Bras and Hairdressers….

How on earth can those two things possibly be connected I hear you ask. Good question and one that I, like you, would not have contemplated until the other day when I found myself in the hair salon for my six weekly torture session  trim. As many of you know I do not enjoy being stuck in front of a mirror for an hour at a time while someone does creative things with scissors and hair gum (what is that?!?!?) but needs must…..

I have grown to quite like my new hairdresser as he doesn’t laugh at my French, doesn’t expect me to make inane conversation about the weather or my next holiday and does a good job with my hair (yes, that does come third on that particular list). Anyhoo, this time he was busy snipping away and teeny tiny bits of hair were sticking to every centimetre of exposed flesh i.e. my face and hands; the rest of me being covered by something resembling a straight jacket…or so I thought..

Despite his intense concentration he’d obviously noticed me attempting to blow bits of hair from my own face (not easy!) and turned on the hairdryer which he then turned on me. Had I still lived in England I could have asked for this most blessed of reliefs but I don’t know the words for ‘hairdryer’, ‘itchy’ or ‘hair clippings’ in French so I couldn’t. It felt great and I started to relax again…..

It was then that I noticed a new itch; it had not been apparent when I had red fire ants  bits of hair stuck all over my face but now it was making itself known. It appeared that the straight jacket the salon had equipped me with was not altogether secure and several hair clippings had somehow found their way into my bra. Bugger.

Hurry upI mean, what the hell do you do in that situation? It was not as if I could just ram my hand down the front of my bra and fish around for all the itchy bits and anyway experience told me that teeny tiny bits of hair stick! I tried to retain my composure and I think I kept wriggling to a minimum but I was praying that my hairdresser would step it up a bit so I could get out of there or, failing that, realise what was wrong and hand me the hairdryer so I could shove it down my bra. Sadly, he did neither….

30 minutes of rigorous self control  later he gave me a huge beaming smile and told me that he was finished. I found it hard to be enthusiastic to be honest as my left boob was still undergoing exquisite torture. However, I did my best and asked to make another appointment. It was then that he told me he’s moving to Australia….so I need to find a new hairdresser……again. Bugger!

We said a fond farewell and I exited the salon with my head held high, before screaming into the nearest toilet where I ripped off my t-shirt and bra; the relief was indescribable!

So, there you have it, the connection between bras and hairdressers. Perhaps you have such a tale to tell? If so, I’d love to hear from you ;O)



  29 comments for “Bras and Hairdressers….

  1. October 15, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Oh dear that must have been uncomfortable, good on you for your self control. I hope he doesnt get employed at the salon that I go to in Australia. …lol .

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    • October 15, 2018 at 7:40 am

      I have to confess, it was not comfortable ;O)
      Oh no, he’s a great hairdresser honest :O) xx

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  2. October 15, 2018 at 7:56 am

    I have to say haven’t noticed the problem. 🙂 For men american barbers I’ve found far better – no hair anywhere – in england hair everywhere is the norm –

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  3. October 15, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.

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  4. October 15, 2018 at 8:49 am

    It doesn’t matter what you do, the hair will find its way everywhere… I try not to go to the hairdresser, I usually hack off the offending bits myself! Not one of my best ideas though!

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    • October 15, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Yep they are tricky little blighters!
      Wow, you’re brave, I’m so clumsy I’d probably hack my own ear off if I tried that :O) x

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      • October 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

        My ears have survived intact but I cut my fingers sometimes…

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      • October 15, 2018 at 10:27 am

        I shouldn’t laugh but that did make me chuckle :O) x


  5. October 15, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Oh ho! It was funny, if you don’t mind my saying so. At least form this side. But finding a new hairdresser is a very hard task. Good luck!

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    • October 15, 2018 at 9:14 am

      Glad it made you laugh :O) It is! There are loads of them here but finding a really good one is tricky. I think the new one will be my 6th or 7th in 2 years! xx

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  6. October 15, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Oh, I wouldn’t have survived🙄

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  7. October 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    It’s always a torture session for me too. However I have finally found a hairdresser who cuts it the way I like it, and doesn’t argue, or sniff, or say, “I am the artist! (In other words, butt out! And I’m keeping my fingers crossed, hoping she never moves to Australia!

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    • October 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      Well done you! I hope that she doesn’t leave you too – they really are like gold dust :O) xx


  8. October 15, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    That had me in stitches!! So funny 😂 You did so well to maintain your composure in the salon, I bow down to you! Thanks for the laugh xx

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  9. October 16, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I need a haircut but thankfully I suspect the bra thing will not be an issue..

    That said. I DO know the feeling of getting an itch when in the hairdresser’s chair. I usually rest my hands in my lap under the sheet so I dare not move them at all in case the young lady thinks I am enjoying my haircut WAY too much……

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  10. October 17, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    I understand you perfectly not to want to talk about the rain and the good weather while having your hair cut. It took my years to find one hairdresser that understood that. Here’s what I usually do: I sit on the chair, close my eyes and pretend to fall asleep! Unfortunately, I do not have any tip for the hair that falls in the bra. Sorry and good luck finding a new hairdresser.

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    • October 18, 2018 at 4:38 am

      My only fear with that is that if my eyes are closed I can’t see what they are doing to my hair 😳😂 hair in the bra is a tricky one – I could wear a polo neck but as it’s 20 degrees plus even now I’d probably collapse from dehydration. Thanks so much for you comment 😊 xx

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      • October 18, 2018 at 4:14 pm

        Hihi… I guess it’s all about trust! I need to have the feeling of trust with anyone who has scissors in his hands, especially if they are near my neck! 😊

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      • October 18, 2018 at 6:08 pm

        😂 yes, exactly! 😊 xx

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