I can't remember the last time I went to a barbers, and the total number of times in my life I have been to a barber/hairdresser shop would be probably be about 20. I am very lucky. There is a hairdresser in the family and I get my hair professionally cut (just your basic 'back and sides' really) about every six months. And because I am not a fan of electric clippers I even get it done the old way with a comb and scissors.
As my friends and workmates will tell you ... I like to have a regular hair cut whether I need it or not ... about every six months.
Also by making a trim last six months then I am not imposing too often in getting it cut. Admittedly by the time the six months is up I am looking a little like an old long-haired pot-smoking hippy. Probably not quite in the league of Willie Nelson but I am to the point where my wife will start to tell me "You need a hair cut."
But then I stumbled over this article from the Newcastle Herald on the Web—The Man Cave Bikini Barbershop.
[Images link to source article by Sam Rigney on the Newcastle Herald site. Pictures are by Peter Stoop.]
It all seems very civilised. While you are having your hair groomed by a bikini clad lass in high heels you can have a beer and watch some sport on the telly.
I have no idea of the rates at the Man Cave Bikini Barbershop but I am betting that they are a little higher than your normal men's hairdressers—but maybe it's worth the surcharge?
Wearing heels these girls are obviously not going to able to stand for too long at a time, so I suspect they probably do something like work for an hour and then have a half hour break for which they will get paid. This being the case the cost of a haircut has to be higher; probably something like 1.5 times the 'normal' cost (whatever that is—I have no idea what a hair cut costs).
Now let's see ... how much is an airfare to Newcastle?
Click on either of the pictures to jump over to the Newcastle Herald site to read the full story.