RUDE is into budget everything. Nothing is off-limits if money can be saved. And where RUDE doesn’t spend money is on expensive hair stylists and products.
I [Karen] clip Danny’s hair, well what’s left of it, every couple of months which probably saves us at least $200 per year. I am not really sure because I have no idea what it costs to go to a male hairstylist or barber these days. The only outlay is the clippers and ours were REscued from the point of landfill for 50 cents.
I had been going to a hairdresser in my neighbourhood. I was not 100 per cent happy with the service but the price was reasonable at $15. I still expect great service when I go into a salon for a quick trim – and it was quick.
I stopped going to this hairdresser because I sensed something was not quite right with the service. The other day whilst out driving around I noticed the business has closed. I was not surprised. My 6th sense is always a reliable indicator and rarely fails me.
A couple of days ago after not having a haircut for over 6 months I decided it was time for a chop. Yes, literally a chop by Danny. I let him know that after breakfast he was going to trim my hair. He was not amused, as I sat grinning in confidence of his abilities. He initially indicated he did not want to trim my hair. I calmly highlighted that if he didn’t do it, I would get the clippers and shave it all off. That tactic worked and he styled me a beautiful bob. Cost = $0
In the past I have probably spent around $30 every 6 weeks for a style cut [no shampoo or extras] which adds up to $270. Therefore between Danny and me we are saving over $500 per year just on haircuts. Forget salon overheads, this $500 goes towards our cost of living overheads.
Beat the Man with Budget Bouffants.