Sunday, December 16, 2007

Goodbye Dear Edward


I'm leaving Edward...

No, Edward is not my husband. He's my dirty little secret.

(no, not THAT kind of dirty little secret) Edward is the kind of dirty little secret a frugal gal like myself just "forgets" to talk about on her blog.

Edward is a hairdresser who charges $60 a haircut and is a throwback to my two-income days. He charges much more for the highlights that I like so much. As a result I have not visited him in about 6 months (and it shows!!!)

Last weekend at the recommendation of someone I know, I gathered up my courage and visited a hairdresser who charges $25 for a haircut ($12 if you don't want a style and blow-dry) . You know what. I look pretty much the same. My hair is cut nicely and I even splurged for the highlight. The color looks exactly the same. (It was also considerably less.) I looked good when I left.

When I leave Edward I look gorgeous. Way better than I normally do. But then I go and sleep on my hair and have to do it again the next day. My own hairstyling skills work the same on a $25 cut as they do on a $60 cut.

I wasn't served coffee or tea as I am at the upscale salon. But they were nice. The hairdresser was nice and I look JUST THE SAME as I do when visiting the more expensive salon.

So for now, Edward and I have parted ways. Perhaps in the future we will reunite but for now I'll save that money and get a haircut more than once every 6 months!

6 comments:

Simple Blog Writer said...

I went through a stage where I cut my own hair to save money. Bad, bad decision.

Glad you found someone to replace Edward. (Love your name choice and photo.)

Christine said...

Yeah, I went through a stage in High School where my friend Jeannine cut my hair a lot. (That was a good lesson to learn young!!!) Now coloring my own hair, that lesson took a bit longer for me to get!

Deanna said...

I think Bridgett learned the lesson pretty quickly about asking ME to cut her hair! Although, shocking as that was, I will say, that her hair looks great all the time and it has never been that long again since I cut it!

Christine said...

Um yeah, why do you think I never let YOU cut my hair....

Deanna said...

Oh, 4 inches, 12 inches, what's the differnce? ;) It ended up being very fashion-forward for her!

Christine said...

hmmm...I would guess that WAS a turning point for her of sorts!