If you live in New York City, you still can’t dine indoors, and al fresco dining is taking off – but for almost all our respondents, reopening hair salons was the biggest thrill. One commenter pointed out that blow dryers were not being used (something to keep in mind when scheduling your haircut). Meanwhile the pandemic led reader Robert to rediscover the WAHL hair clipper: “I will save thousands if I live to 100!” he enthused. Natalie said shopping in-store was an adventure that made her feel like she was doing a heist. And one enterprising reader suggested Senior Planet produce “Aging with Attitude” face masks.
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Virge Randall is Senior Planet’s Managing Editor. She is also a freelance culture reporter who seeks out hidden gems and unsung (or undersung) treasures for Straus Newspapers; her blog “Don’t Get Me Started” puts a quirky new spin on Old School New York City each week. Send your suggestions for Open Threads to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.