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A Haircut

December 8, 2013

Fernando's haircut

Here in Pune I get my hair cut at A Cut in Time barbershop, located in the Boat Club Road area only about 4 or so kilometers from my flat.  Some months back I posted a picture of a roadside barber; these are very common across the city.  However driver Rupesh recommends this place as better quality, and I’m always happy to have him guide me in matters of this sort.  The cuts I get here are good, though a bit reminiscent of the Kennedy Administration.

This shop provides a great many services:

Barber's price list

At Rs. 50, a haircut is less than $1.

I have not yet dared the chest-hair trim, but I have sampled the head massage with oil.  Among the oils you can choose from is a rather terrifying fire-engine red substance – this I declined, and instead selected olive oil – extra virgin of course.  The experience was both relaxing and invigorating, though the waft of olive oil that followed me the rest of the day kept me much in the appetite for shrimp scampi.

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  1. December 9, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Hmm. At the current exchange rates the iconic haircut price of 25 cents would be about 16 rupees. But if you look up the historical value of silver and convert the grain rate to current price, “Two bits” works out to be $3.76 US in current dollars. So in the long run, you can still get a haircut in India for under two bits.

  2. Ravi
    December 9, 2013 at 8:28 am

    You should have gone for Red thing, its called “Navratna”, its ayurvedic oil with cooling feel, as long as you can stand the strong fragrance. I am sure barber will be more than happy to have a foreigner visiting, his rate will jump soon.

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