Hair Day


The highlights of my day:

1. This kitchen sink salad

2. A $75 haircut.


The salad was a salad, with arugula, roasted broccoli, goat cheese, hummus, white kidney beans, avocado, olive oil. Enough said.

But about the haircut, oh the haircut! I think $35 is a reasonable price for a haircut, don’t you? After all, I usually just get an inch cut off with a little re-shaping and call it a day. But today, I was totally pampered with a fancy haircut because I got a Living Social deal back in April. I only had to pay the tip! I slept weird last night and then didn’t make it to the gym this morning, so I ended up with a weird headache. But as soon as the stylist had my head in the sink and started massaging, my headache was gone and my whole body felt better. And the shampoo and special Japanese conditioner stuff he used was heavenly. My ‘do looks about the same, with some extra layers in the front, but the condition of the hair was amazing when I left! Of course he used a ridiculous straightener to get it that way, but it sure looked healthy. I don’t think I’d ever pay $75 for a haircut, but I sure am tempted to go back to this guy. What do you look for in a hair stylist? How much do you pay?

I’m relaxed, in bed extra early, and hoping for a better night of sleep this time around. And my hair smells phenomenal!

  • Brendan
    July 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I cut my own hair. And I use the shampoo at the gym. If I had Matt’s gorgeous locks, I’d probably pay a professional.

    • Laura
      July 11, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      If I had a buzz cut, I might do the same:)

  • LSandoe
    July 11, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Yeah, I was shocked when I learned they charge that much for a haircut. In college I would go to a New Talent Aveda salon where I would get a cut for $30 (a rare find in the city). But ahhh how I love Aveda products, they smell so earthy and fabulous. Thank God for Living Social deals 🙂

  • Lynn
    July 11, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Post a picture.

    • Laura
      July 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      I already showered, so no picture:( There’s no way I’ll be able to get it to look like he did without a blow-out and nice straighter, but I’ll snap a pic when I wear it down again…

  • pam
    July 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Wow that is really expensive..I get haircuts for $10 and color for $ cousin is a stylists and I just have to pay for the But most people around here pay for cuts about $15 and color $50-$75.. but that is because I live in the midwest where everything is cheaper. Post a picture..
    Have a great day.

    • Laura
      July 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      Oh my goodness! 10$ here is unheard of even at Great Clips! Sorry there is no picture, I had to shower after the gym and ruined it:(

  • Rachel
    July 11, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I think the more important question is where do YOU get a $35 haircut?? 🙂

    • Laura
      July 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Rock, Paper, Scissors in Durham. Although I kind of want to switch to a man after yesterday:)

  • Kathryn
    July 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    My go-to is the Paul Mitchell School- they have one here in NOVA and even one where I went to college (Columbia, SC). Can’t beat a $12 haircut, and they always did a great job for a basic trim.

    • Lynn
      July 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      we have a Paul Mitchell school here in Ohio and I’ve been tempted…… A lady down the street goes and gets a short, choppy do that’s very stylish and she requests one girl there who does great cuts but is about to leave soon. If you don’t know of someone who is good it can be hit or miss but very reasonable.

  • Charise
    July 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I pay $45 for my haircut and $135 for a cut with color. I think that’s about average for where I live, in a fairly large city in Ohio.

    My favorite stylist ever, though, was in college. I only paid $18 and she made my (at the time) short/choppy/textured/tousled look look so awesome.

  • Katie Cummings
    July 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I don’t color my hair and only get a few haircuts a year so I usually do spend $45 or more on each haircut. I’ve really found that with the salons that charge more I get a better experience. And since I’m not on an every 8 or 12 week schedule I think its okay to spend that much. Its an experience for me that I really enjoy, plus sometimes you get what you pay for!