Bobby Salem is a hair stylist who
happens to have some clients who hob-nob with “the right”
people on Broadway. When Bobby hears a part has just come
and gone that his boyfriend Ricky would have been perfect
for, Bobby has to wonder what direction Ricky’s life has
taken. Ricky’s night job of bartending to pay the bills had
taken over his life with drinking and partying.
As chance has it one of Bobby’s clients
is willing to give Ricky a shot. In the process of readying
himself for it,it is announced Hair is coming,
a show Ricky has wanted to star in since he was young. In
his focus to condition himself again for the stage, his
relationship with Bobby gets put on hold and Bobby begins to
wonder if Ricky will still want him after he works with
Bobby strikes me as this composed-always has it together
character. While Ricky appears to be a selfish individual.
Appearances can be deceiving. While Bobby supports his
boyfriend in every way he knows how he has insecurities
about losing his lover. Ricky on the other hand is not
really selfish, he has just given up and gotten lost in the
sea of everyday events we call life. Hair is a
great story about loved ones helping each other, listening
and coming out on top at the end.