Beauty is Expensive

This week I have spent what probably most people would consider a goo-gob amount of money on "Maintenance." Tuesday, I went with a girlfriend to the Red Door Spa & Lunch for a ladies afternoon out. We each had a mani & pedi. These two services took from 12pm-2 to complete on each of us....AND IT WAS WELL WORTH EVERY MINUTE. That was the best mani & pedi I have ever had from the srub to the paraffin wax to the arm & leg massage. However, when she rang me up, I almost fell out and had a stroke (I played it off though as if it was nothing but a thing). I cost almost 3x more than I would have paid at the little shop around the corner. Whew! I have to tell you that my hands and feel still look and fell wonderful, but damn.

Yesterday, I went to my salon (yeah, it's a salon - not a shop) to have my color done. My hair looked fantabulous when it was all said and done. This white girl (who just received her Master Red.ken Colorist Certificate) can do some hair! I asked her about the "Michelle Obama Relaxer" and she laughed and said I didn't need it. I haven't had a relaxer in my hair in over a year, thanks to my girl and her tutelage, and it still lays like I want it. She hooked up my "bob", recommend some products, and sent me on my way. LAWD HAB MURCEY! When they rang up my service & products, I had to call the bank to ask for a small biz loan. Da Hell! I can't even bring myself to say the total cost w/tip but it was WAY over a c-note.

But DAMN my hair looked good. Beauty Maintenance IS NOT cheap. Not by a long shot.

Here are some pics of the hair:


  1. You look gorgeous, but show a full head shot so I can see the hair cut!

  2. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Great color! Great cut! You look wonderful!

  3. Sounds AND looks like it was worth every penny of your spa treatment weekend.

    LUV the hair cut/style and color!!