Today I'm going down to The Sample Room to book a hair consultation/appointment.
I know it's going to cost a lot more to get my hair done here, compared to Auckland!
It doesn't really make sense ... but I had struck a good deal with my 'regular' hair salon in Manukau. We agreed a price, and they promised to not increase it unless it was justified.
So I've been going there for about 2 years, and the price never rose at all.
Now I've checked out local and Hamilton prices and they are almost $100 MORE than what I was paying in Auckland!
But I figure if I factor in the cost of petrol to get to and from Auckland, I might as well just get my hair done here.
I want to get my hair back to it's 'almost' natural state/colour. I'm sick to death of re-growth. I know I've said that before... but after the bad reaction to the 'block' colour I had last, I am over the struggle to buck nature.
At Weight Watcher's last night, we were told of a new 6 week challenge, to start next week. I'm determined to reach the 'goal' of losing .500 grams a week for the full 6 weeks, if not more.
As an added incentive, the Leader said there would be some prizes at the end too.
Nothing like an incentive to do well.
Right, that's all I have for now... catch ya later.
Well I don't know what happened to the frost we expected to wake up to! It's freezing, but no frost... and I'm back in bed keeping warm!
I'm trying a sachet Mocca... cos it's hot.
Tallulah has been sin binned... I've had to block her from the bedrooms. Last night I could hear a weird sound, so got up to find her eating one of our rugs again. I was bloody fit to kill. I put her back in the garage overnight. Sadly, that meant Coco had to be in the garage too. If she wasn't with Tallulah she would have scratched at the door all night.
I really should get up....but it's so warm in bed!
MARLENE: When I first went to Synergy in Manukau, I spoke to the Manager and we agreed that I would pay $140 all up for my colour (full head of foils and toner). If I wanted a trim it would be another $25. If I wanted it blow dried and 'styled' it would be another $45, all pre-arranged and agreed to.
All those prices were way less than the 'normal' price.
So, I used to get the colour done, and sometimes a light trim. They would always part dry it for me. Then I would go home and dry it myself.
So that's how my 'Auckland' salon was way cheaper than anywhere else.
Oh and if they buggered up the trim and took off too much, I told them I would not pay them! We had a great relationship! *smiles*
You have to fight to get what you want, at the price you are happy with. Somehow I think I might have scared them... can't think why! lol
ABOVE: Temporary blockade... Poor Coco, it's not her fault. I will now have to re-think where they sleep... can't be in the bedrooms, can't be in the lounge or family room cos Tallulah is a shit... and it can't be in the garage cos it's too cold! Hmmmmm.... doesn't leave many options.
SOLVED IT... should have thought of it sooner...
ABOVE: They can both sleep in the big crate at the end of Griffin's bed. They will be warm, and inside... but Tallulah will be confined. Excellent.
Stew's sister is due here tonight for an overnight visit. She moved to Wanganui last year, so we haven't seen her in months and months.
Can't wait to show her our new home. *smiles*
I have an appointment this afternoon at The Sample Room to discuss what I want done with me hair. And hopefully, to discuss pricing. Though I fully expect to pay the 'normal' price.
2.07 pm: Well I just had my hair consultation at The Sample Room. To get my hair cut and coloured will be: $275.00!!!
HOLY SHIT BALLS.
I've looked at other salons here in Cambridge and they all seem to be charging the same prices.
So I bit the very hard bullet, and booked an appointment next week. Shit it better be worth it!
I've asked that they start putting some darker coloured foils in, so the re-growth isn't so obvious. So no more blonde/blonde, hard to keep looking good hair.
It's quite a cold day outside, so grateful this is such a warm house. We have double glazing, it sure makes a difference.
Yes, I can get cold inside, but not cry-baby freezing.
The neighbour's little dog has been barking and howling ALL BLOODY DAY. It's really annoying.
Tallulah finds it annoying too...she can't bark back though, thanks to the bark collar.
Best invention ever those things.
So, Stew's sister arrived about 3 hours ago... and we have been yakking ever since. It's been awesome. *smiles*
I had to lock our dogs in the garage, as Khady brought her poodle with her. Tallulah met him thorough the fence... and tried to snap his nose off!
So best to keep them apart.
Right now Khady had taken her boy (Max) for a little walk, and I've let our girls back inside. Talk about sniff, sniff... where is he?
Now I better do something about dinner! Totally forgot that I have to feed the family.
11.13 pm: had a lovely evening catching up with Khady. Juggling the dogs so they didn't meet up... cos Tallulah wanted to rip Max's nose off.
We managed it though.
Time for bed.