Friday, January 4, 2008

$20 haircut makes Reggie feel like a million bucks

I spent $20 on a haircut today, that's the most I've spent on a haircut in about 3 years seeing as I have my own clippers and usually just shave it all off and wait for it to grow back. When I've really needed my hair in order without shaving it all off - I've gone to the local barber college and paid about $6 but at the risk of my 'line' getting jacked up or in a couple cases, having the barber student carving the 'line' into my forehead until I'm cut and slightly bleeding.

But today I went to new barbershop near my house and decided to see what they had to offer. When they saw me walk through the door they recognized I was a potential new customer and immediately told me they'd be with me in just a few minutes. I looked at the price $15 and decided I'd switch off the 'cheapskate' instinct for just a minute. After about 10-15 minutes One of the barbers told me to come on over. I sat down and within 20 minutes my hair was trimmed up and tapered and my hair looked good. My 'line' looked nice and I got out of the chair without my forehead bleeding or scarred at all. I tipped my new barber $5 and went on my way.

The whole rest of the day, I had a smile on my face. I held my head high and I exuded confidence because my hair looked good. Who knew paying extra for grooming could be so good for the ego?

1 comment:

zackattack said...

On the other hand, I need to go to the shop again. For the past 2 years, my brother- who is one of those injuring barber students you speak of- has been giving me inconsistent haircuts. This latest one is "aight" :(

Keep the $20 in your budget. I'll do the same for myself.