New hairstylist

January 10, 2009

The gal who has been cutting my hair for the past few years has never had regular hours and is now attending Chinese Medicine school. So, I’ve had to go from salon to barber, settling on mediocre cuts from SuperCuts and such.

Yesterday I went onto Yelp, determined to find a place between my home and UCLA. I found a place on the Sunset Strip: a guy who seems to cut hair for old punk-rockers from the 80s and 90s; there were wild, gawdy pictures on the walls. Looking at his cut, I feared that I would walk out looking like Ric Ocasek of the Cars (see above), but no — he did a great job, and I plan to stay with him.

I asked whether he is still cutting rockers’ hair: “I got a call to do someone’s hair yesterday and was driven out to the hotel where he was staying. James someone. I thought he was a soul artist. When I arrived I saw this guy, bald on top, not black. It was James Taylor (see below).”

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citrus January 10, 2009 at 1:08 pm

James Taylor has the greatest hair of anyone on the planet with the possible exception of -moi.

Brad Wood January 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm

I haven’t had a haircut since Julie D’Elia, who cut it for at least 20 years, moved to the UK a while ago. Although some have been kind to me about my developing ponytail, I do find it somewhat high maintenance.

Perhaps I should give this guy a try, if I can get an appointment.

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