First Experience: Going to a barber shop

So, we’ve all heard the saying, “There’s a first time for everything,” right?  Well, today marked that to be true in my book when I went to a barber shop for a haircut.  Let me start by giving a slight background to this adventure:

My hair is something I’m most fickle about.  Anyone who knows me will tell you not to believe me if I say I’m going to grow it out, because usually I stick with that plan for maybe two months, get really impatient/irritated, and cut it all off again.  I can’t even keep track of the amount of times I’ve declared that I’m growing my hair out just to cut it off.

That being said, I really am growing it out this time.  I’ve been taking B vitamins, using strengthening and sulfate free shampoo/conditioner and even slathering coconut oil on it nightly before bed.  (And my hair is growing!) But, every girl knows, occasionally you need a trim, to get the split ends out of the way and just freshen up.  A few weeks ago, I decided it was about that time for a trim, so I started doing some research.  Ladies, if you’re in the market for a haircut, let me forewarn you that nearly every salon in Indy charges $50 plus for a simple haircut.  Excuse me, but I think that’s ridiculous.  I don’t need a neck massage, a funky scalp rub or even something as simple as styling because I’m going to the salon to go straight back home.  So, this got me thinking, Why can’t I go to a barbershop like my boyfriend and get a wonderful, no-nonsense $18 haircut?  So … that’s exactly what I did.

Upon walking into the barbershop, the three men already inside gave me some strange looks, and even stranger still when I hopped in the chair for Sandy to cut my hair.  She just trimmed off the ends: no fussy shampoos, products or neck massages and I was in and out within 15 minutes.  PERFECT.  THANK YOU SANDY.

Why don’t more women go to barbershops?  Why aren’t there barbershops for women?  These are things that just baffle me after my experience today.   Now, would I go to a barbershop for a brand new style and a full set of highlights?  No.  These are salon-necessary trips.  However, for a simple between-salon-trip haircuts, the barbershop is where  you’ll find me.