So many styles to pick from but we can't all get the same cut. The Marines have a style all their own. Male or female we head into the salon or barber and ask can I get a Brad Pitt, a Matt Damon or maybe an Aniston style. Your choice might be classic, old school,pixie, chop or by razor it really is at your discretion. Shorter seems to be the trend as less and less time is available to maintain our coiffeur.
I too have succumbed to the need for speed when it comes to hairstyling. There was a time before Supercuts, Great Clips, Sport Clips & the Hair Cuttery that the event was planned far, far in advance. Ladies remain in that mode when style, cut and color are on the menu. It can be a $300.00 ordeal with ease and $400.00 after the tip on many occasions. I'm not jealous in that regard and max out at about $25.00 per session including tip. Broken down into an hourly rate I figure I'm paying about ninety bucks an hour and if it takes anywhere near 10 minutes I wonder what is taking so long!
I miss my barber, he cut my hair until I was in my late 20's, he was 93 upon the final cut. I only had one other prior to that. The former had been Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh's barber. He was the father to the shop's owner and they tucked him into the corner but not too many customers wanted him to cut their hair. I looked at as if I was receiving a Royal haircut and couldn't have enjoyed it more. He was my Barber for 15 years.
Today that type of service can rarely be found no matter what price you pay. I had him busy for the next hour and then some with a straight edge shave and the serenity of flailing scissors whizzing musically about and around my head. (A slightly less edgy version of Edward Scissorhands) No buzz or chatter of electric gadgetry ever interrupted the experience. At times it was a surreal event and is reaffirmed even more so today when the hum of clippers drone annoyingly on in my ears.
Today's barber shops and salons have plenty of pictures and themes to entertain us visually but I still like MY barber to share his personal connections with decorations and pictures of celebrity that I can relate to. It might be the likes of Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Elvis or Burt Reynolds in the building, then I know I'm in the right place. Be a GREAT barber or stylist and THEY, your customers, will seek your expertise without question!