Stronger Than Ever

  


Another successful day in physiotherapy! (after a knee injury) No matter the weather, I haven't missed one session! #healing #roadtorecovery #progress #keepmovingforward #hardworkpaysoff #consistency #commitment #strongerthanever! XD

 


New Hair, New Man.








This new style has boosted my confidence. I walked out of the barbers a new man. I felt happier, lighter I even walked through central with a bounce in my step. I felt liberated like a weight had been lifted. 

FTM Get First Haircut.


Transman Gets His First Haircut! XD

The day arrived and I feel a mixture of nerves but also excitement and gratitude that I can finally do this! I arrived at Joe and Co's and was introduced to their lead stylist  Hayley. I instantly felt like I was in good hands, I was impressed with her portfolio and her presence made me feel chilled. We spoke about what I wanted done to my hair, I showed her the pics and off we went.

I explained that I am transitioning which is why it was such a big change in style, We did pop into their sister salon next door just to wash my hair as it was the best option. While I was there the other barber asked me about my hair cut; he spoke to me about grading which I never actually knew much about, it was also educational and as a transman there is loads to learn as you enter this new world into manhood.  I think it’s really cool when people are understanding and even help you by give you pointers. Rather than funny looks and sarcastic comments.

I was back in the barbers in no time and everyone at Joe and Co's were being really cool and chatting to me, I felt really comfortable.  I felt the whole team was on board rooting for me to come out feeling happy and with fresh cut. 

I felt like I was being given VIP treatment. Or maybe that’s just their quality service.  I’d look in the mirror and see nothing but smiles as different people walked passed me, it was a very supportive environment.  All the stylist were slick with their cuts and took the time to listen to what you want. Yes, I know, I chose the right place.


One stylist even said he wanted to be the one to do my hair. Which I thought was nice, as I felt really welcome and wanted. Because in all honestly,  my first cut as transman could have been a whole other experience. The main person to thank was lead stylist top barber Hayley, She really took care of me! Made me feel at ease, I know my hair was a hard job, I needed someone with skills. She was a diamond! I was totally satisfied with my cut. Honestly I can’t thank her enough! 

I was so happy with the final result and the way everything was handled. I would highly recommend Joe and Co's barber's in soho! 100% . Visit: www.joeandco.net

Walk Alone In Your Truth If You Must.



“You know when you’re an actor, you are trained that literally no matter what; the show must go on.  Well that discipline and that inner strength is sometimes required in life.”-Cairo Nevitt



FTM - Bad Hair, Everyday.


Trigger warning- To my long hair fan club... It's finally booked; I am getting my hair cut! 

(You may think I am joking but for years everyone would freak out at even the mention of a trim. My hair needs to be cut. Yes, my beautiful curly long hair.I need a change)

After months of being very unhappy with my hair I have finally decided to book in a appointment at the barbers. I have been tempted to just get a really short cut or recreate the iconic GI Jane moment when the beautiful Demi Moore shaves her whole head off, sending everyone a clear f*** you statement. I am not going to lie, I do understand the frustration! I am not going to though, so relax! 

What people don’t seem to realise is; as a newly out transman socialising with guys has its challenges.  I want men to known I am one of the guys, and not their pray.  Sure I am a pretty boy, but the key word is boy. I wish to be treated as one. Keeping my hair exactly same is not doing me any favours. I don't care how beautiful or lovely and long it is, I hate it. I really do, I haven't wore it out in months and have no intention too. 

There is a lot of tension in the air around me getting my hair cut, both from my girlfriend and my mum. I am an adult, I need this change, I feel miserable with the way am now, my hair is giving serious dysphoria. I just hope they can understand, I just want to look in the mirror and smile again.