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Title: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on March 18, 2020, 03:03:31 PM
Just coming to terms with the fact that the oncoming fuckfest will make it a risky business to go into THE BIG CITY and get my hair cut, so I will have to deal with this shit at home.

Option 1: Let it grow to a long length and risk looking like Geddy Lee
Option 2: Shave it all off and risk looking like Spud from Trainspotting
Option 3: Cut it myself and risk looking like A Proper Tit

Of course you could say that it doesn't matter what you look like when you're stuck at home all the time, but it MATTERS TO ME. I have to look at the pathetic hunk of fibres every day in front of the mirror.

What are you bastards going to do? Bald people please do not reply to this as I care not for your petty concerns.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of corona
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 18, 2020, 03:05:46 PM
So they let you back in from Bulgaria? That must have been in the nick of time.

Title: Re: Hair in the time of corona
Post by: BlodwynPig on March 18, 2020, 03:11:45 PM
Bald people still have hair.

Two bald replies. Time to self-immolate
Title: Re: Hair in the time of corona
Post by: Puce Moment on March 18, 2020, 03:12:53 PM
I was due a haircut and dentist visit this week. Thinking about just being super careful about flossing and asking my wife to sort the barnet.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of corona
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on March 18, 2020, 03:20:22 PM
So they let you back in from Bulgaria? That must have been in the nick of time.

Came back on the friday, flights from sofia airport being cancelled left right and centre but we seemed to get back alright. Worst thing that happened was a foul tasting dubious sandwich from the departures lounge, maybe the bulgarians saw us coming and served it up as a fucking off present
Title: I should've stopped for that haircut.
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on March 18, 2020, 10:20:55 PM
I'd been putting off getting my barnet cut for a couple of weeks, no excuse given I was off on holiday a couple of weeks ago.

I used to be able to cut it myself, I'm half tempted to give myself a grade 4 with my wahl beard trimmer thing.

Is anyone else planning to cut their own hair during this time of quarantine?
Title: Re: I should've stopped for that haircut.
Post by: Blue Jam on March 18, 2020, 10:26:30 PM
Pffft, this is CaB, so no.
Title: Re: I should've stopped for that haircut.
Post by: Pingers on March 18, 2020, 10:32:55 PM
Cobb, earlier

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/57/156975919_9d34c385b4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Barry Admin on March 18, 2020, 10:41:13 PM
Yep, haven't had a trim since November :-( tried to get one when I was last in town; that was the day after the first NI case of Coronoavirus was discovered, but my barber was having the day off. Haven't been near the city centre since.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on March 18, 2020, 10:56:30 PM
I like the idea of whipping it all off then gambling it'll have grown back by the time this blows over. You could end up looking vaguely normal or you could catch it just as it's growing back and all stubbly.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on March 19, 2020, 04:18:53 AM
I like the idea of whipping it all off then gambling it'll have grown back by the time this blows over. You could end up looking vaguely normal or you could catch it just as it's growing back and all stubbly.

Mad tempted to do this as well. Set of clippers in the bathroom for the beard, I could set it to stun and whizz all my hair off. Maybe a mohawk or mullet or something mad. Why not?
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on May 17, 2020, 10:28:21 PM
Went for a walk earlier and saw several suspiciously well-groomed dogs. I think a few people might be sharing their panic-bought hair clippers with their pooches.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on May 21, 2020, 05:58:35 PM
Mr Jam's hair clippers arrived yesterday and I did my first ever bit of men's haircutting. Or any haircutting for that matter. He's looking sharp. Think I did a good job.

I still look like a bedraggled spaniel though. I'm quite jealous.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on May 21, 2020, 06:18:43 PM
Just looked through my calendar to see when my last haircut actually was.

Almost four months ago to this day.

Fucking hell.

Very tempted to order some proper hairdressing shears online but I wouldn't have a clue what to do with them. Time to fire up the YouTube tutorial videos again.

Hairdressers don't cut their own hair, do they? Do dentists drill their own teeth?
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Post by: non capisco on May 21, 2020, 06:44:55 PM
Do dentists drill their own teeth?

Depends whether or not they've got a kitchen island and a home supply of FUGI-9!
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: QDRPHNC on May 21, 2020, 06:48:11 PM
The lack of needing to look normal has meant that my beard has had a chance to get through that awkward untidy phase. Ordered some moustache wax, going to sculpt myself a big walrus soon!
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: flotemysost on May 21, 2020, 11:56:26 PM
I cut my hair about a month ago and it's probably the most constructive/creative thing I've done in lockdown, quite happy with it.

Very tempted to order some proper hairdressing shears online but I wouldn't have a clue what to do with them. Time to fire up the YouTube tutorial videos again.

I think normal kitchen scissors should be OK for most hair types. I recently learned of the existence of spirit levels for hair (so you can see if you're cutting straight) and am tempted to get some, but if you snip upwards vertically into the ends (rather than straight across) I think that's generally less risky.

Now I just need to get some copies of Vogue from 2018, pour myself a glass of room temperature lemonade and ask myself if I'm doing anything nice at the weekend.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: The Culture Bunker on May 22, 2020, 12:03:44 AM
My last haircut was about late January, and I'm fairly lucky my hair doesn't grow too fast - it's currently at Shaggy Rogers levels, just a problem with the back of it, really. Another month or so and it's just going to look far too silly, but no idea what I can do about it.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on May 22, 2020, 12:30:10 AM
Now I just need to get some copies of Vogue from 2018, pour myself a glass of room temperature lemonade and ask myself if I'm doing anything nice at the weekend.

"Are you going anywhere nice on holi... ah..."

Ordered some proper hairdressing shears earlier, think I'm going to try snipping into the ends as you (and numerous YouTubers) suggest. It's a good thing I wanted to grow my hair anyway but the ends are starting to feel a bit rough and it's looking quite revolting frankly.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on May 23, 2020, 01:27:57 PM
Hairdressing scissors arrived today. They are lethally sharp. I am now even more nervous about my impending self-haircut.

Long-haired lads and lasses of CaB: any tips please? I've seen a few YouTube tutorials that say lifting the ends of your hair up above your head so you can see them in the mirror is the way to do the back. I've also seen one video that suggests sectioning it with hair bands and that looks quite simple. Probably deceptively so:

https://youtu.be/FAmE16ej9IU

I like the top comment from someone saying they tried this while drunk and it turned out fine. That's reassuring.
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Post by: flotemysost on May 23, 2020, 11:49:07 PM

https://youtu.be/FAmE16ej9IU


Videos of this lad keep popping up as sponsored content on my FaceBook feed, I never properly watch them/have the sound on and I assumed he was just an annoying PewDiePie sort (but one that bitches about people's DIY hair dye jobs), but I watched one all the way through today (because there's fuck all else to do) and it was actually pretty informative.

When I've cut my own hair I just section off the top layer with a clip, then part it down the back and flip both sides over my shoulders (so I can see everything in front of me - getting around the problem of reaching the back), trim the desired length off those bits (the 'underlayers') first, then un-clip the top half and trim that, with a bit of layering done by sort of fanning it out between my fingers and cutting in a gentle arc. I doubt Brad Mondo would approve though.

Still eyeing up these bad boys:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcSu6528yIdYgaDUIBbcnxWopa2qzGxjVU4EhJ9G0Vzpju4-Dl1_&usqp=CAU)
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Captain Poodle Basher on May 24, 2020, 08:40:08 AM
I bought myself a pair of clippers for the princely sum of €20 and it's been grand. It's already paid for itself after 5 haircuts as I normally spend a tenner every fortnight on a haircut. I gave myself a Number 3 all over yesterday and took the length off my hair which is about all I feel confident enough to do. It really needs a professional's touch especially with thinning out but there's no way I'm chancing that even with the specialist attachment.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Dex Sawash on May 24, 2020, 12:12:10 PM

Bin the guards and go naked blades.
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Post by: greencalx on May 24, 2020, 12:40:41 PM
Annoyingly I used to own some clippers. Convinced I still had them somewhere, as I don’t remember getting rid of them. (However there have been 8 house moves since their purchase). Finally broken and ordered some more, as the Will Gompertz look is starting to piss me off. hoping the old ones will show up before the order is dispatched. Also tried to avoid amazon but everywhere else had sold out...
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Fambo Number Mive on May 24, 2020, 01:26:18 PM
I haven't had a haircut since 2019. I've currently got a massive beard as well. Just can't be bothered to shave.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Butchers Blind on May 24, 2020, 01:29:30 PM
Currently at that point where its long but not long enough to be able to tie back.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on May 24, 2020, 02:48:56 PM
Keep reading this to the tune of 'love in an elevator'.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on May 25, 2020, 04:06:35 PM
I have just cut my hair! It's actually looking alright and feeling one hell of a lot healthier. Ended up ignoring all the tutorial videos and decided to wing it. Just snipped into the ends to get rid of all the dead bits. Feel human again.

I have also just cut my fingers. Perhaps I really should have used kitchen scissors- those proper salon scissors are not for fucking around with. I already had a huge amount of respect for hairdressers but my level of respect has now gone through the roof.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on June 23, 2020, 04:59:08 PM
Dyed my hair today. It had gone alarmingly grey.

Meanwhile:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53152952

Visors? Waiting list of 2,000? Think I'm just going to wait a few more months and keep using my posh scissors until all this madness is over.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Attila on June 23, 2020, 05:29:59 PM
Mr Attila has been taking the buzz cutters to his hair since lookdown, inspired by Pullo during our re-watch of Rome.

Last week I asked him if he were deliberately cultivating a rat-tail, as sort of off to the side on the back of his head was a clump of hair about three inches long, with everything else maybe 1/2 an inch.

Our relationship is such that if I suggested the sky was blue, Mr Attila is the type who would pull out maps, charts, a sextant, and other paraphenalia to give me a lecture on how it was in fact, yellow. If the kitchen were on fire, he wouldn't believe me until he himself had actually gone up in flames. Nothing factual that comes out of my mouth is ever believed. So he  just sort of 'Mmmh' shrugged about this thatch of hair and went about his business til the other day -- comes downstairs after a fresh trim and asks me why I didn't tell him that he had a clump of hair on the back side of his head about 3 inches longer than the rest of it.

I've been colouring my own hair again after about 6 months indulging at the local hairdressers. I expect their waiting list will also be miles long -- my dentist has already made noises that if you just want a regular cleaning they might not be able to fit you in til January as they have to do all of the emegencies and bigger projects first with a 3 month backlog -- so I'm sticking to the £5 semi-permanent stuff til whenever.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: DrGreggles on June 23, 2020, 07:03:08 PM
My girlfriend called me a "scruffy cunt" when we had a Zoom chat yesterday, as an allusion to my shit beard and even shitter hair.

Two points:
1. Bit harsh
2. I seem to have had an effect on her vocabulary
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Egyptian Feast on June 23, 2020, 07:23:08 PM
I'm getting to the stage where it looks like the hairstyles of 1970s male catalogue models, the ones that look like they have an odd-shaped lump of shit sitting on their head. It gets really puffy at the sides after a couple of months, so it's sticking out all over the place. I haven't had it this long since 1997 and I'm warming to the idea of just letting it grow, but it all depends on how shit it looks when it gets past the collar.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 23, 2020, 08:21:59 PM
My mohawk marches on
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Post by: The Culture Bunker on June 23, 2020, 08:39:51 PM
My girlfriend called me a "scruffy cunt" when we had a Zoom chat yesterday, as an allusion to my shit beard and even shitter hair.
On the same lines, I mentioned to my other half on a Skype call the other day that I was looking a bit "Shaggy Rogers", to which she had no idea of what I was talking about. Anyways, she now thinks Scooby Doo is hilarious and that "you walk like him too!"

In my defense, I don't wear flares.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: DrGreggles on June 23, 2020, 09:25:22 PM
On the same lines, I mentioned to my other half on a Skype call the other day that I was looking a bit "Shaggy Rogers", to which she had no idea of what I was talking about. Anyways, she now thinks Scooby Doo is hilarious and that "you walk like him too!"

In my defense, I don't wear flares.

It was my turn to do the Monday night quiz this week, and I did a round about famous people’s real names - and Shaggy made the cut!
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Dex Sawash on June 24, 2020, 12:38:56 AM
It was my turn to do the Monday night quiz this week, and I did a round about famous people’s real names - and Shaggy made the cut!

What is his name?
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: DrGreggles on June 24, 2020, 12:51:49 AM
What is his name?

Norville Rogers
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Dex Sawash on June 24, 2020, 12:57:50 AM
OK, 9 more to come up with by Friday
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on June 24, 2020, 01:12:46 AM
Norville Rogers

You mean Orville Burrell?

;)
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on June 25, 2020, 01:56:19 PM
I've seen plenty of murmurings that many hairdressers will be increasing their prices once they reopen, supposedly to cover the cost of visors and extra cleaning. Haircuts are overpriced as it is, I might have to keep at the home haircuts forever. I was already fed up of paying forty quid for "a bit off the ends" every six weeks.

Haircuts are expensive and yet hairdressers are some of the lowest-paid of all workers. This is also despite the fact that most of them pay for their own training and provide their own (very expensive) tools. Where does all the money go? Is it diverted to a shadowy cabal of salon owners, and can we call them Big Hair?
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: shiftwork2 on June 25, 2020, 02:18:00 PM
I have an appointment!  18th July but, you know, it's on its way.

I've completely curled up at the back and now my fringe is curling too.  It's basically the hair of a lunatic.
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Post by: shiftwork2 on June 25, 2020, 02:20:02 PM
Where does all the money go?

Protection rackets.  Well isn't that a nice pair of clippers...shame if something was to happen to them.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on June 25, 2020, 02:27:41 PM
Surely now would be a great time for the return of the freelance hairdresser? The ones who go round to people's houses with their scissors and cut their hair in their kitchen with some newspaper on the floor? Do those still exist? It seems they could charge less and still earn more than a hairdresser working at a salon.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: shiftwork2 on June 25, 2020, 02:34:31 PM
Mobile hairdressers have been doing well, according to a friend.  Done in the garden.  It seems to fit - it's only a minority of people who look like they haven't had some attention in the last three months and those can't all have been done by partners watching a YouTube video.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 25, 2020, 03:13:20 PM
I actually like having longer hair. It's there a proper way to tell a hairdresser you want them to 'sort it out' but keep it about the same length, and maybe have a go at making my sideburns 'less pubey' while they're at it?
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on June 25, 2020, 04:25:23 PM
I actually like having longer hair. It's there a proper way to tell a hairdresser you want them to 'sort it out' but keep it about the same length, and maybe have a go at making my sideburns 'less pubey' while they're at it?

I always ask hairdressers to "just take the weight out of it" and "tidy it up a bit" if I want to keep the length.

Or as one hairdresser put it, "I'll just make the shape a bit less bulbous".

I have bulbous hair right now, it's kind of mushrooming out at the ends. Will have to get the scissors out and the newspaper on the floor soon.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on June 25, 2020, 11:12:11 PM
Second lockdown self-haircut: Done. I have successfully reduced my hair's bulbosity and escaped with only one small cut to my left thumb.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on June 26, 2020, 12:01:21 AM
Been seeing lots of lockdown manbuns about.
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Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 26, 2020, 01:14:56 AM
Been seeing lots of lockdown manbuns about.

And me, the idiots. Why haven’t they done a mohawk like what I’ve achieved?

A depressing number of people have done the “#3 all over” which to me speaks to a paucity of imagination. It’s lockdown! Anything goes!

I was on a zoom call with someone who cut their hair super short and dyed it red, and while I’m not 15 so think this looks daft, I do at least respect the “fuck yeah lockdown!” approach.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Attila on June 26, 2020, 07:24:22 AM
Most of the men in my dept have given up, and gone for the buzz-cut solution. I've got a few fun fringe-lets I've been clipping in for various Teams meetings (sometimes changing them out during breaks, to see if anyone notices that I've gone from a brown to a blonde fringe during a 10 minute break).  I've just been hitting up semi-permanent hairdye (and like Blue Jam have been seriously thinking of sacking off salon trims -- the one here charges me like £20 just for a quick dry-trim of the ends), and two of my female colleagues have let their hair go all pre-Raphaelite free.

One female colleague has suspiciously well-kept hair, though, considering how hhigh-maintenence her usual 'do is.
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Post by: steveh on June 26, 2020, 08:36:46 AM
Where does all the money go?

Rent. At the place I go to more than a third goes to the landlords and they have tripled the rent in the past ten years.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 26, 2020, 11:26:37 AM
Been seeing lots of lockdown manbuns about.

I tried this when bored and fiddling with an elastic band. Only it ended up being less of a full bun and more like this.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4888/46049233431_765a43b818_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on June 26, 2020, 12:36:01 PM
Hairdressing was supposed to be one of the great recession-proof industries but now I'm wondering if a lot of people will just sack off salon cuts and go along the DIY route even when the salons reopen. A lot of people who didn't own clippers or proper hairdressing scissors do own them now and have had acceptable results with them, I can see a lot of people not wanting to fork out for a professional cut every month.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 26, 2020, 02:24:21 PM
It'll probably be a passing fad as people eventually get lazy and go back to the barbers.

I wonder how this has affected business. I know a lot of places have people owning the shop, and the hairdressers pay rent for their stand, and they're self-employed, with the haircut cash going to them.

Which makes me wonder who in that relationship will be out of pocket and who will suffer as things reopen.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: Blue Jam on July 23, 2021, 12:29:43 AM
Tomorrow I'm going for my first salon haircut in 18 months. I had decided to sack off salon haircuts but have caved in as I am struggling to keep on top of my massive and unruly barnet. Been using proper hairdressing shears purchased from a proper hairdressing supplies place and thought I'd been doing alright with them but tomorrow a pro will be the judge of that. Right, this should be fucking embarrassing...
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 23, 2021, 12:42:25 AM
Still aint had a haircut and my hair now makes me look like a disheveled 'Evil Coop'.

Quite like it tbh and just want a tidy up. Now it has gotten longer to the point most of it falls behind the shoulders it doesn't seem to get in my way or fall in front of my eyes so much. Or maybe I've got used to it.
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Post by: FerriswheelBueller on July 23, 2021, 12:45:35 AM
Still going 3mm up the sides, long on top. Loving it.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 23, 2021, 01:26:22 AM
Ferris' proud mullet.
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Post by: non capisco on July 23, 2021, 01:28:45 AM
After years of hating going to the hairdressers due to utterly stupid deep rooted self-loathing issues where I didn't want to sit looking at my own face for an extended period I've finally found one I like, Galv's in Croydon. He's a music obsessive and you can bollock on to him about how underrated the third album by The Beat is, 'International Beat Service', and he actually knows what you're on about. Sitting there looking at my stupid fizzog in the mirror and hating every second has ceased to be a problem. The time breezes past. Cheers, Galv!
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 23, 2021, 01:35:39 AM
Kept going to an oaf just because his banter made the process enjoyable rather than a chore.
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Post by: FerriswheelBueller on July 23, 2021, 02:10:14 AM
After years of hating going to the hairdressers due to utterly stupid deep rooted self-loathing issues where I didn't want to sit looking at my own face for an extended period I've finally found one I like, Galv's in Croydon. He's a music obsessive and you can bollock on to him about how underrated the third album by The Beat is, 'International Beat Service', and he actually knows what you're on about. Sitting there looking at my stupid fizzog in the mirror and hating every second has ceased to be a problem. The time breezes past. Cheers, Galv!

I used to have a middle-aged Thai lady in Toronto I went to and it was the first time I’d felt comfortable getting the barnet sorted because she was incredibly rude, but also very affable and funny and the whole process felt about right.

She’d tell you she hated the english (and ask your name, and say it was very English[1] and she hated it) but she would at least converse with you as an equal. Now, I was terrified of her and wouldn’t dare say anything about her name (don’t know it) but I bet if I said it was shit she’d laugh and it’d be fine.

Now it’s just 3mm up the sides, wife does the top when it becomes unmanageable, comb it back for a mohawk/mullet crossover but mostly to one side like a trendy twat though I usually hide it under a baseball cap so it’s alright.
 1. it isn’t
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Post by: Blue Jam on July 24, 2021, 02:41:51 PM
Never understood how some people would rather go to the dentist than the hairdresser. Alright, I'm the kind of person who'll chat with anyone but I find hairdressers are generally nice people. For some reason they really, really like talking about holidays but that's fine by me, I like talking about holidays too.

The only bit I find awkward is tipping. Paying by card and trying to discreetly hand a note over. It's better when the hairdresser takes you to the till and someone else takes the payment and you can tell them to put it in their tip box, that's the best way. Yesterday was a bit awkward because the card machine wouldn't let me add a tip and they couldn't accept cash, all I could do was apologise and stress that I was really thankful. Arrgghh.

Was a bit relieved when the hairdresser rated my year of home hatchet jobs and declared that I hadn't done a bad job at all and she in fact wouldn't have to cut a metre off to fix the damage. Got away with losing about two inches off the ends. Also lost £44 but it was worth it, feel human again now.
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Post by: mobias on July 24, 2021, 06:58:24 PM
I haven't had my hair cut since before March 2020 lockdown and I now I look like Geddy Lee from Rush. As a result of this I've started listening to Rush in a big way. If you've got the look you might as well go the rest of the way I say.
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Post by: flotemysost on July 24, 2021, 07:12:24 PM
I go to an Italian hairdresser and there's no small talk, but most importantly they really listen to what you want, take stock of your hair type and choose a style that'll realistically work for you (surprisingly hard to find people who can do this with naturally wavy/curly hair).

They also give amazing head massages as part of the deal, when I went earlier this year I had to suppress the fact that it was probably the most pleasurable physical contact I'd had from another human in a while.

I've weathered a few dodgy (self-inflicted) DIY colour jobs recently - currently got kind of butterscotch highlights which aren't too bad, but in this weather it quickly gets limp and greasy and ends up looking a bit Grealish.

I used to have a middle-aged Thai lady in Toronto I went to and it was the first time I’d felt comfortable getting the barnet sorted because she was incredibly rude, but also very affable and funny and the whole process felt about right.

She’d tell you she hated the english (and ask your name, and say it was very English[1] and she hated it) but she would at least converse with you as an equal. Now, I was terrified of her and wouldn’t dare say anything about her name (don’t know it) but I bet if I said it was shit she’d laugh and it’d be fine.
 1. it isn’t

She sounds great.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: The Culture Bunker on July 27, 2021, 11:17:27 PM
After years of hating going to the hairdressers due to utterly stupid deep rooted self-loathing issues where I didn't want to sit looking at my own face for an extended period I've finally found one I like, Galv's in Croydon. He's a music obsessive and you can bollock on to him about how underrated the third album by The Beat is, 'International Beat Service', and he actually knows what you're on about. Sitting there looking at my stupid fizzog in the mirror and hating every second has ceased to be a problem. The time breezes past. Cheers, Galv!
And polite enough to not correct you that the album is called 'Special Beat Service' - unlike me, but that's because I'm a right obnoxious wanker.
Title: Re: Hair in the time of Corona [merged]
Post by: non capisco on July 27, 2021, 11:21:45 PM
Ha ha, course it is, fuck's sake. Dunno why I typed that brainfart, presumably because there's an aeroplane on the front.

You know, The Beat? They had that song 'Mirror In The Toilet'. Did that cover of 'Tracks Of My Tears'. You must know them. Rockin Roger and the boys.