Hair: You Wear It Everyday
You wouldn't think twice about spending $200 on a pair of jeans but desperately search for the best haircut / price combo when it comes to hair care. Why that doesn't make sense...0
You wouldn’t think twice about spending $200 on a pair of jeans, especially if they make your butt look amazing. Most of us even spend up to $100 on work out pants. Pants we sweat in. But when it comes to our haircuts, we are forever looking for the best cut for the cheapest price.
But why really? It’s our hair. We wear it every single day. Not to be melodramatic, but it pretty much makes or breaks our intended look. Our hair says something to the world. “I am soft and sweet.” “I am fearless.” “I am funkified, so watch out!” Hair rocks. Hair rolls. Hair is there to stay. So let go of your death grip, and start treating your hair like you treat your derriere.
The average American woman has her locks trimmed every eight to ten weeks, that’s 5-6 times per year. At $100 a pop, that’s $600 per year. You might spend that much on one bag or one pair of shoes that you wear three times. It is better invested on your head, the topper of your outfit. To list the great salons in the city would be laboriously long, so I have a few short guidelines.
1) Going to the celebrity stylist isn’t necessary. You don’t need highlights that will photograph beautifully on the red carpet, and there are great stylists that don’t charge $600 for them. You should be able to find a hundred dollar haircut that you love.
2) Ask. Ask. Ask. If you see a woman’s hair you love, just ask. Remember, you wear it everyday. You may as well get it right. Plus, you will make her day. Hair karma is good karma.
3) Never be lured by those guys on the streets who ask where you get your haircut. If there salon was really reputable, they wouldn’t have to solicit tourists – or you – off the street.
4) Utilize their services. If they offer to trim your bangs three or four weeks out, go get your bangs trimmed. Your style will last longer, and you will feel immensely better about the price. You paid for it!
Still can’t decide where to go? We like Laicale in Soho, Sam Brocato on Wooster, and Soon Beauty Lab with locations in both the East Village and Chelsea.
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