When you buy a gym membership, do you go more often than if you had to make the decision to go and pay separately for each visit? You go more often, because you’ve already paid for it. That’s what fans like about salon or spa memberships that keep them loyal to one business, and make sure they come back every month. [More]
The community is pulling together in a drought-stricken town where many residents have wells that are drying up: a salon is offering free shampoos, and the local fire department has a new open-spigot policy for anyone in need. [More]
There’s the occasional bad haircut — if you’ve ever founds yourself with a bowl on your head or decided to cut your own bangs, you know what I mean — but one woman is demanding that a local salon give her $1,000 to ease the pain and suffering she’s undergone after she claims a stylist butchered her hair. [More]
Hello there! Do you have an extra $1,000 to spare? If you did, what are the odds that you’d spend it all on one haircut and blowdry? Slim, probably, unless your face is currently gracing the pages of whichever various celeb magazines are popular nowadays. But while there are some people out there who would splash out some serious cash on self-grooming, we’ve got a few other suggestions for that moolah. [More]
Here’s the thing about the back of your head: you can’t see it. When Patrick stopped by his local Mastercuts to freshen up his ‘do, they stylist let him leave without mentioning the fresh new bald spot on the back of his head. And it was only his girlfriend who was bold enough to mention the problem, finally snapping the picture at left with a cell phone camera to prove it. Mastercuts employees insisted that he must have a medical condition that caused the spot. Nope.
Personally I can’t imagine a haircut costing much money, so MainStreet’s list of 18 ways to get a cheap haircut seems like frugal overkill to me. But then again I’m a guy and I’m going bald, so I just use clippers to avoid the sadness of listening to scissors snip away at nothing, and consequently I don’t really know much about the world of hair salons. Apparently a good haircut for a woman can cost a lot of money, unless you know how to find a bargain.
The Wall Street Journal reports on yet another casualty of the flagging economy: decent haircuts. As consumers confront dwindling bank accounts, they’re taking the scissors into their own hands – sometimes, with disastrous results.
Slate’s column for ladyfolk, doubleX, recently tested 5 home hair dye kits to see which of them work the best. It seems Slate’s fancy writers are too good for Kool-Aid or RIT, which is what my friends always used when they needed a good ugly green tint; apparently Slate also wanted to test brown dyes and not ugly green ones. Of the five, the worst was the $6 “Rainbow Henna Persian Dark Brown,” while the best was a $14 Clairol product, which handily beat out a $30 kit from Frederic Fekkai.
The photo at left is an actual photo of the damage done to this lady’s hair and head. Lane writes:
I’m sure you get hundreds of complaints about salons, but have any of the salon owners in question put a lien on the car of the injured party? Mine has.
A safe-for-work video in which a bunch of pretty girls get their pubic hair pulled out by the roots for the first time at their local bikini wax salon. “It’s totally painless!” says a translator to a dollsome foreign babe. “That’s a relief!” And then the screaming starts.