Friday, August 11, 2006

The Price of a GREAT hair cut

I've been questioned many times about the price of a haircut. Is there really a difference? Does a high-end salon or stylist really know more? What about your friendly neighborhood $30 haircut?

These are great questions, and great concerns. Let me begin by saying that a high-end haircut doesn't necessarily mean a $30 haircut is bad. But it does mean quite a few things. Chances are a $100 haircut comes with a great deal of training, advanced cutting education, and a great deal of time invested in the stylist's career. It also means a higher end experience, and being pampered & catered to whether that means being offered a beverage, a hot towel treatment, or a coat check. It really makes a difference in the overall experience - and how you feel leaving the salon. Are you proud leaving that $30 haircut? Or would you feel a bit more polished and cared for leaving something a bit more upscale? When I leave a salon, I want to feel like a million bucks. And I want to know that my money spent has been well worth it.

Here's the way I see it. Your daily coffee buzz can cost you as much as $4 or $5 a day. And it's gone in 5 minutes. Coupled with a light snack - that can be as much as $150 or $200 every 4 weeks. A fabulous haircut can last you as long as 4-6 weeks - and can leave you feeling glamorous every single day. To me - that's worth it. I'd definitely invest $5 a day, and a bit of my time - knowing I had a great cut, color or style that made me feel good about myself, and not just because I had to get a cut "on the go."

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