When I started the “Organising You” month I read via the comments that many of you don’t regularly visit the hairdresser. One courageous reader admitting she hasn’t been to a hairdresser for over year and was well and truly in need, which I am sure so many of you are feeling the same.
Whenever I walk out of the hairdresser I feel like one of the girls in the Sunsilk commercials, hair so soft and beautiful I can’t help but swing it from side to side. I visited the hairdresser on Monday, 3 1/2 hours later (let’s not talk about that), but it boosted my mood, I have been rushing around the last week or so, it’s something I definitely needed, to stay still for 3 hours (hmm, 2 would of been perfectly fine, but the head massage made up for it all).
Understandably having kids and the expense are perfect reasons why not to visit the hairdresser, but you still can work around these and treat yourself to some pampering. I know you will feel great afterwards!
- call or visit the hairdresser before you book an appointment ask for a quote, do not feel obliged. Ring around if you need.
- see if they have a customer loyalty program, bonus if the whole family is on the one card
- tell them at the beginning of the appointment you don’t want a blow wave this will reduce a lot off the end total, in my case saved me $40.
- have a hairstyle that will look good any length so you don’t have to return as often (eg. every 6 weeks)
- if you like the one colour all over consider colouring your hair at home (purchased from supermarket), then just getting a cut from the hairdresser
- if you colour your hair try to choose a colour close to your natural colour so your roots don’t show as much.
- mobile hairdressers are cheaper
- If you have family that can look after bub, you’re in luck, great bonus you can book them in to babysit and visit alone
- When my youngest was a bub the hairdressers used to cuddle and look after her while I was getting my hair cut, which was helpful
- when booking in let them know you will be bringing bub so they can set aside a seat that will allow your pram to sit next to you (hopefully, if all goes to plan)
- book your appointment around baby’s nap time, so she/he can be sleeping next to you
- make the appointment when hubby is home to look after the kids, Thursday night or weekends
- As above, leave the kids with family or hubby
- Take a coTouring in book with pencils
- iPod/iPad/Nintendo DS to keep them occupied
- Portable DVD Player with movie
- Pack food for them to nibble
- Read a book while they sit on your lap