(Photo courtesy Lord of the Blades Facebook page)
The return of the old school barber has been bubbling for the last few years. First it was hipsters with Ned Kelly style beards. Now males everywhere are ditching the unisex hairdresser for an environment where men can be blokes and still receive a quality service.
The shop where you can crack jokes that push political correctness boundaries, talk sport, politics and anything else that comes to mind has become fashionable again worldwide.
I am a fan of the old school barber and I am glad that Athens has embraced the revival. It is a place where men can get some intense care for their beards and hair and pretend that they are not bothered about appearance.
Curiously 60s to 80s rock is the soundtrack of choice for these establishments both here in Athens and back in Australia. I have heard everything from the Doors to Bon Jovi as the number 2 razor buzzes around my head.
The scene is set for a good half hour or so of laughs and music except for one slightly important issue. In Athens I can’t understand what the barbers or the customers are saying or for that matter are chuckling about.
Is it me they are poking fun at? Probably not but you never know.
I am pretty sure this is not the case as the Greeks I have met have been friendly and respectful.
I am desperate to know what they are saying though so now the Greek language lessons are an immediate priority.
I want to genuinely laugh along with the rest of the guys!
(Photo courtesy of the Lord of the Blades -my local barber – Facebook page)
Cheers and Giassas