Price of haircut?

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by freebeer » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:15 am

I just got a very nice haircut and shave today in Vietnam. Price 30,000 dong = $1.33.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by brokendirtdart » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:11 am

I move around a lot.

Here I pay $10 + $4 tip each week.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by tim1999 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:34 am

$15 plus $2-$3 tip for a barber. If for some reason I can't get to him during his business hours when I need a cut, I end up at one of the chain haircut places which costs a couple bucks more.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Moneybags1 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:47 am

$8 and $2 tip.. Frank's Barbershop, Beverly Hills Fl

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by abner kravitz » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:06 am

fire5soon wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:38 pm
I cut it myself with a $20 set of clippers I've had for years.
I do this also, once a month, military style. I do it outside, so cleanup is not an issue.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by ResearchMed » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:14 am

I guess we live on a different VVVVHCOL Planet.

Most of these prices are about what the parking would cost downtown, while getting a haircut.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by HoosierJim » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:25 am

furikake wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:59 pm
Free! I cut my own hair. :D
+1 +1 +1+1+1

This becomes easy once you have a lot less hair to cut. About 4 minutes per week. Much better than getting in car, parking, WAITING, and the return time. OR - make an appointment and now they own your schedule. Note: the cost of the haircut is not the issue - TIME is the issue.


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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by runner3081 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:36 am

Will do good wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:08 pm
Wife does the cutting. Free!
Same here, a quick shave with the 1.5" trimmer!

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by jfn111 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:44 am

$17 plus $3 tip here in MN

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by theplayer11 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:45 am

52 year old-$12 +$5 tip

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by heartwood » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:53 am

$18 as a senior (regular price $20) in a old style shop in a major suburban town. The owner cuts my hair. For years I gave him an extra $20 at Christmas. This year I started adding $2 to the $18 and paying $20.

Before they were removed this would be a perfect topic for a survey. Anyone care to summarize results so far?

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by cheesepep » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:03 am

$7.69 according to the last currency conversion rate where I go. No tipping. 4 mins later and I'm out the door (typical amount of time for a male haircut there).

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by jadd806 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:19 am

What is a haircut? What is shaving?

My grandmother tells me that I look homeless. :mrgreen:

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by alpenglow » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:26 am

Free. I'm fairly bald so my wife gives me a quick buzz.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by mak1277 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:35 am

$17 plus tip. Same barber for the last 11 years, price has gone from $15 - $17 per cut over that time. Virginia suburbs of DC.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by TRC » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:40 am

$0.00

I've been cutting my own hair for the last 20 years with clippers on the sides and scissors on the top. I have a "high & tight". I fade the sides, buzz the top / back half of my head with a longer attachment and then use scissors to keep the front a little longer. I cut it every 2 weeks since I always like it fresh.

It used to cost me $20 a cut every 2 weeks. That's roughly $11,200 in haircut money that I've saved in the last 20 years, not including gas money and time spent.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Theseus » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:41 am

$15 at the barber shop. $3-$5 tip.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by lthenderson » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:27 am

Free. I do it myself. I also throw in a free beard trim and neck shave too.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by buccimane » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:28 am

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.
Is this at a franchise/chain store, or a local establishment? Very interested.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by stan1 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:31 am

$8 + $5 tip every two weeks, plus $50 "bonus" at Christmas. Been using same barber for almost 20 years.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by abuss368 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:33 am

$0 for 15 years now. Been shaving my own head and investing the difference.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by abuss368 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:34 am

Anyone remember the Flowbee? That has to be a Boglehead approved way of cutting hair.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by TheRightKost87 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:53 am

HCOL area. $20 for the cut, I have a beard so getting that trimmed and lined up is an extra $3. I generally tip to $30 as my barber is a good friend of mine (from before I started going to him as a barber).
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Kersten » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:22 am

$50 for a cut including wash and blow-dry styling, plus $10 tip. I have been going to the same stylist since 1984 and go twice a year. Worth every penny.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Lanerious » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:24 am

$13 all in to the barber who has been cutting my hair since I was a little boy. He's a one-man operation so I don't tip. It's my understanding that this is proper tipping etiquette since he owns the place and sets the price.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by terran » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:24 am

Since there are so many DIY'ers, in case anyone else is interested, here's what we use:

Clippers (bought February 2015, still going strong): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JNQSIQ/
Scissors (they make a big difference compared to regular scissors because they swing more freely): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KVYBY8M/?th=1

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Bounca » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:33 am

armeliusc wrote:
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.
+1 for Great Clips. I think I pay $15 plus I usually tip $5.

I’ve been doing the hair cuttery chain thing for many years now and without a doubt I have found Great Clips to be the fastest, nicest people, good quality etc.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by GKSD » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:38 am

Southern California: Myself $12+$2 Tip (Monthly); DW $45+$5 Tip (whenever she feels like)

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Broken Man 1999 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:42 am

$12 for cut, $3-$8 for tip. Suburban area of Florida.

The particular barber has been cutting my hair for over 20 years. A couple of years ago she opened her own shop, stays very busy and is happy being her own boss.

I almost always drink the offered adult beverages, and I try to remember to bring her a 12 pack or case of beer when my hair is cut around the holidays.

She is a good businesswoman, and honestly I enjoy seeing her success.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by AntsOnTheMarch » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:45 am

abuss368 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:34 am
Anyone remember the Flowbee? That has to be a Boglehead approved way of cutting hair.
Flowbee + Wahl clippers for fine tuning.

It’s not just for saving money. I prefer to do it myself.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by niceguy7376 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:46 am

I have been buying the great clips promotion in December every year. I still have many more $9.99 haircuts on my card as my hair is showing age and i need less visits per year.

I paid for $120 two years back and $60 last year and I get $9.99 haircuts out of them. $2 tip extra every time.

This year great clips is advertising a $1 increase ($10.99 per cut).
I make my appointment online while in my garage and by the time i go there, i will be taken directly to the chair immediately.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by stoptothink » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:00 am

I've never paid for a haircut, except for the initial $30 for the clippers I bought nearly 20yrs ago. I cut my own hair for probably a decade and now have my wife do it. She has become very good at it. In fact, she cuts all our hair (my son and my daughter's as well). Based upon what she spends (she has a good friend who does her hair), and apparently she spends way less than most adult females, that pair of clippers (which came with some decent sheers) has saved me many many thousands.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by H-Town » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:01 am

I don't pay for haircut. It's free.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by onthecusp » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:13 am

$12, occasional tip. MCOL.

I think a big part of the price spread of commercial haircuts are state licencing laws. Round here I think anyone who wants to cut hair can.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by scrabbler1 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:20 am

Long Island, NY. I pay $15 + $4 tip. Local barber, less than a 5-minute walk from where I live. I go every 2 months. Quick and easy and reasonably priced.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by bloom2708 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:24 am

$0

Plug in clipper, #2 guard, #1 guard for the back and sideburns, Left and Right angled guard for around ears.

2-3 week intervals. Takes about 10 minutes.

I got tired of spending $20 for a haircut and then coming home and fixing it myself.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by RudyS » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:41 am

wsiddiqi wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:37 am
arsenalfan wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:58 pm
..

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.
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
IF somehow you need to document what she does, you might take a video of her cutting your hair. She could keep a log of what you pay her with dates. I doubt IRS will pursue this any deeper, if at all. Whether her charge is in line with local prices might be an issue.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Abe » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:05 pm

I pay $12.00 in a LCOL area. No tip. Get haircut about every 2 months. Old school barber shop. I try to avoid places that have the word "styling" in their name. I have never found a woman barber that knew how to taper hair and very few men barbers now days. My barber cuts my hair with clippers and then puts shaving soap around my ears and neck and shaves it with a straight razor.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by an_asker » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:12 pm

arsenalfan wrote:
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.
You can seriously do that? If so, could I play tennis with my daughter for an hour twice a week, and put $60/week into her account as a "personal trainer"? I am serious because, for me, practicing with her does have an ulterior motive of getting my exercise instead of walking for an equivalent amount of time.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Toons » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:17 pm

Haven't paid for a haircut since 1993.
I forgot what it cost then.
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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by LiterallyIronic » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:18 pm

GuitarXM wrote:
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.
I'm a dude, but my hair is over 12 inches long. I love those places that say "Men $X; Women $X + Y". It's going to be just as much work as they charge women but only get the revenue that they charge men. Maybe they'll eventually change their signs to "short hair vs long hair," but until then, I beat them at their own game.

Anyway, I go to a local hairdresser school. Students (who have at least 1000 hours of experience cutting hair), cut my hair for $8, which includes five minute head massage, then washing, shampooing, conditioning, cutting, drying, and flat-ironing. After the student is done, their work is checked by a licensed instructor who makes adjustments if necessary. I'll leave either a $1 or $2 tip (12.5-25%).

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by TonyDAntonio » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:22 pm

Flowbee + wife (for trimming) = free.

I'm pretty sure I've saved millions over the last 20 years. :happy

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by birdog » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:23 pm

$18 plus $5 tip in Indiana. Cut comes with shampoo, neck shave and shoulder massage. I used to cut my own back when I was in the military but my hair is a bit longer now and I’m a little nervous to try again. I hate going for a haircut so I may give it a shot. I’d just have to keep it a bit shorter in order to utilize my wahl clippers.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Charlesmetz83 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:27 pm

buccimane wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:28 am
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.
Is this at a franchise/chain store, or a local establishment? Very interested.
She first started cutting my hair at a franchise chain called Honeycuts. This location offered an unlimited plan for GM employees and it was auto deducted from their check. I tried getting the deal but was unable to as it was only for GM employees. The girl that was cutting my hair was the busiest employee there and seemed to have a good head on her shoulders but didn't really like the ownership and so I convinced her to go out on her own, helped her find a little suite in a mixed use building that had previously been a 1 woman salon. She has been on her own for 6 months and is already netting more money on her own and loves the flexibility of setting her own schedule.

A lot of the GM guys followed her and then she opened the unlimited option to her other regulars that followed. The guaranteed income stream was important when venturing out on her own.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Slacker » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:30 pm

I always pay the same price whether in a HCOL area like DC or LCOL area like Phoenix: $0
My wife cuts my hair.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:41 pm

I’m in a VHCOL area in SoCal, but there are places to go to get better price. Last year my husband was paying $9 and $3 TIP, this year the barber decided to only work on weekend, so he switched to my hair cutter. She is even cheaper than the other guy.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by knightrider » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:03 pm

In Chicago, $5 plus a few $ tip . See:

http://bettysandnicks.com/

Wish they were everywhere!

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by bubbadog » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:09 pm

$14 + $2 tip in suburban midwest barber shop.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by peetsperk » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:37 pm

Same as arsenalfan: #2 on top, fade to #1.5 on sides/back. Straight-razor shave of neck and sideburns. Twice a month - $14, plus $1 tip.

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Re: Price of haircut?

Post by Doom&Gloom » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:41 pm

DW & I go together to get our haircuts. $35-45 total (depending upon how much time her cut requires, I think) + tip (usually $5, sometimes $10). LCOL.

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