We are very, very
I used to go three times a week to get my hair washed and a blow-dry. One woman there did my hi-lights for me for several years [I've since stopped getting them done - don't really need to with the sun - and do not have to worry about the chlorine in the pool turning my hair funny colors, now]. I also used to go regularly for my pedicures. I got frustrated with the waiting time and quit going a couple of years ago. I will have to start back - going on a regular basis - and booked another appointment while I was there for two weeks. I can do my own nails and a pedicure - but it takes me three hours - whereas, like I said, I can be in and out in 50 minutes... Can't beat that.
Because "The Beauty Shop" is for women only, the local women come in dressed head-to-toe in black and immediately remove the bags that cover them. I felt totally out of place, sitting there in my bike shorts and tank top, while the majority of the women there were dressed to the nines - complete make-up, the works - just to go and get their nails done - or their hair done. It is amazing to watch, this dark, very, very thick and NOT straight hair, get washed and then blown-out straight. Takes forever and just watching the imported workers do this made my arms hurt. Then I wonder why - what is the point - you are just going to cover everything back up with black, again. To each her own, I guess... Well, that's not really true - that it is going to be covered up - it will be uncovered in the privacy of their own homes - and no man, but for their husband or father will ever be allowed to see them that way. Something about how an individual's beauty is to be shared with only one's husband - never, ever any other unrelated male. And, while there are some very, very beautiful girls / women over here, there are just as many that do not have to ever worry about sharing their beauty with anyone if their veils were to fall off!