Monday, June 6, 2011

New hair-do

I needed a hair cut very, very badly. I'd been putting it off because I'm waiting to see if insurance will approve my "osseointegrated mastoid implant to reestablish hearing" and if they do, then I wanted to be prepared as far as hair goes.

You see, they'll permanently remove some of my hair follicles and I don't really have that many to spare. I have very fine hair. I was letting it grow so I could get a curly perm. I know, they're totally out of style, but after this surgery you can't wash your hair for two weeks. TWO weeks. 14 days. I don't go 2 days without washing my hair. Not because it gets oily or dirty, but because I have to put so much gunk in it to keep it from falling completely flat within an hour of me getting ready for work. I just couldn't see going two weeks without washing.

I also didn't want to go back to the extremely short hair that I've been sporting lately. As much as I like that style, I do have a little bit of vanity and I don't really want to look like something from The Borg. I'd like to be able to at least partially cover the receiver until I get used to the thing.

Enter... permanent. Except one of the reasons I quit getting them was the cost factor. My hairdresser is very good at what she does, but a cut and perm would set me back $85+ and I just didn't have it. That's why I've been putting a hair cut off.

But, good news was just around the corner. We took a tour of the wellness center that we get free membership to and they have an on-site hair salon. Awesome! She had an opening for Saturday morning so I made plans to get it taken care of. I saw on her door that a cut + perm was $54. That was a much more reasonable amount to me, plus I didn't have to drive 40 miles each way to get it.

When she was all done, and I was getting ready to write my check, she said she had a coupon for first time clients and my bill was.... $27!!!! I was flabbergasted. Thrilled!

Plus, she did an excellent job on my hair. Not too curly; not too loose. It's not frizzy and the texture is really soft.

Here I am.

I am not photogenic at all so just ignore that part.

(LOL - those are one pair of my reading glasses. Classy, eh? I have glasses all over the house and a pair in my purse. I have these tortoise shell, a pair of pink ones, and a pair of purple flowery ones.)

The hair is long enough to mostly hide where the sound processor will attach to the abutment.


SkippyMom said...

OMGoodness it is adorable and is going to be so much easier to take care of.

Now can I move in - besides living with YOU - I need a 27 dollar perm, that is SO awesome. :)

You are so cute. Enjoy.

lyndylou said...

don't you love getting a new hairstyle? especially one that was a bargain too. You look nice :)

Bouncin' Barb said...

I am so keeping my fingers crossed that your insurance will cover this device. The hairdo looks great and I can totally understand why you wanted it. What a great deal too! Love your glasses!!!

Thisisme. said...

Yes, I love the glasses as well. The new hairstyle really suits you and at a bargain price too! Wonderful - I'm so pleased for you :)

Somnia said...

Your hair looks amazing!! I love the glasses too :D Hopefully the insurance company will come through and you will get the device.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Not photogenic my ass you look fantastic I love the hair do it really suites you and at such a bargin lucky you.........the price would have been a great surprise for you.

colenic said...

You look fabulous.....I love the hair and the glasses....its a great look for you....and at a great deal...finger crossed for the insurance stuff

Mama Page said...

Looks good . . . and you can't beat the price.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Your glasses AND Your new do are cute!

vaspillman said...

Your hair looks great! I could've given you one for the price of the perm solution, between $5-8 depending on what kind you wanted! ") I cannot even remember the last time I paid full price for a perm, but it was the LAST TIME! With my thick heavy hair it always took 2 double the cost of a normal perm. Of course now that my hair is short I just use one. ") Have been missing you two...thinking of you often...your blog perks me up and makes me feel connected. ") Hugs from all of us ")