My head has been looking a bit fuzzy lately, so although I had told myself that I would put off any future haircuts until my jaunt back to the States this coming July I decided to take the plunge and go for it. I’d heard of a hairdresser named Akira in Guri who’d lived in Australia for two years while cutting hair and going to school. Now this alone was not enough of a confirmation for me, although it’s a pleasant idea to be able to trust my locks to someone who speaks English AND has cut blonde, non-Asian hair before. Turns out that Marisa couldn’t wait any longer either and went to visit this Akira on Sunday. He dyed her hair and gave it a cut, and when Marisa came home Sunday night with a positively lovely ‘do, I decided that Akira could be trusted with a simple trim of my own coif. I made the appointment for Wednesday. Today was that appointment and I must say that I am a completely satisfied customer. Akira is great! He’s incredibly meticulous. And I’ve never experienced a shampoo like his-it was like my head was being beaten, and I mean that in a very positive way. The whole process took an hour. He was a wonderful conversationalist, and very worried about the pronunciation of his English, as most Koreans are when speaking to foreigners. I assured him that he was amazing, and spoke waaay more English than I speak Korean. We talked about tattoos, and for some strange reason I told him how Ohio is shaped like a heart. At the end of my hour-long session, I paid a whopping total of 20,000 won-a fantastic deal at less than $18 US! And to think that I pay around 30 bucks in the U.S. I feel incredibly relieved that now I’ve found someone who can keep me (or my hair at least) looking fab for the next 10 months.