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Posted in Peep Talk, Stuff Around Me by mibnufajar on 27 September, 2013

My hair is my blessing and my curse.

It’s black, it’s thick, it’s wavy, it’s beautiful and I love it. But it’s also grows very fast. Usually it starts looking messy three weeks after my last haircut and in Netherlands, it can be a problem. Why? Because haircut in Netherlands is a little steep (at least for me). Your option would be between street corner barber, which cost about €10 up until Toni&Guy salon, that will cost you €58, for the standard stylist and not including extra services, tax, etc.

Thankfully near my campus there’s ROC Mondriaan school. It’s a vocational school that will teach you real life skill such as how to be a receptionist, barber, barista, hotelier, etc. They have businesses that doubles as some sort of classroom. They have fitness center, café, hair salon and others (You know where this is going right ?)

I checked their website and look at their price list on their hair salon and haircut is only going to cost you  €8.5. The cheapest I can find in The Hague. Without further ado, I go there.

Mon Bizz

 Their place looks expensive, with better equipment than your usual franchise hair salon in Jakarta.

I went to the receptionist (whom I didn’t realize were also a student) and asked to get a haircut but she looks confused. She went to call her friend and then I realize she doesn’t speak English. Then I talked to this new girl about my intention and the she told me to wait on a nice comfy chair and asked me if I want some coffee or tea (wow!)

Haircut time..

My hairstylist is a first year student, who doesn’t speak english and this was her first time cutting someone’s hair. Lucky me.

She was accompanied by a male teacher, and thankfully, he did most of the work. When she was cutting, it was awful. She wasn’t even sure how to position her finger and her scissor correctly. She cut awkwardly. To tell her not to cut my hair too short, I need a translator. Such an  experience. But I’m happy with the end results. It’s not a radical or experimental haircut, just some trimming on the side and the back.

I got a nice little surprise when I’m about to pay. Turns out there’s a 50% discount for the month of September, so I only paid €4.25 (When I went to class that day, a friend from Korea also cut his hair and he paid €20. When I tell him how much I paid, he said “Whaaa.. ??”)

Anyway, this is the result.

Haircut September

A picture taken in 2013 must have frames and instagram-effect. Sorry not sorry.

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