Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Power Of Observation

Scene: Hairdessing salon interior. A young, pretty hairdresser starts working 'product' into the newly cut short hair of a man of indeterminate age*.

Me: Wow, that smells nice. What is that, Aveda?

Hairdresser: [With faint scowl] No, it's the stuff I always use.

* Hah, I wish.

8 comments:

Michael said...

Mmmmm, my HAIRCUT DAY is Friday. Mr. Alan, he of the pouty lips and lowriders, always finishes me off with Control Paste. Well, unless I specifically request the Defining Whip, of course.

The Other Andrew said...

Mmmm, nice. Although I'd ask him to combine the two and give me a Control Whip. But then, I respond well to structure and discipline.

Sunshine said...

It's not that hard to make similar products as those sold by Aveda. In fact, you can easily use the same ingredients without any of the preservatives. :)

I make my own skin and hair care products with certified organic ingredients. :D

Michael said...

You make your own organic soaps, Sunshine? You're like a Quaker queer. ;-)

Andrew, for the right tip, I'm sure Mr. Alan could be Mistress Alan.

Stilgherrian said...

Maybe I need to institute something like Haircut Day. For me, boring practical Taurean that I am, “haircut” is a quick $10 clip by the Lebanese lad who operates out of the barber / tobacconist on King Street, Newtown.

I do miss the times I was oh-so-cool manager of a certain club magazine in Adelaide and had my hair done at what was then the ultra-fashionable Swerve salon -- including the gentle and somewhat *coughs* erotic scalp massage by the spunky apprentice...

Cost me $50 though, and that was a decade ago.

Michael said...

$50 in the 90s! That was an ultrafashionable place.

I gotta admit that the erotic scalp massage, more overt, less somewhat, is a big selling point of my Haircut Day.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to this wiki on making organic and preservative free personal care products with subtle, inoffensive aromas. FYI: Lye is lye, it'll burn your skin off if you look at it sideways, but the key is using a really pure and clean fat, y'all!

The Other Andrew said...

Michael, I didn't know the Quakers had a wiki...

Stil, all of a sudden I feel a bit better about the savage amount of money I STILL pay to have my hair cut.

Anonymous said...

I, too, pay a dear amount of money for what is essentially a 3/4 inch buzzcut, but when you factor in the scalp massage with aromatic oils, the wash, the two levels of conditioner and the witty, gay and suggestive banter, I guess it's a bargain.