Mike Rowe, the host of “Dirty Jobs,” needed a haircut. Charlotte’s stylist made him smile.

Alyssa Hagaman recognized the man who entered immediately Cut hairdresser In downtown Charlotte for a haircut on Friday.

Or so she thought she did, a 26-year-old stylist told The Charlotte Observer on Saturday.

She said he certainly looked like the man her dad was watching on TV.

The hair of Microu, the host of

The hair of Microu, the host of “Dirty Jobs,” was ubiquitous before entering the CUT barber shop in downtown Charlotte on Friday, May 20, 2022.

“I thought he looked like this Mike RoweBut I didn’t know, “she said about the host of the Discovery Channel series.Dirty Jobs.. “

She certainly knew when he started talking, Hagaman said. But was he still? She wondered.

“You should tell me,” Hagaman told him.

“Yes, that’s me,” he replied.

And thus started the nifty bantaling row detailed in his post. 5.9 million Facebook followers — With front and back Selfie of his hair..

Hagaman added the word “irony” in a telephone interview with observers to describe their sarcasm.

Rowe was the second client in the shop she entered just three weeks ago after owner and founder Jill Matthews called her. Hagaman also does hair styling at Mooresville Elements.

“I literally just hired her,” Matthews told the observer.

Hagaman wasn’t nervous about cutting Rowe’s hair, she said. Rowe was very modest and realistic, “it was like talking to an old friend,” she said.

Rowe was in Charlotte to shoot the show when he realized he needed a cut. He posted on Friday afternoon. His hair is everywhere in the “before” selfies he posted on Facebook.

Immediately noticed, “She is a wise Alec.”

As Rowe said on Facebook, the conversation began with Hagaman asking, “Which scissors or trimmer do you use?”

“It doesn’t matter to me,” Rowe replied. “What are you more accustomed to?”

“Alyssa shrugged,” continued Rowe. “‘I don’t know. This is my first day and you are just my second customer. I would like to try scissors … if you like.”

Rowe said he looked in the mirror and looked at her expression and concluded, “She is a wise Alec.”

“No problem,” Rowe replied. “But I’m a hemophiliac. If you cut me out, I tend to bleed.”

“Oh, I like it,” Rowe said Hagaman counterattacked. “I love the challenge.”

She noticed that she naturally listened to the ironic flow of the conversation, as if they were old companions, Hagaman told observers.

“He is a very kind person,” she said.

Microw, the host of Dirty Jobs, took a selfie with Alyssa Hagaman, a stylist in Harrisburg, North Carolina, who saved her hair at a CUT barber shop in downtown Charlotte on Friday, May 20, 2022. To do.

Microw, the host of Dirty Jobs, took a selfie with Alyssa Hagaman, a stylist in Harrisburg, North Carolina, who saved her hair at a CUT barber shop in downtown Charlotte on Friday, May 20, 2022. To do.

She has three jobs

When Hagaman got in, Rowe said on Facebook, she asked about the show and said it was her dad’s favorite. He never misses an episode, she said.

“I praised her father’s taste for TV shows,” Rowe posted. “Then I asked her about her work, and if she liked it.”

“‘Which?'” Rowe replied.

“How many do you have?” He asked.

“Three,” she said. “I have this, but I work at a salon in Mooresville. element.. And I work as a hostess at an Italian restaurant in Huntersville. Antico.. “

“Sort?” Rowe said.

“Well, technically I’m a hostess, but in reality I do whatever I need,” she replied. “In most cases, I will deal with customers who need to be dealt with, as you know.”

“It’s interesting,” Rowe replied. “Do you also use scissors?”

“I’m often tempted,” she replied.

Rowe titled his post “Allyssa has three jobs”.

And she loves all three, Hagaman told the observer.

Hair exchange nursing

Hagaman attended a nursing school at Centara College In her hometown of Chesapeake, Virginia, but she moved to the Charlotte area five years ago. AnticoHer aunt and uncle’s Italian restaurant, she said.

And to decide what to do with her rest of her life, Hagaman, who lives in Harrisburg, said.

Hagaman said she worked at a hair salon in Chesapeake at the age of 15, reminding her of the joy she felt.

As a nurse, you take care of patients for a day or two and never see them again, and it’s often sad because of their condition, she said. The client you cut your hair? You can bond with each other for the length of your career, she said.

She got her Bachelor of Beauty I came from Central Piedmont Community College two and a half years ago and never looked back.

Hagaman’s days are full of work on different shifts because she loves all three and is busy.

Rowe said in his post that he told Hagaman that he intends to expand his scholarship program to include cosmetology next year.

Mr. Rowe also asked, “Why aren’t healthy people of her age working when many companies are hiring?”

“‘You will have to ask them,’ he said she replied.” Personally, I like my job. I too. “

“Significant cut, reasonable price” and beer

When Hagaman finished cutting his hair, Rowe posted, “I had a pile of salt and pepper-like hair at my feet.”

“How about?” Hagaman asked.

“I thought of asking if she could get some undo, but she was still armed with scissors, so I said,” That’s exactly what I needed. ” ..

“That’s right,” Rowe said. “At a hairdresser offering cold beer, a sparkling conversation on a hot day with a 26-year-old woman who has three jobs made it even better, and the price was significantly reduced at a fair price ($ 35).”

Social media praises hair stylists

By Sunday afternoon, Rowe’s haircut post had collected over 193,000 likes, 8,000 comments, and 28,000 comments on Facebook. Like on Instagram When 2,800 likes on Twitter..

“Anyone who can make you look more handsome can cut my hair at any time,” the woman posted on Facebook. “Go to Alyssa! What a beautiful barber!”

“Alyssa did a fab job on your hair !!” posted by another woman. “You look good! She’s so cute! Her hard-working gal deserves the best!”