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Burnt A Big Hole In My Pocket…

April 11th, 2008 · 21 Surrendered

This is my second time colouring and highlighting my hair, first time was in 2006 at promotional price of RM150(cut, highlight, color, treatment) at a salon at Travilion(closed down).

I’m not going to tell you where I did it this time due to some restrictions that I cannot reveal. I faced a bit of problem with them but eventually accept it as I believe the hairstylist skills will not disappoint me as he has many experiences under his belt for more than 2 decades, I’m sure he would do a great work for me. Just that the price gave me a huge shock, see this…

Freaking RM190 for cut, highlight and coloring my hair!! No treatment or even hairspray after that, only shampooed off the colour and blow dry. My first time spending this much on my hair. Add on with the previous RM22 hair cut sigh… Basically I had just wasted my RM22 last week to this new cut.

First off, I know if the hairstylist is the one cuts my hair, the price is RM60. My main aim was to get my hair coloured and highlighted, that’s all. I thought they would consider my hair as medium length but it turned out that it’s considered long -.-” So I’m charged with the long hair price which is RM160 but with the half price promotion, it’s RM80, not that bad right? The highlight is RM100 but half price, it’s RM50, OK right? Initially I should be spending RM130 only or less if they considered my hair medium length.

After few minutes of discussion on how I want my hair colour turn out(learnt a lot, didn’t know there’s so much things to consider to get the right hair colour), after about 45 minutes of highlighting, then colouring for 2 hours+, the hairstylist told me he would trim my hair.

OK… I didn’t tell them that I want to trim my hair, since he said that he would trim a bit, I was thinking maybe it’s just a bit of customer service as it’s my first time there, you know… To make sure you get return customer summore I should have a bit of special deal(I’m too naive) since…(cannot reveal due to confidentiality).

I just said,”Oooo…”. Then he started to trim, trim, trim, I sensed something not right… I said to him that he trimmed quite a lot, I didn’t ask him whether he would charge me for this or not as it’s halfway already, I couldn’t say no, else my hair will be ruined -.-” He told me this will make my hair looked better after wash and easier to maintain. Fine… I trust him because he’s really an expert and I had seen many good hairs coming out from him.

Now… It’s the time to pay… I’m charged with the extra RM60 because of the trimming from the hairstylist. I shouldn’t have let him trim but what to do, I didn’t know. Lesson to learn here, make sure you ask them whether they charge you or not if they do extra thing. Since I’m not the kind that frequent hair salon especially the kind that charge pretty expensive service charges or different charges with different hairstylist, I didn’t know that “law”. It’s an expensive lesson to learn, RM60 for a trim!! My first time having such expensive trim. I hope after my hair wash 3 days later, it will give me a good hair else I’m going to complain! Frankly the cut previously was a bit hard to maintain due to my natural curls and made my face looked very square. That’s why I took my before photo from the side.

Here’s the result after about 3 hours+ and a total damage of RM190. I’m so poor this month… Spent too much… Why Pikom has to be in April also? -.-” I had planned earlier on for this hair colouring, as this half price promotion only valid in April during weekdays, I won’t go if no promotion. If there’s no promotion, my hair would cost RM320!!! Goodness gracious! Expensive! Including the wasted RM22 hair cut, it’s RM342, only for my hair this month. *SWEAT gao gao*

The colour and the highlight aren’t that obvious in the photos though. In fact it’s quite obvious if you see me in real person. It does enhance my skin colour. The final result with no hairstyling products, just blow dry, the salon effect.

This will be my first and last time having such expensive hair services. Unless it’s sponsored.

Crazy! Guys… You can imagine how much girls spent for their beauty? Please don’t compare me with the other girls out there as I don’t spend as much as they do in beauty or shopping. To others, this RM300+ for hair services is nothing, for me is really something I have difficulty digesting. I’m still trying to digest the fact that I had spent RM60 for a trim, this explains why I can’t smile properly in the after photos -.-”

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  • 1 elvawenn // Apr 11, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Aiyo,.. I just typed in a super long reply and messed up the Sum part, now it’s all gone. Can you fix that please? Make it retrieve back the answer…

    So… anyway. I’m so shocked now. O_O!

    It’s so unethical of that stylist, no matter how “famous” they are, to do that to customers without telling them of the price first. I know a lot of stylists will argue that it’s the customers’ responsibility to learn of the price beforehand, bla bla bla. But at the end, they’re just hurting themselves because we walk out the salon door feeling unsatisfied.

    I totally disagree with what you said at the last part… that RM300+ is nothing to other people… it’s A LOT! Even my mom will gawk at that price.

    From my personal experience and your account of what happened… I’ll say that “famous stylist” is not synonymous with quality service/work. I wouldn’t call this professional, even.

    Hey, let me know where this place is. I understand you can’t reveal it here (and why not? Alert everybody!) so email me instead when you’re free. I wanna avoid that place FOREVER.

    RM60 for a trim is outrageous! Who had this stylist done? Lindsay Lohan? Paris Hilton?

    Hmm… don’t be angry ya… I personally like your RM22 haircut better. That’s just my personal opinion. :\

  • 2 elvawenn // Apr 11, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Forgot to add… from the above msg it sounded like I thought your total cost was RM300… I know it costs RM190 and the normal cost would be RM300, that’s all…

    Don’t want to misunderstand, heheh…

  • 3 sweet surrender // Apr 11, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Hahaha… Elvawenn, I won’t even go for any hair service that cost more than RM150, even hair cut, all these while I’m just going for RM18 at my usual place. *LOL* Actually I know many places that actually charge this price for a hair cut if it’s by the hairsytlist so I’m not surprise besides I also know his price even before going. If no promotion, I won’t go also. The RM22 looked nicer but it’s pain in the ass after the hair wash, now I’m hoping that this RM60 that I had “invested” in will do some miracles. Hahaha… Else I will really complain gao gao. I know many girls actually spend more than RM300+ for hair services, not really surprising. It’s not you or me but there are actually many that spend this kind of money.

    By the way, for the sum thing, I have no way to fix it, it’s the plugin.

  • 4 elvawenn // Apr 11, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    That’s odd because my sum plugin actually retains that information. *shrugs*

    Haha… very surprised to learn some actually wasted so much money on hair. Anyway, keep up updated, see how it turns out.

  • 5 sweet surrender // Apr 11, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    yealo.. I don’t know what’s wrong with my plugin, last time it does retain but lately I noticed that it didn’t. Might change it after I upgrade my WordPress hahaha…

  • 6 sweet surrender // Apr 11, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    hahaha… Yea.. there are a lot, well… they might not spend this much in one seating but several seatings as they go for one type of service per seating and after accumulate everything it’s more than RM300 hahaha… If there’s a package to choose then it might not cost that much, if it’s ala-cart then definitely will cost a lot.

  • 7 Pazuzu // Apr 11, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    aha…. new hair for new pics hia?


  • 8 sweet surrender // Apr 11, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Pazuzu, don’t think when photo shoot, my hair will be like this *LOL*

  • 9 AhPauL // Apr 12, 2008 at 12:56 am

    wow irene… you look gorgeous… ^^

  • 10 ahlost // Apr 12, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Eee.. Your hair is nice bah.. But it would be nicer if you do rebonding 🙂

  • 11 ET // Apr 12, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    really ridiculous~~190 for tat!!
    (can burn dwn the saloon liao)

  • 12 sweet surrender // Apr 12, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    ahpaul, ahlost, thanks 🙂 Rebonding ar… Hard to maintain LOL… When it grow out then have to spend money again hehehe…

  • 13 ET // Apr 12, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    i suggest u shorten ur hair then cut the style like SHE members -hebe.
    Blive me,sure suit u!!!
    coz i hv a fren same slim as u, hv natural curly hair, skin tone same wf u~after she change to tis hairstyle, really amazing!! totally different person,looks gorgeous like model.
    u can try~

  • 14 sweet surrender // Apr 12, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    ET, I see… I see… SHE Hebe… Forgot how her hair looks like. Maybe try it next year *LOL* I’m done with my hair this year @@

  • 15 ET // Apr 12, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    u can imaging the hairstyle which i describe wf the second photo~ ^^

  • 16 Katherine-Lee // Apr 12, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Goodness! That is quite a sum to pay for just one’s hair. I personally spend RM50 per year on my hair. I have my cut once every 6 months, which evidently shows the kind of person I am. *hee*

    I quite like your cut. Makes you look like one of the Meez avatars. It’s fresh.

  • 17 Katherine-Lee // Apr 12, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Hey, can you recommend me a hair salon that charges less than RM24 per cut?

  • 18 Roland // Apr 12, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I’m speechless. Could not believe you didn’t ask for the price before you ask him proceed with the work. Thats a total rip off if you ask me. If the hair stylist is Vidal Sasoon ok la ha..ha.. I never trust a fancy saloon, some ordinary saloon also can do a better job.

  • 19 sweet surrender // Apr 12, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Katherine-Lee, Rejuvenate at Crown, it’s only RM18 for a cut. I used to only cut my hair once a year LOL… The most is 3 times hehehe… Normally two times. I don’t think I will get any hair cut now until next year *LOL*

    Roland, I knew the price if you do read one of the paragraph even before I went and due to some sort of (can’t reveal) that I have with them, I thought it’s just a little customer service but it turned out that it’s not. That’s why I said I’m naive in one part and also sensed that something not right.

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