9.06.2007

What a $12 haircut looks like

You all know that I'm cheap, and you also know I like to be stylish. It may seem that the two are mutually exclusive, but they don't have to be.

People are often shocked that I think a $40 haircut is too expensive. What do you pay? They'd ask. It used to be $10, then price went up, or the stylist isn't available and I have to go to another. Still, most of the time I spend no more than $15-30.

Being broke and busy with studying meant haircuts had to wait, but since I start my new job on Monday, I decided to get a nice cut before my schedule is booked again. My stylist usually knows my hair well, which is why I kept going back, but this time the results leave me with a love-hate relationship with my haircut. She was out of the country for quite a few months, so it appears that she forgot my preferences. I ended up getting choppy bangs that I didn't have before, and my hair is shorter than I normally would like. I left the salon unhappy, but over time, it doesn't seem as bad.

This is what a $12 (plus tip) haircut looks like. My mom cautioned me against going to those $5 places, but a $12 place does a pretty good job, even when it's an "off" day:



Hopefully this isn't too trendy for the office. At any rate, I have a bit of time to let it grow up before I have to look, well, lawyerly.

Hair notwithstanding, today ended on a good note. I finally scored 2 pairs of comfortable shoes. They're a bit more than I'd usually shell out for, but after spending days searching for the right shoes, they're great ones to "settle" for. More on that next time.

5 comments:

ThatBeeGirl said...

that haircut looks great on you! you're definitely the bargain queen. :)

Sales Rack Raider said...

Thanks, Bee! It looked good yesterday, but not so much today...it's gotten poofy up top =(

The Bargain Queen title is already taken (by someone who is very deserving of the title), but bargain princess, maybe? ;-)

ambika said...

It's definitely easy with curly hair to let anyone hack at it and not notice any difference.

I'd say you look great--I've seen friends with similar styles that cost *much* more. And you look like a rock star in those sunglasses! (But without them, certainly business appropriate. Especially if it's a more casual office anyways.)

Eli said...

Sadly my last hair appointment set me back 170...one of the few things I rarely go cheap on anymore

Bernie said...

Can't wait to hear about the shoes!