As we anticipate leaving the Philippines next month,
and all that entails,
I find myself thinking about things that I will very much miss about this special place.
One thing I'll miss is this normally mundane event of getting a hair cut.
Because here in the Philippines, it's not your routine Supercuts experience.
When we arrive at Alexandra's, one of her staff opens the door with a friendly greeting.
Another takes us back to the sink for a hair wash.
The water's cold, but the scalp massage is warm and soothing.
She then leads us to a chair, provides magazines,
and asks if we want a pedicure or manicure today?
After combing out our hair, if the stylist (there is only one) is busy,
an assistant will often give us
a shoulder or back massage while we wait.
|One assistant, the receptionist and stylist, all happy to pose with Amy|
The stylist then goes to work,
after which an assistant in purple comes back to dry our hair thoroughly.
The stylist then returns to go over it all again with a fine-tooth comb,
making sure every hair is the perfect length.
The process usually takes about an hour,
and I've never before had such an excellent stylist.
So, what's the cost for all of that service?
That's roughly equal to a grand total of
Yes, I'm going to miss this place.