Hairdressers and Coffee!

Now I know things are getting dearer these days…..but come on! why is it that the cost of a trip to the hairdressers and a cup of coffee seem to be going right off the rictor scale when it comes to paying for them!Coffee used to be between 50p – £1.25 per cup, but lately you have so many choices and somehow the price has rocketed to between £2.90 and £3.90…..FOR A CUP OF COFFEE!! I think its scandolous….and whilst we are on the subject HAIRDRESSERS! Well they are a law unto themselves!Rosie and I had a mobile hairdresser to the house the last time we had our hair done….I had highlights and a cut and Rosie had just a few highlights around her parting, we washed our own hair with our own shampoo, because she had run out of her own…she used our electricity and left a mess on the floor all for a tidy sum of £97.00. I was totally gobsmacked!! how she got to this amount I really do not know….she had been coming to the house a few times, but that time was the last – why oh why do they charge so much?Now I am faced with having my hair cut again – its long overdue, because I hate the fact of paying so over the top, I am not tight but I do not like to be ripped off for a service that has gotten all out of proportion…and reading a price list these days, means you need a degree, because you are faced with so many prices, one for the Graduate Stylist and one for the Ordinary Stylist or the Head Stylist…all different prices and of course no matter who you talk to in the salon, even if you have totally decided that the spotty young assistant at the desk is definately the graduate, and then you slowly begin to realise that she IS infact the Head Stylist!So Hairdressers and Coffee two things that in my mind are totally overpriced…but we all seem to pay it anyway. I am visiting a new hairdressers tomorrow, well actually I have been to them before a few years ago, i have worked out from their price list that it will probably cost about £125.00 as I am thinking of having full head colour, a cut and a wash and some highlights on top of that – phew its hard work just thinking about it isn’t it!….all that standing on your feet etc etc. Still perhaps its the price of coffee that makes the Hairdressers soooo expensive!!Still I’ve had fun on this little site….‘Hairmixer.com’ you do not have to give your email address….you do not have to pay…or sign up for anything! Its all free…try it – especially if you are thinking of changing your hairstyle or colour. You just upload a picture of yourself and swap faces with the stars its so fun!Heres a few of me! sorry NO makeup on so its all a little scary!But I love my new chiselled chin, broad shoulders and BIG Chest!Bye for now – Luv happy x

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    Lace Threads
    May 5, 2008 / 6:56 pm

    I love your blog – stumbled across it, as is often the way. And I love the link to the hairmix site. I’ve been thinking of turning blonde! Been brunnette too long, and fancy a change. Will give it a go. Thank you!

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    Raindrops
    April 28, 2008 / 7:14 pm

    I am so with you on the price for a hair cut. Got mine done about 6 months ago cut and highlights and it cost £75.00 (and that was with a discount for using the hairdresser for the first time!!!). Did a return flight to the north east (to see family) got my hair done cut highlights etc total cost including flight £86.50Tricia PS love the blog by the way

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    Teresa
    April 25, 2008 / 12:44 pm

    Hi there!I do agree so much. Unfortunately, though prices are sky high, hairdressers do not see it in their pay packets. My neice is a hairdresser an earns a ridiculous amount and has to work very long hours!!??? What a interesting blog you have – it’s great. Will be back soon!Teresa X

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    stéphanie
    April 24, 2008 / 9:02 am

    And why not get your hair cut in France ;)? bizzarely anything done on the continent is cheaper (wether it is hair or teeth!), I am always amazed with pricing in the UK, wondering who decided that such thing would cost that much, it seems they have adopted the “as long as we can get away with it” pricing policy!

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    prettyshabby
    April 24, 2008 / 8:47 am

    hi Happy, I totally agree,they seem to add even more to the prices as well when you go to pay, for products that end up making your hair itch and you have to wash it again.I’m lucky that one of my sisters is a hairdresser so I get things done for free, it’s cheaper for me to have a day off and drive 40 miles down to her than get it cut locally..mad! That website looks great, you’re lucky you suit both dark or blonde hair, I rather think you look a bit like Jennifer Saunders in that last photo!loved that last post about Cath kidston, I phoned up the Notting Hill store years and years ago about a vintage cowboy cushion(that cost me a blooming fortune!)and the girl on the phone said ‘hold on I’ll just ask Cath’ funny hey, its like we’ve had a brush with royalty. Have fun in France.. I’m off to try that hairmixer website!!

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    Kali
    April 24, 2008 / 2:32 am

    Oh Happy, and I thought it was expensive here!!It’s unbelievable and a rort. The cost of hair services has long been a peeve of mine, but now I’ll console myself with the amount you are paying.thanks for the link for the hairstyles, i rather like the last one on you.xo Kali

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