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?