We seem to want to get anything we want on our own schedule and pretty much anywhere.
A big part of this trend is the desire to wedge something useful, fun or productive into any little snippet of time. Everyone is in a rush. We all feel like we are behind. We want little luxuries, but we want them in the most convenient possible way.
Which is why getting your nails done or having a quick massage in an airport is happening, as I reported on a while back.
Organizations that recognize and respond to this desire are finding ways to wedge little experiences in to the places where we have to wait. The latest one to cross my path is this: Hair Pod.
Hair Pod is an instant hair salon set up to do trims. It looks like it's mainly targeted at guys, but I can think of a few times a quick bang trim would have been well worth it on a trip.
There are a number of interesting design features, including a vacuum system to clear away all the cut hair, a mirror, storage for luggage / shopping and a coat cupboard. And the whole thing folds up and has closing panels when not in use.
It feels like the natural evolution of the shoe-shine stand.
Thanks to Reshma Anand for sending this along to me.