For a long time I’ve been really self-conscience about my hair. I got my first gray hair in high school and I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen my natural hair color since then. I’m afraid to think what’s under the years of color.
In my early twenties I used the good store brand hair color, usually in some shade of brown, brunette, which for me typically turned my hair a coppery brown color.
When I earned gainful employment I started going to salons to have my hair colored. As I earned even more gainful employment <g> I started going to nicer salons.
So, here’s my confession: I go to the salon for an all over color every 3 weeks, religiously. I go to what I think are really nice salons and and I pay $95 for a base color + 20% tip = $108 per visit. I also spend 90 minutes per visit.
I justify it by saying that the more confident I can feel about my appearance, the more confident I’ll be about my work. Which to a large extent I think is true for me.
Lately, I started considering alternatives to the salon.
- Going back to grocery store brands
- Using products sold at beauty supply stores
- Purchasing a customized hair color online
Do you have any experience with any of these options or am I better sticking with my awesome salon?