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Hairdressers

Postby elderlyfemalerelativ » 06 May 2016, 16:03

Having just returned from the hairdressers (a rare event but there's a posh family wedding tomorrow) there was a young man there (unisex place) earnestly showing the stylist photos of his intended hair cut and discussing it at length. It made me think, I bet Biggles never did that. Then I couldn't remember any instances of their going to the barbers. Obviously they did.
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby Kismet » 06 May 2016, 16:22

I can't recall any instances, either, and yet it is exactly the sort of situation that WEJ would use to start off a story. There's an RPG in this idea somewhere.

My hairdresser is a lovely young man whose hairstyle and colour changes much more frequently than mine. He has the rather endearing habit of blowing hair from the back of my neck (this did, indeed, startle me the first time it occurred, but I am accustomed to it now). He also stands across my knees, holds a piece of hair in each hand and closes his eyes as he assesses if both sides are the same length. There is something rather zen like about this, especially if I, also, have my eyes shut as he has a habit of suddenly checking whilst cutting my fringe.
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby kylie_koyote » 06 May 2016, 16:46

I dimly recall (though admit that it might be a false memory from a fanfic or a dream) that Biggles, or one of them, after a harrowing adventure in the back of beyond says something along the lines of "a trip to the barber's wouldn't do me any harm."

I'm fully prepared to be corrected by someone more knowledgeable than I in such matters.
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby Tracer » 06 May 2016, 18:31

There was only one hairstyle - short back and sides. Brylcreem optional. 8-)
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby kylie_koyote » 06 May 2016, 18:33

What's-his-name. Canson. Has an artificial wave and Biggles mocks him for it.
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby Tommy Smith » 06 May 2016, 19:24

I was aways a bit disturbed by the fact that when one of the team disappeared for a few weeks due to some misadventure when they were discovered it was always with unkempt beard and long and tangled hair or something similar. Just how fast was it growing?
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby Fairblue » 06 May 2016, 19:53

Tommy Smith wrote:I was aways a bit disturbed by the fact that when one of the team disappeared for a few weeks due to some misadventure when they were discovered it was always with unkempt beard and long and tangled hair or something similar. Just how fast was it growing?

Maybe the word 'long' was subjective. According to Mr FB his hair is long if it touches his collar. In a world where short hair for men was virtually mandatory any growth that went below the tops of the ears would be considered long. We know Gimlet was fond of telling Copper to get his hair cut.
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby archie » 06 May 2016, 20:41

Fairblue wrote:
Tommy Smith wrote:I was aways a bit disturbed by the fact that when one of the team disappeared for a few weeks due to some misadventure when they were discovered it was always with unkempt beard and long and tangled hair or something similar. Just how fast was it growing?

Maybe the word 'long' was subjective. According to Mr FB his hair is long if it touches his collar. In a world where short hair for men was virtually mandatory any growth that went below the tops of the ears would be considered long. We know Gimlet was fond of telling Copper to get his hair cut.

I'm with Mr FB on the subject of long hair. What I don't understand is why my hairdresser always charges me ladies prices for what is essentially a boys haircut. The barber was cheaper, but my mother threatened not to let me in the house the next time I came home wearing Brylcreem... :oops:
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby Kismet » 06 May 2016, 20:56

Fairblue wrote:Maybe the word 'long' was subjective. According to Mr FB his hair is long if it touches his collar. In a world where short hair for men was virtually mandatory any growth that went below the tops of the ears would be considered long. We know Gimlet was fond of telling Copper to get his hair cut.


I shall be the lone voice liking long hair on men, as long as it is clean and styled. (I feel that I ought to put the proviso in screaming red emboldened capitals.) It was a sad day when my son rejected the long, shaggy, surfer dude haircuts that I chose for him when young and started taking himself to the barber's for a short back and sides.
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby Fairblue » 06 May 2016, 20:59

I don't mind long hair on men as long as Kismet says, it's clean and styled. But I would also add the rider -if it suits them.
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby archie » 06 May 2016, 21:04

I don't mind long hair on men with the provisos you state,Kismet and FB. I just mind it on me!
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby tiffinata » 06 May 2016, 23:00

It's rare I go to a hairdresser these days.I can't see the point unless I need it styled. And the prices! Usually trim it myself.
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby Isaac Reed » 07 May 2016, 01:57

I just got a hair cut to-day. Short back and sides though at one time I had it long. Long really looked scary on me.
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby Babanango » 07 May 2016, 02:10

Tommy Smith wrote:I was aways a bit disturbed by the fact that when one of the team disappeared for a few weeks due to some misadventure when they were discovered it was always with unkempt beard and long and tangled hair or something similar. Just how fast was it growing?


When I was with the Naval Reserve, I had to show up in uniform one weekend a month for "drill". In between I would let the beard grow, then shave it off prior to drill. Four weeks can give a pretty full beard. Depends on the beard I guess.
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Re: Hairdressers

Postby Tracer » 07 May 2016, 09:26

I'm happy with long hair/beards on men, as long as it's clean and suits the face it surrounds. By 'short back and sides' I was referring to men in the Biggles era. 8-) Sorry - should have made that clear.
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