I just got my hair cut. It was the first time I’d had it cut since the beginning of October, and I’m stoked with my new style. I’ve had my hair long and a little bit layered for the last couple years, and I was getting tired of it. I always go to Fantastic Sams or Cost Cutters (whichever one I have a coupon for), and I usually only go a couple times a year. My husband suggested that if I wanted a drastic style change I might want to go somewhere a little more upscale, and I’m so glad I listened to him. Sometimes I get so caught up in being frugal that I need reminders that it’s ok to spend a little money now and then.
I found a salon very near where we live, that does $40 haircuts (I know this might not be considered extravagant, but for me it’s a very expensive haircut). They had a 20% off coupon on their website for new clients, so I got my haircut for $32 plus a $10 tip. The lady did a wonderful job. She spent about an hour with me, and my hair looks better than it has for a very long time. It’s much shorter, with a lot more style than I had this morning.
When I first met my husband, I used to go to the place that charged about $50 to cut my hair. But for the last five or six years, I’ve been going the cheap haircut route. I’m not going to all of a sudden start paying $50 every six weeks to get my hair cut, but I think I’ll go back to this place every three or four months. Some things in life are just worth it. When we were in debt, there was no way I would have spent $42 on a haircut. But now I feel like it’s ok every now and then. And it helps that I started cutting my husband’s hair last year. I’ve gotten very good at it, and we have the same clippers that they use when he pays someone else to do it. He likes to get his hair cut every couple months, and used to pay about $15 each time. So by doing it at home, we’re saving about $90/year.
On another good note, I found a baby sling on Craigslist that I’m going to pick up tomorrow night. I’ve been eyeing the exact same sling for months online ($40) and I’m getting it for $15. And a lady I work with just offered me a baby bathtub and a baby play mat that her kids have outgrown. We have yet to buy anything new for our baby, and we have just about everything we need/want.