Stephen Horn updates us on the budding hairdresser and general problem solver – Mark Le Lievre.
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Just before we left I put out the call to see if anyone had hair cutting skills or tools they could bring down so we could ensure a suitable standard of dress and etiquette was maintained. Bait loader Mark Le Lievre responded with gusto and has brought with him a comprehensive grooming kit including clippers, an array of clipper combs, scissors, miniature trimmers, combs, his hair-dressing apron, a cleanup brush and a customer gown. There is no hair dye but he can offer three shades of highlighter dazzle. So far his prodigious soliciting for customers has come to no avail but I am sure his time will come. Much of his downtime is spent charging, sharpening and oiling the hair-cutting tools to protect against corrosion in this marine environment.
His style specialties are apparently the moulet, steps (think MC Hammer – 1990s), the flattop and the traditional comb-over. Additionally moustache grooming is a niche, with particular reverence reserved for the handlebar style. In recent times he has taken to his own facial hair to promote his skills – the only one on the island at present but perhaps the first of many.
Builder John Henderson was lined up for a beard trim on the day prior to returning to mainland NZ but in the rush of the day he ran out of time. He was pretty distraught.
Maybe next time…