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DId any others of you females change your professional grooming habits in retirement? How about the guys? When my husband switched from Silicon Valley mgt to teaching, he changed from getting haircuts about every other month to every 6 months (his hair grows really slowly, though--not like mine…I cut my own and have to do it every few weeks).


I have never had my nails or toes done. Many years ago I watched a show about the nastiness of the nail salons and the fact that you could get an infection and I thought, no, I don't need to look for trouble.
I have ugly feet and have never worn sandals anyway.
As far as my hair goes, when I lived in NY and worked in Manhattan, I had my hair cut at Vidal Sassoon at a cost of about $140 plus tip.
They did such a fantastic job that people would stop me on the street to remark about my hair! Now I get my haircut locally and save $100 on each haircut. The woman does a good job. I colored my hair for many years. I had dark brown hair when I was young. I kept dyeing my hair dark brown and it turned black. I spent a fortune at the salon to lighten my hair but after charging me $150, I realized they did not do a good enough job so I just kept getting it cut and started to dye it dark blonde. I love my hair now. I only dye it once a month and the white/grey mixes well with the dark blonde and my roots no longer show.
Yay. Maybe someday I will just stop dyeing it but for now my hair maintenance has gotten a bit easier. I also look younger with the lighter hair which is a big plus.
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