Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Kumar: My favorite Metrosexual - 2nd Installment
3.You see a stylist instead of a barber, because barbers don't do highlights.
Not too sure what is meant here by a stylist, would it be the same as a hairdresser? Are the two terms interchangeable? Anyways, when I first met Kumar, he used to go to this place that really lived up to it's name, Funky Toque...sure it was fancy, but at 50 dollars each visit it was getting to be expensive, so he set off on a mission to find a good barber, actually. Finally, after years of trial and error, he found one, an older Lebanese gentleman named Nadim. How is Nadim different from the rest? Hey, this man is from the old school, very thorough...enough to please any metrosexual. How so? Not only will he cut your hair and shave your nape but he will go as far as to wax your nostrils. Yes you read it right, he will wax your nostrils. I kid you not, I've witnessed it with my very own eyes how it is done once. How does he do it? Well he would take two pieces of cloth twist them up tight into little wads, resembling the little paper pellets little boys would place into their straw blowguns to use as ammunition, dip them into wax heated up to as warm as one can tolerate without risk of scalding, stick them into either nostril, allow them to sit for a few seconds and do their magic, and then quickly yank them out one at a time, so as to inflict the least pain but at the same time effectively pull out as many hairs as possible. Why does Kumar subject himself to this excruciating feels-like-an-eternity-but-in-reality-lasts-for-but-a-fleeting millisecond procedure or should anyone for that matter, uhm, should? Speaking for Kumar at least, it is all in the name of vanity of course. Kumar will use scissors to snip off any protruding hairs every other day or as needed, but according to him, there's nothing like a good waxing in that region every now and then...now, if that is not metrosexuality, then I don't know what is and oh! by the way, Nadim also waxes superfluous ear hair...