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?