a different hair experiencePosted: August 18, 2017 Filed under: SoCal Life 3 Comments
Sacred music Friday will return next week,
the Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.
When we left Gilroy in 2015 Terry and I left behind our loyal hair stylist, Debbie. Arriving here at Four Seasons I found Stephanie who worked at the salon on site. She at one point stopped spending time here and I saw her at her salon a few miles away. It was easy and simple. She gave me a quick, efficient haircut and charged me fifteen dollars. I gave her a twenty and was on my way. Not Debbie, but it sufficed.
Recently Stephanie told me that she was moving. Her salon was being sold and the new owners had a different business model. She was moving to Menifee, a twenty-five minute drive away. That didn’t work for a ten-minute haircut. I went to a nearby salon and asked if they did men’s hair. They did, and made me an appointment with Taylor.
Taylor is a young guy whose sister and mom also work in the shop. We had a lot in common as he grew up in Hemet as did I. He graduated from Taquitz High School, which didn’t exist when I graduated from Hemet High many years ago. Taylor did a good job. He was thorough and complete, much more so than Stephanie. The bill was twenty-five dollars to which I added a five dollar tip.
It’s the difference between twenty and thirty dollars. It’s a difference that I’m happy to absorb given the added attention to detail.
You are lucky. Your haircut still costs $10 less than Dean’s. I don’t know how much he tips and it adds up. I started cutting my own hair a while back in order to save some money. Mine was $10 more than Dean’s before tip.
It’s just that the cost of living is lower here. In Gilroy my haircut was $35 before the tip.
OK – Gilroy and Tahoe are the same for men then.