Haircut…

I could not get my hair cut ever since the COVID-19 CMO was imposed around the middle of March and it was getting very long but of course, I could not be bothered. Many managed to get their spouses to cut for them, never mind that it did not look very nice. It did not matter what I looked like – I hardly went out anyway but eventually, it started to get rather hot and uncomfortable.

Finally, sometime in early June, the hair salons were allowed to reopen. “We will allow basic haircuts, hair washing, trimming and shaving of beards and moustaches, hair treatment, manicures, pedicures, facial washing and treatment,” the minister concerned said.

I did go and get my hair cut but it was only till quite recently when my missus finally went to this one…

Bethel Hair Salon

…round the corner from our house and got them to cut hers real short. She has not gone through the trouble of dyeing her hair black so it is now quite white and grey. I’ve noticed a lot of people in the same boat walking around.

I don’t know why the hair salon, right next to the food and fruit shop in that next lane that I frequent regularly, is thus named. If I am not mistaken, it has some religious connotation – perhaps they belong to that church. I am quite sure there is a Christian denomination here by that same name as I’ve seen people sharing links to their online worship services on Facebook. Anyway, there is nothing in the shop that will indicate any connection of any kind whatsoever – it is just like any other hair salon.

I did go there once, before COVID-19, because I saw the guy standing outside and he seemed very free so I could get him to do it right away. It turned out that he was rather meticulous and careful and he took a mighty long time to cut my hair, the little that I had left. After that, his wife did the hair shampoo for me and yes, she was very good though she was very small/petite and did not look very strong. LOL!!!

My girl and the mum also said that the guy will take a long time- I guess that’s his style, the way he works.

Well, it has been over two months now since my haircut (elsewhere) and it was getting very long so I decided I would just go there as it was so very convenient, so near my house. When I got there, the boss was cutting somebody else’s hair so this young and handsome boy…

Haircut, Bethel Hair Salon

…did mine for me. By the time we were done, the boss was still at it!

I wanted to wash my hair but the people there could only speak Mandarin and I was not sure if it was allowed or not so I decided to give it a miss. They did rinse my hair a bit after it was done though.

Well, my hair is very short now. That cut cost me RM18.00. I suppose that should stretch till October at least before I shall have to go again.

BETHEL HAIR SALON is located beside SWEE HUNG (2.316161, 111.840441) along Jalan Ruby, in the block of shops on the right – at the extreme end…and on the other end, to the left is the Kim Won Chinese Medical Store.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

6 thoughts on “Haircut…”

  1. So convenient as it is so near your house. Till your next hair cut, you will go to the same place again.

    Yes, so near, ample parking space, no parking fee…and the salon is usually not crowded, no need to wait…and social distancing is not a problem.

  2. The housing estate where you lived is so convenient with shops selling all the everyday necessities and with a stone throw away, you can get your haircut done. I don’t mind if the boss cutting my hair is so meticulous, slowly snipping away bit by bit of my hair if I have all the time but when I am rushing against time, I think I will have to think twice before I sit down and let him cut my hair….LOL!!!

    Well, old retiree like me has all the time in the world to sit and relax and enjoy the pampering! Life has never been so good!

  3. I went for mine in June… cannot tahan already and like your missus, grey hair here and there.. but I dyed my own hair before I went for the cut…

    She used to do that very regularly, dyed her hair herself. Maybe she’s lazy, not going anywhere so no need to go through all that trouble.

  4. Cannot remember when i last had my hair cut, lol. But there are almost ten hair salons in my neighbourhood, so hair cut not a problem for me.

    My girl has not had a haircut since dunno when. She just ties it up neatly.

  5. Mine plus washing cost me RM12. Guess everything is getting expensive.

    Perhaps he wants to do his job very meticulously like you said. Or…he is scared of snipping away your locks. 😀

    He is just naturally very careful obviously. That is good…provided you are not in a hurry.

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