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Monday, November 12, 2007

Home Hair Care

"Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind."

-Henry David Thoreau

I have come to notice, when perusing the telephone book for listings of hair dressers for my Spouse- most typically when we move to a new place we must find a new version of everything we had- that most salons don't simply cut hair anymore. Finding somebody to just cut your hair seems an uphill struggle. If one wants nails tended to; visit to a day spa; visit to a night spa; hair removal; hair implant; suntanning or leg waxing, it's all there under the name "hair salon" and readily available. It has become an enormous task for us, however, who just want our hair cut from time to time, to find a simple and ordinary place where the scissors is the primary implement. Dare I mention how much money the above mentioned luxuries generally cost? My goodness, it appears that pampering oneself this way is an expensive activity.
At the beginning of November we could not take it any more and I cut my Spouse's hair for the first time. As a result, since Spouse took care of mine a couple of months ago, we are both sporting super haircuts which did not require us to leave the house and for which we had to sacrifice no money at all.
I was a trifle nervous, as was Spouse. I had never done anything like that before but mercifully it turned out admirably. To be perfectly frank, my hair never cost us much anyhow. I quite possibly have had four haircuts in as many years, including in preparation for our wedding. Spouse, though, goes out to get it seen to once in a month and a half and it costs about 20 dollars each time. That's slightly more than 150 dollars a year.
If one should happen to have somebody who trusts enough to have their hair done at home, I suggest it as an excellent alternative. It is not entirely about money: we were extremely busy the day that I cut Spouse's hair and it would have cost us dearly in terms of time to go out and drive to a hair dresser's salon.
Of course, it helps too that the gentle banter has changed from "are you going anywhere nice this year?" to "what shall we have for dinner this evening? Shall we watch a film?"
Much more pleasant, I think.

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