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My son’s haircut is all the talk

My son is adorable.  I know, I know you all think the same thing.  He’s got these soft little baby curls, and I love it, and so as you can see from most of the photos, I never cut it (except for the bangs from time to time). A little video showing off his royal cuteness, with his curls.

Anyway, most of the convos I have in Brasil are “Linda! Fofa!” followed by me saying “LindO, fofO” and sometimes if the person is old they then scold me for giving my son long hair like a girl.  And if they’re catholic, sometimes the whole bible, religious thing comes out…. okay I don’t know their catholic, I’m just making the assumption since half of Brasil seems to be.

Anyway, since we’re heading states side shortly (can you tell I was a military brat at one point using the word states side?), he needed to get trimmed up as the curls would go away, and then my son really would look like a girl with long hair! So we decided to go with the whole Last of the Mohicans look…. with awesome curls.

We’re absolutely positive the grandparents will shave off the back as soon as his little tiny feet hit American soil, but as long as he’s in Brasil, he’s rocking this awesome curl hawk!



Of course, now that he has “boy” haircut you would think the criticism would stop.  But no, it continues, because Brasilians are opinionated and can’t help sharing their opinions…. it’s innate.  And I’m totally throwing Ray under the bus here, but prime example.  29 comments by him on my blog, he’s the top commenter… and they’re all LONG and full of Brasilian opinion… it’s not his fault, he’s Brasilian 😉

I now get,  “You are sooo unoriginal, you’ve cut your kids hair like Neymar.”  Or “Only punks have Neymar’s haircut, that’s soo ugly, yada yada yada.”

If you don’t know who Neymar is you’re a obviously not Brasilian.  He’s the forward on Santos’ Futebol team.  And yes, that’s our team, keeps my husband out of office politics of picking between the two Sao Paulo teams, and well Santos is kind of an awesome Soccer team.

Of course as we kept the length in the back, a little 3 year old girl on the plane ride up had a pretty strong convo with her mom that my son was IN FACT a girl, as he obviously had a very pretty face, and look at those long curls. I and her mom were dead wrong.  It was rather hilarious.

And for the record Neymar isn’t the ONLY nor first guy to sport a Mohawk, but he’s certainly the most popular right now!


I got a haircut – in Portuguese

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I am quite proud of this accomplishment.  First, I didn’t want to just go to any salon, so I figured if I went to one of the better known salon’s my chances of anything being iffy would go down.  So thus began the internet research.

I discovered the following Salon’s that all seemed to have very good reputations:

All over Sao Paulo is Jacques Janine Right down from me by the Berrini Station in Brooklyn is Soho Hair (they actually list the prices on the website, and seem to have a greater degree of color options) Red Door also was supposed to be good.. but too far away.

I then discovered Weslley de Faria was right down the street from me, and on Tuesday and Wednesday’s they had a 30% off deal.  Sold and sold. I went in and got my hair cut and dyed, and all in it was about R$250.  Considering I could pay that much in the US, I’m happy with the price. And when I say US, let’s be honest I’m talking about Los Angeles.

What I am most proud of is that I was able to go in and describe exactly what I want, hold a quick conversation with the multitude of people who were serving me, and pay (well except for the part where they only took Visa and I only had a Master Card).

I counted 4 different people helping me, other than the hairstylist himself.  Most hairstylists here seem to be men. In fact at one point, the next hair cut for my stylist showed up, so they put two people on me to blowout my hair.  I’m starting to think it’s worth it to have someone blow out my hair once a week…it’s like getting a mani-pedi.. except I can’t do it near as good myself!

The one regret that I have is that I wanted to have more blue put in underneath my hair, and they put in the highlights, but put too few in.  I’m chalking that up to them thinking I was crazy for even wanting to put blue in my hair to begin with.  So next time I go in, I think I’ll put more blue as I like the way it looks.

Prices on Tuesday and Wednesday at Weslley de Faria are as follows:

Mani R$18 Pedi R$22
Haircut R$70
Color R$91-$150
Blowout R$29-$40
Highlights R$130-$170