Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Eric's haircuts around the world: Uganda

This is the first part in a multipart series where Eric will share his impressions of various barber shops around the world. The first foray into the world of international hair salons was in the town of Jinja in Uganda.

It was getting close to four weeks since my last hair cut/shave. We ventured into a men-only barber shop run by an Indian man. There were a few of his friends also in the little shop and they were all watching a cricket match between England and India while also listening to songs on their cell phones.

The cut went well. The surprising twist was the use of a straight razor blade to trim my neck and around the ears. I felt a little nervous having an open razor blade scraping my skin, but it went well. I felt confident enough to also invite him to trim my new beard. Simple enough but a new experience for me. I highly recommend the professional beard trim and cleaning. The best part, and what needs to be introduced to the States, was the head and face massage that followed. He did some elaborate hand thumping on my head, stretched my skin, rubbed lotion on it, and applied some after shave. Overall, I would give it an 8 out of 10. It's the best yet, but it's also the first and only thus far. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Eric said...

That is a great beard trim. Hopefully I can find one as good that's a bit closer than Jinja.