity. Just my tip.