When I used to work on St Kilda road I had a great hairdresser that charged $28. That included wash, dry, choice of beer or wine and aftershave. When we moved to brissy I was forced to find an alternative to get a mop chop and opted for the first decent looking place I saw. They had awards all over the shop and insisted I strip down shirtless and don' a bathrobe where I then ate lemon sorbet before getting one of the worst hairys I've ever had. The price tag of $55 seemed very steep but I just wanted my shirt back so I paid it, walked to the nearest shaver shop, bought some clippers and did a zero all over. That was an expensive hair day.
For the next few years I shaved my own head, sometimes with the clippers sometimes with a razor. It always guaranteed me a seat on the train.
Today I walked into the nearest decent looking hairdressers near work and before beginning was offered a beverage and explained that a cut & blow dry was $62 dollars. I should add that this salon had awards that looked like oscars on their front desk, this should have been a warning to me but alas I needed the chop.
After the initial shock I decided to see what $62 dollars bought be in the hairdressers world.
- I had my choice of beverage (non-alcoholic as it was before lunch)
- I was presented with a gown that didn't really fit over my jacket
- I had my hair washed and a scalp massage while sitting in a massage chair (very comfy)
- In the chair beside me was a model getting hair extensions for a photo shoot, she had 2 different hairdressers and they talked way to much about fashion
- On the big screen there was continuous catwalk footage of some fashion show comprising mostly male models (though some were wearing dresses)
- After very meticulously measuring out the dimensions of my head she bcane to do her thing using scissors and only used a trimmer to do around my ears
- She wasn't overly chatty, I don't think this was a personality thing I believe she was very much in total concentration of cutting my locks.
I then had my shoulders dusted and paid for the 30 minutes of hair cutting elitism I had now come to know.
Was it a good haircut?
Who knows............the difference between a good one and a bad one is usually a few weeks, but I will say I'm not going home and shaving it off with my clippers.
Did I fell I got value for money?
While it was nice getting massage and pampered I couldn't help feel like a bull in a china shop so I wasn't really truly relaxed so I'm going to say no $62 for 30 minutes of upper class hair cutting.
Would I go there again?
Probably not, I prefer my local hairy that's open Saturdays & charges 12 bucks
The most rewarding part was when I walked out the door, and took my new, improved, buffed, polished, professionally styled locks and put on my motorcycle helmet.