Wednesday, October 06, 2010


When I first came back to Hi-Z I noticed that across the ally from the back of our company there were always girls out in the alley smoking. Some one eventually told me that they were students at the beauty school. When I heard that, the first thing I thought of was that they probably need to cut peoples hair and I assumed I could get a cheap hair cut. The next time my hair started to look like Bozo the Clown I wandered around to the front of the the beauty school and checked them out. The first thing I learned was that you have to make an appointment first but the second thing I learned was that it only cost $4.99 for a hair cut. I was sold, after all, I'm bald, how much damage could they do? At the time Alex was working at Hi-Z for the summer so he came along as well. Most of these girls look like they come from a different world. They all have tattoo's and they all smell like cigarette smoke. They also have very strange hair doo's. They do a good job though and for $4.99 you also get a free shampooing.

Today I was due for a hair cut and the girl who I got was Abigail. She was very young and I was her first customer. She's actually fresh out of High School (Mira Mesa High) and looked more normal than any girl I've had yet. She was also very scared and acted like she was afraid she was going to hurt me. She had a very light touch. I think she did a good job but I'll find out as soon as I get home. Lisa is very picky.

There are about 100.000 hairs on a healthy scalp (I suppose I'm down to about 10,000). Each of these hairs will, in normal healthy conditions, last for up to six years. People loose about 100 hairs per day, in normal conditions.


Lynn said...

Yes, you can get the same kind of deal here at SAIT where they teach hairdressing and beauty school. But I have yet to get there and check it out. We just use a coupon to the local salon whenever it comes with the ad flyers monthly. The boys end up with a nice hair cut for the same price. Do you remember my sister Yvonne?? She went to hairdressing school, but got married and moved before she finished her last exam. So she never had her certificate, but still cuts hair for people. She is awesome. My sister in law Cindy (David's former wife) also is a hair dresser now. She is a teacher at one of the newest schools in LA. (ALberta that is.)

Lynn said...

P.S. after aLL that......I forgot to say that you would never see Yvonne or Cindy in tattoos or smell of smoke. ; D

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I think it is adorable that this middle aged man goes in to get his hair done by a bunch of crazy beauty school girls :)
But I think you are a great first hair cut for someone to do because it is hard to mess your hair up!

Lisa said...

I agree with Alycia :)

Kira said...

where's the picture!!! I will never forget how we found out that mom was so particular about you hair "style". I thought she was never going to forgive us when we shaved your head :-/

Peter and Mandy said...

Woah you shaved your head before???? I keep telling Peter that would solve his hair problem, he hasn't gone for that yet.