Mrs. 1500 here.
Mr. 1500 and I moved to Douglas County in Colorado last year. Douglas County is a very expensive county, and we didn’t do adequate research before we moved here (a first, because usually we research the heck out of anything big like this.) Less than 3 months after moving here, we put the house back on the market, we hated it that much. Perhaps you remember a previous post about our wasteful neighbors? I honestly don’t think we could have found a less-like-us neighborhood that the one we moved to. Maybe Beverly Hills.
Anyway, I was reading the Denver Post recently, and saw an article about getting your hair blow-dried at a salon. Not a blow dry after a cut or color, but just going into the salon for the express purpose of getting your hair blown dry. What?!? I read on.
Getting your hair colored and cut can be expensive and time-consuming, but a salon blow-dry is one of modern life’s affordable and quick luxuries… As the economy improves, women are returning to salons for express services like manicures and $40 blowouts…
Wait! Did that just say $40 blowouts? Yup. This article is calling a $40 blowout “…one of modern life’s affordable and quick luxuries…”
I DON’T EVEN PAY $40 FOR A HAIRCUT, AND THAT COMES WITH A BLOW DRY!
The article goes on to mention 3 different blow-dry salons in the Denver area, and a quote from the editor of American Salon magazine “There are only 24 hours in the day and with so many things consuming our time, a blowout is a quick way to get a beauty service…” Like you HAVE to get a beauty service, and you don’t have time so you get a blowout just to get SOMETHING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
She goes on to say “When your hair looks great, you’re going to feel good about yourself.” Yes, I agree with that statement. The twice a year I go to the salon, I feel really good coming out. I even feel the urge to put on makeup after a salon visit. But that feeling doesn’t last, because I have to wash my hair at the least, every two days. And I have to sleep on it that night, effectively messing it right up.
I can’t believe there is even one salon that offers this service exclusively, let alone enough customers who use this service to necessitate 3 of these in the Denver area.
So much money wasted on such frivolous things. Can you imagine what that money could do for your retirement? Who cares what your hair looks like, really. Did anyone ever die, and at their funeral, the eulogies said “She had great hair.”? Probably not.
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