Yokohama Barber Beats Heat with Snow Cone Shampoos

Yokohama Barber Beats Heat with Snow Cone Shampoos

With Japan sweltering through the hottest summer on record, Hitoshi Saito's kaki-gori (ice scraping) machine has been going almost non-stop. But instead of topping off the bowls of ice shavings with strawberry or lemon-lime syrup for a tasty treat, Saito squirts in some shampoo and then dumps the concoction onto the heads of his customers.

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For the past six years the Hair Station Saito barber shop in Yokohama has been helping customers beat the heat with snow cones for the noggin.

"Cool shampoo options have been around for a long time, but as far as I can tell, I'm the first barber to start using a kaki-gori machine," Saito said as he cranked the handle of this machine, sending flakes of thinly sliced ice into the bowl waiting below.

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His service has been especially welcomed this year. The Meteorological Agency reported on September 1 that the average temperature in Japan during the June-August period was the hottest since the keeping of records started in 1898. With the mercury rising into record territory, residents of Yokohama have lined up to have Saito massage menthol shampoo and shaved ice into their scalps.

"This service has been a big hit and the number of customers tends to increase along with the temperature outside," he said.

It's not surprisng that shaved-ice shampoos originated in Yokohama. This port city was an early base for foreign trade and served as a conduit through which many western influences first entered Japan. Yokohama was home to the nation's first ever western-style barber shop and was the first city to introduce ice-making technologies.

This year Saito added "soft ice cream" and "cocktail" versions to his menu of cold shampoo treatments. He has also been experimenting with a powdered green tea over ice version that he hopes to debut in the summer of 2011.

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The service has been so popular that some people stop by just to have their heads chilled. Saito laments that a few customers seem to have forgotten he also offers shaves and hair cuts.

For those unable to make the journey out to Yokohama for a refreshing shaved-ice shampoo, Saito knows a simple, do-it-yourself method that can closely replicate his service.

"You can always just stick a bottle of shampoo in the fridge," he said.

By Jim Hawe on 15-09-2010

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FNO was a busy and fun day for Johnny Cake first a Photo shoot with Pharrell then party time!!

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Summer is finally over and kids are back in school. Make sure to come by and get your back to school haircut at a discounted price of $5 off the regular price.
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7 Spending Tips From Frugal Billionaires


Carlos Slim Helu (Carlos Slim), a telecom tycoon and billionaire with well-known frugal tendencies, has a net worth of $60.6 billion, according to Forbes. Assuming no changes in his net worth, he could spend $1,150 a minute for the next 100 years before he ran out of money. To put this in perspective, he could spend in 13 minutes what a minimum-wage earner brings home after an entire year of the daily grind.

More from Investopedia: • How to Make Your First $1 Million &#149 7 Millionaire Myths • Celebrities With Big Dreams That Paid Off Granted, the world's billionaires (all 1,011 of them) are in the debatably enviable position of having, quite literally, more money than they can possibly spend, yet some are still living well below their means, and save money in surprising places. Even non-billionaires (currently 6,864,605,142 of us) can partake in these seven spending tips from frugal billionaires: [Click here to check savings products and rates in your area.] 1. Keep Your Home Simple Billionaires can afford to live in the most exclusive mansions imaginable -- and many do, including Bill Gates' sprawling 66,000 square foot, $147.5 million dollar mansion in Medina, Wash. -- yet frugal billionaires like Warren Buffett choose to keep it simple. Buffett still lives in the five-bedroom house in Omaha that he purchased in 1957 for $31,500. Likewise, Carlos Slim has lived in the same house for more than 40 years.

2. Use Self-Powered or Public Transportation Thrifty billionaires including John Caudwell, David Cheriton and Chuck Feeney prefer to walk, bike or use public transportation when getting around town. Certainly these wealthy individuals could afford to take a helicopter to their lunch meetings, or ride in chauffeur-driven Bentleys, but they choose to get a little exercise and take advantage of public transportation instead. Good for the bank account and great for the environment.

3. Buy Your Clothes off the Rack While some people, regardless of their net value, place a huge emphasis on wearing designer clothes and shoes, some frugal billionaires decide it's simply not worth the effort, or expense. You can find David Cheriton, the Stanford professor who matched Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to the venture capitalists at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (resulting in a large reward of Google stock), wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of the furniture company Ikea, avoids wearing suits, and John Caudwell, mobile phone mogul, buys his clothes off the rack instead of spending his wealth on designer clothes.

4. Keep your Scissors Sharp The average haircut costs about $45, but people can and do spend up to $800 per cut and style. Multiply that by 8.6 (to account for a cut every six weeks) and it adds up to $7,200 per year, not including tips. These billionaires can certainly afford the most stylish haircuts, buy many cannot be bothered by the time it takes or the high price tag for the posh salons. Billionaires like John Caudwell and David Cheriton opt for cutting their own hair at home.

[ Stock Picks From the World's Greatest Investors ] 5. Drive a Regular Car While billionaires like Larry Ellison (co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation) enjoy spending millions on cars, boats and planes, others remain low key with their vehicles of choice. Jim Walton (of the Wal-Mart clan) drives a 15-year-old pickup truck. Azim Premji, an Indian business tycoon, reportedly drives a Toyota Corolla. And Ingvar Kamprad of Ikea drives a 10-year-old Volvo. The idea is to buy a dependable car, and drive it into the ground. No need for a different car each day of the week for these frugal billionaires.

6. Skip Luxury Items It may surprise some of us, but the world's wealthiest person, Carlos Slim (the one who could spend more than a thousand dollars a minute and not run out of money for one hundred years) does not own a yacht or a plane. (Reducing the amount you spend is the easiest way to make your money grow.)

Many other billionaires have chosen to skip these luxury items. Warren Buffett also avoids these lavish material items, stating, "Most toys are just a pain in the neck."

What We Can Learn Some of the world's billionaires have frugal tendencies. Perhaps this thrifty nature even helped them make some of their money. Regardless, they have chosen to avoid some unnecessary spending (at least on their scale) and the 6,864,605,142 non-billionaires out there can follow suit, eliminating excessive, keep-up-with-the-Jones style spending. No matter what a person's income bracket is, most can usually find a way to cut back on frivolous spending, just like a few frugal billionaires.

Some of you should take notes!

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Tiger Woods recently took out a $54.5 million mortgage for the mega-mansion he's building on Florida's exclusive Jupiter Island.

40814875_331375.jpgTMZ has obtained legal documents filed in Martin County on August 27 -- four days after Tiger finalized his divorce from Elin Nordegren -- in which he lists himself as a "single man" ... possibly for the first time since his marriage ended.

Tiger also agrees to pay back the gargantuan loan by January 15, 2016. So, it seems there's one group of people counting on Tiger to make a comeback -- his lenders.

According to the docs, Tiger's property spans across three parcels of land ... and as we've previously reported, the estate will include a tennis court, oxygen therapy room, multiple pools and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

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