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Jeremy Clarke reports on a lecherous hairdresser who decides to go on the stage

By Jeremy Clarke   May 1997

Every Tuesday fortnight, a mobile hairdresser comes to our residential home and perms the ladies. His business name is Michael Jonathan. His real name is Michael Gubbin. We call him Mike the Hair. He is a bit brutal with the ladies-you can sometimes hear them whimpering when he has their heads in the sink-but he is unbelievably cheap.

Mike the Hair is a fit 50 and has a year-round tan and the type of craggy film star looks that often improve with age. He wears chunky jewellery and tends to dress as if he has just come in from the…

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