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S$10 Haircut

posted Jun 28, 2012, 4:33 AM by jj pionke
For those of you who don't know me, I tend to keep my hair in a male type of short haircut.  My hair is dark brown with grey sprinkled in and it's incredibly thick.  I had a haircut a week before I got an airplane to come to Singapore and now it's time for me to get on another plane, this time to Uganda.  The cutter I go to in Ann Arbor is the owner of the Coach and Four and he is fantastic.  I love getting my haircut from him.  His cuts tend to keep their shape even as the hair grows out.  At any rate, I've gotten to the shaggy stage and I figured I would be better off getting it cut here now that I sort of understand some Singlish then going to Uganda and trying to navigate everything and a haircut. 

Some of the people at the office told me about these shops that do the S$10 haircut and that there is one in JCube, the nearest mall to me.  So, today, I took off work early, mailed some packages and what not, and then made my way to JCube for a haircut.  It was an experience.  You put a 10 dollar bill, no other kind, into what kind of looks like a vending machine.  Then you sit down and tell the person what kind of cut you want.  There was a bit more negotiation going on with my haircut since she didn't really speak English and I sure as heck don't speak her language.  We muddled through.  From the moment I put the money into the machine, she has 10 minutes to get me back out the door.  She did a pretty good job and best of all, at the end, they vacuumed my head!  I was tickled pink by the vauuming.  Literally, they run a vacuum all over your head and neck.  It was great fun.  What do you think?

S$10 Haircut

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