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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by yummeemunnkee » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:02 pm

I was paying $130 every 3 months or so for highlights, cut, and blow dry before tip. Granted, for CT, this is a great price, but after doing this for so many years, I just couldn’t justify it. I hated sitting in that salon for hours and I finally cut the cord. I color my own hair using a $7 box of color and I go to Great Clips for the cut paying no more than $20 including tip. I even received compliments on my new color, so it’s been a win-win.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by apple44 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm

I have to say, haircut cost isn't bad compared to nail care cost. I know many women, who aren't poor but who aren't rich either, would spend $30 every two weeks to do their nails.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by Christine_NM » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:56 pm

Are you sitting down? For a year now I've been getting Aveda semi-permanent color, cut and blowdry, 3-month supply of shampoo and conditioner, + $40 tip = about $230 every 10-12 weeks. Takes about 2 hours. Gotta spend all that retirement income somehow.
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by harmony » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:04 pm

Every November (around Veterans Day) I buy a pre-paid card from Great Clips. Last year I bough 8 haircuts for $10.99 each, all on the card. After each haircut, the receipt shows how much value is left on the card. If Great Clips publishes a coupon with a lower rate, I use it instead of using up one of the haircuts on the card. I’ve had the same stylist for 15 years and I always tip $2.00. In recent years, it has worked better to check in online to reserve not only my place in line, but also the spot with my preferred stylist. I do call ahead to find out when my preferred stylist will be working.

I only color lowlights around the bangs, temples and ears where my natural brunette has already turned 100% gray. I don’t color the top crown area, so the gray that shows up there sort of mimics highlights. I only use a couple teaspoons of colorant and even less developer. I use Loreal Excellence cream bought in a tube from Sally’s. Since I use so little, it lasts for many many months.
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by quantAndHold » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:08 pm

lowerleisureclass wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:09 pm
quantAndHold wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:10 pm
Seattle, $80 including tip, for the best haircuts I’ve gotten in my life at a fancy salon downtown. Worth every penny.
Any chance you'd be willing to share the name of this stylist and salon?
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by baconavocado » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:33 pm

apple44 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:48 pm
baconavocado wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:43 pm
drawpoker wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:08 pm
baconavocado wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:29 pm
My wife...$150 about every 6 weeks......Not sure what that includes.
:shock: :shock:

And you call yourself a BH...........
There are some things you just can't control, right?
While I'm perfectly happy with home-brewed coffee and free office coffee, My husband has a $4 cappuccino every day! Sometimes he buys a pastry. So we have a budget of $150 for coffee shops every month. That seems high to me, but that's important to him... so what can I say...
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by damjam » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:45 pm

HCOL area - $140 cut and color every 5 weeks + tip. Really hate those dark roots to show!

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by drawpoker » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:43 pm

baconavocado wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:43 pm
drawpoker wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:08 pm
baconavocado wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:29 pm
My wife...$150 about every 6 weeks......Not sure what that includes.
:shock: :shock:

And you call yourself a BH...........
There are some things you just can't control, right?
Bacon - was not referring to monetary cost here. Rather, your ready admission of ignorance of what it "includes".
That is what struck me as uncharacteristic-BH mode. :shock: :shock:

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by muddgirl » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:50 pm

Right now, about $80+tip for cut, shampoo, and style. This is with a specially-trained stylist for curly hair. On the other hand, paying more for a special stylist saves me a half hour every morning trying to blow dry my hair straight, which over a year of workdays is 120 hours or 5 full days of styling my hair!

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by Procopius » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:10 pm

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Edit: I just saw OP was asking about prices in a mid-price area; my VHCOL costs are likely irrelevant to their situation.
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by goodlifer » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:16 pm

I would gladly pay the extra $7 for a stylist that I am happy with. I used to pay about $200 for a shampoo, highlights, and cut and it was totally worth it. I got a lot of compliments on my hair back then. I have been searching for over 5 years for a new stylist since the old one moved away and I'm still not happy. The average I pay is $45 for a shampoo and cut around here, plus tip. I have to ask them to blow dry or sometimes do it myself. I'm in a HCOL area outside of Chicago.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by amd2135 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:23 pm

My wife spends anywhere between $10 - $18 with tip, depending on coupon availability. She has low-maintenance long hair so this is an annual event.

This is at Great Clips. No idea what a fancier salon costs here in the Midwest- neither of us have been to one in ages. :)
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by drawpoker » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:25 pm

apple44 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm
.....haircut cost isn't bad compared to nail care cost..many women, who aren't poor but who aren't rich either, would spend $30 every two weeks to do their nails.
Well, er, Thanks, Paine Webber ! :wink:

Since it seems - thread has run off the rail, i.e, multiple males (un-invited) contributing their, um, less than data-driven input :P ; others (women) adding coloring costs, etc. etc. Might as well veer off.

What is this with tipping now at the salon ? Is 18% -20% no longer acceptable/norm?

In this thread - it's all over the map - way more than what I thought customary :?

30% tip per Arabesque, same with JediMisty, then more than 50% from IowaFarmWife

Are some of you tipping way more than usual because you think your provider is charging too little?

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by poker27 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:34 pm

I’m a guy, and when I get a ‘nice’ haircut I pay $60 + tip, when I get a cheap one it’s 20 + tip. I usually alternate, as there is 100% a difference between the two.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by Caduceus » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:16 am

Wow, wouldn't the hairstylists be very rich then? Some people here pay $200 for one visit. If the hairstylist just had three clients a day, that would be $600. And over 20 working days a month that would be $12,000. Take away, I don't know ... $3000 for rental/utilities/supplies, and that's like $9000 a month?

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Post by bungalow10 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:27 am

$35 + $10 tip every five weeks for an inverted bob. It's a deal. I don't color (natural blond - yippee grays don't show!) The flip side is a pay $120 per month for false eyelashes - blond hair = blond eyelashes.
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by damjam » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:33 am

Caduceus wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:16 am
Wow, wouldn't the hairstylists be very rich then? Some people here pay $200 for one visit. If the hairstylist just had three clients a day, that would be $600. And over 20 working days a month that would be $12,000. Take away, I don't know ... $3000 for rental/utilities/supplies, and that's like $9000 a month?
Not in my case. Sure cut and color is $140 + $30 tip. But that's two people - one for color and another for cut. The colorist can handle 2/3 people at slightly overlapping intervals, but the stylist can only deal with one head at a time. Plus $3000 for rental/utilities/supplies would definitely be an underestimation. That could easily be the rent alone around here.

To better answer the OP, the cut alone is $65 + tip.

ETA: also, earning high five or low six figures in this HCOL area definitely does not make you "rich."
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by bungalow10 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:36 am

Caduceus wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:16 am
Wow, wouldn't the hairstylists be very rich then? Some people here pay $200 for one visit. If the hairstylist just had three clients a day, that would be $600. And over 20 working days a month that would be $12,000. Take away, I don't know ... $3000 for rental/utilities/supplies, and that's like $9000 a month?
Some are making six figures. Location, reputation, facilities, and the services you provide all go into that equation. Some stylists don't work 40 hour weeks, some won't do perms or color, some can't give a decent haircut that isn't from the beauty school text book.

Financially successful stylists do continuing education, partner with vendors on product offerings, etc.
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by cherijoh » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:57 am

Mr.BB wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:56 am
The real question is, what is a good haircut worth to you?
if you go somewhere else and you don't like how your haircut was done, was that worth the savings of an extra $7?
Remember you're not going for the ambiance, you are going for that person's skill set. I wouldn't care if they were working out a hole in the wall as long as the job was done right.
I have been going to the same guy for over 35 years. The one time there was a snafu with my appointment and I went to one of the drop-in places it was a disaster. (My hairdresser asked me if I had tried to cut it myself :shock:)

I pay $54 for a shorter cut (longer on top) that allows me to not have to mess with my hair when I wash it. (My blow dryer is gathering dust under the bathroom sink). If my hair were a simple shoulder-length cut (like it was years ago) I would think that price was high. Not all ladies cuts are created equal.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by Mr.BB » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:26 am

The price you pay for haircut depends on so many things ;location, education/ quality of the person cutting your hair etc.
I knew a girl back in the 80s who work for hair performers. and back then her cut and blow dry was $12 -$18. Hair performers was not a fancy place and it was actually a relatively cheap haircut, but she was one of the finest cutters around. Her education was from one of the finest hairstyling schools in the country, so you never know where you'll find a gem. And like anything else in life, the value of something is whatever you feel is worth to you.
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by HomeStretch » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:07 am

drawpoker wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:25 pm

What is this with tipping now at the salon ? Is 18% -20% no longer acceptable/norm?

In this thread - it's all over the map - way more than what I thought customary :?

30% tip per Arabesque, same with JediMisty, then more than 50% from IowaFarmWife

Are some of you tipping way more than usual because you think your provider is charging too little?
I tip $15 on a $45 shampoo/cut/blow dry. Long-time stylist does a great job on my very thick hair which takes extra time.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by shell921 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:10 am

The barbershop near me has 3 lady barbers...haircuts for seniors are $12. I give a $5 tip and visit the same lady barber every 4 weeks.
I am a woman and one of many women customers who go there.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by quantAndHold » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:10 am

Caduceus wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:16 am
Wow, wouldn't the hairstylists be very rich then? Some people here pay $200 for one visit. If the hairstylist just had three clients a day, that would be $600. And over 20 working days a month that would be $12,000. Take away, I don't know ... $3000 for rental/utilities/supplies, and that's like $9000 a month?
I would assume that they’re paying more like half of what they make for booth rental, supplies, continuing education, etc. More expensive people are going to be experienced people working in high cost salons. They’re also self employed. So they pay self employment taxes, health insurance, etc.

So for my $80 haircut guy, he spends an hour with me, I pay him $80, and he might make $40 profit on that. $40/hour is $80k/year. He’s been doing hair for 30+ years, and is at the top of his game, and he’s making a 5 figure income in a six figure city (Seattle).
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by montanagirl » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:22 am

In Missoula I paid $40 for a cut, blow dry and flatiron styling.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by drawpoker » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:28 pm

Mr.BB wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:26 am
The price you pay for haircut depends on so many things ;location, education/ quality of the person cutting your hair etc....
Don't forget the tools.

The best haircut I ever got in my entire life was years ago at a high-end snooty place in Rehoboth Beach. When I told a knowledgeable person about it back home they said "They use the $300 scissors in those places, not the $50 ones"

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Post by Mr.BB » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:33 pm

drawpoker wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Mr.BB wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:26 am
The price you pay for haircut depends on so many things ;location, education/ quality of the person cutting your hair etc....
Don't forget the tools.

The best haircut I ever got in my entire life was years ago at a high-end snooty place in Rehoboth Beach. When I told a knowledgeable person about it back home they said "They use the $300 scissors in those places, not the $50 ones"
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Post by retiredbuthappy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:23 pm

I have colored my hair myself for 40 years with L'oreal color express...this includes highlighting.
Takes about 2 hrs altogether, mostly waiting. Easy peasy.
Let my hair grow for 2 years and enjoyed a ponytail, but recently just cut it off myself and after a lot of compliments from my exercise buddies, decided it was now the right length (chin length). So I'm now going back to my stylist and it's about $30 for shampoo, cut, blowdry and $5 tip. Have tried the luxurious places but didn't like their cuts.
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by IowaFarmWife » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:21 am

drawpoker wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:25 pm
apple44 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm
.....haircut cost isn't bad compared to nail care cost..many women, who aren't poor but who aren't rich either, would spend $30 every two weeks to do their nails.
Well, er, Thanks, Paine Webber ! :wink:

Since it seems - thread has run off the rail, i.e, multiple males (un-invited) contributing their, um, less than data-driven input :P ; others (women) adding coloring costs, etc. etc. Might as well veer off.

What is this with tipping now at the salon ? Is 18% -20% no longer acceptable/norm?

In this thread - it's all over the map - way more than what I thought customary :?

30% tip per Arabesque, same with JediMisty, then more than 50% from IowaFarmWife

Are some of you tipping way more than usual because you think your provider is charging too little?

I pay my stylist a good tip for a couple of reasons:
1) she does a great job, and I have naturally curly hair that is difficult to work with;
2) she is a single mom supporting herself and her daughter on one income;
3) she is also putting herself through college so that she can work in the medical field and make much more money than she is making as a beautician;
4) I still thank that $20 total for a shampoo/cut/style is a bargain, even in my LCOL area.
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by tumbleweedsusan » Thu May 30, 2019 1:16 pm

$10 + $3 tip at Supercuts. I buy $40 in gift cards when they go on sale around the holidays. I get a cut 4 times a year.
I wash my own hair, and go there with my hair wet. No need to pay for someone else to wash your hair.

For many, many years, I would spend over $100 every few months for haircuts in NYC. $20 a month for manis and pedis. Now, I buy Just for Men with coupons on sale, and chase grays away easily in the shower myself. Now I paint my own nails, and go to Supercuts. I keep a simple cut now that allows for growth. I've never had a bad cut there. So less than $80 a year for hair & nails. I am perfectly happy with it all and regret the thousands of dollars I wasted in the past.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by furikake » Thu May 30, 2019 1:36 pm

I was sick of the hairdresser not doing what I asked for, so I went to Target to get myself a set of hair cutting shears, comb, and mirror and have been cutting my own hair since. I'm cheap. :D

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Post by BuckyBadger » Thu May 30, 2019 1:37 pm

After getting my hair chopped at Supercuts twice in the past 12 months (due to never finding the time any more with a new baby!!) I finally got back to my usual salon. The difference is astounding. It's like no one at Supercuts has heard of layers before. And I went to two separate very highly rated Supercuts. Very mediocre haircuts.

$50 for wash, cut, and blowout. $15 tip.

Worth every penny!

Back when I had a fringe I could come in for free trims, too.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by fru-gal » Thu May 30, 2019 2:20 pm

furikake wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 1:36 pm
I was sick of the hairdresser not doing what I asked for, so I went to Target to get myself a set of hair cutting shears, comb, and mirror and have been cutting my own hair since. I'm cheap. :D
I cut my own hair, so a haircut costs $0. I can also do it at 2am if I feel like it.

I used to dye my hair, and then I let it go grey, saving a bundle of time and money and leaving the hair in much better condition.

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Post by shell921 » Thu May 30, 2019 2:48 pm

I visit a lady barber at a barbershop near my house. Senior price for haircuts is $12 and I give a $5 tip so
$17.

I went to a fancy salon for 10 years paying $120 + $20 tip for wash, color & cut every 5 weeks. Went gray in 2011 and am so glad I did. I loved my stylist but she was 20 miles away and when my hair had so much gray, the roots would show in 7-9 days. So I was paying $140 every 5 weeks to look good for
7-9 days.

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Post by Elena » Thu May 30, 2019 2:54 pm

I usually pay about $45 plus $7 tip for a haircut. Wash, layers, drying, but no coloring. I have very good hair. I have it cut in the summer, and then I give it a cut at home once in the winter, around February. Since some layering still shows and I straighten it nicely, no one has ever noticed the difference (or cared).
Coloring is dirty and lasts vey little. I no longer do it, not even at home. It smells bad and stained my pillow case. I wish someone cracked the code for white hair! It really does make one look older. Grateful I do not work in showbusiness :D

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Post by MrBobcat » Thu May 30, 2019 2:59 pm

fru-gal wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:20 pm
furikake wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 1:36 pm
I was sick of the hairdresser not doing what I asked for, so I went to Target to get myself a set of hair cutting shears, comb, and mirror and have been cutting my own hair since. I'm cheap. :D
I cut my own hair, so a haircut costs $0. I can also do it at 2am if I feel like it.

I used to dye my hair, and then I let it go grey, saving a bundle of time and money and leaving the hair in much better condition.
A gal after my own heart. I bought some wahl clippers about 20 years ago and haven't looked back, used to buzz the boy's hair too when they lived at home. :D

Mrs spends about $35 (including tip) 3-4 times a year. She doesn't dye it, so there's that.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by csm » Thu May 30, 2019 3:27 pm

Two or three times a year, I go to my stylist for a color & cut (no blow dry) for $80 plus tip (15%). In between, I color it myself with L'Oreal Excellence or L'Oreal Root Rescue and trim the bangs myself.

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Post by Jackson12 » Thu May 30, 2019 5:21 pm

Cut, color and tip: $80. It’s a splurge but my hair is a apparently tricky to cut and style ( curly, frizzy,) and I’ve never found a better stylist. The right style and cut allows me to shampoo, fluff and air dry...or use a blow dryer and diffuser if I’m in a rush.

The wrong style is high maintenance.

Touch- up or trim: averages $25

I stretch out my time between visits. I don’t go monthly, more like every other month.

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Post by Jackson12 » Thu May 30, 2019 5:24 pm

muddgirl wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:50 pm
Right now, about $80+tip for cut, shampoo, and style. This is with a specially-trained stylist for curly hair. On the other hand, paying more for a special stylist saves me a half hour every morning trying to blow dry my hair straight, which over a year of workdays is 120 hours or 5 full days of styling my hair!
I’m in the same situation. Sometimes I want straight hair and I really can’t manage it myself. I’ve tried.

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Post by Toadandfriends » Thu May 30, 2019 6:39 pm

I used to pay a lot for haircuts. For me it turned out to be a waste of money. I have short curly hair and I want it long in front and short in back. It turns out pretty much anyone can do that just fine. My hair is curly and difficult to deal with on a daily basis but it is also forgiving when it comes to cutting. I mean it has straight parts and curly parts and that varies depending on the humidity. Anyway, I go to Great Clips now on MWF and they consistently give me a 5.99 coupon, I pay $10 w/tip and show up every 5 weeks. One of my favorite ways to save $$$.
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by Pigeon » Thu May 30, 2019 8:25 pm

I pay $14 for a cut, no shampoo. I give a $6 tip, so $20 total. I color at home, which is about $7.

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Post by Sandtrap » Thu May 30, 2019 10:27 pm

DW trades styles/haircuts with her best friend who owns a high end salon in the East. Both had trained at Vidal Sassoon in England "back in the day".
I get my haircuts for "free" from DW who styles/cuts it however she wants to. . . :D
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by Miriam2 » Fri May 31, 2019 12:59 am

Sandtrap wrote: DW trades styles/haircuts with her best friend who owns a high end salon in the East. Both had trained at Vidal Sassoon in England "back in the day".
I get my haircuts for "free" from DW who styles/cuts it however she wants to. . . :D
Sandtrap, you must have the snappiest haircut in town :D For 32 years I used a Vidal Sassoon trained hair stylist, and the Sassoon fine-scissor-cutting styles were simply fabulous. I went into deep depression when my stylist retired, until my friend Google lead me to another Sassoon-trained stylist nearby, so now all is well 8-) Such stylists are hard to find these days.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by travellight » Fri May 31, 2019 3:25 am

I also cut my own hair and do my own nails so total cost is zero. Every 1-2 years, I donate my hair to locks of love and then grow it out again. I get compliments several times a week on my hair so I am not suffering from the lack of expenditure. My hair is long and low maintenance though.
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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by SueG5123 » Fri May 31, 2019 6:32 am

I have curly hair and I live near Houston — so almost every day is a “bad hair day” in this climate. I go to the salon for a haircut every month, and once every three months for highlights. (If it we’re up to me, I’d wear the gray proudly, but DH prefers other.)

I’ve spent most of my life getting mostly bad haircuts from Great Clips and their ilk — not dissing anyone, but their business model promotes staff turnover and negates customer loyalty. You might get a great haircut this month, and then six successive bad ones.

After fifty years of mostly very bad haircuts, I’ve just decided it’s worth the extra bucks to patronize the same stylist and salon.

I do not purchase their salon products, however.

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Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

Post by Sandtrap » Fri May 31, 2019 7:37 am

Miriam2 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:59 am
Sandtrap wrote: DW trades styles/haircuts with her best friend who owns a high end salon in the East. Both had trained at Vidal Sassoon in England "back in the day".
I get my haircuts for "free" from DW who styles/cuts it however she wants to. . . :D
Sandtrap, you must have the snappiest haircut in town :D For 32 years I used a Vidal Sassoon trained hair stylist, and the Sassoon fine-scissor-cutting styles were simply fabulous. I went into deep depression when my stylist retired, until my friend Google lead me to another Sassoon-trained stylist nearby, so now all is well 8-) Such stylists are hard to find these days.
No matter the skill of the stylist, there's only so much that can be done with silver hair for an old stubborn fart like me. :shock:

Regarding Vidal Sassoon. Yes, there is a huge difference between stylists, etc. (Art vs "make the hair shorter).

As I've been exposed to DW's and her "crowd" of high end stylists, I've noticed the difference between those trained in Europe and so forth.

DW at one time travelled for Vidal and then Paul Brown to give seminars for stylists. Of course she explained the concepts to me and I still have no clue. Though, I can easily tell when a lady has a bad hair stylist, or a great one.

Let some of these stylists "create" according to head shape, hair growth, etc, and they will transform and modernize a lady's "look".
Impressive indeed. :D

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