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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Clean cuts, low prices

Perm, anyone?Yesterday was the first really hot, sunny day since October. After I had lunch with some neighbours from the Nuthouse at Asian Legends on Dundas St., Jon and I decided to walk down to Kensington Market for a coffee. The coffee, I regret to inform you, was unremarkable--Ideal Café might appeal to the hipster crowd with its fair-trade beans and rundown décore, but I'll take a tall, valencia latté from Starbucks over its weak brew any day. However, what was remarkable was this "salon" we encountered on the way to the market.

Ever since coming to Toronto, I've been getting my hair cut--scratch that, 'hacked' is a more accurate term--at the shop beside the pho place across the street from the bubble tea place. I go there not because the I especially like the coiffeurs, but because I like the $7.00 price tag. Usually I can get my hair cut, leave a $2 tip, and walk out feeling like I'm a big tipper. But this $4.00 hair cut has rocked my world. Now I can get my hair cut for a crisp fiver and still leave behind a 25% tip. A bargain this good can only be because of three things: it's a scam, it's illegal,'s Vietamese. The former two I can't tolerate, but the later I've come to know is just a plain, good deal (see Samurai Sushi House in Vancouver). So, I'm thinking the next time I get my hair cut, it's gonna be at the Clean Cuts on Spadina. Heck, at these prices maybe I'll get a perm and a dye job while I'm at it :-p

Your Favorite Jerk


At Monday, April 18, 2005 10:51:00 AM, Blogger arts_guy said...

I think it was because you had the Latte. They sometimes put too much milk in it which waters it down a touch too much.

At Monday, April 18, 2005 4:04:00 PM, Blogger arts_guy said...

Clean Cuts, Low Prices, and Tetanus sucker! better hope your booster shots are up to date.

At Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Jon said...

it's funny you say that their brew is weak. I've heard other people (non-hipsters) say that their lattes were strong.

Please be our guinea pig, Dave. Although I really should be the next person to get a haircut...

At Thursday, April 28, 2005 1:59:00 AM, Blogger Flami said...

I've had Pho and bubble tea both today and yesterday. Then again, I had bubble tea last Thursday, and am planning for more Pho next Thursday.

Makes me wonder what color you're going to dye your hair.. neon green? :P


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