Then there's always that "trim your beard and wash your face" line, which I don't like. If I got a haircut, I would just imagine something like this happening:
No thanks. I'll just be cheerful, but keep the hair.
BTW - I ended up with the giant "smudge" of ashes on the forehead. Now I can offer up having everyone say to me "you've got some dirt or something on your forehead." LOL.