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Old 05-12-2010, 11:20 PM
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I am looking for a reasonably-priced salon or hair stylist to cut my hair somewhere near the North Shore burbs. (Skokie, Niles, Glenview, Evanston would be close enough.)

Prices for woman's haircuts and color are OUTRAGEOUS! Positively misogynistic! I never hear women talk about this, but does anyone agree??

I want to look well-groomed and attractive, but I have other priorities than spending hundreds of dollars on my hair every 6-10 weeks.

Thanks very much for any recommendations/ feedback!
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:18 AM
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I completely agree. It is a bit (maybe quite a bit) misogynistic that many women (and not rich women either) are charged and will pay $800 for a Japanese thermal treatment (I knew a woman cop who paid that). And covering your grey starts at $80 at most salons (and has to be done every 3 to 4 weeks). Then there are the $75 to $200 hair cuts and they want to charge you an extra $40 to blowdry it (like you're going to leave with dripping wet hair). If you want highlights -- $110 to $200. I too want names of reasonable/affordable salons (preferrably a salon where one person colors, cuts and blow dries -- many salons have colorists who only color, cutters who only cut, and stylists who only blow dry which is inefficient and slow and adds to the outrageous cost. If I find any I will post.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:55 AM
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I live in Evanston and go to the Michael Anthony Salon on Belmont (in Lakeview). They have different levels of stylists and colorists with pricing based on their experience level. I still get my hair cut by a senior stylist (she does a great job), but saved quite a bit of $$ when I switched from a senior colorist to a junior colorist. It took me a while clue in about all the different levels.

They also have student stylists and colorists and prices for their services are really reasonable -- according to their website haircut prices start at $18 for cut, $20 for single process color, $30 for partial highlights, and $45 for full highlights.
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:38 PM
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You can get an el cheapo hair cut from a supercuts, or to the like and color yourself at home. Though like many trades the pros have spent years learning and charge a fee to reflect that for a high quality job.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:07 PM
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I have gone to two different "master colorists" at two different salons and neither one of them succeedd in covering the few grey hairs I have. I left with the grey hairs still showing. The first one tried twice and failed. I went to the drug store and reluctantly did it myself and was able to cover it. I do not like the mess I make with color in my bathroom and it is not fun for me to do but I did better than the master colorists charging $$$.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:07 PM
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Default Northbrook hairstylists

I have recently used Vidal Sasoon in Northbrook Court - choosing a junior stylist - who was (a) a lot cheaper than the regular stylists with same training but lacking experience; and (b) didn't feel rushed as she didn't have clients back to back so she could take her time. Cut cost approx $65 ish. However, when I went back for a color and cut the cost was around $210 as I had to use the senior color specialist - but the result was worth it and I only need it colored every 3 months. I have also tried Ida's salon in Northbrook for a cut and blowdry only. It was a good cut - and I had a 50% coupon for new customers (think they are still offering this promotion) - albeit a dated salon. However, the cut (even with the 50% off) was the same price as the junior stylist at Vidal Sasoon - IMO VS won out as it was a better "pampering" experience.
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:16 PM
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Thanks a lot for the feedback!

I am still looking for a good colorist that won't break the bank. I highlight my hair and soften the base..

Any recommendations would be welcome!
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