Nothing Makes Me Feel Better Like A Sharp Butch Haircut

Joey, my barber and the owner of Tomcats Barber Shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, took this shot of me on Friday after he gave me a shape-up (apparently that’s the word for a trim). They do classic and retro cuts primarily, though they have a whole bunch of new barbers there these days that do just about anything you could want. Kristen just got her hair colored and cut there and it’s darker and very pinup.

It always makes me feel better to get a good haircut. Thanks, Joey.

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

6 thoughts on “Nothing Makes Me Feel Better Like A Sharp Butch Haircut”

  1. Lily says:

    I heart this photo :)

  2. Rudy says:

    Thanks to you, I discovered the awesomeness that is Joey at Tomcats! Lookin sharp, brosky.

  3. Joelle says:

    Nice pic. I got my hair cut there over the summer when I was in NYC. Not gonna lie…I get the same haircut (if not better) at the local retro barber shops in Austin and Houston, TX, but for about five dollars cheaper.

    Just sayin’. If you’re ever in Austin you should check out Avenue barber shop and ask for Emmanuel. If you’re in Houston you should go to Big Kats and ask for Bart.

    …again, just sayin’. Moving to Texas is the best decision ever. :)

    Love the blog, btw!!!! Long time follower and fan. You’ve definitely helped me come to terms with my butchness/topness. In fact I probably would have taken a much longer time to figure a lot of things out without your blog, so. Many many thanks.

  4. Ash says:

    looking handsome, as always!

    (from an admiring femme) ;-)

  5. cyn says:

    LOVE!!! If you lived in florida i would hook you up a fierce butch cut!: They did a great job!

  6. cahun says:

    Hot! Of Course! On a related tip: I’m not sure (and I’m a femme) what is up with the 50s fetish? To my mind it dovetails with a certain white celebration of post-war swing that seems to be blind to the jim crow politics of the period. i do a lot of activism that intersects with POC organizer’s concerns- prison abolition, environmental racism, death penalty, etc., and I can’t say I find this 50s fetish reflected in those communities. Is there something I might read that might help me become more sympathetic to why our communities might adopt an aesthetic from one of America’s most racist periods?

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