Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I cut my hair!

(Have you entered the Boba Carrier Giveaway?  Find it here!)

I posted about this on the blog's Facebook page the other day, but I went and got a haircut/style recently.  As I mentioned, the last time I had my hair cut was for family pictures, one year ago.  This time?  We're getting family pictures done in a few weeks, so I needed another cut.

Yep, only once a year.

Thankfully, because I'm extremely cheap, I scored a Groupon for a haircut and highlight for a really low price.  I think it was supposed to cost around $60 for the Groupon ($150-something typically), but since I had referral cash in my account I ended up only paying somewhere around $30.  I did tip, though, so that added a little bit on the top.

Obviously, you take a chance when you get your hair done on a  Groupon, because most times it is a newer stylist trying to gain clients, but I've done this for the past few years and haven't had terrible results.  There are a few parts of my hair that I'd change, but overall, I think it went pretty well and I'm happy with the end result.  

Here's a before:

And here's my after picture:

My after picture was actually taken the next day, because my phone died on the way home from the appointment, while I was talking to one of my bloggy friends.  (I'm sorry Nicole!)

I'm really thankful that I went- it was a pretty relaxing experience.  I'm not used to having someone else wait on me for a few hours, and that felt nice.  I'm honestly pretty sure I fell asleep in the shampoo rinse chair because I was so relaxed when she was doing the conditioning treatment.  

Typically, this type of thing goes against my crunchy nature.  Not only am I using actual hair products like shampoo and conditioner, but I'm also letting someone put tons of chemicals onto my head.  I justify it a few ways.  First, I only do this once (maybe I'll start doing it twice now?) per year.  Moderation is key.  Second, I'm doing foiled highlights, which I feel is just a little better than all over color, because the chemicals are only touching my hair (which is already dead) and not actually touching my scalp.  Third, I really, really don't want little man or new baby to grow up and think their mom is a schlumpy slob.  Hence the Mama Makeover Challenge, which I'm still doing a decent job of keeping up.

Have you done anything recently for yourself?  Tell me what you've done!

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  1. wow! Really cute! and such a good deal! yay for groupon!

  2. Your hair looks gorgeous, they did a great job! I've always been a little scared of those groupon hair salon deals in the past, maybe now I might give one a go!

  3. My hair definitely isn't top of my list! I'm trying to grow it out now, no cuts as my hairdresser always takes too much off! For myself though, I have recently started running. I suck, but I'm definitely getting better and it makes me feel good about myself, and I feel like a good role model for my boys too! :) xxx


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