Weekly Roundup: Haircuts, money and women

by Kristina on September 6, 2013 · 7 comments

Good morning Dinks.  It’s Friday…WOOT WOOT.  Nothing much happened in my week so not too much to talk about.  I finally got to see the Steve Jobs movie…loved it.  Today after work I am getting my haircut.  I know this seems like a ridiculous discussion topic but please keep reading…there is a point to my story.D

I shamefully say that at almost 33 years old (next month) my grey hair is starting to creep through my natural shade of brown.  So as of today I am going to be a bottle brunette.

After searching around and price shopping for a new hairdresser I finally found a salon that offers haircuts starting at $55.  This sounds like a great deal to me because my old hair dresser charged $70 plus tax for a haircut.

When I told my father about my supposedly great news his first reaction was “Who the hell pays $70 for a hair cut.”

I am sure that many of our male Dinks just had this same reaction, whereas our lady Dinks might be a little more understanding.  My dad told me that he pays $15 for a hair cut at his barber and if he wants to add in a shave it’s another $10.  Who knew that a day of pampering could only cost $25? Ladies…am I right?

This is just another example of how men and women differ when it comes to money.  What I, as a woman, think is a great deal may seem like a totally outrageous expense to a man.

What do you think?

Enjoy these posts from our personal finance friends. Have a great weekend.

– LearnVest – One bank or many: Where should I keep my accounts?

– Budgets Are Sexy – Being cheap vs. Being frugal

– Thirty Six Months – The perfect time to start Christmas shopping

– Gajizmo – How To Get Out Of Jury Duty

– Feeling Financial – Inflation Risk – Go Broke Slowly

– Dough Roller – 4 Options When you Can’t Open a Bank Account

– Budget & the Beach – Multiple streams of income and happiness


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1 Pat at Feeling Financial September 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

Hey – thanks for the mention! I recently started to cut my own hair with an electric razor (as some of us guys get older the short haircut is the way to go…). It saves money for sure, but mostly it saves time. I don’t think my wife will be using the razor though.

2 Budget and the Beach September 7, 2013 at 9:25 am

I’m right there with you! What’s worse is my hair is short so I HAVE to get it cut every 6-8 week or else it looks terrible! I do color it myself though. Mine cost around 70 as well but I’m looking for someone else cheaper. But it will still probably be around 50ish.

3 Budget and the Beach September 7, 2013 at 9:27 am

OH and thanks for the mention!

4 Kristina September 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Oh yes I am sure that we can do a dozen other things with $70 but I chose to get my hair cut. So be it.

Thanks for reading guys.

5 James September 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Wow…70 bucks for a haircut?

6 Jessica September 8, 2013 at 8:43 am

70 bucks for a haircut is just wow! I considered paying this too a few days ago, but then I bought some scissors and cut my own hair :) It looks really nice, I was a bit nervous at first, but after watching a few how-to videos on youtube it was wasier than I expected.

7 eve September 9, 2013 at 5:39 pm

$70 sounds good to me. I pay $130 (including tips)in NYC- pricey but well worth it since my stylist gives me a great cut each time. A really good cut can last a long time so I only get a haircut 2 or 3 times a year. I color my own hair to save $$.

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