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  • I’m getting my hair cut on Saturday!

    I mentioned before that I was growing my hair out for charity as a way to save money on hair cuts. At $100 per cut, the savings are pretty significant. Well, the time has come! I’ve got an appointment on Saturday to chop off some hair and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s about three weeks shy of a year since my last hair cut and although my hair is healthy (no split ends), it’s looking pretty shaggy.

    I’ve found a new stylist, so I’ll be paying $75 this time (that includes tip). Since longer hair requires less maintenance than short hair (for me, anyway), I’m going to keep my longest layers at just below shoulder length. I can’t wait!

    However, because I’m going to keep my hair on the longer side (rather than cutting it to chin length, for example), I’ve decided to donate my hair to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program instead of Locks of Love. Locks of Love has a minimum length requirement of ten inches, while Pantene’s minimum is eight inches. It looks like my ponytail will come in somewhere between nine and ten inches, so even though it might be a tad over ten inches, I’d rather donate it to the organization I know will be able to use it.

    I’ll try to post a picture of my ponytail when I come home from the salon on Saturday. Oh, and don’t roll your eyes at the cost of the cut! $75 around here is perfectly reasonable! My last haircut at Supercuts was $22 and made me miserable. The other end of the spectrum is just on the other side of the Santa Monica mountains in Beverly Hills, where I could easily pay $300 for a cut.

    Comments

    1. Oooh! This is exciting! Maybe we could see a pic of your chopped ponytail? Or even your new haircut (but I’m guessing you like the anonymity).

    2. Chief Family Officer says:

      Kacie – Yup, I’m going to try to take a photo of the ponytail for posterity!

    3. In Recovery says:

      Aren’t there salons that do your cut for free when you’re donating the hair?

    4. Yeah for you!! I also don’t want mine to be too short when I cut it off, so I have a few more inches to grow before I get it done. (Also giving to Pantene’s program!) And to answer In Recovery’s question, yes, there are some salons that will do it for free, although about the only way to know is to call and ask. I have more info on hair donation and the groups that take hair on my website.

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