Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Barbershops of the world, part 9

Here we are in Melbourne, on the lookout for fun.

Enter stage right Arthur's Barber Shop, offering the tantalizing prospect of Modern Styles & Shapes, like these:

How could I resist? My face was all bushy, and after 2 hours spent walking down Chapel St, (SW Melbourne), I needed a break before spending 2 hours walking back up it.

I was also very pleased to find an honest, old school barber in Melbourne. Searching the internets and the Yellow Pages had only garnered a discouraging slew of salons offering overpriced "grooming", "treatments", and the like. I'm no ponce! No sir!

Arthur is a man of Greek descent, and few words. Actually, Arthur isn't his real name; I sneaked a look at his Certificate of Hairdressing - which he got in 1963 - and it bore a longer, Greeker name. So, either he was an impostor, or he'd anglicized his name. Stranger things have happened.

Anyhow, he wields his clipper deftly, and the result was generally very satisfactory, although there was a particularly heavy sprinkling of hairy bits all over my face and shoulders at the end.

Cost 7 AUS dollars (about EUR 4)
Cut quality 7/10
Fear factor 0/10

σας ευχαριστούμε Arthur!



Andreas said...

can I just modestly add that it would be great if we could do a simultanious shave. rly?

Ben and Debs said...

Yes! Oh YES! Can't wait. RLY!