Thursday, April 19, 2007

I'm a $20 haircut


While working yesterday, a couple of women came in the salon and stood next to the front counter.

Me, working closest to the front, greeted them and asked what I could do for them. One of them inquired as to how much was a haircut. Explaining that we were a chair rental salon and all the stylist's were independent contractors and set their own prices, I quoted them a price of $15 -$20. She asked if someone was available for a $15 haircut. I said I'd check, and excused myself from my customer and went in back to see who was still here. After seeing there was no one available I apologized and told them the rest of us were booked for the afternoon. They asked if it would be better to make an appointment, and I responded yes. They asked if someone could cut their hair tomorrow, and I explained I could give them a stylist business card and they would have to call because I didn't know what hours they work each day since they set their own hours. They said they were tired of going to Bo Rics and getting lousy haircuts. I wanted to say, you get what you pay for, but instead I said yes, you never know what you're going to get there. And then one of them said, Your probably a $20 haircut, and I replied, yes I was. Then as she left, she said, maybe sometime I'll splurge for a $20 haircut.

After she left, Patty, Craig and I looked at each other and started laughing, wondering how I looked like a $20 haircut!

12 comments:

  1. I thought you were a $19.37 haircut...how could I have been so blind.

    Your realize that once spring becomes summer that the flower pics will switch to you!!! I am a spring flower pic taker. You look like you have a bountiful summer garden. Cheers!

    Interesting and fun bit of music you have playing today.

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  2. HAHAHAHA She wanted to get one of YOU! Or maybe she wanted her hair cut just like yours. hehe

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  3. How funny!!! Maybe you just look high maintenance. Not sure!!

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  4. Floss Boss5:03 PM

    Ha, Ha!! I was there, I think she wanted $20.00 man! (Wayne, that is!) Too funny!

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  5. So, does that $20 include the tax? Cause I'm certainly not putting out more than a $20. That's, like, 25% higher than the $15 cut....dont' forget. (I'd pay the $20 and give you a nice tip....and I may even give you some money too).

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  6. I can't remember the last time I only spent 20 bucks on a haircut.

    If you pay 12 bucks for a haircut, you know what you get? A haircut that looks like it cost 12 bucks. That's what!

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  7. OMG!! only $20. for a haircut?? I've been paying close to $40. for years. The pains of living in a big city I guess.

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  8. I actually pay $11 (well, ten plus a dollar tip) for a barber shop haircut. I'd gladly pay $20 (I think that's very reasonable for a stylist-cut!)if I could find a gay stylist and find it hard to believe that they walk into a salon and go all "wal-martian" with their wallet!

    I think you showed great restraint from not commenting about their current "Bo-Rics" shag.

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  9. Will you do me for 20 bucks?...wait that sound very familiar...wonder why lol

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  10. If she does come back, I would not expect too much of a tip from Lady Bo-Rics!

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  11. Bo-Rics? LOL. First she says she's tired of getting crappy haircuts and then she quibbles about the price. Gotta love people

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  12. A good barber is priceless. I have been following mine around since I found him. He finally opened up his own shop and while it is a little further I go and tip he great. It is amazing how much more than just cutting hair you get from you folks.

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