3,269 miles—that’s the distance one lady is willing to travel for a haircut, according to an article in the February edition of Allure magazine. And she’s not the only person doing it regularly; obsessed (insane?!) beauty fans are flying around the world, spawning a new type of tourism called “Haircations.” (I call it jaw dropping…)
While I fully understand how crummy a bad hair day can be, I don’t think any cut is worth an international flight! Mind you, it’s easy for me to find a stylist, even at a cheap-o place like Great Clips or Supercuts, because I have stick-straight, one length hair. I normally spend $15.00 on a haircut and I color my own hair at home. I wouldn’t say I’m a trend setter, by any means, but I do have a distinctive look that works for me. It’s quick, affordable and easy to maintain.
But that’s the grown-up me. When I was a younger lady, I was willing to experiment more and spend more, and I would’ve thought flying to Paris for a haircut would’ve been a dream come true! (Funny how perspective changes with age.) As many of my readers know, I grew up in New Hampshire. While it’s still not a fashion-forward kind of place, back then, in the 90’s, it was really plain. Being able to travel to Boston, to have your hair done in a salon on Newbury Street, was considered the height of style and elegance. (Reserved for special occasions only, of course.)
Since then, times have changed tremendously, social media and beauty websites have increased awareness, and even those with fussy hair types can find skilled hands locally. Every lady must choose what’s right for her individually, but I’m confident there’s got to be a better investment for one’s time and money than a $1,000 haircut.
Readers are welcome to chime in about anything hair related—how much you’re willing to spend, how far you’d travel, etc.