As a mom that produces music from my home studio, I have been known to sport a special hairstyle I call, “headphone hair.” It’s hard to describe but there’s a unique shape the hair takes on from a day of recording. We’ve all been known to sport that “hat hair” look but when you wear headphones for hours on end it’s a special look of it’s own. Recording is such a timeless venture. One guitar track can take hours and once I dive into the process I’m usually sucked in for the long haul. I even have to set the alarm on my iPhone to not only remind me to pick up my son from school but to break for lunch as well. Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s! So when I’m not mindful of my looks when I leave the house, I have found myself sporting this special look while hanging out with the other mom’s in the parking lot at my son’s school. If I’ve used any kind of hair product that day, forget it, no amount of spit can control this “do” modification
Since I don’t know any other moms that do what I do at my son’s school, such comments as, “Oh look at my hair, I just hate these silly poofs around my ears!” Or, “I do find that Beyerdynamic DT 770 headphones don’t destroy my “do” as much as the DT 150’s, but man they are much more comfortable,” are generally not topics of discussion. Headphone hair is a unique problem associated with my profession and now I’ve learned to keep a hat handy when I have to dash out the door!