In my area, so many of the longtime barbers have either retired or just simply closed their doors. A while back, mine retired and I had no idea that finding a replacement would be such a challenge. I'd try going to a salon only to be told that they were booked up solid. I preferred to find an old fashioned male barber if possible. Just when I would remember another real popular barber, I would find out that he too had retired.
Meanwhile, the growth of hair atop my noggin grew ever so longer. It had been years since I let it get that long. Couldn't even keep my cowboy hats on, on windy days. All that hair would put up a fight with almost any kind of hat or cap. Since I've been helping to take care of an ill family member, I had less and less time to find somebody to cut that fro off my head. I was getting desperate to find help.
Thankfully there is a man who cuts hair the old fashioned way. No, he doesn't use chili bowls. But, it can be challenging to get an appointment. He set up shop in the lower floor of an old,historical hotel. The man is talented.
At first, I wasn't sure if he or his scissors and clippers were up to the task of taming the beast on my noggin.
It would definitely be a battle and would take longer than the usual thirty minutes for this head of hair. But, in the end the man with sharpened steel won the war. There was a noticeable mess of chopped up locks of hair all over the floor.
A gruesome scene indeed. He even used hot wax and a razor. I made sure that he got a generous tip and am thankful to look more like a modern human being. It's nice to get noticed by all the pretty ladies again.Thank you,Jerry.