Unless you cut your own hair, at times we all have to visit the hairdresser’s. This post is not a moan but an observation that is not really setting well with myself. I used to have my hair cut, with highlights mainly to make the grey bits blend in! Then the cost went up so I then went all blonde, but the regrowth is so quick I was constantly buying packets of home dye and doing it myself. There is of course only so long you can keep doing this and I could never remember which cheap packet I bought so the colours were not great.

So then I decided to go back to my original colour of brown, I had it done a couple of times in the shop so I got an all over good colour but the cost was over £50 so then I decided to have layers put it so I could just wash and leave it. I had this done at home and was only £20 as I had washed my hair myself in the shower before she arrived. What a difference that made to my neck no more leaning back in the most uncomfortable basins and having a comb ripped through your hair so quickly as they are always looking for the next customer. I now buy the same brown dye every couple of months that I can do myself so that’s a saving as it costs under £5 I will have the layers cut back in about 4 times a year at £20 a time. So I have saved myself lots of money that I didn’t really have to be honest and I really like my hair now.

I have only ever used small to middle of the road businesses with the most I have ever paid is about £55, I know some people pay over three times that amount for a top class hairdresser to do their hair but are they worth it or do people just think of it as an essential expenditure.

So my question is: Are hairdressers pricing themselves out of the market?

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Hope your having a good hair day.



  1. kaskent
    25th July 2018 / 4:45 pm

    Yes I think it’s all about what fits in with your life at that time. It’s swings and roundabouts as even if you had your own shop you have then got to cover all the bills. Xx

  2. 25th July 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Well that unfinished comment got sent by accident, hehe.

    I was making a parallel in my mind about my experience of being in a self employed services business, there’s only so many hours you can work on your feet. Paid per job or per hour seems a far cry from being paid per month or per year.

    I never earned and saved enough money to retire, and I am what was called “frugal minded.”

  3. 25th July 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Yes, some have a choice. it depends

  4. kaskent
    25th July 2018 / 7:20 am

    Thank you, pleased you enjoyed reading. I think it’s a choice here about being self-employed or employed by the salon that is evenly distributed in the U.K. The key to success is building up your client list with customers that have their hair done regularly. 🙂

  5. 24th July 2018 / 4:56 pm

    Thanks for a practical topic, one that most women live with, given a choice.

    I understand the cost has skyrocketed yet the people who cut hair in most hair salons in the US work are self-employed. They pay their own self employment tax, fund their own retirement, etc. None of those I know have been able to retire.

    Hair color is a luxury service. As a young adult I grew my hair long and friends helped trim off the ends. Hair Style or salons never were an option. So, until I am will to wear my hair in a bun and let it be gray,

    Am glad you found an affordable solution that fits your preferred hair style and budget.

    Deborah Taylor-French

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