shave and a haircut – two boobs


When it comes to haircuts, most guys have only a few options. For some, its the hair salon ala supercuts, hair cuttery, bubbles, etc.. For me it’s the Ballston Barbershop – and honestly it’s been barbershops pretty much my entire life.

For Mike Blot and Rudy Lilly, though, these options were not enough. They dreamed of a place where men could get haircut, manicure, pedicure, body wax – without the discomfort that comes with places that are too feminine and don’t allow men to be… well men. A place with "a relaxing beach atmosphere with sports on big-screen tv’s, irresistible music, and female stylists who just happen to be as attractive as they are talented."

And so they founded Paradise Cuts and made the employee uniform – bikini’s and sarongs. You may have heard their commercials on the radio about how bikini’s make everything better.

How big a deal is this? Big enough for the Washington Post to cover the opening day. The article quotes Stylist Sheryl Cubbage, 36, who also plays guitar in a local rock band,
on the
appeal of Paradise Cuts:

"Men like visuals, so why not have a good haircut and a . . . good conversation. It’s about being pampered. Women get it all the time, so why shouldn’t men?"

Today, you can only find this hooters-does-haircuts establishment in Fairfax – but Blot and Lilly currently have plans to expand their network of sexy stylists to Reston/Dulles and Alexandria. Franchise opportunities can’t be too far behind…

8 Comments so far

  1. (c) (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 11:28 am

    It doesn’t do any good giving “photo credit” to an image that’s not in the public domain or under a creative commons license. You’re taking an award-winning photograph that’s copyrighted and flat out stealing it.

    I’m forwarding a note to the photog with the encouragement that he seeks damages for the amount he normally gets for his imaged (and p.s. the value of what you’re stealing isn’t low). Not sure if he’ll follow up, but I intend to keep it up. I’m tired of seeing semi-professional blogs rely on theft for the media.

  2. Carl (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 11:37 am

    You have a point, (C), but you’re still coming off as a dick.


  3. wayan (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 11:46 am

    Actually (C) there is this really cool thing called “Fair Use” and before you get your panties in such a bunch, you might wanna read up on it. That way you’ll not look like an idiot as well as a dick.

    Here, let me help…

  4. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    i agree with everyone. photo gone since it’s causing such a stink – but i still think it was kosher… i’ll just have to brave the mean streets of fairfax and grab my own shot…

  5. Carl (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

    Back to the story… looking at their web site, I see they have massages available. How long before one of them is asked for a Happy Ending? Hell, it’s probably already happened.

  6. Don (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 9:38 pm

    (C) is clearly a fan of The Post’s moronic and legally unenforceable linking policy. You don’t ‘generally’ need permission to link? How about I don’t EVER need permission to link, you jackasses – you don’t want it linked, feel free to take it down. While ‘fair use’ sadly is not codified and poorly established, it’s hard not to think this is a great example of where it SHOULD come into play – this article very clearly linked back to the article using the photograph and kept credit.

    Unfortunately the copywrong gestapo is well staffed not just with cease&desist-happy lawyers but volunteer warriors like (C). Probably a good call on taking it down – it’s just not worth being hassled for promoting someone for free.

  7. CommonSense (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 10:30 pm


    How much sand do you have in your vagina?

    Jesus, what a whiny little bitch. Stealing a photo from a nudie hair cut shop?

    Get a friggin clue and get lost.

  8. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 9:43 am

    it goes without saying that everyone who posts on this site cares about the intellectual property rights of others. thank you (c) for reminding us of what an important issue this is.

    when it comes to questions like these – if someone has an issue – i prefer to air on the side of caution until i can get some advice from others.

    that’s one of the great things about living so close to the center of government – you’re likely to know at least a dozen different lawyers.

    in speaking with several yesterday, the consensus was that the post with attribution, plus the three links back to the source, was fine…

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