Cost of getting hair cut

Kadee46

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Location
South Australia
I live in a small country town about 2 hours drive from the nearest city which is Adelaide, South Australia
I used to always get my short hair cut by a local lady ,however she recently remarried at 61 after being widowed for many year and decided she didn’t want to work anymore so she retired
She always charged me $26 to cut bow dry style my hair

I’d not had my hair cut since about Christmas time so I thought while I was down in the suburbs of Adelaide shopping I’d just get my hair cut somewhere down there.

I thought I’d shop by phone prior to, traveling down to Adelaide to ask what the charges were rather than just turning up to a hairdressers.

I could not find one place under $90 to cut my hair.

One offered me a $10 senior discount ,I said no to all of them that’s outrages price to get short hair cut and none of them included a blow dry or style

.I ended up phoning TAFE which is a training college, I got a shampoo cut and style for $9 by a 25 year old who works as a hair dresser 4 days a week and studies one day a week she did a great job even hubs said that’s the best cut style you’ve ever had

So what do women’s hair cuts cost where ever you live ?.?..??
 

chic

Well-known member
Location
U.S.
It doesn't cost me anything either because I don't cut mine. We have Super Cuts salons here but I don't know what they charge. They're supposed to be the cheapest.
 

Ruth n Jersey

Well-known member
I cut my own hair and have done it for years. I have an electric hair trimmer with several attachments. I can do the back without looking. Know one looks at me funny so I guess its acceptable.
 

Kadee46

Well-known member
Location
South Australia
Original Poster
Hubby has cut his own hair for years using a little cutter that just fits in the palm of his hand but I wouldn’t be game even tho I don’t have thick hair


I cut my own hair and have done it for years. I have an electric hair trimmer with several attachments. I can do the back without looking. Know one looks at me funny so I guess its acceptable.
 

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Keesha

Playful Scamp
Location
Canada
A lot of help we lot are. I cut mine also and have for the last 7 years or so.
I’ve got 3 feet of hair and hairdressers just want to create their ‘own’ style using my hair.
No thank you.

In my experience it’s tough finding a trustworthy hair dresser.
Most are only in it for the money. When I did get my hair cut I’d go to Super Cuts and it was usually about $18. I’d give $25.
A family member I know goes to a hairdresser every couple of months for a cut and highlights. It cost her $300 each time.

If you have short hair and just want it layered short why not cut it yourself?
Turn your head upside down and brush all your hair thoroughly. Then comb it.
Add a covered elastic and tie it at the very top of your head. Cut all the hair above the elastic.
Note: you can adjust the elastic to lengthen your layers.

This is will give you a perfect layered haircut. If you aren’t sure how to do this look it up online.
Once you learn how to do this you won’t have to rely or depend on someone else’s competency.
 

Seeker

Redneck Hillbilly
Location
Alabama
I don't pay for hair cuts my man cuts mine and I cut his...

You have to take into account that mine is very very fine and no one can do anything with it...

I swear it's like cob webs... I have decided to just let it grow.

I'm gonna braid it ..I'm pretty sure I'll look like Willy Nelson when it's all said and done.

It just refuses to turn grey..........:victorious:
 

Kadee46

Well-known member
Location
South Australia
Original Poster
My hair still has a mix my original colour as well as dark grey around the sides and back but it’s grey on top the hairdresser said yesterday it would look nice with a grey colour highlights put through it but I have to go there for a chemical test first to make sure I’m not allergic to the dye it will cost me $20 for a cut and colour
 

Geezerette

Active member
Short simple white hair, long long time Supercuts fan. I try other places once in a while but I keep going back, usually about every 2 months. Now about $17.50 for just cut including $5 tip.
 

applecruncher

Well-known member
Location
Ohio USA
When I think of the money I spent on my hair at trendy salons in the 80s and 90s...:banghead:

Then I got smart.

Cosmetology schools do great work. (But they're first come, first serve...usually a line).
$10 - $12 for cut, shampoo, blow dry, flat iron, & 'style', I always gave them a $20 and told the stylist to keep the change.

Now I go to Great Clips (but they only cut, that's all)
I go every couple months to get ends trimmed. $13.99, or I get $7.99 coupon in the mail). Again, I give them a $20 and tell them to keep the change.

Sometimes I trim my own bangs. Free. :grin:
 
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Kadee46

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Location
South Australia
Original Poster
Thank you AC that’s what TAFE is it has everything from waxing , nail art , manicures , facials to every sort of hair treatment you can think of
because my hair is fine she used a powder in my hair I’d never heard of before to hold the style
it’s called Haze styling powder
https://www.ozhairandbeauty.com/products/evo-haze-styling-powder-50ml?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google Shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxYLoBRCxARIsAEf16-vghyRQ97tLM05Ltwgux-b2KYQ3-hlMQdJXsdTBbN4bPE6c40jDt0EaAl5OEALw_wcB


QUOTE=applecruncher;1054205]When I think of the money I spent on my hair at trendy salons in the 80s and 90s...:banghead:

Then I got smart.

Cosmetology schools do great work. (But they're first come, first serve...usually a line).
$10 - $12 for shampoo, blow dry, flat iron, & 'style', I always gave them a $20 and told the stylist to keep the change.

Now I go to Great Clips (but they only cut, that's all)
I go every couple months to get ends trimmed. $13.99, or I get $7.99 coupon in the mail). Again, I give them a $20 and tell them to keep the change.

Sometimes I trim my own bangs. Free. :grin:[/QUOTE]
 

Lethe200

Active member
(Before people get all whacked about what I pay, these are in line with what ALL good hairstylists charge in our area. It's that big urban metropolis/high labor thing, LOL.)

My hairdresser is $95 for a haircut/blow-dry/styling and $195 if a perm is included. However, Asian hair grows differently than Caucasian hair. I have paid top prices for a haircut by someone who didn't know that. Looked great for 2 weeks and then the "line" totally fell apart. My hairdresser is Filipino and does a beautiful Sassoon-style cut.

A good haircut is one that lasts as it grows out. Unless my hair is very short (thus requiring regular trimming), I usually go 4-6 months in-between appts. I'm actually quite good at cutting my own hair but doing the back properly is tiring, and forget trying a DIY perm, LOL! Did it once and came out beautifully but jeez, took me forever! Worth it to pay somebody else to do it.

I cut my DH's hair, he says I do a better job than cheap stylists like SuperCut. Which is true; sometimes you get someone who knows what they're doing, but most of the time they're newbies looking to move onto something better. So they never stay, and the next time you go, you have risk your hair with somebody different.

After 55 yrs I know what I can do with my hair and what I can't, so I stick within the boundaries. I'm getting older but so is my hairdresser, and so I'm seguing back to a shorter wedge cut, no perm. We'll see how it goes.
 

Grampa Don

Active member
I got my hair cut this morning; 17 bucks including the tip. It's the same little shop I've been going to for over 50 years. The barbers have changed with time, but the shop hasn't. I go early and I'm in and out in 15 minutes. I don't even have time to look at the magazines.

My wife has thin straight hair and I trim it for her. It used to be a pretty auburn color. I have a piece in my wallet. She hasn't been in a beauty shop since her mother made her go when she was a teenager.

Don
 

moviequeen1

Well-known member
Location
Buffalo,NY
I've been going to Super Cuts for the past couple of years,first come first serve which I like
The cost of my haircut is $17 plus tip,ladies do a wonderful job,always pleased with results
I get it cut twice/yr ,having natural curly hair it gets long in summer,like it short.In fall,I get it cut again,let it grow during winter
 
I've been going to Super Cuts for the past couple of years,first come first serve which I like
The cost of my haircut is $17 plus tip,ladies do a wonderful job,always pleased with results
I get it cut twice/yr ,having natural curly hair it gets long in summer,like it short.In fall,I get it cut again,let it grow during winter
The woman who cuts my wife's hair charges $23 and we round that up to $30 for a $7 tip.

That's a little on the generous side for a tip but I like the simplicity of paying with just two bills, a 20 and a 10. But if she were to raise her price to $25, I'd still just give her a $20 and a $10, thereby cutting her tip to $5. I just hope that if she raises it she doesn't go to $26. That would create a conundrum for me.
 

DaveA

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My barber retired back in 1968 and my wife has cut my hair and trimmed my beard since then. The last few years her job has gotten easier as there isn't much left on top although the beard still requires some work.
 


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