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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tip On How To Have Stylish Hair



It's been awhile since my last visit to the hair dresser. Almost 3 months to be exact (last hair appointment). I just love the feeling of leaving the salon with a banging new cut and fresh highlights. I want that feeling again. Even if that oh so wonderful feeling lasts only a day or two, I. Want. That. Feeling.

Since then, my cut has definitely lost it's shape. It's looking more like a shag rug landed on top of my head. The hair color has faded and I'm left with inches of root showing...inches!

Like many busy women, the last person to get pampered in my household is yours truly. Granted, H's haircuts are far, far cheaper than mine. He also swears visiting his barber is not being pampered as he compares it to the wonderful scalp massage I receive. I realize spending a hundred or so dollars on a hair cut and color is ridiculous for a family on a budget. Yes, you read that correctly, "hundred" or so dollars. Did you also notice I did not put the exact price since I live in fear H will one day read my blog?

For the price of a trip to the salon, I can purchase more sensible things that would contribute to the overall wellness of the family and not just my selfish vanity.
    1.) gallons of gas to drive the family here and there
    2.) food
    3.) preschool tuition
    4.) a birthday gift for my sister
    5.) Let's not forget the bills that could be paid

After debating with myself (and checking out the monthly budget), I will have to go another month without that oh so lovely feeling of getting a fresh cut and color.

To make myself feel better, I did discover I'm actually very stylish. Apparently, there's a hair style that's hit Hollywood. It's called the ombre. Let's make note that I'm usually way behind the styles so this could be old news. But since I'm making myself feel better, in my mind, I'm stylish and I'm rocking the latest Hollywood hair on a budget.





19 comments:

  1. I also love salon fresh hair! I was feeling a little anxious about my current root level until this post - hopefully everyone else already knows about the ombre and thinks I look unbelievably trendy instead of just in dire need of a visit to my hairdresser :)

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  2. I love getting my hair cut as well but I love OMBRE even more! (i didn't know there was a term for it). I've been highlighting my hair for the past 9 months and boy is it time consuming and $$. So I declare, I'm an Ombre girl. Thanks for stopping by

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  3. Ha, I love this! Haven't been to the salon in about 3 months myself. I always come last, which kinda sucks! But I'm desperate for a trim, so I think I will be breaking down this week. Maybe I could do some a la carte services, lol! Then I would just look cheap.

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  4. I wear my hair really short so I can't afford to let it grow out because it looks like CRAP. Ugh. But I did switch from some blond highlights to a darker color so that I didn't have roots. I don't care if it is in style I just can't take looking at it on my head. I go about every six weeks and I shopped around until I found someone that I really like that doesn't cost as much.

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  5. I totally get this.

    I remember a long time ago when we were a dual income family, spending over $200 on my hair. Every 6 weeks. WTF? The guilt that would cause in my now makes me shudder!

    Now I go about every 15 weeks and spend "around $100" too :)

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  6. A hundred dollars is not so bad by New York City standards. That's why I get a haircut about once a year - and look like Yoko Ono Circa 1977 for ten months.

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  7. I get an annual hair cut. Is there a word for that?

    I'm sure you look fabulous with your very stylish Hollywood hair. You won't always have that preschool tuition, so someday the hair will be back on top of the budget!

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  8. I just got my hair cut on Friday! Though my hair is really short, so it's that much more important to keep up with cuts in order to keep it manageable.

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  9. I know, that is a wonderful feeling. Unfortunately if I don't go and get my hair colored...I would be SO gray!! And...I'm just not willing to be a 30 something gray haired lady. So I splurge...shhh.

    I hope your next pampering session is right around the corner. Until then...you probably look very Hollywood :)

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  10. Yep, I know exactly how you feel. I use to spend that much and one day when she told me the price which crept up with every visit....it was definitely on the or so side of $100, I flipped out. I not only love the feeling of fresh highlights and color....I require it...like Melissa put it...can't be gray! I did a little searching and found that all of my thrifty neighbors had found this gem of hairdresser who works out of her home. She charges way less and because of this I can go every 5-6 weeks...not like the 3-4 months that I was previously waiting. Now...I might just spend the same amount as I use to when you add it all up...but my hair now always looks and feels good! Well worth the price:)

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  11. Hahaha you're so awesome, girl!
    I can't color, highlight, perm, or do anything with chemicals on my hair which sucks big time but I love, love, love getting my hair spa and blow dried at a salon.

    I bet you look hot in those style btw ;)

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  12. I actually have a visit to the salon scheduled for Friday. I haven't gone in well over eight months. I know what my stylist is going to tell me--lots of breakage at the ends of my hair. Oh well...that's what happens when you're on a budget and you can only treat yourself once in a while. I keep telling myself that the wait makes it even a greater feeling of pampering in the end.

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  13. I have to admit, if that's what your hair looks like, I'm a bit jealous. :) But I hear you on the salon thing. I love the feeling of being pampered. And it's been quite a while for me.

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  14. Oh Man, how true is every word of your post! But I bet you're still hotter than hot, even with that colour growing out. And you're right, that is in right now!

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  15. I didn't know about this new trend! Hmmm... I'm dark hair all the way, but...maybe I'll put some blonde "roots" on the ends. No, I won't. I'm sure it would be super cute on you, though! :) (BTW, I'm totally following you now! Where have I been??)

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  16. I don't mind the wife spending "hundreds" but what I do mind is that she always says, "It never looks as good the next day." If someone's charging you "hundreds" shouldn't it last for more than a day?

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  17. The mommy guilt is just never ending, isn't it??

    I have the same internal debate with myself. It makes me shudder to spend $150 to have my hair highlighted & cut.

    BUT I also went through a phrase where I tried coloring it myself (NOT a good idea) and I tried to return to my natural color (even my mother was encouraging me to have it dyed again).

    Long story short, you're worth it!

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  18. I don't spend money on my hair (I trim it myself, and the rare times it's colored, I do that, too, badly.) Maybe some day when I have money to burn, I'll do it, but I don't subscribe to the "you're worth it" school when there are bills for necessities that won't get paid if I spend the money on a luxury like a hundred-dollar haircut.

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  19. Ugh! My hair is the bane of my existence. It's shoulder length, naturally very curly and up in a pony tail 90% of the time. I blow it straight very three days and I'm over it. I either need to get used to the - ombre - or I need a real, manageable style, non-mom looking do.

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