23" of my braid is now off to make some little bald kid happy (or two or three). My beard is gone (though they didn't shave it at the salon; I guess they don't get much call for that sort of thing) and I'm quite tired now. daedala needed a ride to the library and a job interview as I was finishing up so she got to see me in my changed state first; she says I look a bit like Sting. The stylist said my hair was now Johnny Depp-ish. My face looks rounder to me now. I find myself doing all sorts of little mannerisms where I would be stroking my beard. I also feel weird getting into the car without doing the little head-flip that gets my braid into the right position.