SRAM Road Diaries Entry

26 Aug

Jason gets a Haircut and/or de-Shaggifying Shags

Jason Phillips toasts to free haircuts, Nicole Duke to free speech and world peace…

SRAM European Sponsorship manager Jason “Shags” Phillips recently had three priorities for his recent trip to the US: meet with co-workers for 2012 planning discussions, visit sponsored teams at the Pro Cycling Challenge in CO, and get a haircut. Lovingly criticized for having the “worst hair” of any SRAMee by co-worker Alex Wassmann, Phillips agreed to an appointed styling session. It was then that SRAM sponsored pro and do-it-all superwoman Nicole Duke invited Shags to her basement studio for the hairdo redo.

Duke is a professional cyclocross racer, current masters national champion, and newest member of the Cannondale p/b professional team. She is also a mom, wife, coach, gardener, nationally ranked paddle boarder, mountain biker, road racer, former pro downhiller, and, as we learned, a talented hair stylist. The busy Boulder resident shares a home with her husband Ben and two energetic kids in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains’ foothills.

The session in the comfy basement studio, where famous hair falls to the floor regularly, was smooth and painless. Phillips was the perfect angel in the chair, only squirming a few times when co-workers offered to help. Operation Shaggy reduction was a complete success. Thanks again to Nicole Duke for her time, consideration, and helping de-Shaggify Shags.


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