A short rant about the hairdresser where everything is £11

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time. Every time we drive past the £11 hairdresser I complain about it, and as it’s on the way to the station, I complain about it a lot. It has got to the point where I think my family are finding ME more annoying than I am finding the hairdresser.

(Note: it used to be the ‘everything’s £9.90’ hairdresser. That’s inflation for you.)

Hopefully after writing this, all of my frustration will dissipate, and I can drive to the station again without making anyone want to stab me.

I would start by telling you the name of the hairdresser, but it doesn’t obviously seem to have one. It might be called ‘no appointment needed’, as that is displayed in very large letters, but when you look closely at the sign, I think actually it’s called ‘Celly’s Everything’s Everything’s Everything’s £11’, which I think is a very catchy name.

£11 hairdresser

(Can you even imagine how much more upsetting this whole shop would be if they had forgotten the apostrophes?)

Okay, so far, so good. The front of the shop is covered in posters and signs celebrating the fact that everything’s £11. How simple! How straightforward! How lovely for a change to come across something that just does what it says it’s going to do – no frills, no complications.

Hoorah!

‘I could do with a quick haircut!’ you might think to yourself, ‘and £11 seems very reasonable, I’ll just pop in and see if they can take an inch or so off my just-below-shoulder-length hair!’

STOP!

If your hair is longer than shoulder length there will be a supplement, and it will not cost £11.

‘Ah, that’s a shame!’ you think to yourself, ‘as I’ve got my £11 ready, and I don’t want to carry around all this change. Perhaps I’ll get my son’s hair cut instead.’

NOOOO!

You’re still going to have a pocket full of change I’m afraid.

£11 hairdresser

Damn it!

Okay, okay, so how about if you send your husband in? He’s not a child AND he has short hair, and he just wants it clippered, so that will be £11 surely?

THINK AGAIN!

£11 hairdresser

Can you see where I’m going with this??

It wouldn’t irritate me so much if the WHOLE PRINCIPLE OF THE SHOP wasn’t based on the fact that EVERYTHING IS £11. There are signs absolutely littering the windows exclaiming the fact, and yet clearly it’s all a massive lie.

In fact, the closer you look, the harder it seems to be to find anything that IS £11.

£11 hairdresser

Even on of the posters advertising things that AREN’T £11, you aren’t even being given a genuine price.

The woman in the poster below very clearly has hair that is over shoulder length, and yet, hair model lady, I’m afraid that if you were to turn up at the ‘everything is £11’ hairdresser wanting top section highlights, don’t expect to pay £38.90 for them. Look closely at the poster and you’ll see that for the privilege of having hair longer than shoulder length, that good old surcharge is going to apply.

£11 hairdresser

It seems to me that basically, unless you are an adult woman, with a short bob, wanting nothing more than a trim, that pretty much NOTHING costs £11 at the £11 hairdresser.

Is it just me who finds this totally infuriating??

I get that having different things done at the hairdresser costs different amounts. I’m totally okay with that. I wouldn’t go to a garage that said ‘EVERYTHING’S £29!’ because I know that a new clutch costs more than £29.

THAT’S OKAY.

And that’s what makes it so much more annoying, because the whole principle of the damn thing is so unnecessary.

I shouldn’t worry though, because as the last poster I look at tells me, I will always be welcomed in a professional and courteous manner, and can enjoy freely available refreshments and magazines.

Oh, ‘and still everything is just £11.00.’

(Except it’s not.)

£11 hairdresser

 

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18 Comments

  1. Claire
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    11 April, 2017 / 9:56 am

    Hilarious! X

  2. 11 April, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I thought it was just me! It makes no sense! Love the blog! Xxx

  3. Joy Dehany
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    11 April, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Please go in and ask them what actually is £11 because now I’m raging at it too.

  4. Rachel King
    11 April, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    So pleased it isn’t just me – every time we walk past that hairdresser’s I have a rant!

  5. Jennifer
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    11 April, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    Arrgh I need to take the sign down, so glad I don’t near there that would infuriate me. Rant away this is totally warranted.

  6. Millie
    Twitter:
    12 April, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Hilarious and infuriating too! And I love that you posted it on the 11th – very well done!

    • Bonnie King
      Twitter:
      12 April, 2017 / 11:15 am

      I noticed that too and found it funny 🙂

  7. Claire
    12 April, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Argh, that’s so irritating and exactly the sort of thing that would wind me up every time I went past it! Reminds me of a sunbed shop I use to drive past, with a sign up saying “Half price sunbeds AT ALL TIMES!” … Well if it’s at all times, it’s not half price then is it? That’s just HOW MUCH IT COSTS!
    (This was over ten years ago and as you can see it still winds me up a tad)

    • 14 April, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      So many businesses do that too. Just dumb marketing… or really smart as we’re all talking about it.

  8. 13 April, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    This is clearly misleading and ought to be questioned,…They are trying to lure in customers but I am sure no one’s gonna return there. Wonder what refreshments the give ha !..

  9. Keri Jones
    13 April, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    That would drive me insane and likewise I would drive my family insane talking about it. This post is hilarious though. Someone should report them to the ASA for false advertising, lol x

  10. Claire Elizabeth Noke
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    13 April, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    This sort of thing drives me INSANE too !! Although not as much as bad/incorrectly spelt/worded signs …… so just to top off this VERY annoying shops numerous mistakes … the last sign …… ATMOSPHERE is spelt INCORRECTLY !!!!!! ha ha ha xx

  11. 14 April, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    This has just provided me with much amusement and ragement for the last 10 minutes of leisurely reading and examining the pics. Hysterical!
    Please can you actually go in and get a list of everything that is £11? Just in case I’m anywhere near Taunton and they happen to do a whole head of highlights for £11? In fact, I’d almost be able to travel down from Surrey and still save money on my normal ‘do for that… go on.
    Next post from inside the salon?!

  12. 15 April, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Ha, this would drive me mad also! As they advertise everything is 11 pounds, I would request foils cut blowdry and finish be 11 pounds, otherwise its false advertising!! See, already winding me up…haha!

  13. 26 April, 2017 / 10:37 am

    This is possibly the greatest rant of all time! I can only imagine what you’d do if you found something for 98p at the 99p store…

    • Jo Middleton
      27 April, 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Don’t even get me started John on the ‘specials’ in Poundland that sell for £3….

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