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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2010, 05:13:07 am »
Hi Adele, yes you can get nails done here, but having been in the USA myself, and used to do my nails there, I'll just warn you: Where you spent on average $25 for a full set of nails, or $17 for touch ups, here you spend easily $45 for a full set (or more), and I don't know what they charge for touch ups (fill ins).  All I know is that I have not done my nails since coming to NZ, because I guess I'm just not vain enough to spend THAT much on nails.

Same goes for hair.  There are 3 salons here in the same strip-mall and they offer different prices.  The one that costs the most also does the best hair, admittedly.  That's $40 for a cut and style.  The other one charges $25 for a cut, but I wasn't as impressed with their service - or should I say, I didn't feel that stunning walking out of there.  So I guess it's time to haul out $40 again for a decent hairstyle, but I'm also wondering about perhaps doing a spiral perm, and I'm sure that's gonna cost the earth.  sigh...
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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2010, 10:00:30 am »
That's what I love about this forum.  The topics are always changing. ;D ;D  From hair, to boobs, to nails.  I can't wait to see what the next topic is. :clap: :clap: :2funny: :crazy2:
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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2010, 10:00:30 am »

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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2010, 10:18:00 am »
We have a huge SA community here in Gulf Harbour and my next-door neighbour is a Saffer who has now introduced me to her circle of friends, one of whom is a hairdresser. She just called me after school and told me that the hairdresser was coming round to her house to cut her kids' hair and I should come around if I wanted a cut. So I joined the queue next-door with a glass of wine in hand and got a great cut for $25 along with great company!

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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2010, 06:45:16 pm »
Sweet. That sounds like a nice way to go and "visit" friends.  :2funny:
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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2010, 10:05:33 am »
We all loooovvvvve to visit! And tomorrow is the coffee-group get-together. Ai, more visiting. I suppose I'll have to drag myself round!  >:D

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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2010, 10:18:56 am »
Sounds WONDERFUL, Hopeful!  Wish I had that here in Dinsdale!
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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2010, 10:25:29 am »
It has been just so amazing to move in next-door to the most amazing person. She is just one of those bubbly, helpful, friendly people that would do anything for anyone. I'm not very good at making friends - I'm very shy - but she has introduced me to her huge circle of friends and we get together regularly. Every Thursday it's coffee-group, every person has a turn to have it at their place - you must just be able to understand Afrikaans. There's usually lots of loud talking, and maybe someone feeling homesick and having a good cry! And people "smousing" stuff of course. It has helped so much to settle in here - they're my family away from SA. And I can get a good haircut!

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« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2010, 11:52:47 am »
And I'm sure the wine helps too  :2funny:

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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2010, 04:16:36 pm »
I have just swapped my car....yes my car.......for a colour and cut,  in London!!!!!!!! Got a really good cut though and at least I got rid of my car  :clap:

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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2010, 06:50:52 pm »
Eish, I haven't been that desperate for a hair cut yet...  ::)
The "last time" that I needed a hair cut I just gave the clippers to my two boys and said:"Now you cut my hair the same way I cut your hair"   :o   , they thought I went nuts...  :2funny:  . Mamma just had to "finish up" the job after they thought it was all done.   :2funny: 
Since then I can't wait for summer...  :2funny:  :2funny:
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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2010, 07:16:59 pm »
Eish, I haven't been that desperate for a hair cut yet...  ::)
The "last time" that I needed a hair cut I just gave the clippers to my two boys and said:"Now you cut my hair the same way I cut your hair"   :o   , they thought I went nuts...  :2funny:  . Mamma just had to "finish up" the job after they thought it was all done.   :2funny: 
Since then I can't wait for summer...  :2funny:  :2funny:
Enjoy, SAKB

 :2funny: :2funny: genade you crack me up!

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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2010, 07:47:38 pm »
:2funny: :2funny: genade you crack me up!

  :o  Why??  ???   :eek:  What have I done??
Cheers,  :eek:  , SAKB
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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2010, 07:47:38 pm »

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« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2010, 07:51:08 pm »
Giving the clippers to your boys, they must have loved it!  :2funny: I just think it is very funny and original.  ;D

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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #43 on: October 20, 2010, 08:04:38 pm »
 :2funny:  :2funny:  :2funny:
Well if you know me I don't "normally" have a "borselkop", so when I gave them the clippers they were like "deer in the headlights"  :eek:  and I had to assure them this is ok, if they want...  :2funny:
But they enjoyed it.
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Re: Ridiculously expensive hair do's in NZ!!
« Reply #44 on: October 20, 2010, 08:25:02 pm »
 :2funny:   Good experience for them !!!  Now they can do the lawn....