Thursday, March 20, 2008

Don't forget to tip your barber/hairdresser

This is a terrible story from Moscow. Some man, presumably deranged (although it is not indicated if this is truly the case in the article) bludgeoned his hairdresser because he felt it was "too expensive". How much was the haircut? Four dollars and 10 cents (less than 3 Euros). Unbelievable.

Not to make light of this horrific story, but I would like to make 2 comments on the current state of barbershops. First, I really wish they would still use a straight-edge razor to shave the face and neck. Unfortunately, the word on the street is that they have not done this for several years now because of fear of hepatitis and HIV. Second, although I love my barber, Tony, a great Italian-American, he does not shampoo the hair prior the cutting it. I think I am missing out. The few men I know that see hairdressers in a salon, rather than an old-fashioned barber, admit that the best part is the shampoo and scalp massage. Is this the case? Should I switch to a "hairdresser" and break-up with Tony?


julie said...

I thought Will was going to bludgeon me when I took Owen to the salon and spent $25 on his haircut. But that's not quite the same thing, is it?

Will said...

Steve, yes, break up with Tony. I had a professional cut for the first time in three years and it was worth every penny ($25 with tip). she shampoo'd and also used some really fine razor on the neck line.

Julie - Alls i know is, the cut is totally lopsided and will likely need to be redone in a week, neither of which happens when I do it. Not to mention the red dye in the car and bathtub.