Scissors and Shots

In honor of Mardi Gras, here's a little something to get you in that Carnivale spirit. In fact, I am surprised I am finding this in DC and not in New Orleans. A drink always seems to be a ready accessory in NOLA. I will have to suggest it when I am down there. On that note, starting tomorrow, through Mardi Gras, The Financista will be on hiatus while I am celebrating in the fair city of New Orleans. Posts will pick up again on the 21st! In the meantime, The Motley Fool is always a good read. Laissez les bons temps roulez!

The price of a good haircut these days may drive you to want to hit the bottle, or so the Red and Black Bar in NE DC seems to think.

Here's the deal: The Red & The Black Bar, a New Orleans Style bar, now offers a haircut-and-a-shot deal every Tuesday, 9-11 p.m. Get coiffed and boozed up at the same time. It may make that pixie cut seem like a good idea, so be forewarned.

It seems like a great deal, if you are only looking for a simple shape-up. The cut is by a reputable stylist (allegedly), John Cullen of Salon Loule. The bartender's reputation is not described. You get a quick cut and a shot of your choice for just $12.

The Red & The Black, 1212 H Street NE, between 12th and 13th Streets (202-399-3201 or redandblackbar.com).

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