Thursday, March 30, 2023


Gosh, I can't remember the last time I had a 'proper' hair appointment!  One where I get my hair coloured.

*sigh* it's got to be well over a year ago.  

I have put it off for that long because it's just so expensive, I felt like I couldn't justify spending that much money on my hair anymore.

I even went so far as buying a Supermarket Box Dye, but never used it, scared I would ruin me hair.

So, I've been waiting a month for my appointment to roll around.  And it's today, and I'm going to thoroughly enjoy sitting on me arse doing nothing for hours on end.      NOT.

But that's what ya have to go through to get it done.  Probably another reason why I don't get it done too often!

Thank God for mobile phones and the internet.  At least I can plug my earphones in and listen to music, or watch a video or three.

I wonder how long this new salon will take?  The last one took 4 hours.

Let's wait and see shall we?

How long does it take to get YOUR hair coloured? Average time ?

The longest mine has taken is 6 hours, cos the salon was over booked, and the stylist kept doing other people's hair on top of doing mine.  It wasn't a pleasant experience.

I've got a few hours to kill before my hair appointment, so I will pop out to Grandmothers Garden in Gordonton for essential Steam A Seam, then get back into the sewing room and work on ... Cats.

So far so good this morning.  I can't say the itch is any better... YET.  But maybe in a day or two?
Gosh I hope so.

I've been out to Gordonton and bought the Steam A Seam, and...

ABOVE:  My lucky day!  They are slowly selling off all their baskets.  So I nabbed three today for only $9 in total.  SCORE!
The shop/house and land are for sale out there, have been for a couple of years now.
If they can't sell it as a business, it will be shut down.
I'm gutted.  It's the best fabric shop around here for miles! And miles.  😓😒😔

ABOVE:  Why... when you are busting for a piddle... do you get held up by road works!!!!!
I only just made it home in time I tell ya.  😂😰

It's now 10.15 am, and I'm having something to eat, and a hot drink before I do an hour or so's work in the sewing room.
Then it's my hair appointment.

It's now 4 pm.  I've been home from my hair appointment for about half an hour, so they did great time wise.  Just over 3 hours!

As for my hair colour?  
I told the girl I didn't want it to be yellow toned, as more often than not that's what I end up with.

So she toned it down... I feel like it's 'salt and pepper' with a hint of purple!  

She said it would 'change a bit' after I wash it in a few days.
So, I am going to show you what it looks like ... tomorrow.

I really want to get Stew's opinion first.  If he hates it I will go back and get it changed.

I'm not even sure I like it!  edit:  I HATE IT.

Well... Stew doesn't HATE my hair, but he knows how I feel about it, and will support me in what happens next.

We went to our local Bar this evening.  Everyone I talked to about my hair agreed with my opinion of the colour.  
There will be a full account tomorrow.

Time to sign off for the day... it sure in hell hasn't ended with me being thrilled to bits with my long awaited hair appointment.


  1. Having my hair done tomorrow (in the UK) - base colour and highlights - will probably take 3 plus hours and cost over £100.

  2. I love going to my hairdresser, takes about 3-4 hours. It is fun hanging out at the salon chatting with the hairdressers & other clients. Usually I book for a Saturday afternoon so we have a wine while waiting 😁

  3. Good
    Morning longest hair appointment 6 1/2 hours at the training salon for chemical hair straightening 9am -4 pm half an hour consult then into it!! Cost $90 for product only normal cost $350-400! So we’ll worth the waiting IMHO.

  4. The one place where it doesn't save is coloring your own hair. It just looks better at the salon. Save money elsewhere and look good! Now.... to follow my own advice - I am off to make myself an appointment.. : )

  5. Anonymous12:50 PM

    I've never had my hair colored or high-lighted, I have dark brown to black hair and always loved the color. Back in the 70's I sprayed Sun-In on it once or twice but it didn't really workout to where I could tell much difference. I now have lovely gray wisps/streaks in my hair...but it is still very dark brown/black for the most part.

    Enjoy being pampered, that is what going to the salon/spa is all about. ;-)

    Ky Girl

  6. Salt, pepper, & purple?

    1. Well not much purple... just a hint. You can tell me what ya think of it tomorrow 😊

  7. Anonymous7:11 PM

    WTF. There is no way I would have left that salon with even a hint of purple. Yeh yeh it will wash out, you paid for a service and didn’t get what you asked for. (I’m just leaving my hairdresser as I type this….I’m happy). Marie, Melbourne

  8. It'll possibly settle especially after a wash. I'm a supermarket hair dye girl. I cut my hair in between salon appointments too so I'm cheap to run 😉

  9. Anonymous10:18 PM

    There are brand names and numbers associated with salon hair dyes. I am not sure any of your old salons would still have your numbers, if you are not a regular customer. But you could try to contact the ones where you liked the color and see if they have a record.

    Walking in without a specific number is not recommended.

    If you find a salon you like, stick with them. But write down your dye information so you have it.


  10. Anonymous4:45 AM

    Grandmothers Garden has to be the best shop in the world. Always visited it when we were travelling from the Northland .Helen in France;

  11. Ugh that sucks that you aren't happy with your hair :(


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