I got my hair cut today and had my color “freshened” – a nice way to say the roots got touched up. The natural color is really brown with 70% or more gray and I don’t want to go back to that. I found this salon because they taught a local adult ed class on “Making The Most of Your Hair” which I took two years ago. At the time my style was frumpy and dated, curly from perms for 25 years, and very gray. I looked my age and didn’t like it.
So I signed up for the class, thinking I had nothing to lose but a few hours and $40. It was sooooo worth it to go, though, and I learned about styles and shape and color and what they could do. So now instead of paying to make my gray hair curly, I pay to make my straight gray hair be blonde. It’s much nicer and has taken years off my appearance, even to my critical eye.