A Reader Blind Item
About a decade ago I was going to cosmetology school in Santa Barbara.
For the first 8 weeks of schooling we worked on doll heads and each other to learn the basics of hair, skin, and nail treatments.
On the 9th week we were sent to complete a list of basic tasks on the public that chooses to sign a waiver and risk their physical appearance for our education. Now I knew this particular Tuesday we were going to have a special guest come in for a haircut.
This guest we will call Dreamboat (DB for short), which you will agree with me is a fitting name once you find out who he is).
DB started off in films where he was obviously cast for his beautiful face.
He is most know for a movie series that has more sequels than any non super-hero chain I They go dirt biking and race motorcycles together.
I think he came in as a favor to our fellow student (FS) to make him look good with the ladies.
On this day, only I knew he was coming in, and it would be the first time anyone in my class saw him at the school as FS had mentioned it to be in case I wanted to assist.
My mind got whirling and ended up working out a much for fun plan.
When DB arrived at the school I had FS bring him back to the shampoo bowl and put a warm towel over his face.
I then went and got one of my fellow classmates (the sweetest girl who had mentioned a few weeks earlier how she thought he was cute) and asked her if she wanted to do a “men’s wash” on a walk in.
I lead my friend over to the FS and have him lead her over to DB and am watching from a distance.
As this was her first time washing a stranger’s hair she is accidentally spraying him in the ear, his face, and giving him a bit of a shower all over.
When she goes to grab a towel to dry him off his face towel falls off and she screams/faints at the same time.
DB was a great sport and hugged her and laughed and told her she was going to do great in life and how much he enjoyed what just happened.
DB passed away a few years ago.
So young and in an ironic way.
Now, whenever I see his movies or hear his name I smile and remember what a truly great and normal person he was.