While waiting to get my hair trimmed and styled at Orange Olive salon in NoDa recently, I found myself distracted by Scott Whiteside’s artwork. Spread across the walls, the paintings made me forget the question at hand — go short or stay long? The paintings, some larger on canvas and others smaller on wood, were of cats ... colorful, funky cats. In an abstract, cartoonish style, these felines have highlights and streaks throughout their fur. And they’re compelling, despite the new questions they might arouse: What would my cat look like with a dye job?