Cost of getting hair cut

Camper6

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I'm lucky. My bathroom has a mirror on the door and movable mirrors on the vanity. I can stand there and see the back as well as the front of my head.

I have been cutting my own hair for at least five years now using a battery operated gadget called Just a Trim. So I just trim every second day or so. It only takes a few minutes. I can even do the back.

I hated barbers. They take up time and I hated waiting. And now in our area you need an appointment. They charge about $20 .

For a female though the salons are a lucrative business styling and cutting.

Those attachments to the trimmer can be taken off for a close trim and the handle pulls out as an extension.
 

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chic

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Wow this thread has been a revelation to me and I'll keep my long hair cause I'm obviously saving money doing so. :love_heart: I like it better anyway.
 

SeaBreeze

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I usually go to the Classic Cut when I get a coupon, normally $18, $15 with the discount. I've gotten a couple of cuts at more expensive stylists over the years, but there's really not much difference. I keep my hair around shoulder length, sometimes with layers and bangs. I do cut my own bangs at home if they start sticking in my eyes. I cut my husband's hair, have for years, he just doesn't want to bother going out to get it done and he's happy with the way I do it, back in the day when it was longer and now that he keeps it short.
 

Kadee46

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Camper your little gadget looks like a nice handy tool I’m going to google to see if they are sold in Australia
 

Capt Lightning

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My wife trims my beard when it gets too scruffy. I haven't had my hair cut for about 20 years. I've gone fairly bald on top, but the bit that's left has remained a constant shoulder length. I sometimes make it into a pony tail.

Mrs. T pays £12 ($15) for a trim every 6 weeks.
 

Keesha

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I used to trim my husband’s hair for him with the clippers but now he’s learned how to do it himself and does a fairly nice job.
He has cowlicks and when his hair is more than 1/2 an inch long they show up and stick out so he usually trimmed once a month. If he leaves it too long then trims sometimes he gets white patches where the sun hasn’t seen his scalp which can look a bit odd at times. He’s not too fuzzy about his hair. It’s always super short.
 

Aunt Bea

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Like others have mentioned I go to the local Supercuts every few months.

The price is different almost every time I go but I always give them $20.00.

I think the stylists that know me punch in every discount/coupon they can find so they get to keep a little more for themselves. :):playful::eek:nthego:
 

terry123

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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.
I use Supercuts too. With coupon 14.95 not including tip. Best cut I ever got. I cringe too at what I paid when working at salons
 

C'est Moi

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I pay about $40 including tip. I am one who seldom gets a serious haircut; more often I'm getting a trim and having it shaped up a couple of times a year.
 

C'est Moi

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In my experience it’s tough finding a trustworthy hair dresser.
Most are only in it for the money.
:laugh: Of course they're in it for the money, Keesh. That's the way they earn a living. Besides, many small salons are owned by the hair dresser, who has to pay rent, utilities, insurance, etc. It's like any other business, especially if you aren't working for a chain.
 

Keesha

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:laugh: Of course they're in it for the money, Keesh. That's the way they earn a living. Besides, many small salons are owned by the hair dresser, who has to pay rent, utilities, insurance, etc. It's like any other business, especially if you aren't working for a chain.
Yes. I didn’t explain that well.
What I mean is that many hairdressers don’t try and offer you a cut that you can manage well on your own. They give you a cut that needs maintaining every 6 to 8 weeks. Usually they like to add layers everywhere. Layered hair is difficult to self maintain since you’d have to trim the layers at the same place. Most people can’t do that so you go back and get new layers everywhere.

My last hair dresser worked from home. When I made the appointment I told her that I didn’t want my hair washed and would wash it myself before I got there. I don’t like getting my hair washed by anyone else. All I wanted was an inch trimmed off the back of my hair. It was a super easy hair cut to give but she decided to add layers instead even though I’d told her I’d been patiently growing them out for two years . She didn’t care. She washed my hair with silicone filled shampoo, even though I didn’t want it. Gave me layers even though I didn’t want it and used the blow dryer when I’d asked her not to.

ALL so she could charge me for a fancy ‘cut & blow dry,’ instead of the basic trim I wanted.
That was the LAST TIME I went to a hairdresser. I paid a fortune to have someone do whatever they wanted with my hair.

What I should have done is walked out but I didn’t want to appear rude.

People in the business have told me this is often how they make their money.
Many hairdressers view themselves as hairstyle artists and our hair is what they practice on.
There are some nasty hairdressers out there who don’t like long hair.
Ask anyone with long hair and you’ll find this to be true.

So yes of course it’s a business but like any business, there can be much deception.

Note: I would have paid full price just to have the basic trim I wanted instead of being tricked.
 

Ruthanne

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It costs me nothing because I've been cutting my own to save money. You can get books on how to cut your own too or just kind of measure how much you want to cut off and then chop it off.

The place I used to get my hair cut at charges around $20.00 now.
 

Gary O'

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Oregon
she has yet to charge me for her services

...but she's only been doin' it for 50 years, so we'll see







she also taught me the art of sitting still
 

KingsX

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Texas
It costs me nothing because I've been cutting my own to save money. You can get books on how to cut your own too or just kind of measure how much you want to cut off and then chop it off.

I've thought many times about trying to do that.

Wish I were as brave and talented as you !!

.
 

Kadee46

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South Australia
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The YouTube instructions Keesha posted are pretty good, they are a good guide for for cutting someone else’s hair as well
Just in case I missed saying thanks
:thanks: Keesha
 

jalou65

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Sep 21, 2018
I wear my hair in a short style. I get it trimmed & blow-dried every 5 weeks. Costs me $50 including tip. I do my own color.
 

win231

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Mar 13, 2019
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CA
I've been going to a guy 20 miles away for 10 years. I can't believe he still charges the same - $25.00. I always tip him $8.00.
 


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