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84. And the award for best customer service goes to….

I did not realise getting my hair cut would be so much effort…

My Mum has been going on and on about the state of my hair. You look like a ‘jungli’ she said. Long hair doesn’t suit round faces she said.  Go get it cut Aliya. I finally caved and agreed to get it done today.

We have a hairdresser’s down the end of our road. It’s about a 5-10 minute walk away and it’s owned by an Indian lady. You already know this story is going to be hilarious. Now this shop isn’t just a hairdressers, it’s a beauty parlour too which means there’s always someone on the side getting their eyebrows threaded or their moustache waxed. I walked in (trying to ignore the women wincing on the side) and asked if I could get a haircut. Before you ask why I didn’t book an appointment, I will highlight that this place is owned by brown people. If I requested an appointment, they’d probably just look at me blankly. I was informed that their one hairdresser wasn’t there at the moment but that she could be there in half an hour. I said fine, and went home resolving to come back in half an hour. As I was about to leave, the lady asked me if I wanted my eyebrows done. I said ‘no thanks’.

I went home and watched the first half of a House episode before making my way back to the hairdressers. This time I was told to take a seat. I noticed a lady come in to get her eyebrows done and for some unknown reason, she had her teenage son (about 13/14 years old) with her who looked like he’d prefer to bury a hole and die in it than be at a beauty parlour full of women. Meanwhile I was stuck watching some God awful Indian drama to pass the time. After waiting for 15 minutes and the hairdresser still being a no-show,  I was informed that she thought I wouldn’t be coming back (how did she come to that conclusion) so she didn’t leave home and could I come back at 7pm?

I am quite a reasonable person most of the time but I was pretty peeved to hear that. Despite this, I agreed to come back at 7. As I was about to step out, the lady asked again if I wanted my eyebrows done. NO! What made you think I changed my mind in under an hour?! Leave my eyebrows ALONE.

Finally I went back at 7pm- this being my third visit to the shop… and the hairdresser was still not there. Thankfully she turned up in 10 minutes and then spent under 5 minutes actually cutting my hair. I think these guys need a customer service award.

So there you have it. My locks have been cut off. Even if it was a huge headache, at least my Mum is happy… and I got some exercise.

In order news, my head has been hurting me for a while and I assumed it was because I was tying my hair too tight. Turns out I actually have a bump. I have no recollection of ever hitting my head. This concerns me.



To be honest for under 5 minutes, I think it came out okay.


21. Eyebrows

I thought I’d write about the massively under appreciated part of our face that is our eyebrows. Now they may just be bits of fur on our brow to you but they actually serve a purpose. One of the reasons I’ve seen floating about on the internet is to protect our eyes. The arch of the eyebrow diverts moisture and sweat to the sides of our face rather than our eyes, preventing irritation and generally improving sight. An even more important function of these strips of fur is to aid with non verbal communication. You would be surprised how much you can read from a person’s expression coupled with their eyebrows. See below:


Okay so you can still tell how the people in the picture are feeling but you have to admit, they look bloody weird without eyebrows.

I went on a school trip to Austria and it wouldn’t be a school trip without something absurd happening. During that particular time, one boy thought it would be a spiffy idea to shave off his eyebrows. They took MONTHS to grow back properly. It was extremely disconcerting having a conversation with him because you simply couldn’t take him seriously. But hey YOLO.

I don’t know if I’m just getting more conscious about it or whether there’s been a crazy boom in eyebrow shaping, tinting (yeah people dye their eyebrows… I don’t understand either….) and all sorts. There was a bizarre trend a while back where eyebrows were turning into Nike ticks or worse… lines. Girls were threading their eyebrows to the max so when ‘thicker’ eyebrows started becoming more popular (Lily Collins, Kate Middleton…), they were like ROAR. Unfortunately this got taken a little too far by the likes of TOWIE and the ‘Scouse brow’ where they looked painted on.

Seriously, who decided this was a good look?

At this rate, the monobrow (crime against eyebrows in my opinion) is soon going to be the next big thing. Heaven forbid!



Last but not least, how can I talk about eyebrows and not mention the wonderful eyebrow dancing antics from the Cadburys commercial! It has got to be one of the most memorable adverts ever!

Over and Out.