Every year I will get my hair cut before Chinese New Year (CNY). It’s a tradition since young that I usually follow. It’s believed that if you have a haircut before CNY, you will have a good start to the year and you will have a smooth year ahead.
This year I went for my haircut at Theatre Hairdressing in Gurney Plaza 6 days before CNY. It’s considered quite early as last year I went to cut my hair the day before reunion dinner and the year before, I cut my hair in the afternoon on reunion day itself. A bit last minute and I was rushing as I wasn’t well, so had to rest as much as possible, then gather up whatever strength I have to get things done before CNY. At least this year I started off earlier as compared to the alst 2 years. It’s kind of funny because the few years before the last 2 years, I prepared for CNY sometimes a year before. For example, I buy my CNY clothes or shoes if I see any suitable ones and keep them until the next CNY then I wear it. Then I fell really sick and the preparation was just so last minute, I really didn’t like it.
If you’re wondering why would it be necessary for someone to buy new clothes, shoes and cut hair ? Well, I’m running a business and I need to be presentable. Besides, it’s just my style to look presentable when I’m out. I’m sometimes also at events and different places to blog, so I will be meeting people and it’s only nice to respect others and to dress nicely. Not unless I’m really sick and can’t dress up, being presentable is something I prefer when I’m out. At home is a different story, it’s more about being in comfortable clothes and wearing what I want.
There has always been people talking online about how they insult people who like to look rich but is actually not and those who are rich actually don’t dress up. While you don’t have to pretend to look rich in order to look good, at least look presentable. What’s the meaning of “looking rich” anyway ? Does it mean that that person has money sticking all over the clothes then only you can tell if that person “looks rich” ?
If you’re saying rich people don’t look good, then it’s not true. There are some entrepreneurs, businesswoman or successful people who dress really well and if you want to use Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg as an example, saying that they don’t look rich, how would you know what brand of sweater they are wearing and they actually look presentable and neat even if it’s a t-shirt. It’s simple styling but still presentable. You don’t see them wearing t-shirt that’s torn or look worn out (unless deliberate fashion to have holes in the t-shirt) when they appear in public. No one is asking you to wear your glittering evening gown out to go for shopping or to go takeaway food, but if you want, then it’s also your choice. Someone people just like to look extremely good while some just like it simple. The point is to look presentable.
Anyway, here’s the video taken after my haircut at Theatre Hairdressing. It’s also available for viewing on Facebook here.
My hairstylist is Kelvin and he said he has been working at Theatre Hairdressing for over 10 years. He told me that they are in the midst of changing their salon name to La Palma so in case you can’t find their salon, it’s on the 4th Floor of Gurney Plaza, the same stretch of shoplots as a shop selling cheongsam and another shop selling baju kebaya (Malay traditional wear). The haircut he did and styled for me is nice and turns out pretty cute, like a shoulder length doll-style.
Saw the hairband I’m wearing ? It’s the CNY hairband from Myle Enterprise which I wore in the video from my last blog post. It’s also suitable for Valentine’s Day. If you’re interested, you can purchase at www.myleenterprise.com/shop and view more items there.
If you haven’t cut your hair and need a haircut before CNY comes, Theatre Hairdressing is still open until reunion day, 3pm in the afternoon. Reunion dinner and CNY 2019, need to look good to usher in a good year ahead.
170-04-52, Plaza Gurney,
10250 George Town,