I know, but I thought it might be fun to take on this issue. Certainly, there are way more important things happening around us and yet …
If you were scrolling through Facebook this week and are friends with Peter McAsh you would have been treated or scared to pieces with a series of photos from him. You see, he lives in a Phase 2 community and was able to go in and get cleaned up a bit. He claims that the last time he was there was in October. Those of us in Phase-1-ville just sort of look on from afar.
Getting a haircut is not something that I schedule and plan. I just go through life and periodically my hair will hang over the arms of my glasses and that’s a reminder that it’s time to do something. During my regular times out of the house, I’ll spin by FirstChoice Haircutters and look in the window. If there are no people waiting in the seats, I’ll go in and get tidied up. If not, it can wait for another day. Such is the life of this fashion plate.
Truth be told, it’s been three months or more now and it is getting kind of shaggy. Not Justin Trudeau shaggy – I don’t have hair where he does so my days of fashion flipping are long gone. What passes for a haircut these days is more like a personal hack job sitting on a lawn chair with a mirror and a pair of scissors on the patio. The clippings get swept to the grass along with the brushings from the dog and the birds seem to like it for feathering their nest. Recycle, man.
Hair dressers and barbers are having as tough a time as anyone, being one of the businesses closed down the longest. We’ve heard that at least one salon won’t be re-opening in our town.
For a Sunday, how about some grooming advice and how you’re staying looking so good.
- What was the last time pre-COVID that you visited a barber or salon?
- How are you looking today?
- Why is it easier to personally trim a beard or goatee than doing a full-on haircut?
- Do you know of a barber shop or salon that won’t make it through all this?
- There really isn’t a way to avoid close contact when getting your hair cut that I can see. Do you have any suggestions other than a clipper at the end of a hockey stick?
- Do haircutters get paid enough? When I do get a chance to go back, it’s my intention to pay double for my haircut to recognize their suffering during all this?
- Is it OK for someone in Phase 1 or drive to a Phase 2 community for a haircut?
- Have you heard of haircutters taking on different jobs or volunteering during this time? I know of one who is helping out a local retirement home.
Please share your thoughts in the comments below. You can be as serious or not-so-serious as you want!
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