Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Hair-Raising Experience ...

I started looking like a rock-star in recent weeks, so it was time for me to get my monthly (sometimes I get lazy, and it is more like bi-monthly) haircut … sadly, the barber/hairstylist’s job is becoming easier and easier with each malfunctioning hair follicle. I decided I would go at lunch, so that (a) I could get away from my desk, and (b) so I could get it out of the way and play Lego Star Wars on the Wii tonight.

I normally put off getting my haircut until night-time, because I’m usually all itchy back at the office if I get my hair cut at lunch. A couple of things I noticed – first, I didn’t have the same reaction as the guy from the Supercuts commercial (yes, I went to Supercuts), which is “I look awesome!” Now, the haircut wasn’t bad, but I’m seriously wondering if that robot could’ve done about the same (the one that says, “How about a nice number 2” over and over).

Second, I could easily fall asleep with the soothing rhythmic sounds and feel of the electric razor on my neck and sides. I wonder how much it costs to have the lady do that for about an hour … and to think, when I was a kid, I was deathly frightened of those clippers/razors … so much so, that my mom would have to bribe me to sit still (usually, a lollypop would be the ransom I wanted).

Third, I still don’t know if I’m comfortable with that blue “disinfecting” liquid the barbers/hairstylists put all the combs in. I guess it’s really no big deal, but (a) do these places have a lot of customers with rabid head lice, and if that were the case, (b) can I bring in my own comb?

On another note, most barbers/hairstylists are very talkative and are good conversationalists … after my experience with one of the candidates for “Miss Introvert of the Year” today, I really do believe that being talkative should be one of the job requirements of a hairstylist/barber. Sure, there are times I really don’t feel like talking, but when the hairstylist isn’t talking, I get an uneasy feeling. At least she didn’t have any body odor (I’ve been to places in which the barber smells like he just got through playing 5 games of basketball and then decided to roll around in dog-sh*t). Sometimes, you just need to look at the positives, I guess.

13 comments:

Jeff said...

"I wonder how much it costs to have the lady do that for about an hour." Who said this: Karl or Gov. Spitzer?

Christina_the_wench said...

To answer jeff's question....$5000.

The Rev said...

Crap... Jeff stole my joke.

The Stevo in H-Town said...

I hate it when they put that bowl on yer head...

schue said...

I like to get my hair washed when I go to the salon. I've also caught myself falling asleep during a haircut.

Reverse said...

Picture it... Hot nude chicks giving haircuts.

minijonb said...

don't lie... you like getting all metrosexual at the salon. it's ok, we will not turn you in to the macho cops.

snowelf said...

My friend Damsel is a hairdresser and I know she's got the gift of gab! We joke about it all the time.
It's just strange when a hairdresser won't talk to you...

--snow

El Padrino said...

i hate getting a haircut

Superstar said...

I hate going to a new hair person..they TALK WAY too much. OR like you, nothing at all.

Hair sstylist are a personal, almost part of the family. They are dealing with a part of your persona...shaping a physical attribute that others see first...sooo a robt could cut your hair, but would you feel the same about the experience? Women put a whole bunch of emotion into the cut, color, and conversation...

Steph said...

And that cost you what? All of eight bucks? Men have it soooo easy. Yeah I could go to the hairdresser at lunch too........if my lunch break was three hours long!!

Lisa said...

I love the salons that have male shampoo-ers. It feels so good when they shampoo your head, it's almost embarrassing.

I cut DD's hair in the kitchen with the clippers. He usually wiggles around a lot and I end up missing something. ...Barbra Peapod

Los said...

Jeff - hey-yo!

Christina - If I'm paying $5,000, she better give me good advice on some stocks!

Rev - That's the effort!

Stev-o - Moe Howard, ladies and gentlemen!

Schue - If it's included, I don't mind getting the hair washed.

Reverse - I would absolutely go!

Minijonb - Eh, I liked my old barbershop - it had Playboy.

Snowelf - Strange, indeed!

ElP - I hate it too - I wonder how that Flowbie works?

Superstar - I never looked into it that much!

Steph - actually, it was $15.

Lisa - My mom used to do that to me.