Wednesday, July 27, 2005

We're taking bets that you know you've had a bad haircut when you stand up in the chair and say, "What are you doing?"...

WHY THE FUCK CAN'T I GET A GOOD HAIRCUT IN THE WESTERN MA/NORTHERN CT AREA? There are not a lot of things that I look at on myself and say that I love this feature about myself. With that being said I have always liked my hair. It is probably because when I was little I got complimented by a hair dresser that my Mom took me to and she said I had great hair. This has actually happened many times since by hair dressers from around the New England area. I try my best to take care of my hair. I know it is nothing spectacular, but I condition regularly and try to use a gentle shampoo.

For the last 4 1/2 years I have been getting my hair cut here. They always treated me well and I got exactly what I wanted from my hair cut. It was $15 and it included a wash(which every guy should get because it feels great). Now that I have moved back I have gotten 4 haircuts and only 2 of them were good and the other 2 were just average. I made the huge mistake of going into Mastercuts. I had went their once before and got a pretty good cut so I thought I would try it again. I got the same lady and was figuring this was going to be quick and easy. Unfortunately I was right.

I asked the lady to use "zero" on the sides with a fade and just trim a little off of the top. I believe, but I am not positive that I even said not too short. She did fine with the sides and was doing a pretty good job on the fade and then it happened. She has to switched to the "2" attachment on the trimmer, which I thought was just finish off the fade.

So, she started on the side and then in a moment that I will never forget she started to shave the top of my head with the trimmer. I was in disbelief and hoped that I could stop it. I stood up and exclaimed, "What are you doing?!?". Yes I exclaimed and I believe that both of my arms waved frantically in the air if you all must know. The lady then said, "What?" I said I asked for just a trim on the top. She said "Oh."

I am not sure what the proper response is at that point, but "Oh" is not what I wanted to hear. I wanted to hear "I'm sorry" or "I will give you free bad haircuts for the next year." She then said I am not done and it will look better. Since I didn't want a haircut that looked like it was done by Fudge from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I had to have her finish it and paid her for it. (I know I shouldn't have paid for it, but what if you made a mistake at work and they didn't pay you.) I now look like a fuzzy peach.

Ugh. I will now go back to driving an hour and a half to Lowell to get my haircut. It may sound ridiculous, but these are the measures people with good hair have to go to. I know it will grow out, but no one wants to hear that. Especially women, so guys don't try that line. Just sympathize with them and snicker when you are sure you are alone.

Side note: CONGRATS TO DANIELLE & STEVE on their engagement. Very happy for the both of them. Danielle is a good friend, avid blog reader & commenter and my best Leitch ARD evah. Smiles and hugs to you.


Anonymous said...

Chungs in Lowell, near Suppa's is the place in Lowell to go for a haircut hands down. Erik Read went there first and has gotten many people to follow him there. A pretty damn good asian woman gives an AMAZING haircut for 10 bucks, no one has ever been dissapointed after leaving Chungs...ever. - Mark

Danielle said...

1. I completely agree with you that there is a lot to be said for a good haircut, and I am also a patron of the Haircare place on Middlesex street. They have never done terrible, and I prefer to have that woman who sounds like Fran Drescher do my hair. $30 for a shampoo, cut, and blow dry on a girl - same price as Supercuts, better haircut.

2. THANKS!!!!!!!!! We're so so so so super excited and so so so so happy!!!! I can't stop saying "Holy crap, I'm getting married!!!" :-) Thanks thanks thanks!!!

Robness said...

Yes, those of us of the male persuasion with great hair live a difficult life. What's my secret, you ask? Easy - haircuts once every 20 months or so. My last one was November of 2003. Think of all the money I've saved!

Liz said...

Robb Carty Salon on Boston Road in Wilbraham. Tell Robb Teri and I sent you. He will do exactly what you ask for. The price may be a bit more ($18+/- but we women spend much,much more for the same stuff), but he is gay as the day is long, but most great male hair stylists are, arent they???!!!

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