My hairdresser is moving. Not to the other side of the country or anything, just the next town over, but it is a little far to go for a hair cut. And frankly, I've been thinking it might be time to make a change anyway. Not that I don't like her, because I really do, and not because she doesn't do a good job, because she is excellent, but maybe time for a change anyway. You see, I've been seeing the same hairdresser for a long time now. I don't even remember how long, exactly, but I know I started going to her well before I got pregnant with my oldest, so I am guessing somewhere in the range of ten years.
Just so you know (and can possibly offer better advice), I have had some longer or shorter version of this haircut for basically my entire life.
So, that's a long time, right? Long enough that maybe I should investigate whether anybody else out there has any ideas what to do with my not straight not curly stubborn wanky hair. I should really branch out, especially now that I have the perfect opportunity and the perfect excuse should I decide to return to the status quo in the future. But, I have no idea how to find a new hairdresser. Ask friends? But then do I have to ask friends that have the same kind of hair as me? And is it ok to ask said friends how much to expect it to cost, or is that rude? Can I ask that question when I call to make an appointment? I mean, I haven't been going to Hair Cuttery or anything, but I also haven't been getting $200 haircuts and I don't want to be surprised.
So, three questions:
- How do you go about finding a new hairdresser?
- How do you go about finding out ahead of time what it will cost?
- How long do you tend to stay with the same hairdresser? (I'm just really curious on this one.)
(Photo credit: my camera phone, obviously)