View Full Version : When do you find time to go to the hairdressers?
without having a small child a) screaming to be fed or b) a toddler running around :roll:
I've just realised (on looking in the mirror and thinking feck me, why DOES my hair look so crap) that I haven't had my hair cut since the beginning of Dec :oops: :shock:
The only time that I could possibly go when I'm Hettieless is on a Saturday and a) they're hideous in the hairdressers as they're so busy b) we are nearly always doing something on the weekends - I don't have a free weekend till June now and b) if I DO get a couple of hours off with DH looking after Hettie I'd much rather do something fun like going and having a girlie lunch or goind shopping.
Having my hair cut is definitely a chore and not a pleasure in my book.
SO I've just had to book to have it done in my lunchtime at work, at the old salon I used to go to when I worked full time and earned a shed load of money. Unfortunately it is in Mayfair so is :shock: expensive for a haircut (too embarrassed to say) but I'm justifying it in that I will be buying practically no clothes for the next x months, I never ever have any sort of treatments or personal treats at all, and haven't had my hair cut in nearly 5 months anyway!!!
What does everyone else do???
I have to go on my day off and beg a babysitter.
Unfortunately my day off is market day in the local town, so parking is a pita :roll:
Saturday's is a total nightmare as it's so busy
My hairdresser does a late night a couple of times a week so I go then when my OH is home to look after the girls.
I used to have a mobile hairdresser for a while, she came to me when it was convenient
Last time I got my haircut I had to beg my oh to take a few hours off on a Wednesday morning to 'babysit'.
I used to go on Saturday mornings but hadn't been in ages because I just couldn't find the time anymore as I'm generally out the door by 8.30am to go to Tesco, then after unloading the shopping I'm straight out to meet friends and will be out all day.
Wish my hairdresser did evenings!
I go on a Tuesday night but I book 3 months in advance!
My hairdresser lives on my road, and has 3 daughters to keep Elise entertained :clap: :clap: :clap: so it's a nice break for me too! Though I've only had it cut this week, the last time being in October :roll: :doh:
Er, I don't :oops: Last haircut I had was January I think but my roots are disgusting atm - was almost too embarrassed to meet up with the other Damsels at the weekend as they are so bad. Have just worked out that the next time I can go is June!!!! I really need it done by 10th June as we have a wedding to go to on 10 and 24 June and I don't want to look like a tramp!!
Not had mine cut since the beginning of January but that's quite recent for me. I usually only get it cut once each year :oops: I normally just leave Lorna with her daddy for an hour as the hairdressers is only 10 minutes away.
I always get my hair done either when my mum is off work on a friday or in the eveings, alot of hairdresser where i live have late night openings til 8pm, ive gone in sometimes then and had it done, or a saturday, which i book a few weeks b4 and dean has him
Is it Michaeljohn Katkinn?
Luckily, Rob is home early afternoon most days, so I can go in the afternoons to have things done, but I do enjoy going. Gives me an hour to sit and read magazines interrupted, have someone bringing me a steady supply of drinks, and I love having my head massaged :yes:
I take James with me - does no one else do this????? We have a great time and they trim his hair for free. If we go early afternoon he MIGHT nap, but as they are usually reasonably quiet then, all the juniors fuss over him and he loves it. Always take lots of books and snacks and leave him in his buggy (or else he'd be across the road before I can blink :roll: )
Of course this is only for a cut and blow dry - if I needed a 3 hour colour treatment or something I'd have to rethink. I did once go on a Saturday without James but it was hideous and it was my hairdresser who suggested bringing him with me.
I think it might be MJ too actually. I used to get my eyebrows waxed there when I was loaded and childfree, with the great Shavata Sigh herself (as used by Liz Hurley, etc) but it was a awopping 21 quid!!!! SO now I do them myself (badly)!
As for my hair, my roots and cut take about 4 hours so OH has Dan on a saturday morning and I go and enjoy the peace!
Otherwise is there not a local one to you that does late nights, my local T&G is open until 9 on Thursdays.
Or, would it work out cheaper to put Hettie in nursery or a shopping centre creche and then you could go to a cheaper hairdressers?
ETA - or if you want to go to one at the Wharf then I could watch Hettie and Dan for an hour or so (try and time the appt for naptime though!)
My mum finishes work at 1.45pm, so I always book in for the afternoons so she can have the children for me.
I am going on Monday actually, but taking Tash with me as she needs a cut too.
No it's not Michaeljohn. (although i've just had my legs waxed there this morning!! Can I point out that this is the first time I've had my legs waxed by a professional for 3 years :shock: :shock: )
I WAS going to go to Michaeljohn but I don't actually know any of the stylists there, whereas my old stylist is still at my old salon (which is Daniel Hersheson on Conduit St)
Haven't been to him for about 2.5 years and I can't believe that it's gone up by £20 :shock: :shock: :shock:
Well i think i've had my hair cut 3 times since Lu has been born, possibly twice! I can't remember and the last time was Mid November some time :shock: :shock:
I had my hair cut a lot shorter than i usually do and i didn't like it so i'm growing it out anyway but it could do with a trim at least.
I have let MIL watch Lu for me whilst i go to the hairdressers but its difficult to get an appointment at the same time MIL is free to babysit :roll:
I was in the car te other day and Husband said to me
*Chen, go and have a haircut*
I was a bit :shock:.
Last time was before my wedding, so Novemberr last year. I like my hair shortish, like in the piccie I posted in damsel mums and now it's hovering on my shoulders looking so untidy it's always tied up in a ponytail.
Like that ady in the syle sunday magazine says:
Nothing says "I've given up" more than a ponytail.
And I am putting it off because now that babo is mobile she wont stay for a hour or so in her pram and if I release her she'll cause mayhem in the hairdressers and we'll be thrown out. And being able to go midweek I'd hate having to go to a crwoded salon on a saturday!
So in answer to your question: I don't know!
dora the ex...
i dont get the chance anymore my SIL is a hairdresser and comes here most saturday nights for a drink so she does my hair and kids then...before we drink that is..
Yay managed to book an appt for 20 May. I wanted 3 June but it's Derby day and my hairdresser didn't fancy trying to manoevre through the race traffic to get to me!!! It's a bit early than I wanted but it's better than looking like Worzel Gummidge!!!!
I go of an evening to have it cut and colored every 6 weeks, E is in bed and my parents sit with her.
But I have it blown every week and I take her with me, she is usually in her pram but today sat on my knee, started gettting a bit fed up towards the end but a few strategically offered choc buttons helped :wik: :wik:
I'm lucky I have Friday afternoons off when Alex is at nursery so I tend to go then or a Saturday but I have to book AGES in advance for this. It is difficult to get the time though which is why it's taken me nealy 10 months to get around to having my hair coloured again :oops:
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