May 26, 2009

Do you ever cheat on your hairdresser?

I have a confession to make.

Not only do I have 3 desks, but I also have 3 hairdressers. It's a long story but first let me show you the hair saga :)

My hair in its natural (very curly) state looks like this...

and I want it to look like this...

Hairdresser 1 is actually my favourite but she's a lot more expensive so I only go to her to have a wash and blow dry. Also, she really chalks up the points in my book because she works quickly (and beautifully) so I need exactly 30 minutes, and you know how I am about wasting time...

Hairdresser 2 is actually Dion's ex-hairdresser. She is the cheapest of the lot and I get my hair coloured (well, I get the grey covered) with her. The problem is she takes forever and our appointments take at least 2 hours every time, and I don't always have the time.

The reason Dion stopped going is because she keeps you waiting even if you have an appointment and he has very little patience. And you thought I was bad! :)

Hairdresser 3 is Dion's current hairdresser. Very similar in style to hairdresser 1, she is extremely punctual. Sees you at exactly your appointment time and you're out promptly too. I go to her if I need my hair trimmed because she does EXACTLY what I want, which is to neaten it up but not take any of the length away.

Of course, having 3 hairdressers means you have to organise your hair visits really carefully.

Hairdresser 1 works at a salon about 2 minutes' drive from my house. Early in the pregnancy, when I was severely fatigued, I'd literally be in the shower and feel like my arms wouldn't even hold up to let me finish washing my hair. So I'd get out, phone her and pop right over for her to wash and blow it dry.

Which is great but has made me very lazy - I looked at the shampoo and conditioner in the shower this morning and realised I probably haven't even washed my own hair for at least a month, if not 6 weeks!

But enough about me - how many hairdressers do you have?

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Anne Alagna said...

WOW. I have hardly had one hairdresser let alone 3! I color my own hair (although I would rather the softer results of having the stylist color it) and often let it grow for months and months before getting a trim. I trim my own bangs, too. I just cant stand paying someone else to shampoo me. I feel like I am wasting time and money. But then, my hair is naturally straight, so I would probably look at it differently if it was curly.

Yvonne said...

LOL! 3! No, just the one. I've been going to him over over 20 years and he knows how I like my hair cut.

I also get a body perm every 6 months or so as I have that Asian hair, which is straighter than a ruler.

He's usually running late, so I book on dates that I don't have anything pressing and bring whatever book I'm reading to catch up with. My mom also goes to him, so on those dates, I get alot of reading done!

Marcia Francois said...

Anne, your hair is so gorgeous so that's why you need no help!

I actually added self-care to my goals a couple of years ago because I found myself not doing anything just for me, you know?

Yvonne, wow - 20 years! You are so LOYAL :)

Anonymous said...

I like the curly hair in picture number one. That's probably because I have pretty straight hair.

My husband and I share a bottle and do our own hair (or I do his and mine).

I get my hair cut about once or twice a year in the spring. I get cold easy and keep my hair longer for the winter.

I go to one salon, but it's whoever is free at the time.

Polly Scott

Mrs O said...

Huh!Marcia, how could you do such a thing? :)

Tishia said...

I can't believe I'm admitting this but I don't even have 1. Yep you read that correctly - I said I don't even have 1. I moved about 6 or 7 months ago and haven't gotten around to finding someone. I went to a walk-in place at the local mall right after I moved to get a cut, color...the whole shebang it was $100! I couldn't believe it. lol Maybe that's another reason I haven't made the attempt to find a stylist - I know it's going to be way more expensive going to a salon than one of those walk-in places. And quite honestly I can't afford all that money for hair...and it's sad because my hair is in desperate need of a cut and color again!

Tishia said...

Oh I forgot to mention that I love the picture of you with your hair straight. It's beautiful.

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