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Haircuts while cruising?
I'll admit that it's been a while since I've been on a cruise longer than 6 weeks, but several years ago I did go on a 4.5 month cruise and I needed a couple of haircuts. Our solution since we were B-R-O-K-E was for my partner to her to cut my hair, and she cut her own hair as well when combing became problematic.
Suffice to say her first attempt at a haircut looked like, well.... a first attempt.
I've never seen it mentioned once in a guide to a multi-year circumnavigation. Who DOES cut Lyn and Larry Pardey's, or Beth and Evan's, or John Guzzwell's hair?
I know from my own travels that it's anxiety producing to go try out new barber shops in strange towns. Even more so if you don't speak the language. (How was I supposed to know that "short" means "mowhawk" in Portuguese???)
So what is a cruiser to do with this simple chore? Have any of the vagabond cruisers out there considered taking up this skill? The tools are minimal, and it seems to me like one could make a living advertising on the radio-nets and frequenting the cruiser hot-spots.
I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
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