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£450 haircut.

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Postby Lootman » July 19th, 2019, 4:27 pm

My youngest son's girlfriend is graduating next week and decided to have her hair done (as well as nails, new dress, new shoes etc.)

The cost came to the staggering sum of £450. Actually it is an oddly precise amount - something like £452.73. It wasn't even in London - it was in Exeter - graduation is in Swansea.

As someone who pays the Monday-to-Thursday pensioner special rate of £5 I find this stunning. She is after all just a student with no independent means. I suspect she put it on a credit card and will work all summer to pay it off.

Is this normal and I am hopelessly, pathetically out of touch? Or should I advise my son to find a more prudent and frugal partner?

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby supremetwo » July 19th, 2019, 4:45 pm

It's probably on a credit card so not really money?

Another thing that struck me after watching my grandson's graduation ceremony yesterday was the proportion of females who looked to be over-weight and a significant number who would be classed as obese.

So they also more than enough money for sustenance.

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby AleisterCrowley » July 19th, 2019, 4:50 pm

I'd pay £450 to get my hair back..

I go for the £9-50 No 4 all over, which seems expensive to me to be honest. I'm sure it's nearer £5 back home.

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby Itsallaguess » July 19th, 2019, 5:05 pm

Lootman wrote:
My youngest son's girlfriend is graduating next week and decided to have her hair done (as well as nails, new dress, new shoes etc.)

The cost came to the staggering sum of £450....


I think you might want to improve your 'they don't know where I live' game there Lootman....

Cheers,

Itsallaguess

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby UncleEbenezer » July 19th, 2019, 5:36 pm

Lootman wrote:Is this normal and I am hopelessly, pathetically out of touch? Or should I advise my son to find a more prudent and frugal partner?

You've brought him up far too rich. If he'd had my upbringing, he'd have a natural aversion to (or perhaps terror of) any girl with such expensive appearance.

AleisterCrowley wrote:I'd pay £450 to get my hair back.

I've got a potion for you. You can have a pack of four for £450.

I expect you're at a time of life when £450 is rather less of an excessive indulgence than Lootman's progeny.

supremetwo wrote:Another thing that struck me after watching my grandson's graduation ceremony yesterday was the proportion of females who looked to be over-weight and a significant number who would be classed as obese.

So they also more than enough money for sustenance.

How to get fat? Food insecurity! My upbringing: Eat as much as you can to stoke up now, because you don't know when the next meal will come.

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby ReformedCharacter » July 19th, 2019, 5:50 pm

Lootman wrote:
Is this normal and I am hopelessly, pathetically out of touch? Or should I advise my son to find a more prudent and frugal partner?

I don't know if it is normal, it may be but graduating students don't all do it. My son just graduated and didn't bother attending. He got a first which is what matters. If you're thinking about having a word with your son, think about how much she might want to spend on a wedding :)

RC

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby BrummieDave » July 19th, 2019, 5:54 pm

supremetwo wrote:Another thing that struck me after watching my grandson's graduation ceremony yesterday was the proportion of females who looked to be over-weight and a significant number who would be classed as obese.


Last year, globally, one million people died of starvation (the absence of food, which is not malnutrition of course) whereas 30 million died of obesity (up ten fold in three years).

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby jfgw » July 19th, 2019, 5:57 pm

How serious is the relationship?

She doesn't seem the sort of person I would want to share a joint bank account with or (worse) a joint credit card account.


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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby scotia » July 19th, 2019, 6:04 pm

ReformedCharacter wrote:I don't know if it is normal, it may be but graduating students don't all do it. My son just graduated and didn't bother attending.

I'm surprised you allowed him to! Its often the parents who insist. I remember one poor lad who had divorced parents, and both sets were determined to be present at the graduation ceremonial - but the standard ticket allocation was 2. He had to camp out at dawn in a long queue when surplus graduation tickets were dispensed.
He got a first which is what matters. If you're thinking about having a word with your son, think about how much she might want to spend on a wedding :)
RC

Yes - There's a lot to be said for missing out on a wedding ceremony - otherwise £450 is likely to be chickenfeed. :)

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby swill453 » July 19th, 2019, 6:26 pm

scotia wrote:Yes - There's a lot to be said for missing out on a wedding ceremony - otherwise £450 is likely to be chickenfeed. :)

Would have paid for my (relatively recent) wedding twice over :-)

Scott.

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby JohnB » July 19th, 2019, 6:28 pm

OTOH the GF might be a high-flyer who knows they're worth it, and will continue to pay for haircuts themselves.

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby Archtronics » July 19th, 2019, 6:45 pm

Doesn’t seem that unreasonable tbh, my OH must spend about £200ish a month on hair and beauty type stuff.
I could complain but she might look on the shed and ask where all my new tools have come from...

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby AsleepInYorkshire » July 19th, 2019, 6:56 pm

Lootman wrote:My youngest son's girlfriend is graduating next week and decided to have her hair done (as well as nails, new dress, new shoes etc.)

The cost came to the staggering sum of £450. Actually it is an oddly precise amount - something like £452.73. It wasn't even in London - it was in Exeter - graduation is in Swansea.

As someone who pays the Monday-to-Thursday pensioner special rate of £5 I find this stunning. She is after all just a student with no independent means. I suspect she put it on a credit card and will work all summer to pay it off.

Is this normal and I am hopelessly, pathetically out of touch? Or should I advise my son to find a more prudent and frugal partner?


  • Haircut £65
  • Dress £120
  • Shoes £70
  • Nails £30
  • New underwear (which she wouldn't mention) £60
  • Unaccounted for £105
I'm guessing that she may be the product of her parenting. I spend quite a lot of time making sure my 12 year old daughter understands about money. She's got plenty of time to learn. I'm sure many parents do the same. Some children aren't so lucky.

It's entierly possible she's not actually flippant with money or "high maintenence" but simply hasn't had the same support and parenting that others have?

AiY

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby JohnB » July 19th, 2019, 6:57 pm

You spend £200 a month on tools!!!!!

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby Lootman » July 19th, 2019, 7:02 pm

AsleepInYorkshire wrote:
  • Haircut £65
  • Dress £120
  • Shoes £70
  • Nails £30
  • New underwear (which she wouldn't mention) £60
  • Unaccounted for £105

No, the £450 was just for the haircut. The other items were additional but I don't know how much they were.

By the time you throw in travel, meals, drinks and a hotel, the graduation will surely cost over £1,000, although her parents will probably stump up for some of that.

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby AsleepInYorkshire » July 19th, 2019, 7:09 pm

Lootman wrote:
AsleepInYorkshire wrote:
  • Haircut £65
  • Dress £120
  • Shoes £70
  • Nails £30
  • New underwear (which she wouldn't mention) £60
  • Unaccounted for £105

No, the £450 was just for the haircut. The other items were additional but I don't know how much they were.

By the time you throw in travel, meals, drinks and a hotel, the graduation will surely cost over £1,000, although her parents will probably stump up for some of that.

I'm doing a lot of apologising today :) . That does seem a lot for a haircut. Yes. I'm not sure I can be constructive after that really. It doesn't sound like moderation does it?

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby Archtronics » July 19th, 2019, 7:35 pm

JohnB wrote:You spend £200 a month on tools!!!!!


Errr yeah only £200 a month..... ;)

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby Howyoudoin » July 19th, 2019, 7:43 pm

I know that my Wife regularly spends £100 to £200 every couple of months on getting her hair done.

£450 sounds overpriced but then if the Mrs found out what was I was spending on my hobbies, she'd have kittens.

If the Mrs is happy to pay £450 to get her hair done, just nod and say "looks lovely hon".

HYD

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby UncleEbenezer » July 19th, 2019, 7:50 pm

Call yourself a Yorkshireman? :shock: :shock:

AsleepInYorkshire wrote:
  • Haircut £65
  • Dress £120
  • Shoes £70
  • Nails £30
  • New underwear (which she wouldn't mention) £60
  • Unaccounted for £105

Still sounds outrageously expensive. Well, except the dress and shoes, which are merely expensive: presumably the ladies equivalent of the DJ.

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Re: £450 haircut.

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Postby AleisterCrowley » July 19th, 2019, 8:14 pm

£120 is probably my annual clothes budget. And it shows..

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