Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hair! (Not the musical)

I just booked the most expensive haircut of my life.

I have massively thick and curly hair, which is currently 3/4 of the way down my back (between my waist and bra line when dry) and driving me crazy. It's great and I love it, but haircuts are a really scary thing for me. For the last five or six years, I've had a friend (a former stylist) cut my hair two or three times a year for the bargain price of $25. But she's not available, so I got some recommendations and will be going to a kind of fancy salon this weekend for an $85 haircut. Yikes!!

I'm okay with it. First of all, I got a coupon for 15% off. And I set a budget for myself of $100 including tip, which is totally do-able, especially with that coupon. Second of all, the stylist is a curly-hair expert, trained at Devachan, the famous curly-hair salon in Manhattan that I can't possibly afford. He's got rave reviews, and when I made the appointment, I was given instructions on how to arrive with my hair done as usual, with product, but not in a ponytail or pulled with clips, so that he can see the natural shape and style of my hair. So I think he really does know his curly-haired stuff.

This should be fun. I hope to wind up with hair above my shoulders again -- and I hope, for $100, that this is the best haircut I've ever had.


  1. Before and after photos?! You could blur out your face or take them from behind. I cannot imagine having that much curly hair! (My mom is REALLY curly. Strangely, my hair is straight as a board. But she keeps hers cut above the shoulders at all times.)

  2. That haircut sounds totally worth it to me! I have super curly hair, too, and I always keep it bobbed because it's so totally unmanageable long (like, I have trouble combing it). Like Red, I would love to see before-and-after photos!

  3. I once got an $80 haircut and it was the blandest, worst haircut I've ever gotten. (Not much damage, but for what I paid I could've ended up with something better, right?) And my hair isn't anything difficult either. Sounds like you're getting a good deal considering it's harder to cut curly hair. Good luck!!


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