Friday, January 2, 2009


I am not one for efficiency haircuts. By efficiency haircuts, I mean quick, five minute haircuts like at SuperCuts. As far back as I can remember, I've always gone to a hair salon, where your hair gets washed, cut and dried. Today, I needed a quick trim because I'm trying to keep my hair healthy. I went to SuperCuts, where I had the shortest haircut ever. I sat down, the woman asked me what I wanted (a trim and my bangs fixed), and in five minutes or less, she had sprayed my hair with water, cut it and "dried" it with a hair dryer for about 20 seconds.
I can't say that it looks bad, because the cut is probably about the same as it would have been at a more upscale salon, but the whole concept of quick, efficiency haircutting is so strange to me. And if you take the price to time ratio into account, I paid about $3 a minute for this cut (plus tip) vs. the 50 cents or so I normally pay per minute (at a higher cost, but also a much longer length of time). Will I be going back to SuperCuts? Not likely. However, this is probably the first time I've spent less than an hour in a salon in years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I use to work at SuperCuts....Don't give these people your money!!!!!!!! They are crooks!