Millionaire Asked Ex-Wife to Stay on as Housekeeper

And then he was confused why she wouldn’t want in on that arrangement:

A businessman who carried on living with his former wife after they divorced asked her if she would stay on as his housekeeper when he installed another woman in the home, a High Court judge was told.

The man could not understand why his former wife became “so aggressive” when he informed her of the new arrangements, the court heard.

On Wednesday Mr Justice Bodey ruled that she was entitled to nearly half of her former husband’s £13.6?million fortune.

Is a $1,000 Haircut and Blow Dry Worth It?

In how many languages do you know how to say no?

Just when some people have gotten used to the idea that a high-end haircut might cost hundreds of dollars, elite stylists are raising their prices to $1,000 and beyond.

Even haircutters who haven’t breached the four-figure barrier are upping fees: Garren, a favorite of New York magazine editors, raised his rate on Jan. 1 by $100, to $805.

“I was a little bit on the low end,” he says.

After holding prices steady since the financial crisis, it was time for a raise, many A-list stylists say. Some want to get out from behind the chair to focus on more lucrative pursuits, such as branded products or prestigious red-carpet work, and are charging more to thin the client herd.

There is enough demand to keep them booked anyway. New York and Los Angeles stylist Sally Hershberger charges rates approaching $1,000 for her tousled, rock-n-roll cuts and does about six a day, three days a week. Julien Farel, who commands $900 for a cut and blow dry, tends to as many as 80 clients a week at half-hour intervals at his eponymous Madison Avenue salon. Ted Gibson, a star of the TV makeover series “What Not to Wear,” is credited with kicking off the inflation a year ago, when he very publicly raised his rate from $950 to $1,200. He is weighing another increase in 2015.