Just A Trim


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Today I decided it was high time that I had a hair cut.

My hair, as you can see from the final moments of the video blog below, has grown extremely long. I’ve always had it cut so I can brush it forward and down… and it’s always had a damn parting in the middle.

I’ve often wondered what I would look like if I had it cut so that I could grow it backwards – a lot of you have messaged me saying you love my hair longish. Well, I’m inclined to agree with you fans 🙂

So, for 2014, something new!

When it comes to things like Dentists or Haircuts or anything to do with being delicate with my body, I have to be very specific. I have to TRUST the person handing my body, so I’m not gonna go to any old nut-job with a scissors and a sign that reads: “OPEN”.

I’ve seen some truly awful barbers in my past – one of them in my home town of Abertillery, called ‘PEDRO’s’, who’s last words to me were, “You either have it cut the one way I know, or you find yourself a girly shop” as all he knew how to do was shave a head and a face. Suffice to say it, he lost himself a good paying customer.

Another bad barbers I went to was in Wolverhampton, during my university years. He charged me £10 for a cut that made me look like an ex-soldier with a wig. Ah, those student days… But I digress.

These days, I normally go to a hair salon called RHINO, based in the Royal Arcade in Cardiff, just off St Mary’s Street. Unfortunately though, by the time I got there it was closed for business and couldn’t fit me in. Right next door though, was a new barber salon called the “Keep the Faith Social Club” and seemed far more suited to Men than RHINO. So, I gave it a chance.

The result I got was great! 😀

Normally hairdressers I go to just bang out any old cut and I always find myself leaving the premises thinking “don’t worry, it’ll grow on you” as they’ll cut it a little too short or not quite how I imagined. But these big chaps with their shaved hair and red waistcoats, whom looked more suited to being ‘Rock & Roll’ bouncers than gentlemen of the trim, gave a far more satisfying and delicate service.

Suffice to say it, I left with my head held high and thinking “This looks fantastic.” I’ll definitely be returning in future.

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Have YOU had any bad experiences at the hair dressers or barbers?

Any hair-raising tales to tell?

Or do YOU have a favourite salon/barbers that you personally frequent?

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Nando’s Chicken Run!! – Cardiff Half Marathon – Mascot Race!!!!! :D

I currently work at Nando’s in the St Davids 2 Centre in Cardiff. I was asked if I wanted to dress up as Barcelo – the Nando’s Chicken Mascot from work – and do some marketing as part of the Cardiff Half Marathon Day.

How could I say no?

I was so excited about doing this. I’d wanted to wear that costume for ages because it looks so much fun. I was even preparing myself for the day by going for regular jogs and making sure I had the right kit – I like to do things properly.

The night before, I even bought the soundtrack to CHICKEN RUN the film, so I could listen on my iPod during the occasion.

Oh the jokes we made that morning:

  • Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
  • Why did the Chicken cross the road?
  • and the obvious setting a good EGGsample for my Nando’s store… oh believe me, they got more cringeworthy by the second lol

Anyways, here’s the vid from the day!

Just follow the link to my facebook 🙂

Enjoy 😀