Well, it cost a bit more than ’two bits,’… but it was still pretty cheap. Twenty bucks.
I get the same cut every two weeks. The zero comb, by Steve of West End. The oldest of old-school barbers.
I love it because it’s so easy to manage and quick to get done. Although that’s a double-edged straight razor. The twenty minutes it takes me to drive to West End is about four times longer than my time in the chair.
It means I get antsy when I see anyone waiting ahead of me. Like this morning.
There were two blokes waiting, so like a Nobel Prize winning brainiac, I figured I’d get a coffee and an egg tart and avoid the rush hour.
When I got back, there were three blokes waiting.
The iron law of Murphy is inviolable. If you try and game the system it will rebound on you with extreme prejudice. Ask any IT professional 😂
I usually go the same haircut (the 'go to' for the follicly challenged), done at home with clippers. At times I splash out and get the barber to do it - about 100m from my front door no less. They are popular though, so I usually have a book on hand for the wait.
Since we are on the topic... My barber ensures maximum cleanliness by waxing my ears and nose hairs. It a traditional Arabic thing apparently. I highly recommend it.
Out of sheer laziness, I've stuck with the hi-n-tight, lo fade. Even though hair loss on the dome fully justifies a zero-guard whack of the whole mess.
Say Birmo’ why is there a fridge?
Wow, I go months between hair cuts. One of the last things my barber does is uses of the straight razor on the back of my neck to remove fine hairs. This is a sensation I really enjoy. Don't know why.
Periodically, I get the dome shaved at the barber old school - with a straight razor. Touch-ups with a safety razor.
However, last week I received a Pit Bull Gold wet/dry, 4-head, rechargeable, head shaver in the mail. Addressed to me with no paperwork. No clue why or who sent it.
Game changer. I lather-up my prodigiously sized dome and done in 5 minutes. Not straight razor smooth, but close enough.
Of course, I’ll still enjoy the occasional man-spa day when I need a beard pruning and will shell out for that wonderful straight razor shave.