Thursday, April 30, 2015

#TBT= My#ThrowbackTravels #42: Chérie's Beachside Haircuts [Hawaii]

While driving from one destination to another in Hawaii with no planned itinerary, we saw a sign on the side of the road: "Chérie's Beachside Haircuts". "You need a haircut!" I squealed. "Do it here! Do it here!" Nothing excites me more than encouraging my husband to get a haircut in a shaggy little hut by the side of a dusty road. Dave is used to $4 buzz cuts from Chinatown so how bad can this be?
Since he indeed needed a haircut and we were on a three week long vacation in Hawaii (plenty of time to regrow a messed up haircut), he went for it. 

See? his hair's all over the place or mine...

We parked on the side of the road and stepped into the small shack no bigger than our apartment bedroom. I was actually hoping for a barber's chair by the side of the beach but this will do.

Chérie, the hairdresser, was just finishing up with a regular when we entered. She told us that used to work at a hair salon in a resort (Turtle Bay or something) but decided to open her own shop so she can make more money, charge her clients less ($15 for adult haircut) and well, own her own business! She opened up her hair salon that same year we visited, just four months old. The shack doesn't look like much but it has everything she needs plus an ocean view. Chérie gave Dave a nice haircut to enjoy for the rest of his vacation and no bad hair days for days.

Oh and I just found her Facebook page

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