Post # 1
My mother thinks I am insane — like, lock me up because I am INSANE — for trusting my hair to the “beauty school rejects” at HairMasters. I just got it cut the other day and paid $17. I walked in without an appointment, because I have no preference as to which beauty school reject gets to do the honors. I don’t know any of their names anyway. And I think my hair looks just fine!
I used to go to a real salon when I lived in Virginia, but I finally got sick of paying $70+ for a pretty simple trim. To be honest, I think I’ve gotten worse haircuts at real salons than at the cheap-o haircut mills. They’re the ones who hear “take off two inches” and think “no, this girl needs a chin-length bob. She will love it as soon as she sees it.” At least the Great Clips and SuperCuts of the world don’t try to do anything bold. You say “take off two inches, layer at the bottom” and they do exactly that.
I can afford to get it cut pretty much anywhere. I go to HairMasters anyway, because eff it. It’s just hair. It grows.
Anyone else have no problem trusting someone to cut their hair for less than $20? Am I really as crazy as my mom suggests??
Post # 3
@iarebridezilla: I have done the cheapy stuff, pretty much that is all I have done until recently. I hated my last hair cut from a cheapy so I started going to my neighbors salon. She owns a salon near our house so I go to her now. She is the best at cutting and styling my hair. Our hair type is very similar so she knows how to handle it. I havent gone in for just a cut but I usually do cut and color and style and it $100. I only go like once every 3-4 months.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
If you don’t have a difficult style or special hair needs, then why not go somewhere that allows you to save money? I wish I could get away with that option.
Post # 5
@iarebridezilla: I do not enjoy getting my hair cut and therefore go very little. When I do go I always go to a run of the mill chain store. It is so much cheaper and youre right every freakin time I go to a fancy salon they fuck it up by trying to be creative and doing insane layers or taking way more than I asked for off. If I was going from my super long hair to a bery sytlized bob I would probably search and find a fancy smanchy pro but for a simple shampoo and trim I am not paying more than $20
Post # 6
@iarebridezilla: Your in good company haha
Everytime I go to get my haircut I say ” take 1/4 inch off’ ( trying to grow it out)
A few years back I got sick of paying 45 dollars for a trim, started going to greatclips ( and sometimes I even have a coupon for $10 cut!) and never looked back. My hair looks the same!!!
The best part is that they don’t shampoo your hair so you are in there for a total of 10-15 minutes top. I hate getting my hair cut so win win all around!!
Post # 7
I go to a salon, but the girl who does my hair is my friend, so I pay $20 for a hair cut. She also doesn’t charge me for any extras like brow waxing or touching up my roots.
I have never paid more than $30 for a hair cut in my life and I’ve never had any problems.
Post # 8
I get one good cut a year with a great stylist who charges about $70. Then for trims, I go to a hair dressing school. They do a great job and I just ask them to trim up the cut that I already have. It takes a long time, but I like getting my hair cut and do it infrequently (2-3 times per year) so it’s no big deal. The hair dressing school only costs $20!
Post # 9
I think a cut with my girl costs $37, which is actually pretty high for this area. She does such an amazing job though I’d probably follow her anywhere. My hair is long and very layered and she probably spends close to an hour on it.
Post # 10
@excitedtobeMRSF: same — if I wanted something drastic, I would probably pay a little more, but why shell out so much for a simple trim?? Plus, if they mess it up somehow, I won’t really get that mad because come on, it was $17, what was I expecting?!
@Boxerlover24: yes!! It’s so QUICK!!! At the old salon in VA, I used to have to make up a lie to keep them from blowdrying it after they cut it (I’d say I was about to go to the gym or something) because they’d charge me an extra $20 just to “style” it. Hairmasters never tries to pull that shit!
Post # 11
I chose other. My cousin is a hair stylist, so I get it done for about $20 (and then I give her a very generous tip). She charges her “normal” clients upward of $80 or so, so it’s definitely an awesome deal. She’ll be doing my wedding hair too – and for FREE!
Post # 12
I’ve had such bad experiences with my hair getting really screwy cuts at the cheap-o places, so I started going to a coworker’s younger sister once she graduated. I was her first regular client. Woo! I’m perfectly content paying $35 for a cut. I get highlights and some special mix of color though so it’s never JUST a cut.
Post # 13
I’ve cut my own hair since I was 14. I can do it to my satisfaction myself, I like saving money, and I hate chatty small-talk with strangers. It’s an easy decision for me!
Post # 14
I’ve had bad and good haircuts from cheapo mall places and from the fancy pants salons. I have fine long hair that is blunt across the bottom, no layers, not exactly rocket science. My soon to be Mother-In-Law cuts my hair now and it comes out just as well! Free and if she did happen to eff up, totally with you, it’ll grow back. My Mother-In-Law seems to like me so I don’t think she’ll be giving me a vengeful mohawk or anything in my future. =P
Post # 15
@iarebridezilla: if I had a more standard hair style (long and layered, etc), i MIGHT be more trusting. As it is, I’m currently rocking a very texturized pixie cut and I will gladly pay $60 every 6 weeks to my salon stylist to keep it looking amazing. She does such a good job, and it’s worth every penny.
Post # 16
I don’t mind going some place “cheap” to get a haircut. I only ever get a trim with some layering anyways. However, I don’t think I’d feel comfortable getting my hair highlighted or colored at a place like that. Luckily, my friend does it for me and charges me the price of the color and like $10 for her time/effot. She just so happens to work at GreatCLips right now but if she was to color my hair at the store she would have to charge me more so she just does it at her house.