You'll Never Believe Why This Salon Charges $500 to Dry Your Hair

woman in salonThere is nothing better than a fantastic hair day, you know what I'm sayin'? Your tresses are one of the first things other people see when they meet you. Good hair is important. But how much money would you pay for a Kardashian-worthy flawless 'do? Does $500 sound like too much?

Not for the folks at Harrods! The British salon features an uber pricy blowdry that uses Truffle by Fuente products containing, they claim, extracts of diamond dust and meteorites. And trust me, that's not even the worst of it. You can keep up your mortgage payment-priced hairstyle by snagging some shampoo and conditioner of the same brand on your way out, for a casual $430!

Um, as someone who has never spent more than $40 on a haircut, I think I may throw up. Someone needs to smack some sense into the folks at Harrods. Can I get an amen!?


I'm all for primping and treating yourself to something special every once in a while. Clearly, with a price tag like this, the Truffle by Fuente blowout isn't the sort thing that women are heading to the salon for on a weekly basis. But nevertheless, I just can't come to terms with the lofty cost. You know how many other things you can buy for $500!? I could snag an entire fall wardrobe from a reasonably-priced store, like H&M. And I bet you my haul of clothes would look 10x more glam than my sparkling locks.

I wonder: Is this just an excuse for them to say they offer a treatment that uses diamonds? Because if they just want the branding opportunities, they should just let their clients wear a pretty ring while they get their hair styled. And how much diamond "extract" is actually involved here? The last time I checked, extracts were NOT the real deal. I mean, vanilla extract costs a lot less than actual vanilla beans. I'd venture a guess that this "diamond" product is the same kind of situation.

Even if I had just won the lottery and had all the money in the world (a girl can dream, eh?) I still wouldn't pay for a hair treatment like this. I've had long hair for most of my life, and whenever I've needed a trim, I've just gone to small local-owned salons that offer inexpensive haircuts. Maybe with shorter styles, it makes sense to fork over some more cash for a better cut -- but definitely not Harrods'-style cash.

And don't even get me started on the salon's over-the-top shampoo and conditioner. But hey, maybe it's just me.

Would you go to Harrods for their luxury blowout?

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