“It is normally unlike….that Ladies will opt for a ‘dry haircut’ ! Usually, men prefer that instead. But, lately…. our ‘lovelies’ are warming up to the idea of a ‘dry haircut’ and ‘bounce’ and Rod Anker, an Australian, the creative director at the Kim Robinson Hair Studio, New Delhi ….is having admirers of his ‘hair styling’ service, who pay Rs 1 lakh to get their haircut done by him. The Studio has branches across South East Asia and the West, like in Singapore, Hong Kong….Rod Anker is flown across the world by his clients to get a haircut done by him” reports Midday Mirror.
What a waste of money…I said to myself as I glanced through this article. A Haircut for many like me is just like mowing the outsize grass on the lawn in the front yard of the house! And, of course it is done for hygienic reasons too….in a ‘clean’ saloon without remote controlled levitating cushy chairs and entire gamut of hair products. The newspapers/ magazines should be there to read while I am waiting for my turn to get the haircut done, preferably by the same ‘barber’ ( not a hair stylist). The same barber is preferred so that he knows what kind of haircut I require and what sort of head massage I can tolerate. Nothing more than that. The entire experience lasts not beyond twenty minutes once I get a turn. I do not agree to my barber’s frequent plea to get my hair dyed ( I like it natural ) or get a ‘facial’ done. In fact, I do not prefer shaving done by him as I feel that it is not such a difficult task requiring exceptional skills. ‘Only a haircut and nothing else’, I tell him every time. If I am in a good mood, I tip him for his service.
So, I cannot appreciate why all this ‘hulla bulloo’ about the hair-styling, facial, pedicure, manicure, bleaching (for women), eye brow trimming (for aspiring to be ‘beautiful’ ladies)! Really, one cannot become younger by dying his hair black, one cannot become beautiful by applying facial cake, and of course, one is expected to keep his toe and finger nails clean by himself and lastly, for ladies, bleaching can be done at home too. But, I am willing to consider the hardship of ‘bleaching’ at home so I do not have any reason to oppose that.
Mahatma Gandhi used to do his own haircut and also, he felt that one should wear clothes spun by himself. Definitely, I do not recommend so much self-reliance and I do not try to imitate Gandhi and do my own haircut. But, Cool..let us realize that money well spent weighing the utility for spending, is money earned. Also, one should not practice so much self-indulgence that he becomes so dependent on others, external objects, ‘not easy to change’ habits ….that when they are not available, he or she becomes unhappy.