Some people say that passion often flows when a man and a woman are left in a room long enough. This seems to be true of some service jobs that pitch both sexes together as service providers and clients.
Dalliance between male hairstylists and female clients
Kunle Olutayo, a male hair stylist, gets an average of ten female customers a day. Although not bad in terms of good looks, Olutayo grew up as a shy little boy, particularly around girls until his painful fortune changed about seven years ago when he became a hairstylist. Shortly after starting the job following a six months’ training, Olutayo could not believe his luck.
With an endless string of female customers, he no longer had to worry about his failing nerves since some of his female customers were woman enough to take the initiative.
Olutayo was busy fixing the hair of one of his numerous female customers when our correspondent visited the salon he shares with four other stylists around the famous Ikeja Under-bridge in Lagos.
As he attached a weave-on to the customer’s hair, the two joked about the lady’s receding hairline. Some of the customer’s hair was falling off at the front and Olutayo teased her about it being one of the signs of old age.
Olutayo is close to many of his customers and has dated a few, even though he repeatedly described it as bad for business. When he was still new on the job, he was overwhelmed by the surplus number of women he encountered daily and so indulged himself when he could.
However, Olutayo has since learnt a few lessons. “This job is not for womanisers. If you’re a womaniser, stay away from this job because you will continue to lose money. When I first started the job, it exposed me to so many women for the first time. I used to be very shy but on this job, I met women who seduced me. Some of the women would seduce their stylists to avoid paying for the service, which also means not paying on subsequent visits.
“So a womaniser has a lot to lose as a hairstylist. Now, I’ve learnt my lesson, I no longer sleep with my clients anyhow. I only date one lady customer now and that limits my loss. Before now, I used to forgo a lot of money to female customers that I had affairs with,” he said.
Explaining how his seducers perform their act, Olutayo demonstrated with his eyes, feigning sexual interest and willingness and hands, rubbing on our correspondent, who had briefly assumed the role of a stylist.
“The women won’t open their mouths to say they want any hairstylist, but once they are seated and you’re about to start fixing their hair, they can say they don’t have money and need to fix their hair for an important occasion, or say they can only afford an amount not up to half the price of the materials to be used and the service.
“While they are appealing, they are caressing you with their hands and looking at you with funny eyes (seductively). Some may call ahead to say they don’t have money. In such cases, negotiations can be done over the phone.
“If I’m interested, I only have to tell the customer that I’ve always liked her and ask for her affection in return. Almost 100 per cent of the time, they are open to an arrangement or rendezvous that could later lead to a hotel room,” he said sheepishly.
Special hotel booking called ‘short time,’ which is for an hour or two, is usually used for such rendezvous.
Our findings reveal that many of the male hairstylists who actively womanise often fall under two categories- those who are new on the job and those who could not complete their apprenticeship for some reasons.
A source explained that the newcomers are too inexperienced to deal with the temptations associated with their new job, while those in the other category are too grateful for their fortune in spite of their inability to complete their training that they over-indulge themselves in their good fortune.
“I look at some of them (hairstylist womanisers) and I shake my head. They lose in so many ways because if the customer cannot pay for the weave-on, the stylists may have to use their own weave-on as well, fix the hair free of charge, pay N1,500 or N2,000 for the ‘short time’ they will spend at the hotel with the customer, possibly buy drinks there and even miss one or two other customers that will call at their shops while they are away,” said Segun, a male hairstylist with eight years’ experience. [eap_ad_1] Although, the category of women who visit male hairstylists range from students to workers in practically all fields, from Olutayo’s experience, the women who are open to such dalliances are usually those referred to as club girls.