I badly need a haircut. I would have gone as usual last August 2 at B & B, as this appointment has been booked 3 months ago, but I was too lazy to brave the heat inside the platform on the subway, so I cancelled. But truly, I am just always lazy to go for haircuts, because all these years that I’ve been here, I haven’t found any hairstylist that can come close to Jessie Mendez.
I got introduced to him by my then boss. In fact, my first haircut was c/o Grace’s account. They are good friends. I just so loved the haircut and that was the beginning of “our love affair”. He didn’t need anymore clients, he was just too busy with the existing clientele he had at that time. Since 1990 till the year I left the Philippines, my mane was pampered by him every 2 months. It was crazy that, should I not be accomodated in his Galleria branch(I preferred to go there), I would follow him where he could take me, even if I had to go to Tutuban or Alabang. There were so many times, when I’d see and chat with the late Chat Silayan in Alabang as she was one of Jessie’s clients. Jessie’s appointment book was always filled, that no matter how early you booked your appointment, chances are, you will not get the date you prefer and you’d settle for another day. He knew my hair so well, that we almost never talked about what he was going to do.
Now, I confess, the last time I had my haircut was 4 months ago. I need to really get one, but where will I go? I’ve been going to B & B for a year and it’s not cheap, but still I’m not contented. What a dilemma!