I arrived in LA yesterday and drove down to my old haunts in HB. I am going to a reunion on Sat, so I decided to see if there was still a hair cutting place in this little strip mall by one of my old houses.
I walk into this place, and they say no- it's a nail place that foes hair on the side. The whole place has changed. The old crappy bar is there, but everything else is diffeerent. There is a tattoo place, a massage parlor, etc. I am walking bsck to my car and I see a blonde, with Tats all over- standing outside the tattoo parlor. We both go, no fucking way! It's my niece! We give each other hugs, I go in and check out her parlor- say hello to get husband, also a tat artist like my niece.
I knew she worked in the area, but I didn't have a clue she worked there! Anyway, I ask them where to get a hair cut- she points to a place next door (that I didn't see). It is the nicest barber shop you have ever seen!
She walks me in there and I proceed to get almost everything done to my head imaginable! I am close to bald, so I get a buzz cut. This woman goes overt head twice with a one. Then she shaves my neck, then she shaves my forehead. She waxes my eyebrows AND Ears!! Weirdest feeling EVER!!
At the end, she tells me that since I am the "uncle", my money is no good! I go to my niece and she says, don't worry about it!
Nothin better than a good haircut, and nothin better than free!!
I've done the ear candles. The first time I was fidgety and nervous and didn't do it right, I don't think. The second time, it cleaned my ears out so much that they were really itchy and irritated for the next few days - that wasn't worth it. So, I won't be doing that again.
And I couldn't help but look at all the gunk they sucked out. It's gross and fascinating. But I love that gross stuff.