Paying 100 Bucks for a haircut ? RIDICULOUS !!!

Ive been browsing through the threads and my jaw drops more and more , ok i can let go for 50 bucks but 100 And up ? C'mon lets be realistic ... The people that HAVE the money , hey its your money do w.e u want with it , but i bet you half the people on here , aren't willing or on budget to be paying 100 bucks for a haircut , i get my ends trimmed for 8 bucks ! And a full hair cut in different styles for nomore than 25 bucks , And trust me ive been to pricy high end hair salons , and the hair salons tht charge me 25 bucks , do a wayyyy BETTER job , especially on curly hair ! I hope im not alone on this one
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A lot of people who get those cuts aren't doing them that frequently, maybe a couple times a year. If one has shorter hair and gets trims every 6-8 weeks at $30-40 a pop, it probably comes out pretty much the same.

Myself, I cut my own hair these days. I'm too poor for anything more than that right now, sadly.

The most I've ever paid was about $180 for a devacut and pintura color, including tip. The cut was, I think, about $60 of that. [Here in Mpls rates are cheaper.]

*sigh* I would love to get a devacut and pintura highlighting done right about now. That would be divine.

As to whether one can get a good curly cut for $25? Eh, it's never happened to me, I can tell you that. If I cannot afford a curly cut by a trained stylist who knows their stuff, I'll just do it myself.
Yeah, if you're only getting a cut twice a year it really isn't that much. Also, you have to take into account that salaries and the cost of living vary tremendously throughout the country. Here in NYC, we tend to make more money but services also cost more. If I was a student I would balk at the cost, but as an adult professional, $100 wouldn't be a ton of money to drop on a good cut (even though I prefer to pay a little less!).

And, like wild~hair, $25 cuts have only left me with mangled hair. lol

ETA: I just saw in another thread that you're from Queens... well, consider yourself lucky! I've tried a lot of the cheaper places and for me it always ended in tears (figuratively speaking!)...
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Last edited by Gemini13; 05-16-2009 at 10:43 AM.
If you think about the fact that you "wear" your hair every day, the cost of a good haircut might seem more reasonable to you. Think about what you pay for clothing and how many "wears per dollar" you get. You might pay $100 for a pair of jeans and wear them once a week or every two weeks; or you might pay $30 for a pair and wear them every day.

If you've paid $100 for a haircut that lasts you even only two months, that is still only $1.66 per day of wear.
As to whether one can get a good curly cut for $25? Eh, it's never happened to me, I can tell you that. If I cannot afford a curly cut by a trained stylist who knows their stuff, I'll just do it myself.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
It is possible, but hard to find. I recently found a local stylist that gives me a great cut for under $30. I've also had a few deva cuts that ran me between $60-90. This cheaper stylist gives the same great results. I got lucky!

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I recently found a local stylist that gives me a great cut for under $30. I've also had a few deva cuts that ran me between $60-90. This cheaper stylist gives the same great results. I got lucky!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
I'm a-thinkin' that I'd travel a fur piece for one o' them there danged $30 haircuts, missy!
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Yeah no kidding curlilocks you hit the jackpot....Every time I've gone for a "cheap" cut I end up miserable. I just suck it up now and go every 3-4 mos. I'm not paying $100 but I probably still would!! What I dread is when the grey starts coming and I'll have to color...THAT won't be cheap
High prices are how I ended up with such long hair, LOL. My hairdresser's prices had crept up from 30 to 40 to 50 to 75, I ended up going someplace else but the lady was Not Good With Curls and so I only trusted her to do a bob so just whacked it and let it go for a few years.

I think my compromise now is 75 is OK but no more than twice a year at most. I do not want to rip off the stylist; last haircut took about 2 hours so 75+tip still only about $40/hour, and you know they have to pay taxes, rent, etc. out of that, it's not all profit.

I do not do salon color, my hair is long and thick and I don't want anything spectacular enough to justify paying what it would cost.
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I spend $85 plus tip. But I only get my hair cut 3 times a year, tops. When I was spending 30-40 bucks I was going much more frequently, not because it was shorter, but because the cuts didn't grow out as well.

I'll gladly pay more for a cut if it lasts a long time and makes me feel really good about myself.
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I spend more on parts of my body that I find problematic - like my hair - and less on parts that look good with little attention - like my lips that have lots of color even without any lipstick.
A lot of people who get those cuts aren't doing them that frequently, maybe a couple times a year. If one has shorter hair and gets trims every 6-8 weeks at $30-40 a pop, it probably comes out pretty much the same.

Myself, I cut my own hair these days. I'm too poor for anything more than that right now, sadly.

The most I've ever paid was about $180 for a devacut and pintura color, including tip. The cut was, I think, about $60 of that. [Here in Mpls rates are cheaper.]

*sigh* I would love to get a devacut and pintura highlighting done right about now. That would be divine.

As to whether one can get a good curly cut for $25? Eh, it's never happened to me, I can tell you that. If I cannot afford a curly cut by a trained stylist who knows their stuff, I'll just do it myself.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
I'm in the Rochester, MN area - I would have no problem traveling to the Twin Cities for a trim with a stylist who knows curly hair. Are there any you've used and are they Deva certified or at least understand their theory?
Thanks
it depends on what city you live in, what the cost of living is.
also, you need to look at ANNUAL cost for haircuts -- usually the expensive cuts last 4 to 6 months, so you are getting 2 or 3 haircuts a year.
then do an ANNUAL cost for cheaper haircuts where you go every 4 to 6 weeks.......
when i do this with my friends, turns out i pay a lot less per year than they do.
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A lot of people who get those cuts aren't doing them that frequently, maybe a couple times a year. If one has shorter hair and gets trims every 6-8 weeks at $30-40 a pop, it probably comes out pretty much the same.

Myself, I cut my own hair these days. I'm too poor for anything more than that right now, sadly.

The most I've ever paid was about $180 for a devacut and pintura color, including tip. The cut was, I think, about $60 of that. [Here in Mpls rates are cheaper.]

*sigh* I would love to get a devacut and pintura highlighting done right about now. That would be divine.

As to whether one can get a good curly cut for $25? Eh, it's never happened to me, I can tell you that. If I cannot afford a curly cut by a trained stylist who knows their stuff, I'll just do it myself.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
I'm in the Rochester, MN area - I would have no problem traveling to the Twin Cities for a trim with a stylist who knows curly hair. Are there any you've used and are they Deva certified or at least understand their theory?
Thanks
Originally Posted by astromom

That's easy — you should go to East 42nd Street Salon. Ask for Carolyn Long, she's Deva-trained.

There are other Deva-trained stylists at that salon, but she's the one I know and can recommend.
it depends on what city you live in, what the cost of living is.
also, you need to look at ANNUAL cost for haircuts -- usually the expensive cuts last 4 to 6 months, so you are getting 2 or 3 haircuts a year.
then do an ANNUAL cost for cheaper haircuts where you go every 4 to 6 weeks.......
when i do this with my friends, turns out i pay a lot less per year than they do.
Originally Posted by rbb

Exactly - I am getting my hair 3 times a year tops! But to be honest - I do not really care what others pay - that is their choice and who am I to judge how they spend their $. I have paid more than I am paying now and I have paid less. It's all about what you personally feel comfortable doing.
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A lot of people who get those cuts aren't doing them that frequently, maybe a couple times a year. If one has shorter hair and gets trims every 6-8 weeks at $30-40 a pop, it probably comes out pretty much the same.

Myself, I cut my own hair these days. I'm too poor for anything more than that right now, sadly.

The most I've ever paid was about $180 for a devacut and pintura color, including tip. The cut was, I think, about $60 of that. [Here in Mpls rates are cheaper.]

*sigh* I would love to get a devacut and pintura highlighting done right about now. That would be divine.

As to whether one can get a good curly cut for $25? Eh, it's never happened to me, I can tell you that. If I cannot afford a curly cut by a trained stylist who knows their stuff, I'll just do it myself.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
I'm in the Rochester, MN area - I would have no problem traveling to the Twin Cities for a trim with a stylist who knows curly hair. Are there any you've used and are they Deva certified or at least understand their theory?
Thanks
Originally Posted by astromom

That's easy you should go to East 42nd Street Salon. Ask for Carolyn Long, she's Deva-trained.

There are other Deva-trained stylists at that salon, but she's the one I know and can recommend.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
I don't think Carolyn is there anymore. But Teresa cuts my hair and always does a great job. She's not very outgoing or chatty, but I love how she cuts my hair. BTW, I'm from Des Moines and drive four hours each way to see her if that says anything. I'm pretty sure a cut with her is $65.
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I just made an appointment with Carolyn at East 42nd for next Saturday so I think she's still there. I have been to Teresa twice and I think she's ok, better than any haircut I've had, but she struggles a little with styling so I thought I would try Carolyn instead.

I drive 2 hours, but now I'm afraid to try anywhere else.

I agree with the PPs who have said that an expensive haircut lasts longer. I only get my hair cut 3 times/year so I'm willing to part with the $65.
I only get my hair cut three times a year, tops. I actually want to go to the Devachan salon up in NYC this summer to get my hair cut there. I know it's expensive and a two-hour trip but I feel it's worth it instead of spending $30 every two months.

I'd rather pay more and get a decent hair cut any day. Those girls at SuperCuts doing $11 hair cuts are there for a reason. Either they just got out of beauty school and don't have much experience or they've been doing hair for a while and still aren't very good at it. They take walk-ins all day because they don't have many repeat clients - which speaks volumes.
That being said, just because you pay more doesn't guarantee your cut will turn out fabulous (my last cut was a prime example of that), but IMHO it does raise the odds in your favor. If somebody charges a lot and is consistently busy with lots of repeat clients, then they're probably worth it.
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Carolyn Long is definitely still at E 42nd and frankly, I liked her so much more than when I saw Teresa. She gave a ton of fantastic advice and since she's a curly with 3a hair like mine, she really understands. I love her, and will definitely go back to her. She charges $65 and rents a chair so only takes checks or cash.

She has a blog http://theccurve.blogspot.com/

I'm so happy I gave her a try!

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Hi everyone

Just thought I'd chip in about prices - I live in London and I pay 200 for a trim/highlights and colour every three months and that is mid-price! On top of that I have to go in between for a root semi-colour so that's another 45 - all plus tip! Extortion! lol - and believe you me I don't WANT to pay that much but that is what it costs here - plus - our product costs are high too - so all in all v v expensive to have hair in the UK - probably why my husband shaves his off! LOL
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