Saturday, 21 June 2008

Barbershops of the world, part 23

McLeod Ganj is a small place with lots of barber shops. Debs selected the busiest one for me - no name - but then wasn't impressed with the price. Popularity breeds ripoffs. Ain't it always the way?

This time I needed the works: head and face; grades 2 and 1 respectively. Slightly cramped seating in here, but it didn't seem to hamper my barber who did a nice crisp job all round. No stray bits, nicely tripped upper lip, fresh blade in the razor for fluff removal, talc and brush then atomiser water spray and face wipe to remove bits at the end.

He even did a firm head massage for 5 minutes to round it all off. Nice and all that, but I'm not sure if that vigorous rubbing either side of my widow's peak is going to encourage hair growth or just pull out what little hair remains there.

Cost Rs 120 (EUR 1.90)
Cut quality 8/10
Fear factor 0/10

Next one should be in Agra, hopefully in the shadow of the Taj. "Fat chance", says Debs.


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