Most people are monogamous and have a regular who services them, but not me. You could say that I have no loyalty, but due to my peripatetic lifestyle I almost always end up doing it with a random stranger out of necessity rather than choice.
I usually get it from a women, but I occasionally get it from men. I am not picky. In fact, a young gay boy in Bali gave me one of the best I’ve ever had.
I have found that language barriers aren’t any real issue, because English speakers often do not do it right even though I describe exactly what I want. I got an excellent one from a boy on a sidewalk in Mumbai for $2 even though he didn’t speak English, although his friend did interpret. I have enough Spanish vocabulary to get what I want in Latin America, although last fall a lady in Puebla chatted at me the entire time and I understood almost nothing she said.
Last year I did it eight times in three different states and two different countries all with different people. Sometimes I can get it for about $4 in places like Thailand, but in Alaska I am often charged nearly $30! Last summer I had a friend do it for free, although I did buy her a drink later.
My wife gets mad at me when I am impatient and go to a walk-in place. I am rarely satisfied with the results of a really cheap one. She’d be more approving if I went to a higher class establishment with skilled professionals who take appointments.
Yes, getting a haircut for someone who is always on the move is quite a challenge.
**It should be noted that Ginger in Oklahoma does a great job, but it isn’t that often that the stars align and I need a haircut and I’m visiting my home state. Such is life.