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March 20th, 2012 at 01:45 am

My wife has booked a hair appointment for thursday.
The last appointment cost 75.00 I dont get it. If I earned 75.00 in an hour and a half I would expect to do some work, not stand about gabbing and having cups of tea while the customer is sitting under a hairdryer.
The last time I went to the barbers it cost 7.00. I got all of his interesting converastion, but I didnt get a cup of tea. I think tea must cost 68.00 a cup nowadays.
Perhaps the difference in price is due to the amount of hair. My wife has lots of hair and I only have a bit.
Or it could be. When my wife comes out of the hairdressers I tell her she looks beautiful. When I come out of the barbers she tells me I look nice. 68.00 is the difference between nice and beautiful minus a cup of tea.
Anyway. while shes in the hairdressers I'll be in the barbers then go to the bookies. That way we'll be even.

6 Responses to “Hairdressers.”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    For that kind of money, I can guarantee they are doing much more to her hair than simply cutting it!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    What an interesting post! I have to admit it made me chuckle, especially picturing men in a barber shop with delicate tea cups and their pinky fingers up! Face it, women pay more for certain things...hair styling, and underwear are two of them! Perhaps you should splurge and get your hair done at your wife's salon for the experience and tea! Oh wait, that wouldn't be frugal! :-)

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Not that I care one way or the other, but for that amount of money, she is (or should be) getting her hair washed twice, deep conditioned, likely a scalp massage, then a good cut (20 minutes on it's own if hair is long and thick), highlights put in or the gray covered or possibly a perm. If they are under the hood dryer it is to set the perm or the highlights, then it will be washed out, and then a complete by hand blow out followed by styling either with a curling iron or a flat iron. Long thick hair takes about 20 minutes to blow dry by hand. It's probably an hour and a half to two hours work (with fifteen minutes spent under the hood dryer as opposed to squirting you with a spray bottle, doing a 10 minute snip with some scissors, and booting you out with your hair still wet or a ten minute shave with a set of clippers set on half an inch. I wouldn't compare the two services. That is like comparing spraying your car off with a hose or taking it to a full service wash and wax place with hand drying of mirrors and chrome.

  4. M E 2 Says:

    Also, at least here in the States, the full $75 does NOT go to the hairdresser. They generally only receive a portion of that amount. Some of it goes to the salon owner.

  5. scotland Says:

    Thank you for your wise and spirited comments.
    I will strive to defeat the corrupt forces that plague our society. No matter how controversial or life threatening.

  6. Jerry Says:

    I shall certainly be on the lookout for tea that costs 68 quid... even with the hairdresser's (apparently substantial) markup, that has to lead to some insurance of an utterly OUTSTANDING cup of tea! You know, one with essence of unicorn hair, diamond squeezings, and the like. And maybe some cinnamon oil. Yum.

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