Saturday, February 27, 2010
What's up with that?
Anyway, I want to know what's up with why getting your hair cut/colored costs so much. Seriously. Can I tell you what it cost me to have my hair done the last time? I'm sick just saying it. $320. That is BEFORE the tip.
Now, if there is one thing I could change about myself it would be my hair. I have not been blessed with good hair. It's stick straight, thin, fine, falls out...not only do I have some gray in my hair but a white spot of hair on the top of my head. My hair and I fight daily.
O.k. so we've moved a lot as I've said, which means I haven't had one hair dresser that I can trust. Finding a hair dresser is difficult. It seems that for some reason I seek out the most expensive salon each time we move. I remember going to one salon when we lived outside of Philly and I guess I got the owner. When I went to tip him he informed me that salon owners were not supposed to accept tips. They offset this with charging more for their cuts...I guess because they're more experienced.
At the next salon I requested the owner. She apparently did not object to accepting tips. I found this out when I went to pay at the desk. The bill was around $250. As I am handing over my credit card, feeling sick, the woman behind the desk says.."Do you want to add her tip to this?" Then she asks if I want to make my next appointment six weeks from now. Yeah, that's just what I want to do...spend $300 every six weeks on my hair.
Since moving here a year and a half ago I've seen 3 different stylists. The last one was the kicker for me. It might be almost worth it if I enjoyed sitting in the salon chair for 2-3 hours. If I could just think of it as a mini day at the spa. I can't though. The whole time I'm sitting there I'm thinking...how much is it going to be this time?
I just don't get it really. Why is it so expensive? I've done some research on Beauty schools. It would cost anywhere from $10-20K to get your liscense. Forget medical or law school...I'm pushing beauty school for my kids. They're done in a year, the tuition is cheaper, and they can do my hair...FOR FREE!