I went into town today with my housemate. We had lunch and wandered around, running some errands. In Hodges Figgis, he got bored with me looking through the knitting section (they have Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks!) and said, You know what? I need a haircut; I think I'll go get it done now. I was all, What? Now? Just like that? Don't you need an appointment or something?
Apparently not. Apparently, if you're a guy, you just go down to Sam's (right across from the Stag's Head) and wait in their small queue. And there was only a queue because it was lunch time. Each haircut takes maybe ten minutes, tops. And it cost €7. €7! But no, they don't cut women's hair. We asked.
Every time I've had my hair cut in Dublin, it has cost at least €50. And that cheapest time was only because it was cut by a trainee. I don't mind that it costs so much, because I've asked for big changes to my hair those times. But I've been growing my hair out, and it's now the longest it's been in years. I don't want a haircut haircut; I just want a couple centimeters off the bottom to get rid of the split ends. Honestly, it would take maybe 10 minutes. I don't want it layered. I don't want it feathered or thinned or anything. Just two centimeters off the end. That's all. I refuse to pay €50 for this. But I don't know of anywhere here where I could just get a simple, cheap, quick trim. At home, I would have maybe gone to Supercuts.
I'm reluctant to let The Limey at my hair with a pair of shears, but it may come to that.