Hug your hairstylist today! OK, maybe not a hug. But at least a thank-you.

Why? Because today is Hairstylists Appreciation Day.

Hairstylists don't just make us look good, they also play the role of counselor. As they hack away at our hair, they listen to us. Whether it's complaining, needing relationship advice, having problems at work or difficulties with your kids. They even help fix some clients up on dates.

So next time you're about to complain about the cost of your color and cut, think twice.Your hairstylist saves you money in the long run.

A special thanks to Alex Durrin at Alexandras' On Second, by the way. She is my miracle worker!