I’m in a state of despair. His cellphone doesn’t work and I have no idea where he might have gone. To give you some background, it’s been a long relationship. One of the longest I’ve had in Bangalore at least, apart from 2-3 other close friends.

As you can imagine, it’s been a hearty blow to me. I called the landline number for him and they said he had left. They wouldn’t even tell me where he’s gone.

I used to see him often. In fact, every time I felt in need of some cheer. I usually fall to pieces if I don’t. Sadly though, it’s been a rather imbalanced relationship : I need him much more than he needs me.

I trusted him completely. Over 3 years only he could understand what I needed the most. I never had to say much to him. I would just sit there and let him work his magic. And he’s hardly ever let me down. I don’t have the energy to look for someone else considering it took me many years to find him.

So if you come across me with an unkempt look with hair flying all over the place, you’ll know who to blame. My hairdresser for 3 years who quit the current place he was working in without a forwarding address (not that the salon will actually tell me where he’s gone!). His personal number seems to be invalid. I have a sinking feeling that he’s gone off to some far country. Like New Zealand.

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in life, it’s the simple fact that finding a good hairdresser is like finding the perfect cheesecake : difficult to find but worth the search and you always come out with a content heavenly feeling afterwards.

So there! I think I might just place an ad in the paper… Or emigrate… Desperate times call for desperate measures, after all.

31 thoughts on “And he’s gone…

  1. Hi.. chanced upon your blog while searching for something on the Net.. I like the style of your writing.. and your latest post was kinda similiar to what I had posted on my blog as well.
    Keep blogging. Cheers!

  2. Oh nooo!! you too. It’s been 3 years since “she” left bengalooru for phoren shores and i still haven’t found a good replacement. i know exactly what you feel. i suggest we meet and we help you get over this by with drinks 🙂

  3. OMG. yes. I knew one of the harder things to replace when I moved to Bangalore would be my hairdresser. I haven’t had my hair cut here yet- perhaps it is time to just grow it out!

  4. hi

    been a long time since I came to your blog. First I thought what happened.. then it turned out to be only loss of a hairdresser. Though I am not a woman but i can get someone to suggest you one good hairdresser in bangalore.

    anyway i have meaning to introduce my native area to try out with your other travel bug bitten friends.

    you can check out about the place through our community website and then if interested you can contact a website of local entrepreneurs who can help with your travel arrangements by visiting http://www.visionhimalay.com/

  5. Hi Anita!

    You have a nice blog. Came across it while searching for Assam related articles on net. I worked there briefly on an assignment and have great memories of the place.

    For the hairdresser, I’d suggest try a parlor called Mystique on the Brigade Rd (3rd level, Fifth Avenue complex). The person’s name is Michelle and she has magical fingers.

    Keep blogging!


  6. Heyyyyyyyyyyy. I am about to tear my hair in despair – weren’t you supposed to take me to him and get me to look like Dimple kapadia? or was it rekha?

  7. I remember how difficult life was for my wife when she could not find a good hair dresser after coming to Bangalore.

    Hey, maybe you are destined to find a better one.

    PS: The misdirect in the post was masterfully executed 😉

  8. oh Anita, you poor darling!when i read the first paragraph I thought it’s about romance … hairdresser huh, its really hard to find a good one

  9. u kept the suspense going quite well…;) oh n i know exactly what it is like not to have a good hairdresser…hope you find a good one soon 🙂

  10. Phew! My mind started thinking in a totally different direction while reading your post! 😀 Good build-up this!

    And I know how it is about losing the hair-dresser! Sigh! Hang in there 🙁

  11. @ Nimalan: hey, thanks! i did try to find it but couldn’t. is it hiding somewhere in the archives?

    @ harini calamur: oh yes, a tailor. equally hard and probably deserves another post 🙂

    @ Aqua: i feel for you babes! i am looking to your snoopy skills to find him for me! and of course, any time any place! 🙂

    @ Cindy/Snid: you haven’t had a hair-cut in…? Yeah, I think I’ll just go back to my long hair days too 🙂

    @ krishna: thanks!

    @ Mitsu: thanks for that! I’ll check it out!

    @ Usha: hehe. you have passed the prime age now ;0) but don’t worry! we’ll find someone well in time so you can look pretty for the wedding. 🙂

    @ Kishore Murthy: to find a “better one” would be like wishing for the moon but i will remain optimistic!

    @ Az Azura: hehe 🙂 at least i got your sympathies for a while!

    @ Prashanth M: 🙂 Bike mechanics must be available in every corner!!

    @ vri: i hope so too!

    @ Mridula: 🙂 No hair cuts for a while now!

    @ Fallen Angel: that was the intention ;0-)

  12. interesting. I thought how come today’s post about a man.
    I like this post.
    After reading few travelogues.
    good change 🙂

  13. i was just getting ready to book my ticket to bangalore to buy you a drink and console you, then I got to the hairdresser part….

  14. Heheheh….. Master Piece for Spoof :)…As for HD … its difficult times hope u get over it soon 🙂

  15. @ Joseph: sigh! thank you for the sympathy 🙂

    @ Paavani: it is about a man – my hair dresser was a man 🙂 but thanks!

    @ Radman: ah, thank you for the thought! though the drinks are always welcome!

    @ Imthi: thanks 🙂

    @ Avinash: i’m glad you did (almost!) 🙂

    @ Anjali: thank you! i hope so too! a friend has volunteered to do some sleuthing around!

  16. I completely identify with that situation! I had a really good fellow at VLCC 4 years ago..and when I went next he was gone…just like that. I get my hair cuts in other places, but no one does it like that guy!

  17. Hi Anitha!

    UR style of writing is too good! first time reading your blog! for a minute i was wondering something really bad happened! oh thank god hairdresser! ya its very shocking he left….i can imagine 2 people in life u cant live without apart from ur family….ur hairdresser and ur tailor!!!!!!!:-) keep up the good work!


  18. Ouch! I know how that hurts Anita.
    I missed my barber too about 4 years ago., trust me, u’ll eventually settle down with someone good again., LOL


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  20. Hey Harini,

    I am from Mumbai & my hairdresses has just migrated to Australia leaving me feeling very unsettled.
    do you know a good hairdresser in mumbai?

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