Price of haircut?

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Luckywon
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Price of haircut?

Post by Luckywon » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:49 pm

Interested in what others on this forum spend.

I'm 51, male, pay $50 plus $15 tip.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Kenkat » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:56 pm

$13 plus $2-3 tip. Old school barber shop.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by ResearchMed » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:57 pm

Luckywon wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:49 pm
Interested in what others on this forum spend.

I'm 51, male, pay $50 plus $15 tip.
Where do you live?

Is it a major VHCOL metropolitan area, "downtown"?

Or a small town, LCOLA?

That would probably make a huge difference.

Also, is it "just a haircut", or is there styling, blow drying...?

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by arsenalfan » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:58 pm

I get a buzzcut every month in a HCOL area. #2 on top, fade to #1.5 on sides/back. Straight-razor shave of sideburns/edges with shaving cream.

Old school barber shop in HCOL trendy strip mall = $21 for haircut +$5 tip
Closer to my work is LCOL barbershop = $14 + $6 tip = $20 (chintzy to ask for change from a $20).
My swanky gym has men's cuts for $40+$10 tip = $50.

BUT 11yo daughter can do almost as good a job, and I've started to let her do it every 2 weeks. Let's face it, it's pretty brainless to work a 1.5 or 2 razor with those guards, and she's getting better at fading. I work in the OR all day and wear a scrub cap, and have a pretty casual lifestyle outside work.

So $50 x 26 = $1300 into her Roth IRA every year.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Ace1 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:01 pm

$20 includes tip
Suburban northeast ohio MCOL area

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by sport » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:02 pm

Suburban area, old school barber. $15 + $5 tip.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by sport » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:03 pm

Ace1 and I are not far apart. About 10 or 15 miles.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by chw » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:04 pm

$20 includes tip. Upscale suburban barber in HCOL in Boston area.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Nicolas » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:04 pm

$12 on Tuesdays. I don't want to tip but feel social pressure to do so. $2 tip. Sometimes no tip. Only every three months or so.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Will do good » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:08 pm

Wife does the cutting. Free!

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Luckywon » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:11 pm

ResearchMed wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:57 pm
Luckywon wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:49 pm
Interested in what others on this forum spend.

I'm 51, male, pay $50 plus $15 tip.

ADDED: Live in VHCOL city. Price includes wash, cut, blowdry.
Where do you live?

Is it a major VHCOL metropolitan area, "downtown"?

Or a small town, LCOLA?

That would probably make a huge difference.

Also, is it "just a haircut", or is there styling, blow drying...?

RM

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by randomizer » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:12 pm

$25 plus $10 TIPS I mean tip.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by armeliusc » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:15 pm

$12 + $4 tip at Great Clips every ~3 months. I may go earlier than that if there's an upcoming event and/or DW tells me to get a haircut.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Traveller » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:16 pm

Wow! That must be one heck of a haircut!!

I pay $25 plus tip for a cut, straight razor shave, shampoo, and shoulder massage. :beer

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Luckywon » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:19 pm

randomizer wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:12 pm
$25 plus $10 TIPS I mean tip.
Does it include the hairdye? :P

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by AlohaJoe » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:19 pm

Luckywon wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:49 pm
Interested in what others on this forum spend.

I'm 51, male, pay $50 plus $15 tip.
I pay $2 - $2.50, no tip.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by GuitarXM » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:21 pm

No man should pay over $15 for a haircut.
We have no hair compared to women!

I use great clips. $13 + ($2-$3 tip)
They also send coupons in the mail every few months for $7 cut.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by terran » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:21 pm

Will do good wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:08 pm
Wife does the cutting. Free!
+1

Mine is getting pretty good at it too!

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by tooluser » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:23 pm

Ace1 wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:01 pm
$20 includes tip
Suburban northeast ohio MCOL area
Ditto
Urban Los Angeles

I could get a haircut for $8 including tip if I wanted a military cut.

At $20 that works out to $40-60 an hour, or $24-36 per hour net if the shop takes half the base. That's not a terrible wage. I'm guessing the $8 cut takes five minutes or less. Been going many years. All the barbers at my shop are happy and competent if not talented.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by totesmagotes » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:23 pm

Will do good wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:08 pm
Wife does the cutting. Free!
Same. She's cut my hair probably an average of 8 times per year for the past 9 years. On the rare occasion schedules don't work and I need to get it cut professionally, I go to a local cheap place for ~$18 (includes tip). So, 8*9*$18 = $1080 worth of cuts. We're on the second set of trimmers for something like $60, so I figure we've saved close to $960 by having my wife cut my hair.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Sandtrap » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:27 pm

DW is a high-end retired hair stylist shop owner. Vidal Sassoon, Euro trained.
Costs me big time.
Really big time.
And I still look just as frumpy as always. :shock:
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Price of haircut

Post by FraggleRock » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:27 pm

In Coimbra, Portugal on vacation: €6.50. My wife approved.
In Denver, Colorado, USA where I live: $30. No tip. And, I am grumpy about it.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by CyclingDuo » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:28 pm

Luckywon wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:49 pm
Interested in what others on this forum spend.

I'm 51, male, pay $50 plus $15 tip.
That's on the upper end. Averages around $15-$25 for males where I live, plus tip.

Worldwide prices are here for men and women:

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/ ... the-world/
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Charlesmetz83 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:28 pm

I auto pay $30 a month for "unlimited" cuts.
I go twice a month and service includes shaving my head and neck, shampoo and a roughly 10 minute scalp massage. I tip $5 each time.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by fire5soon » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:38 pm

I cut it myself with a $20 set of clippers I've had for years.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by S&L1940 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:39 pm

used to pay $10-$15 with a tip. couple of years back went close crop and maintained that since with the help of at first a regular Norelco shaver with pop up trimmer and now graduated to a Braun shaver. Also aided by natural thinning (wife calls it going bald). Cost, shaver blade units $30-$40 replaced every 2-3 years.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Sheepdog » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:43 pm

$7 plus $2 tip 8-) Yep, that's all the ole barber or his grandson charge. There are several barbers in this town charging under $7 to $9. Even Great Clips sometimes charge $7.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Impromptu » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:44 pm

totesmagotes wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:23 pm
Will do good wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:08 pm
Wife does the cutting. Free!
Same. She's cut my hair probably an average of 8 times per year for the past 9 years. On the rare occasion schedules don't work and I need to get it cut professionally, I go to a local cheap place for ~$18 (includes tip). So, 8*9*$18 = $1080 worth of cuts. We're on the second set of trimmers for something like $60, so I figure we've saved close to $960 by having my wife cut my hair.
My wife learned to cut my hair shortly after we were married. The electric trimmers and special hair shearers cost $50. After 5 years of marriage, that is about $10/year. With 8 cuts a year, that is about $1.25/cut so far. Plus the added convenience
of doing it after work at home.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by rgs92 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:45 pm

Charlesmetz83 wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:28 pm
I auto pay $30 a month for "unlimited" cuts.
I go twice a month and service includes shaving my head and neck, shampoo and a roughly 10 minute scalp massage. I tip $5 each time.
Awesome arrangement. I never heard of a haircut subscription (and with grooming/extras too!). I'm envious.
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Someone mentioned a car-wash subscription on another forum (it was in Florida) and I thought that was awesome too.

I use Supercuts with a $10-$15 tip.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:49 pm

$7 plus $3 tip. They also trim his ears,nose, eyebrows. The same place I go to. The woman is a GEM, so nice, hard to beat.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Snapper » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:53 pm

Free. Buzz it myself with a pair of clippers I bo ugh they on Amazon.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by petulant » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:53 pm

LCOL but see upscale barber who incidentally does haircuts for NBA players. $35 per visit.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Snapper » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:53 pm

Free. Buzz it myself with a pair of clippers I bought on Amazon.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Kiter » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:58 pm

I paid $18 with tip 12 years ago ,Barberess was V hot. Have A LOT of hair and it got pricey so I cut it myself now .

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by mxs » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:01 pm

fire5soon wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:38 pm
I cut it myself with a $20 set of clippers I've had for years.
Same. You can do the same length all over easily, and I have a medicine cabinet mirror that folds out so I can see all sides of my head and do a 2/1.5 or 2/1 fade. I got sick of going to female oriented places that charged too much and always missed spots or had other things I had to fix. Pretty bad to pay for a bad hair cut. My ~$20 clippers from Walmart last 4+ years minimum.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Ragnoth » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:01 pm

I pay $20 ($13 + $7 tip).

Old school non-trendy barber shop in VHCOL area.

I wouldn't trust the guy to "style" anything, but its fine if you are just looking for a generic men's cut.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by CABob » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:02 pm

DD used to cut it for "free", but free usually involved a 200 mile drive and lunch for four. She is now working at a higher end place which is closer so I "only" pay about $30 and only a 100 mile drive.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Maya1234 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:31 pm

$80 plus $20 tip. I’m a woman and only get it cut every 3-4 months. Bang Trims in between are free.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Jacotus » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:33 pm

petulant wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:53 pm
LCOL but see upscale barber who incidentally does haircuts for NBA players. $35 per visit.
NBA haircuts run the gamut. How good are your barber's cuts, on a scale of Richard Jefferson to Gordon Hayward?

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Prov227 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:40 pm

I'm 37. Still go to the same barber that gave me my first haircut 35 years ago. $20 plus $4 or $5 tip. MCOL midwest city.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by furikake » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:59 pm

Free! I cut my own hair. :D

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Goal33 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:04 am

I live in the VHCOL bay area. Male

I pay $35 + $5 dollar tip. I go for this every 5 weeks.

I get a complementary neck trim in-between from same person. I tip $5 for that.

My hair is always perfect. I think it's worth it
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by ccieemeritus » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:06 am

Wife cuts my hair. I've paid for 2 haircuts in the last 23 years.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by poker27 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:37 am

I go to great clips, 15+ $5 tip. I always have mixed reviews and debate going to the ‘nice’ place down the street. I believe it’s $50 + tip.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by FreeAtLast » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:50 am

MCOL Area. I know a hairdresser who is a good friend. She charges me $25 and I throw in a $10 tip. Given my accelerating hair loss, I am thinking of asking her for a Marine Corps recruit buzzcut.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by stemikger » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:01 am

Free. My wife is a hairdresser.

When she can't get to it, I go to an old school Barber. He charges $15 and I give him a $5 tip.

My wife charges $20 for men.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by wsiddiqi » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:29 am

VHCOL - Bay area
$15 + $2 tip

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by wsiddiqi » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:37 am

[quote=arsenalfan post_id=3642502 time=1512097090 user_id=49467]
..

BUT 11yo daughter can do almost as good a job, and I've started to let her do it every 2 weeks. Let's face it, it's pretty brainless to work a 1.5 or 2 razor with those guards, and she's getting better at fading. I work in the OR all day and wear a scrub cap, and have a pretty casual lifestyle outside work.

So $50 x 26 = $1300 into her Roth IRA every year.
[/quote]
this is interesting. So all her earnings for cutting your hair goes in her Roth IRA. This is all legit? No audit issues with the IRS?
How do you document her earnings?

thanks

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Bungo » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:44 am

$20 including tip in Silicon Valley

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by letsgobobby » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:48 am

I only let Chinese and Vietnamese ladies cut my hair. It has been as cheap as $6 and as much as $9. plus tip.

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