The New Year brings with it all kinds of makeovers. Hope for change, new goals to be set, and new resolutions to be made.
Believe it or not the number one new years resolution is NOT to grow a moustache or remove one for that matter. Alas, the number one goal that most Americans set is, not surprisingly, to lose weight.
The day George shaved his 34-year-old moustache
Keeping with the theme of change — we were delighted to meet Chez Moustache client George recently and learn how he came to the decision to shave his 34-year-old moustache.
It was a crisp, fall afternoon when Master Barber Cheryl Dumont noticed two women in the Chez Moustache parking lot. They were quite animated, sort of like enthusiastic air traffic control flaggers as they directed a car into the driveway. There was a gentleman behind the wheel of the car, and to her surprise and delight she watched as the women converged on him like the paparazzi. Click, click, click — every move he made was photographed. The women followed him into the barbershop, and the lot of them burst into the quiet shop bringing with them their joyful energy.
Cheryl was pleased to meet George and his wife Jo-Ann that fall day. She learned that they had arrived with their daughter to celebrate the removal of George’s 34-year-old moustache. This monumental event, being documented at every turn, had evolved out of a throw-down
George and Jo-Ann are just one of those great, fun-loving couples. George said, “I married Jo-Ann 22 years ago, so my wife never really saw me without a moustache. She bought me sight unseen.”
challenge between George and Jo-Ann. George said, “Recently, Jo-Ann kept egging me on trying to get me to shave my moustache. But, at the same time she was trying to lose 15 pounds and was struggling with it. So I agreed to shave my moustache if Jo-Ann was successful in losing the 15 pounds, and she had to keep if off for one month.”
Jo-Ann was not only successful with her weight loss challenge, but she had a lot of fun along the way. The playful ribbing of George’s moustache take-down turned a bit viral with her online friends and family supporting her every step closer to the big day.
Jo-Ann has joined a gym and is working hard to incorporate the habit of exercise in her life. George has lovingly nicknamed his wife: “The Belarus Babe.”
Strength training is an activity known to increase bone mass and thus decrease the possibility of osteoporosis.
Chez Moustache Master barber Cheryl Dumont was pleased to participate in the moustache removal. Cheryl said, “It takes a lot of courage to make a major change in your appearance. I remind my clients that those that make the decision to cut it off, can always grow it back. Also, it is a good time to open up their mind to creating an entirely new look.”
George said, “Cheryl suggested mixing it up a bit and I decided to give it a try. I plan on not shaving now for 5 weeks.”
When George was just 17 a baseball accident left him with a small scar on his upper lip. George said, “It made shaving difficult, so I just gave up on using a razor there and decided to grow a moustache.”
George and his new barber plan on experimenting with his beard after the 5 weeks. Cheryl said, “He had a moustache before that was white, and he cut it close. We will experiment with it a bit. We might be able to leave it fuller or see how a goatee looks.”
Whether it be weight loss or a moustache make-over, self-improvement tops the list of resolutions this year. George and Jo-Ann both had their own make-overs. They are a good team who made getting to the goal lots of fun.
According to researchers people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions. Another well known fact is that the #1 New years resolution that most Americans set is to lose weight.