(Closed) NWR: NYC Bees, where do you get your hair cut?

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I actually started using Lifebooker.com this past September for my highlights and hair cuts and have already saved close to $500. Normally at a nice salon like Aveda, highlights and a haircut cost around $250 and I don’t pay any more than $100 now using lifebooker. It means using a different salon almost every time, but I don’t mind because i think it’s good to mix it up anyway. The salons I’ve used and liked through lifebooker were Platinum salon on Rivington and Marian Vera on the UES.

Before I started doing this, I went to Asterid from the Scott J Aveda salon on the UWS, she is probably the best stylist I’ve ever had. I also used to go to Cutler in midtown, I always got amazing haircuts there, but the location is kind of difficult for me to get to and they are also extremely expensive.

Post # 5
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@KatNYC2011: When I first moved to NYC, I used to go to the Aveda school in Union Square to get my hair done and while it was super cheap, I always left looking like I never went in the first place. And like you said, they took FOREVER between the waiting for class to get out, and everything they do is supervised so they have to wait for the manager to come over, etc.

There is actually an Aveda salon that participates in Lifebooker, it’s more expensive than the other deals available, but I actually might step it up a notch and start going there eventually just because I love their hair colors. The bleach used by other salons has been making my hair really brittle and weak. But yes, in general, Lifebooker has been an absolute godsend for our overall budget, I mean it’s just ridiculous what salons charge for a simple hair cut and partial highlight. Now I feel like I”m paying a much more reasonable price and the only caveat is I have to switch up salons since they only offer discounts during certain times.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve been to Robert Stuart Salon on  the UWS a bunch of times, and they’ve always done a good job. They’re also pretty reasonably priced.

Post # 9
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@KatNYC2011: I had to comment to say that I can’t believe how much prices vary across the US! I get my hair done in Missouri by a Paul Mitchell trained stylist who owns her own salon, and for full highlights, a deep condition, and a trim, I pay $125.  LOL.  I guess I won’t complain that I pay too much anymore!

Post # 10
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh, and ladies, I will be in NY for two different weeks over the summer visiting Darling Husband while he is in season.  If anyone wants to volunteer to show me around and take my shopping, and maybe watch one of DH’s baseball games with me 😉 I will gladly bribe you with cupcakes and buy you drinks!

Come on, you know you want to!

Post # 12
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you’re looking for seriously good value, along with a great cut, go to the Cutting Edge salon in Chinatown and have Kenneth cut your hair. About $30 (depending on hair length) for a wash, great cut, and blowdry. I don’t color my hair but I assume those prices are reasonable too.

Post # 13
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@KatNYC2011: Hey, I am an event planner 🙂 I can tag along and help with random stuff.  I’ll be there for a week in June, and another in July!

Post # 15
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362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@JrzyGurl: OMG, Southern Hospitality is soooo yummy.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I go to Birds and Fellas on the Lower East Side!

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