A hair-cutting experience!

by Vinaya HS on September 26, 2006

in The Mumbai Blog

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For reasons best known to him, Vinayak, out of the blue, wanted a “gorgeous” haircut. A few weeks ago, I had made the mistake of mentioning “Habib’s hair-cutting saloon” and “gorgeous” in the same sentence. These necessary and sufficient conditions in place, off we went in search of Habib’s hair and beauty saloon at the Shoppers Stop outlet on S.V. Road, Andheri (W). Be warned: Habib’s is a very elusive outlet within the Shoppers Stop premises. We finally tracked it down after interrogating a fair number of store-hands. If Goutham were here, he would instantly recognize it as a place for “culturally confused citizens.”

Before we knew it, our hair was being cut. Before we knew it, our hair was already cut. Then we saw the bill; 350 bucks a head! A silent cry of “Vinayakkkkkk…” went through my head. Somehow, Vinayak managed to negotiate the amount down to 350 * 2 – a 20% discount = 560; 560 + VAT = 628 => 314 bucks a head. At least we did save 36 bucks a head. And we are not going back there again – ever.

The only good thing on this outing: the quick detour we took, prior to our hair-cut, to devour some Belgian-chocolate dessert. Yummy!

If you’ve got some money to burn, you could always burn it at any one of the following Habib stores.

Jawed Habib
Hair & Beauty Ltd.

@ the following Shoppers Stop outlets

S.V. Road, Kandivali (W)
Tel: 2807 6566

In Orbit Mall
28/A, Link Road, Malad (W)
Tel: 5643 4726, 5602 7840

S.V. Road, Andheri (W)
Tel: 6677 9943

Linking Road, Bandra (W)
Tel: 5601 7692

Nirmal Lifestyle
LBS Marg, Mulund (W)
Tel: 2593 5023

Web: www.habibsinc.com




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Vinod Krishna Bhat September 27, 2006 at 10:50 AM

Try Limelite in Bangalore…..

:-)

It is slightly cheaper (300 rupees only)…But for the hitchhiker’s guide fan, it does not have the words “Dont Panic” in large friendly letters!

Smiling Girl September 27, 2006 at 3:08 PM

Hey no.. the guy’s there do awesome job, no.. worth the money.. I used to get my hair cut only from a guy – Sanath there until he got transferred to Chandigarh… :D

Vinaya HS September 27, 2006 at 6:48 PM

@Vinod: Limelite! Oh man, that’s Shru’s favorite place. My take on the 50 bucks difference – Purchasing Power Parity!

@SG: Eeeeeks! You must be sitting on an inherited fortune. But then again, you are a girl.

Vishu October 13, 2006 at 5:55 PM

:-)…dude, u guys are really funny….”haircut(-ting) madsi tamase noodi”

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