Friday, August 1, 2014

Just Cuts Competition and Amusing Haircuts of the Past

I have been approached to tell you guys about a great competition running for a new campaign, and all you have to do is get a haircut!

So long as you get you haircut at a Just Cuts salon, then you can win a share of $5,000

But I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about some haircuts that should not exist.

Ladies, if your man friend has one of these haircuts, it's time to get your partner the incentive to change hair styles!  No better incentive than a share of a prize pool worth $5,000!

To the guys, seriously, if you have one of these haircuts, go take yourself to a Just Cuts as soon as possible! If not just for some self respect for yourself!

Here we go..

The Man Perm

Oh Tom Hanks, what did you do to yourself?

Why would you ever decide to run with the Man Perm?

Perms were for outrageous rock stars in the 80's and early 90's only. Unless you had a early movie role as a kitchen mop, then there was no need for the perm!

I can remember when I had my long hair a girl mentioned to me "You should get it permed! I think you'd look really nice", with the added wink wink.

I was tempted though.. Tempted to laugh at her!  But, she was a nice girl and I just said not for me.

Thank god I didn't do that though, otherwise I'd have a photo such as Tom Hanks to look back upon with utter cringe.

Men, if this is your current hair-do that you have done on purpose, I suggest an all over number 2 shave hahaha!

Epic Mullet

There is the Mullet and then there is this guy's haircut, the Epic Mullet.

Business at the front, party at the back.

This party at the back is no ordinary party though.  This is one of those parties that is thrown when you have your parents out of the house for a whole week.

One of those parties with hundreds of people at your house. People you've never met, swinging from chandeliers, roof diving into bushes at 3am.

This is the sort of party that even the cops can't stop.

No.  That is just too much partying.  It has to stop!

This sort of Epicness shall not be allowed! If this is you, get yourself your haircut. Remember that Just Cuts are encouraging you to get your haircut with their prize pool of $5,000.

Gawd, even the thin black tie is screaming party..  Nope! Must not encourage.. get a haircut Mullet owners.

The Bowl Cut

Oh. My. God. The Bowl Cut.

Nick Carter is here, proudly displaying the Bowl Cut, whilst blissfully unaware of his cringe worthiness.

If you are saying "No, not Nick Carter, he was my favourite".

That's right, he WAS your favourite.

The Backstreet Boys are long gone, as has the bowl cut.

The Bowl Cut should only be sported in the 90's.

Kids, if ever your mum or dad is cutting your hair and you see the bowl come out, rip it out of their hands before they can cut your hair around it!

The Bowl Cut is the scariest haircut of them all.

I once saw two kids and a mother walking down the street with the exact same Nick Carter haircut you can see here.

Yes!  The two boys and their mother! The exact same haircut!

I saw them when I was about 15. All they needed to do was glow their eyes in a Children of the Corn manner and I would have died in the street.

If you have a Bowl Cut (or even decide to use a bowl in the cutting of hair), stop being lazy!  Go to a salon!

Jeez.. hehehe

Anyway, what are your most funny haircuts from your childhood or recently? Would love to hear them.

Don't forget, check out the Just Cuts competition for your next haircut!

- tork

Monday, July 28, 2014

Plan Early: 5 Gifts For Your Old Man This Father’s Day

This is a guest post from The Basket Factory, suppliers of gifts for all people and occasions.

Dad & son
Just when you think there are no more designated days on the horizon, Father’s Day comes around. You then realise that you have wasted all your awesome gift ideas on celebrations that occurred earlier in the year, and are now at a loss for what your old man might want. Not to worry—there are more options than you’d think. Rather than focusing on specific items, the five headings below contain generalisations of potential gift ideas, as a way of giving the reader more leeway when making their final decision.

Gift Basket

A decent gift basket will never disappoint. Simply the idea of being handed a basket of various goods complete with cellophane wrapping and a sizable ribbon is an enchanting one. Though what specifically should a Father’s Day gift basket consist of? Well, according to The Basket Factory, it could be just about anything. Some baskets have a savoury theme of cheeses, nuts and beer, and others a dessert theme of expensive Merlot and quality chocolate brands.

Baked Goods

Anything done by your own hand demonstrates a degree of effort and care for whomever it may be for, which is why you can never go wrong with baking (even when you do go wrong). You could bake muffins, brownies, a celebratory cake; it doesn’t matter too much, so long as it consists of a lot of sugary ingredients—sweet foods tend to symbolise affection a bit more than homemade fries.

Nifty Gadgets

They may be pointless, but they’re undoubtedly cool and so much fun for a day to both own and brag about to friends and family (more than once). A nifty gadget is essentially any gadget that aims to impress—if only the person who owns it—for example, a navigator, a digital watch with multiple functions, a telescope (if only for presentation), an espresso machine, an iPod, a pair of headphones, and so on. Each of the gadgets mentioned have one thing in common: your dad would find them cool.

Necessary Gadgets

They may be boring, but they are essential to own, particularly if you’re raising a family and managing a household. If your mother is failing to encourage your father to spend more time helping in the kitchen, buy him a kitchen set, or some more BBQ tools, or if he’s more of a handy man, a new and improved toolbox. He might also appreciate some new shaving utensils, such as aftershave, an electric razor, or even some cologne.

Ironic Gifts

In the case of Father’s Day, a gift with a touch of irony (more or less) tends to be a novelty item that either makes reference to something of pop culture value, or satirises dad-humour in a way that makes you cringe even more than if your dad were saying it. For example: a fan boy t-shirt, a Female Body Inspector baseball cap, a mug that reads “Not All Heroes Wear Capes”, or even a poster featuring your dad’s most hated film. Any of these would be acceptable as an ironic gift, just as long as your dad understands the reference. Otherwise there’s no point.

Now that you have been either informed or reminded of the Father’s Day gift options, you can rest assured that virtually anything you buy will contain value in your old man’s life. And even if it doesn’t, you can rest assured that he will pretend that it does.