Those who have been reading this blog for a while know that I hate getting haircuts. But yesterday, my wife and I agreed that I had put things off for long enough. It was time to find a place in Knoxville.
What I didn’t mention in my last post about haircuts is that my wife has been encouraging me for a couple of years to upgrade my experience to a real hair salon. It’s hard for me to admit this, but yesterday, I gave in to my wife’s suggestions.
Everything was new and different from the beginning, starting with needing to make an appointment. I’m used to sitting around in a room full of other people who, from the looks on their faces, clearly feel the same way I do about haircuts. Fortunately, they had an immediate opening available, so after I called, I headed right over.
The differences didn’t stop there. After I arrived and met my stylist, I received a “consultation”, a head massage (it felt good, but I’m still ambiguous about this), and a shampoo (again, not sure what I think about somebody shampooing my head). So there I was, already twenty minutes into my haircut, and no one had brandished any scissors. Crazy!
Well, my stylist did eventually cut my hair, and I must say that it was certainly one of the best haircuts I’ve ever gotten. I’m used to either: 1) coming home to finish it myself, or 2) going back to ask them to finish the job. Seriously.
And the fun didn’t stop there, either. They washed my hair again, dried it, and styled it.
Despite my initial anxiety, there were really only two bad things about the experience: 1) It cost about twice what I’m used to paying (guess I’ll have to go less frequently) and 2) my hair still smells a little like some herbal panda bear thing.