I agree with what some of the other mums have said. Just tell her that your DH surprised you with a voucher to the flash hairdressers. I think that way her feelings will be spared.Ok so one of my good friends is a hairdresser and has been doing my hair for 10 years. She is ok not fantastic with my hair but I get a good deal ($110 for eyebrow wax, cut, full head of foils and blow dry!) and I haven't been too fussed about my hair over the years. It's kind of grown into a long non-style. It's down to bra strap level and all the same length and a mix of brown shades with some blonde highlights.
Anyway, I've got a 4.5 month old and I can't wear my hair down as she's grabbing it and to be honest I can never be bothered wearing my hair down as it requires blow dry and straightening or it is a disgusting frizz ball. I wear it up every day. And I'm feeling a bit frumpy.
My DH has been at me for years to get my hair done by a very speccy hairdresser he knows and I have resisted to now as I didn't want to offend my friend. But I have decided I want a major chop (up above my shoulders) and colour restyle and would like it done really well so I have agreed to get him to do my hair. To put it into perspective this hairdresser is the creative director for a chain of high end salons and mostly does international work on ad campaigns, movies, fashion shows. He's agreed to do my hair yay lucky me!
So what do I tell my friend?! I hate these awkward situations. I can't be honest (lol) and say I wanted to get this amazing hairdresser to do my hair because he'll do a better job. That's mean even if it's true. I was thinking I could say that my DH bought me a voucher for Xmas for a makeover? It's almost true as I'll be getting it done around Xmas and he's offered to pay for it for my Xmas present. How do I have this conversation? I'm due to get my hair done by her next week and not sure if I should cancel or just get it done and not re-book for my next appointment. Breaking up with a hairdresser is hard enough but when they are your friend it's x1000 awkward. Depending how much I love my new do I may not go back to her and just get the fancy pants hairdresser to keep doing it. I have never liked my hair so if he can make my like my hair I will love him forever. I've never been to a fancy salon I am so excited for this big change! But I'm so dreading cancelling on my friend and explaining my new hairdo. Help!!