I am spending the weekend at home, in Duluth. Now, I had two very specific objectives for my short time here:
1. Get my violin fixed
2. Get a haircut.
It’s been a while since I got a trim, and I’m not quite “there” yet when it comes to visiting salons in St. Paul. For whatever reason, it’s just something I have to do at home. In any case, pretty much every salon in Duluth was closed today for whatever reason, so I was getting desperate. I drove by a salon in downtown and it appeared to be open. I knew this particular salon to be kind of swanky, but I figured, for a trim, how much could they really charge me?
I went in and asked if they did walk-ins and a thin, stylish British woman appeared out of thin air and said “I’ll do it right now.”
Okay, great. I didn’t even have to wait.
She directed me to a chair and got me all set up with a smock and whatnot. She asked if I wanted a shampoo and I decided against it since usually that amps the price a little and I wanted to keep it cheap. She made me stand up while she cut my hair, and the first thing she said to me was, “Ah, I see you’ve done some nice coloring, hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.” (I colored my hair in May, and even though it was a fadeout, yes, a little bit of tint was still showing. PLEASE forgive my offense.)
The cut took about seven minutes total. A blunt cut, no product, no styling, no NOTHING, except my hair and one pair of scissors.
Let me just repeat,
“Do you want to put a tip on that?” chimed the man at the desk. “Sure, $5.” I said.
Wow. Wow. Wow.
I really hope this woman is Orlando Bloom’s personal stylist. Because that’s about the only way this could be fair. My hair better not ever grow again with how amazing this haircut supposedly is.
Anyway, I have learned my lesson. And for this, I am glad.
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