Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

After much prodding from MY SON (yes, the 3 year old), I went to Great Clips last night to get my hair cut. I normally go to Salon Feux-Feux* and pay about $60 for a shampoo, haircut and blow-dry. Great Clips was $13; I had a $2 off coupon and I left a $3 tip, so we'll call it $14. Someone check my math, k?

So I didn't get a great conversation, the latest salon gossip, a neck massage nor a cold beverage...but I got a great cut. I can't tell the difference.

My frugal buddy Cagey did this same experiment about two years ago and bragged about how much money she saved. Me being stubborn (Capricorn that I am), I defended my choice of Salon Feux-Feux:

"My hair is short, so I need a special cut". Guess what? Great Clips can cut short hair...pretty darn good too!

"Feux-Feux is close to where I work". Great Clips is close to where I LIVE, and they are open until 9:00pm.

"It's also close to the donut shop" Okay, this is just a BAD thing!

Also, my Great Clips cut took about 20 minutes, where I usually waste an entire lunch hour (and then some) at Feux-Feux.

So call me slow. But now I've got $46 to spend. Maybe I should take more advice from my 3-year old son. Whee!

*Name changed to protect the damn over-priced place.


lorib said...

I'm intrigued that Goofy Jr. has any interest in your hair at all, let alone the desire to prod you to go to Great Clips. What's that all about? The only time Lil D shows any interest in my hair is when he wants me to cover my face to play the Cousin Itt version of hide and seek.

Goofy Girl said...

Yes, we have managed to raise a metrosexual toddler somehow. Goofy Junior is interested in all things grooming, including hair, nails, and (my) makeup. He loves going to get haircuts - like more than the zoo. He also picks out his own clothes each morning...and they match!

Of course, this is no surprise to anyone that knows his dad, Mr. Goofy. :-)

Cagey said...

Yeah, I was thinking Goofy Jr was showing his Daddy's colors!

I admit that I miss a "salon experience", but doubt that I will ever start going to one again. My hair is plain jane and I can't justify spending that kind of money on a trim.

It cracked me up the first time I went to Great Clips and they used the EXACT same methodology as our former stylist K did!