Respectable style comes at hair-raising prices for women
Idesperately need my hair cut. My shaggy look has gotten so bad that I could dye my hair white and be a passable Albert Einstein. I’m like the man in the octopus car ad except it’s a hairy tarantula on my head. But still I drag my feet and I’ll explain. Two years ago, I shaved all my hair off for charity and while I raised over $700, only now am I beginning to see the long reaching consequences. Maintenance. I’ve had more haircuts since shaving my head than I have had in my whole adult life! Being a long-haired young mother on a low income, a trim for me was standing in front of the mirror gamely with scissors in my hand. So my question is this: Why can’t women with short hair get a cut at a reasonable price? I’m not digging at stylists; I think they’re awesome at what they do (and I know a few personally) but what if I want a quick trim without all the fuss just a simple in and out visit. There are places in the city where you can wait your turn, receive a tidy cut and walk out less than $20 lighter. We can visit similar places locally but women still pay nearly as much as a normal salon, almost three times that price. I enjoy getting a fabulous style as much as the next lady but if every 8-10 weeks I have to choose between that and a child’s swimming lessons or similar, there really is no choice. ◗ Suzie Sykes, mother of three . . . still trucking on.