No, she doesn't have a new Garando, she's still stuck with THIS Garando (pointing at my nose). What she did get was a completely new Hairdo.
It took me about a minute or two to recover from the shock: Her hair was 60% shorter, I would certainly not recognize her if she hadn't smiled at me... I'd recognize those big incisors anywhere.
Hair Stylists can be unpredictable.
After reading Gigi's post about how pushy some salons in Manila can be, it reminded me of how hostile they were to me. "Why's that?" you ask...
Because I'm proud to be kulot (curly).
I'm no afro, but my hair is very wavy. When I was in high school I promised myself that I'll drop the clean-cut on my 30th birthday. The moment I reached that milestone, I stopped my regular visits to Bruno's the friendly neighborhood barber shop.
After about 8 months, I began to look like a homeless person so I thought it was about time to head to a salon and put some sense into my hair.
I tried David's Salon but came running out when the stylist told me he wanted to iron my hair.
I went to Bench Fixx Salon, but the stench of hair-straightening chemicals was too nauseating, so I left.
I didn't even think twice of avoiding Going Straight Salon.
I finally went to Piandre Salon in Greenbelt, because people there looked like they knew what they were doing....Or so I thought.
I knew I shouldn't have read that GQ magazine while they were workin' on my hair. I gasped when I looked at the mirror as they were finishing up.
I looked like Palito, one of the institutions in Philippine comedy*.
Now I go to the same salon as Garandee. I've finally found a salon who will accept me for who I am (kulot!) and so far I've been very satisfied with their snipping. It's a minimalist salon manned by two Japanese stylists. Maybe you'd want to check it out too. Satisfaction guaranteed, kulot or not.
Now should I ask if Garandee if her Stylist's dead in a ditch somewhere? Hmmmm, maybe not... looks like she likes her new 'do.
*Check out Dennis Villegas' excellent article and photos of Palito here.
It's extremely hot tonight... looks like Summer's around the corner...