I cannot stand long hairs, especially in the forehead. When hair gets into my eyes, they will get watery and red, make me very uncomfortable. I was hoping to get a haircut before I leave for Germany, but couldn’t find the time for the past week. Today when I and Pat were shopping at Superstores, I found that a barbershop there. It is one of those cheap Salon you can find in every mall. The haircut for man is really cheap, only cost ten bucks. I thought I only want to cut it short, not going to worry to much about the style, so why don’t I give it a try. That place gave me a feeling of the old style shanghai barbershop I went to when I was a kid. After you sat down, the first thing the barber is use the electric shaver trim off all the excess hairs. Then switch to comb teeth scissors to roughly cut out the shape and have some layering. At least give a final touch with a smaller electric razor. That is very different from the mans only salon I go to, which start with shampooing, head massage and then careful trim your hair bit by bit. Today my haircut is finished in less than half an hour. I am quite satisfy with the service and the price, although my look is a bit odd. Couldn’t complain much since that place is mostly for older man.
I finally had my long due haircut this afternoon. I can feel my head is much more comfortable now, the hair is lighter and cooler, won’t get into my eyes all the time. I went to a man only salon that I had visited before. For the last few haircuts, I got dragged by Pat to company her to salon for both gender. I actualy like going to the man only salon. Not only it has computer and male oriented magazines in the waiting area, TV on each hair cutting station. The most important factor is that the hairstylist really understand the decision making process of man. All I have to say is the length and thickness I want, no need to answer weird questions about which style I prefer, or even worse had to pick a style from the magazine. Most man can only see the difference between having hair or not having enough hair. We don’t really care much about hair style, and would feel uneasy on questions about hair style because the lack of knowledge. Especially for male engineers, we really have a problem in making subjective judgments. I can never understand what makes one style better than another, unless someone show me statistics on the popularity of the difference styles. I had read some philosophy on aesthetics, I can understand beauty defined in classical sense, which is based on objective or utility values. Just the beauty defined by popular culture, such as hair style and fashions, doesn’t make any sense to me. Why one way or the other, they are all arbitrary decisions.