Filosofie Haagsche Kopjes

Filosofie Haagsche Kopjes

Haagsche Kopjes bestaat sinds 1 april 1993 en is gevestigd aan een heel mooi pleintje in het Zeeheldenkwartier (rand centrum Den Haag). We zijn een bijzondere plek waar kunst, muziek én het kappersvak samenkomen.

Bij Haagsche Kopjes werken diverse kappers; sommigen als zelfstandig ondernemer. Elk van hen neemt naast het vak ruimte voor andere passies. Ieder op zijn eigen manier. Sterke persoonlijkheden zijn het. Mensen die staan voor hun ideeën. In hokjes denken doen we niet. Iedereen is verschillend en heeft andere interesses. Dat weten we óók van onze klanten. We vinden het plezierig als ook zij zichzelf kunnen zijn.

 

video gemaakt door Phil Nijhuis

at Barbara’s place

 

there are places and places

you know? and some are the ones that you turn to even at a distance.

when I had a lot of thick red

hair I went to barbers white in chrome and scented

towel-steam mirrored

talk I didn’t

understand. I was a kid. a lot

of mystery in the mirrors, sure, but always the nagging

‘hope they don’t talk to me’

behind my eyes in the mirror and the mirror

and the mirror. a lot of hair.

when Phil Whalen was in the hospital, and blind, and I went to see him

someone said ‘Larry Kearney’s here’ and Philip said

‘all that orange hair.’

really. it was there. now

I take myself to Barbara in

the Hague and there’s only wispy

white stuff to cut. barely hits

the floor. in her place

the voices are okay

and the girls who do the cutting walk

comfortably from back to front with little cups

of espresso

and salads to eat.

and they do a good job. but

mostly

it’s the place

isn’t it? and when I think about it.

the welcoming door on the little square,

the big oval mirrors and the gray and chrome the art

here and there,

I’d just as soon be there as not

be there though sadly

I don’t need this hair cut often

as I once did. see,

it’s like Barbara has fingers that know what they’re doing and that

by itself

is for me a profound

sensuality and an entrance

into a purely human morality

of competence. and

she has these eyes.

so I sit there and watch

and when I’m not there I think

‘maybe I need a haircut

huh?’

sad I  guess.

used to think my hair was my mind

growing in all directions. that’s

in Barbara’s eyes too.

knowing that.

for all of us.

Larry Kearney

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Filosofie Haagsche Kopjes

Filosofie Haagsche Kopjes

Haagsche Kopjes bestaat sinds 1 april 1993 en is gevestigd aan een heel mooi pleintje in het Zeeheldenkwartier (rand centrum Den Haag). We zijn een bijzondere plek waar kunst, muziek én het kappersvak samenkomen.

Bij Haagsche Kopjes werken diverse kappers; sommigen als zelfstandig ondernemer. Elk van hen neemt naast het vak ruimte voor andere passies. Ieder op zijn eigen manier. Sterke persoonlijkheden zijn het. Mensen die staan voor hun ideeën. In hokjes denken doen we niet. Iedereen is verschillend en heeft andere interesses. Dat weten we óók van onze klanten. We vinden het plezierig als ook zij zichzelf kunnen zijn.

 

video gemaakt door Phil Nijhuis

at Barbara’s place

 

there are places and places

you know? and some are the ones that you turn to even at a distance.

when I had a lot of thick red

hair I went to barbers white in chrome and scented

towel-steam mirrored

talk I didn’t

understand. I was a kid. a lot

of mystery in the mirrors, sure, but always the nagging

‘hope they don’t talk to me’

behind my eyes in the mirror and the mirror

and the mirror. a lot of hair.

when Phil Whalen was in the hospital, and blind, and I went to see him

someone said ‘Larry Kearney’s here’ and Philip said

‘all that orange hair.’

really. it was there. now

I take myself to Barbara in

the Hague and there’s only wispy

white stuff to cut. barely hits

the floor. in her place

the voices are okay

and the girls who do the cutting walk

comfortably from back to front with little cups

of espresso

and salads to eat.

and they do a good job. but

mostly

it’s the place

isn’t it? and when I think about it.

the welcoming door on the little square,

the big oval mirrors and the gray and chrome the art

here and there,

I’d just as soon be there as not

be there though sadly

I don’t need this hair cut often

as I once did. see,

it’s like Barbara has fingers that know what they’re doing and that

by itself

is for me a profound

sensuality and an entrance

into a purely human morality

of competence. and

she has these eyes.

so I sit there and watch

and when I’m not there I think

‘maybe I need a haircut

huh?’

sad I  guess.

used to think my hair was my mind

growing in all directions. that’s

in Barbara’s eyes too.

knowing that.

for all of us.

Larry Kearney