We all know that feeling—you’re at the hair salon and suddenly a case of nerves hits. Does this stylist really know what I want? How many inches is too many inches? Will I even look like myself when I leave this place? And perhaps most importantly, Will I feel like myself with my new ‘do?
It’s a train of thought that certainly plagues women and men around the globe. It even reaches as far as Hollywood, where actors are faced with hair-induced anxiety, just like us. Take Bobby Cannavale and John Turturro, for example. The pair stars in Rag & Bone’s new short film, appropriately titled Hair, tackling the subject of men’s mane preferences during an unfiltered chat at a Brooklyn barber shop.
Cannavale gets real about hitting the salon in the under-six-minute film, which is directed by Turturro and will premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. He explains his complex feelings about the adventure as the duo takes their mirror-facing seats in the film's trailer, above. “I can’t just have anybody doing my hair,” he declares, adding, “I need my hair done a certain way so that I can get into character.”
Not missing a beat, Turturro responds with the obvious: “Yeah, but you’re not playing a character...you’re yourself.”
“I’m still playing a version of myself,” Cannavale replies. And really, aren’t we all?
Hair premieres April 21.