I’ve always been quite reluctant to pay a lot for haircuts. My aunt cut my hair when I was young, and when I was in college, a cousin (both hairdressers). It was more convenient because I was more than comfortable to say exactly how I wanted it.
Leaving Malaysia meant that I had to pay for haircuts, and the service industry here is generally not cheap. The first haircut abroad I got was in Belgium. I went for the junior stylist. She started cutting. My hair started getting shorter and shorter. And shorter. She left me looking like a mushroom.
A year later, I went to a more reliable salon for my next haircut, and this time it wasn’t bad. It was relatively expensive, but then again I only cut my hair once a year.
Recently I’ve got a haircut and highlights. It was the most expensive thing that I’ve ever done to my hair. After agonising over it, I decided to go for it since I would be wearing the hairstyle everyday. It was definitely more worth it compared to paying for clothes and shoes! A hairstyle is just as wearable, and as important as getting a nice handbag or a pair of shoes. I also asked for highlights to spice up the look and add texture. It was also a little congratulations to myself for getting through uni. (almost…)
The last time I coloured my hair, I just left high school. I bleached it and had some different (odd) colours for highlights. Those days…… Anyway, this current hairstyle gives me what I hope is a more sophisticated look 🙂