Post # 32
@iarebridezilla: The person I see is really good and doesn’t try to push products on me, but I have eczema, psoriasis, allergies and asthma and she doesn’t want anything to get worse due to a product. I am a bit surprised that she isn’t a bit more pushy about getting it trimmed more often as I usually have pretty bad split ends when I show up.
I think it’s just about finding someone you trust, no matter where they work. There are higher end salons (I go to a salon in the mall) where I doubt I could find someone I was reasonably satisfied with.
Post # 33
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I hate getting my hair cut and I used to get it cut at a cheap place by whoever was available & more recently I’ve gone to salons. Not high end but in the 30-40 bucks range. I agree last time I asked lady for a shoulder length cut & she near gave me a pixie cut! Sigh I wish I could do my own hair so I would have only myself to blame.
Post # 34
i voted other.
i got really lucky and have been going to a wonderful salon for years now. right by my house, my hair dresser is fabulous- and her cuts are only $35. depending on the stylist’s level they go up from there. and bang trims are free!!
im getting nervous, though- i’m really starting to grey and the color she’s recommended to me is $50. i’d feel bad doing a boxed color, but i’m not looking forward to my hair appointments jumping from $35 to $85 every 10 weeks…
Post # 35
@iarebridezilla: I have done it many times and have gotten mixed results, both wonderful and not so good. However, last time I went really was the rotten icing on the cake. The guy cut my bangs…horribly. He missed tons of long scraggily hairs. I ended up looking like a 4th grader. Now I feel resigned to spending $60 a cut. Fortunately I don’t go very often so it’s not too bad
Post # 36
I should also mention that there is no in-between where I live. It’s either awful, or super expensive.
Post # 37
My hair sucks no matter who cuts it, so I wouldn’t care if I got it done at a cheap place. But, I’d never trust them to do color. I love my stylist, we’ve become close friends so I would never cheat on her. She’s worth every penny!
Post # 38
@iarebridezilla: Besides the super cheap, super phenomenal local places in my home town, I usually go to the place in Walmart. I don’t get my hair dyed or high-lighted, I don’t have a crazy cut (I keep it long with long layers) and I rarely straighten or curl it or blow dry it, so it takes forever for my hair to get split ends. I don’t really see the point in paying more then 15 bucks for a quick trim. Most of the time it’s only 9 bucks, because I’m just getting a bang trim.
I did go to a more “expensive” place once, and by expensive I mean I paid more than 30 bucks for this cut. My Aunt recomended the stylist so I thought I could trust her. I asked for a cute Selina Gomez bob. I came out looking a bit like Carol Brady. I’ve just been going to Walmart since lol
Post # 39
I used to be horrified at shelling out $100+ for a haircut, however the following happened and I changed my mind:
1) I moved to the NYC area, where you really get what you pay for in terms of haircuts. A good haircut here will run you at least $100, but you can really see the difference. I Grouponed haircuts under $100 and went to the “cheaper” salons, but left underwhelmed.
2) I started getting older and found that I would rather invest in a good haircut and color every few months than buy more going out clothes/shoes that I do not need.
3) I used to be a hair salon wh0re in that I bounced from place to place… Until I found my current hairdresser. Now I only have her do my hair… until I move away, of course and have to start the cycle all over again.
So yeah, I voted for the salon that charges over $100 a cut while here in NYC.
Post # 40
Salon – same woman for over 10 years and I pay $65. I love how she does my hair and won’t go anywhere else. I even moved 2+ hours away from her salon and I still travel back to her every 8-10 weeks 🙂
Post # 41
I go to cheap places or have my grandma do it.
However, it got messed up last week when I went- very very uneven. They fixed it right up though. That was the first problem I’ve had at a cheap place. And honestly, for $12 I can’t complain too much lol.
I should add that I got high lights for $44 at the same place and love them.
I have tried salons before but didn’t see/feel a difference so I decided to go back to being cheap.
Post # 42
Actually I just went to a walk in place for my last hair cut and I was impressed. I was in and out quickly for like $20, and I got what I wanted which was just a trim to stave off the split ends. I need another trim soon and I think I’ll go back. My hair is just long and straight and not complicated. I always used to be a salon girl in university and I LOVED my stylist, but since I moved to this city 3 years ago it just hasn’t been the same and I hate trying to find a new salon. So maybe I’ll just give up!
Post # 43
I go to greatclips. I wait for their 8.00 sale haha.
Post # 44
I cut my own hair. Gasp! (And its actually a styled cut, not just trimming the ends.)
Post # 45
@iarebridezilla: I went to First Choice once – the Canadian Equivilent of Super Cuts.
I think that’s partly because I have super fine hair and I have a lot of it, so if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can actually screw it up pretty bad. I went in for a trim and she totally screwed up the layering and it was just a disaster.
Now I go to the Junior Stylist at a salon not far from my house, it’s $40 + tax and tip. She does a good job, she listens, and I like the place.
Post # 46
@iarebridezilla: This amuses me, because I just started cutting my husband’s hair. His barber was a good 40 min drive away, and the salons around us charge around $70 for a men’s cut. I have never cut hair in my life so I kept telling him I didn’t want to do it, but after a 6 week stand off, I finally gave in and went to town, and seriously it is not all that different from what he gets anyway! When you’re talking about basic stuff, especially with straight hair, it really isn’t rocket science and shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.