February 8th, 2008

Me, Racing Stripes

It's just a fucking haircut!

I'm been in Melbourne for over 9 months now, and in that time I have had one haircut here.

Back in Brisbane I went to a Men's Barber where I paid between $15 and $20 each time I went in. It was simple and cheap.

The one haircut I have had here, I went to the hairdressers down a bit from work and was charged $45 for the privilege of having some guy do less than I used to get done back in Brisbane. Oh, they also washed my hair for me before the cut, something I didn't have a choice in which was a wasted effort in my mind because I washed my hair that morning before going to work.

While I was visiting my folks over Christmas Mum gave me another trim (she's good at that sort of thing, and has done mine, my brothers and my fathers hair over the years), so in the last 10 months or so I have had 2 haircuts.

I do need another one, so I went for a wander to see what other options there were. Two of the three hairdressers I walked past had the only person in there walking out locking the door behind them as I approached, so I wasn't going to get a hair cut there. The other hairdressers actually had people in it, so I went in and asked how much for a basic trim. The answer? $60 for a men's haircut. I thanked him for his time and left.

No fucking way am I paying $60 for that.

What does it take to get a good basic haircut for a reasonable price? What I would like is a place preferably near work or home that isn't going to require a personal loan for a basic haircut. Maybe even somewhere in the city, as I am reliant on public transport, so I don't want anything too hard to get to.

This is giving me the shits.
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