Friday, April 13, 2012
Hair today--longer tomorrow
That stuff on our heads is a pain—it never just sits there and stays OK.
And it costs.
USA Today Weekend had a story by Michele Meyer on how to put your head on a budget.
First, she says, take longer between visits to the hairdresser. Major reshaping—three times a year! In between, see if an assistant can trim it for less.
Skip salon shampoos or blow-drys.
Go off-hours if rates are lower—or in after-hours training sessions. I would add see if a local beauty school offers lower rates.
Get partial highlights instead of single-process that requires a lot of root work.
Grow your hair.
Well, your body will do that for you—your job is to outwit your hair and your body.
I have long hair, color it myself 3 times a yr—it never gets Carrie Bradshaw rooty so it’s semi-acceptable, and I shampoo every third day.
It works—you just have to get used to not fussing.