Being an Essex girl we are what some might refer to as “High Maintenance”. When it comes to our hair we stop at nothing to keep our manes looking in tip top. So since when did dabbing blue mixture on your hair and trimming up some unshapely hair ends become beyond expensive.
Lets compare; The average cost of a Junior solicitor for an hours work is around £100 per hour. After all they have studied for 6 plus years have on average £35000 worth of debt from their studies to repay.
The other day I read in the Daily Mail how full time hard working mums were struggling in todays economic climate to even afford a hair cut & colour. One a bank manager, another a Director. Both certainly not earning £125 for an hours work but more £125 for a days work as a comparison.
So why do hairdressers charge so much money?
Why is a hairdressers hourly rate boardering on the insane £180 per hour.
I did my homework today, calls to various local hairdressers not “Trendy London Hairdressers” but just plain average boring “dont even get asked if you want a cup of tea” nothing to write home about local hairdressers to get an average cost. I think on 4 occasions I had to ask “that includes a cut & blowdry right?” “No… It doesnt” …. “Oh”. One even sounded rather put out that I had thought £180 expensive!
For a full head of highlights, cut & dry the average cost was £180. Wow… £180. How long would you have to sit at work to earn £180? Probably a couple of days right? Maybe even a week? How do you analyse value for money? For me I always look at what I could buy for the same amount that offers value.
So I have come up with a unique idea.
Hair Today Gone Tomorrow to Italy!
If its £180 just to get your hair done in one of those extortion hairdressers that “Dont even ask if you would like a cup of tea” wouldnt you rather spend that on
A weekend away in a beautiful medieval hilltop Italian Village and get your hair done?
Hair done by the style & class guru’s of the world “The Italians”? They ouse trends! They are colour masters. They make UK hair dressers look like amateurs!
Imagine. 2 nights in a beautiful medieval village. Return flights to Italy, transfer, full head of highlights, Cut & blowdry, italian coffee & brioche breakfast, Pasta Amatrice lunch, Napolese Pizza Supper, washed down with as much red wine as you can consume… All for £170.
I know where I will be in January… Getting my hair done at Hair Today Gone Tomorrow to Italy.