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Hair Cuts and Colors: Pay Pennies, Splurge a Little, Break the Bank?
I was talking to a friend the other day that does her own hair: cuts, color, highlights. I’m in awe, of course. I would never have the guts to cut my hair, much less put in highlights. I’ve colored it before, but I always choose the wrong shade and wind up looking quite goth when I didn't mean to.
I’ve also spent quite a bit of time in cheap salons. For a while I seemed to do okay, but three times in a row I got really bad results. (Think straw-like hair after a highlight job gone bad. I still have nightmares!)
At that point, I decided to pay a little more on cuts and color. I don’t pay top price, but I don’t get by as cheaply as I can.
I have another friend who pays top dollar to get her hair done every six weeks: cut, color, highlights, you name it. The ‘do’ takes a few hours in the salon and costs about what I pay per week for groceries. Her philosophy: the girl does a great job and she’s always satisfied with the way her hair looks.
Yet another person I spoke to this week paid $28 for a cut, looked great, but felt it was too expensive. She decided to head back to the least expensive salon and take her chances.
Three people: one who feels fine paying pennies on cuts, one who splurges a little, and another who goes all out when it comes to hair care.
Which made me think of you all, my readers. I love how interactive everyone is with this blog, so I’m going to start tossing out a few posts about specific items and ask you to tell me your philosophy on them (or so I hope you will!): pay pennies, splurge a little, or break the bank?
This week, it’s hair. I feel I fall in the middle at splurge a little. I don't mind paying a little more if I know the person I'm going to is going to do a great job. However, I feel great guilt paying a lot of money to get my hair done (but of course, I'm cheap and I always feel great guilt when I spend money on things!).
What about you? Do you go for the inexpensive salons, do you splurge a little or will you break the bank for a good cut? And why?
Kathy Murdock works as a full time writer and web designer. Recently planted in the middle of the deep south from the busy streets of Los Angeles, when she's not coding Wordpress websites or writing about women in business and thrifty motherhood, Kathy spends time ...Read More