Thursday, August 18, 2005

Bad Hair Day

Oh my gosh!!!

I took the girls to the hairdresser today. TP had her hair darkened, then had lighter streaks of blonde put in. Two colors, but not for the price of one. DQ had a relaxer put in. She has very kinky hair. She has very long hair. One procedure, but charged for two. I had a color and cut. Two procedures, charged for both, plus charged extra for the conditioner. I wanted to run out and buy a whole bottle of conditioner - it would have been cheaper than the $5.00 charged for what was put on my hair for 10 minutes.

I realize these people work for about $2.00 an hour, plus they get a commission for what they sell (the perms, colors, products, haircuts, etc), and then they get a tip from their customers. I tip well because the girls and I have been going to these ladies for over 12 years. These ladies work very, very hard.

But I just about DIED when they rang up the total.

I am still in shock.

Will. Write. More. Tomorrow.


At 6:29 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

Yes - I can empathise.

How is it that son and hubby go and get charged £5.00!!!

Still, they just get zizzed all over where as we get washed . cut, coloured, curled what ever, whatever..

Its expensive being well groomed!!!!

Why do we do it? Because we are worth it? Or do you not have that advert in the US?

At 9:28 AM, Blogger Paul said...

I just had a revelation. You ladies don't do this at all for men, do you? If there was not a man on earth, you'd still get your hair done, wouldn't you?
If that is so, then you've got to give men a break and not ask that muddy waters, ever-dangerous question of "How do I look?"
Having said that, you all DO look good. :)

At 12:56 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Barbara: We do have that advertisement here in the US - but I can't stand it. Anyway, I do it because I'd be totally grey - and I'm not quite ready to look that old. TP did it because she wanted a "new look" when she goes back to school for her senior year. Under other circumstances, I would probably have said "no", but she's had such a rough year (she lost hair due to her chemotherapy, etc) that I thought it would just help her feel more like a typical teenager. DQ did it because I refuse to spend two hours every night or every other night to do her hair!!!

Have a great time on your vacation. I got your e-mail and will respond to it soon.


At 1:02 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Paul - WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN???? You were missed.

I don't do it for men (I'm married, for heaven's sake) but I would imagine my girls proabaly do it for that reason to a certain extent (see above answer to Barbara for our reasons). In fact, my husband usually doesn't even notice when I get mine done. His only remark is "why don't you just let your hair go gray - my mom has been gray, and it looks nice on her". Real nice guy. Did I tell you we've been married for 30 years? Are you surprised that we've lasted that long? Yes, I do have the patience of a saint. And, no, I would never DREAM of asking him "how do I look?". He'd probably say "Just like my mom" - and then we would be off to divorce court for certain.

But, I digress. Have a great day!

At 1:04 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Oh - it isn't for men - but it is necessary. OK. It's like smiling, it feels and looks good.

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

Yes, I feel the same about the ad - sets my teeth on edge each time it comes on - grrrrr...

S. has long hair - but it is not too bad these days as she can manage it herself - it must be quite a challenge with DQ's "lively" hair...

And there is nothing more confidence boosting than a new hairdo!

No I am not ready for the grey yet either - so I am going to have highlights to blend it all in - but after the hols -

Blessings to you all.

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Paul said...

I didn't see that last post of yours to me so I'll jump in again.

You're a pretty funny lady. such is born of Tribulation, or else I suppose. like I said - Smiling, free and sweet.
Men have a secret pact to not notice when their wives get their hair done, have him show you, we all signed one.
There is a lot of quicksand we men walk through which as you said, sometimes ends in divorce court where the man is still bewildered.
THANKS for the welcome! I've no idea where I've been. Maybe Aliens. :)

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Gina Burgess said...

It feels good to look good. Sometimes I can forget I'm old and overweight when I feel like I look good.

Paul, I was just over at your place and then I find you here. Okay... is that where you went?

At 5:31 PM, Blogger HeyJules said...

I'm with you, sister! I feel like getting my hair done is a "special treat" and if I decide to do anything more than a basic cut, I usually have to delve into the 401K plan just to pay for it! I can't imagine what paying for yourself and two daughters was like. I probably would have had to just hand over the keys to my car!


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