Family makeover weekend!

This past weekend inadvertently turned out to be a Family Makeover Weekend, and I couldn't be happier with the results!

First, I celebrated my birthday on Friday, December 6, by getting some "me time" in at my favorite spot in KL - Bukit Bintang. I got my hair done at my usual place, Miko Galere in Sungei Wang Plaza. My usual guy isn't working there anymore :( Which freaked me out a bit. But my "new guy" Jiro Lee did my hair perfectly!



This was a big change for me - I've had long hair for about 4 years now. But I've had this hairstyle before (thanks to my college friend Amjad who reminded me of this!) - ten years ago, to be exact. So it's not something I'm not used to. But I'm glad to take some "weight" off my head.


It's not uncommon for people to go for a drastic haircut after a break-up, and that's kinda what this was about for me. I've also started seeing someone new, so in some twisted way, this haircut was about fresh starts as well. And here you thought it was only about having pretty new hair! ;p

Anyhoo, that Sunday I took the kids out for their haircut too, and in an unexpected hipster move, I took them to Joe's Barbershop. Now, I've been wanting to take them here for at least 6 months now, but was always put off by it's location - I love my hometown, but Subang Jaya (and SS15 specifically) is a nightmare when it comes to parking. Luckily, when I went there on a Sunday, parking was easy to find...but not so luckily, I couldn't get a spot for the kids at the barbershop, so we elected to just eat at Joe's Kitchen (which is basically on the same property - there's a glass door between the two businesses).


You can see the glass partition behind me here
Full house at the Barbershop - no wonder we couldn't get a spot!
Om nom nom noms
I had the Jumbo Dog (I think it's called?) which is basically like a Coney Island hot dog but a little spicier, and atop a bed of delicious mashed potatoes. As you can see, Aqil ate almost an entire thin-crust pepperoni pizza (they only do thin crusts here). I enjoyed the hip-hop blaring on the speakers, and the food was pretty good and reasonably priced...but the place was SO cramped, and service could be vast improved. I observed that some of the staff were more attentive than others, while some staff weren't attentive at all. It's basically enough to put me off of going to Joe's specifically for the Kitchen.

The Barbershop, however, was another story! The guy at the counter actually chased after us as we left the kitchen to head home, telling us that a couple slots had opened up (thank you, guy at the counter, for being awesome). And when we went into the barbershop, everyone was so nice to us. They found the kids amusing more than anything, I think. LOL.


The haircuts turned out SO good. The barbers have great attention to detail - the entire haircut was more than worth the RM15 I paid for it (also, I meant to tip the barbers but forgot!! Bad customer D:). We'll definitely go back there again for their haircuts from now on. 


Also, in case you were wondering, the barbers got their hair this slick using Suavecito Pomade. They sell them at Joe's Barbershop, but at RM60 a tub, I couldn't really justify the cost. I need to get some kind of hair product for the kids, though. Their hair's looking a bit funny without product in it:


So, there ya go, a whole new look for our family of three! I'm personally still getting used to my new length and hue (as it turns out, it is kinda hard to coordinate my outfits so they don't clash with bright red hair), but no regrets!


Miko Hair Galere
F008-010, 1st Floor,
Sungei Wang Plaza, J
alan Bukit Bintang, 55100 K.L
Tel : +603-2141 1203
Fax : +603-2144 6708

Joe's Barbershop & Kitchen
No.18 Jalan SS 15/8B,
47500 Subang Jaya
Opening Hours: 11AM - 11PM (Daily)‬
Tel: 03-56137000