I have two criteria when selecting a place to get my hair cut. The first is price. When it comes to hair Iâ€™m cheap. My hair is easy to cut and even my worst haircuts look okay in a couple of weeks.
The second is speed. I wonâ€™t wait more than 10 minutes for a haircut. If I see someone waiting, I donâ€™t stop. As a result it can take several weeks from the time I think I need a haircut to when I finally do.
Also, I rarely use coupons. I lose them; I forget them in my pocket. Theyâ€™re just too much trouble to save a couple of bucks.
So here I am happy with my hair cutting routine and then I get a promotion for a free haircut at Procutsâ€”apparently the sports bars of barbers. The mailer said something like â€œitâ€™s time that haircuts man-upâ€ and of course had a picture of a rugged athletic looking guy.
Well I really am not much into watching sports, and I am not sure what a â€œmanned-up haircutâ€ is, but I do like to think of myself as manlyâ€¦and itâ€™s free and Iâ€™m cheap, so I stick the coupon in my car.
About 1 month later I drive by the Procuts store and after confirming there is no one waiting, I go in for my freehair manly haircut.
I am offered a free beverage: pop or water. Not a big deal but nice, and now that you mention it I was kind of thirsty.
I get my hair washed, seems like a waste to me because I know my hair is not that dirty, but you know when someone massages your scalp it sure is relaxing. Oh did I mention that while I was getting my scalp massage, I had a hot towel on my face. Even though itâ€™s summer it sure was relaxing. I can only imagine how good it would feel on a cold day in the middle of winter.
I turned down control of the TV remote, I really donâ€™t care that much, so it is left on the sports channel. I had no interest in the talking heads but the highlights of Lebron James from game six of the semi-finals with Boston were, even I have to admit, amazing.
The haircut was done well. They werenâ€™t busy and she took her time which funny enough didnâ€™t really bug me. I guess I was relaxed sipping my water, watching Lebron.
But thatâ€™s not all, before she lets me out of the chair I get a neck and shoulder massage. No big deal she spent maybe two minutes using a hand held massager. But the darn thing was heated and I gotta say it sure was relaxing.
Now the real question, will I go back?
Well I am cheap, I am used to paying $14 (I think) for a haircut. Procuts regular price is $18; only four bucks more. But still four dollars is four dollars, on the other hand I sure was relaxed.
Next January for sure I am getting my hair cut thereâ€¦ but the rest of the summer I am not so sure; but they did give me a coupon so that my next hair cut (scalp massage, warm towel and neck and shoulder massage) is only ten dollars. Of course that would be if I can remember what I did with my coupon.
They did a great job to get me this far. As far as actually becoming a regular customerâ€¦talk to me next January.