Its not often that i give much though to haircuts. About the only time is when the wall mirror in our building lift reminds me that I’m looking more dishevelled than usual and its probably about time I make myself presentable so that my wife still finds me attractive after 14 years.
The recent opening of Just Cuts in the Canberra Centre came with an interesting offer through their marketing people. “Write us a review and we’ll give you a bunch of haircuts to give away”. Here at RiotACT we dont mind writing reviews, but we feel it gives a more authentic experience if they’ve got no idea that someone is about to plaster an assessment of their product or service all over the internet. To further throw off any suspicion that we were doing a review and just to mix things up I volunteered my 6yo son James to test them out.
On arrival in a very clean and tidy shopfront we were greeted Haynee. Just Cuts have an interesting model – you cannot make a booking. Everything is drop in, take a seat and wait til there’s an empty chair. Perhaps we were lucky, but at 3.15pm on a wednesday afternoon we got straight in.
Haynee managed to handled with aplomb my son talking non stop about how he looks like a 7yo despite only being 6, and about about a million other random things that typically flow from a 6yo’s mouth. She even managed draw out an idea of what he wanted, with a quick check with me to make sure it was an acceptable choice. Lucky for me, he stopped short of asking for Haynee’s blue and pink hair which would have gone down really well at school the next day.
After a quick 15 minutes of snipping, brushing and a bit of hair product it was all done. Haynee took the time to provide james with a membership card which he’s very proud, and explain to me how their pricing model works which if my recollection serves has an adult style cut at around $28 and kid at around $20. In my opinion quite reasonable compared to what i have paid in the past and I thought the service very personable, friendly and engaging.
The results, well you can see for yourself with the before and after shot above. I think there is a bit of a blue steel look going on & my wife thinks its the best haircut he’s ever had.
For RiotACT readers we’ve got 10 haircuts to give away at Just Cuts Canberra Centre. All you need to do is to tell us in 25 words or less in the comments why you need a haircut. The most amusing as judged by johnboy & I will win.