Hair Cuts from Basement Dweller

I had a bit of running around to do during my lunch hour today, because I won’t have access to my car for the next few days. Had to get the errands out of the way and do a little beautifying.

I dropped into Sephora since I received an e-mail about getting 3x the points this week. Couldn’t pass that snazzy opportunity up.

The goods: Dior BB cream (which I use for foundation) and a delicious Philosophy shower gel.

Then… let me give you a little back story before I jump into it. Mom cut my hair, until I was in my early twenties when I ventured into a hair salon and never looked back. I’ve had a few bumps in the road and didn’t stay with one hair stylist for very long. That is, until I found out my friend did hair for “fun”. I went to him for a few years and he would never let me see what he was doing to my hair. I’ve ended up with some crazy colors in my hair. Looking back, it’s pretty out there for an introvert like myself.


Unfortunately he had a few addiction issues and literally disappeared off the face of the earth. All I know is that he’s still alive. Doesn’t that sound sketchy. Either way I’ve been back and forth cheating on hair stylists and going to different ones for YEARS. I was never pleased with the service I received, and since I go so infrequently, I never developed a relationship with my stylists. I was paying upwards to $70 for a flimsy ol’ haircut. In and out of the chair within a half hour. Not the most affordable option.

So I started cutting my hair and finally I got a new pair of scissors to use. It wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had, but it was cheap and the scissors were sharp.

Over a year ago, I stumbled upon basement dweller and it’s in no way making fun of her (well, kinda) but it’s true. She does hair out of her 80’s, always under renovation dark secluded basement. Yet, somehow the woman (who is my age) does some kind of wonderful, magical thing with my hair and I always love it. I have yet to be disappointed. So yesterday marked the 14 weeks and I was due for a hair trim. I also ended up getting it dyed. It’s darker than what it was since I had some highlights put in, in April.

This is the outcome, before and after:


I’m off for the night, to finish my delicious lemon pepper chicken stir fry!

How often do you get your hair cut?
I usually go every 14 weeks

Are you a fan of Sephora?
Clearly I am, being a Sephora VIB


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