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First Day Hair

In honor of it being the first day of the new semester, I had my hair trimmed today. After all, one should look tidy and professional for the beginning of classes, right?

I've been avoiding having my hair cut in the UK on principle, the principle of objecting to places charging more to cut long hair than short hair. It's become silly. As drplokta observed, would I rather pay a little extra to have my hair trimmed and have it be cheap, or pay more overall for equality in pricing? And yet, as luck would have it, without trying for a place with equal pricing, I ended up at a place that had it for cuts. (Not blow drying, but then I can understand there's more work to dry long hair. There isn't to cut it.)

Even better, the hair washer recommended local restaurants with enthusiasm and detail, and the stylist chatted happily with me about Italo Calvino, ancient astronomy, and medieval geography. Not a bad way to start the semester, really.

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owlfish
Aug. 22nd, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
They didn't even offer me a magazine, although they did offer me a drink, which was nice. Of course, I wasn't really doing anything there that would have made having a magazine readable. (I don't, say, as a general rule have my hair dried for me.)
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owlfish
Aug. 21st, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
It's not as bad as it sounds! I've been getting it done in Canada and the US.
justinsomnia
Aug. 23rd, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
Wait ... they don't charge for long hair in the places you've gone to in the US? I thought it was really common.
owlfish
Aug. 23rd, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
I've never been charged extra for having my hair dealt with in the US, no. Interesting. I wonder if it's regional? If I was just lucky?
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