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Old 08-17-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: colorado
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You're getting waay ripped off. I get my hair cut for free.
My grandma does it lol. But really, that is way too much. I guess they must be really good at least?

My daughter cuts my hair for me too..
She trims the ends for me once every 6 week...my hair is long also..
right on to your grandma...
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Do you think my hairdresser charges too much? I went for a haircut, blowdry and root touch-up and she charged me 107.35.
When I got root touch-up, hilites and a blow dry she chrged me 178.00.
I have to go every 2 months because of the grey but at this rate I won't be able to afford it. I get my hair cut every 4 months.
Is there anything else I could use to cover up grey at the roots?
What do you recommend?
No that is a decent price for that much service.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I pay $150 before tip for highlights and lowlights so that doesn't sound too crazy to me. And that is no cut or blowdry. She would blowdry it, but I don't like my hair to be blow-dried so I just go home with it wet and let it dry naturally.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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I pay $150 before tip for highlights and lowlights so that doesn't sound too crazy to me. And that is no cut or blowdry. She would blowdry it, but I don't like my hair to be blow-dried so I just go home with it wet and let it dry naturally.
I forgot to mention in my other post that highlights take a long time and talent. If you have ever had a bad one you might agree it is worth the price.

I am a hairdresser and was doing the hair for a musical (not the color and cuts but the styling for the performance) and one of the cast had just gotten her hair highlighted that day. Her hair was so overprocessed that just about every other highlight broke off at the root. It was awful.

On the flip side, I have seen mediocre hairdressers at expensive salons charge an arm and a leg for highlights (or cuts) that are no better than a beauty school student.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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Yes, that is kind of on the high end of the scale for hair services. I like my hair to look "just so", so I have found that by going to a school (in my case, Aveda) and getting my hair cuts and color/highlights. Cut is $15 and highlights are around $38. The work IS done by students, but they are supervised and every service is checked by a teacher so there has never been a time I have walked out unhappy. At these prices, i can go more often and keep my hair looking really good.

Also, I use Nice & Easy root touch up and it is just perfect. I use it about every 3 weeks between cuts because I have dark hair and roots tend to show up. This product is fool proof, inexpensive and effective. I highly recommend it.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I forgot to mention in my other post that highlights take a long time and talent. If you have ever had a bad one you might agree it is worth the price.

I am a hairdresser and was doing the hair for a musical (not the color and cuts but the styling for the performance) and one of the cast had just gotten her hair highlighted that day. Her hair was so overprocessed that just about every other highlight broke off at the root. It was awful.

On the flip side, I have seen mediocre hairdressers at expensive salons charge an arm and a leg for highlights (or cuts) that are no better than a beauty school student.
My hair is extra long and extra thick so I pay "extra" for that too. It takes hours to do my hair. I went to one girl who was like $70 and it was terrible, I told her," you need to put me under heat after you do the highlights, I know my hair!".

She didn't listen, said my hair was light naturally and would lift w/out heat. It didn't. You couldn't even tell I went to the salon!

As long as it looks good I have no problems paying a premium price.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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My hair is extra long and extra thick so I pay "extra" for that too. It takes hours to do my hair. I went to one girl who was like $70 and it was terrible, I told her," you need to put me under heat after you do the highlights, I know my hair!".

She didn't listen, said my hair was light naturally and would lift w/out heat. It didn't. You couldn't even tell I went to the salon!

As long as it looks good I have no problems paying a premium price.
Me too! If I wanted it to look so so I would have my husband do it (no real skillz, just some tutoring by me). He actually has done a better job than some folks I have paid.

The guy I go to now should be charging more but he is pretty reasonable ($140 for cut and highlights) in my opinion. My hair is halfway down my back so it does take awhile. The upside is I only have to do it about 3-4 times a year.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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$200 is nothing to pay in/around NYC. Then again, I'm frugal and found a place that will color, cut, and blowstyle my waist-length hair for $40 AND I get a scalp massage. They do a great job but I'm also not looking for anything special. I bring my own color so when I can't get there, I can do the roots at home.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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Dean of Shadyside Salon (http://www.deanofshadyside.com/services/ - broken link)

There is a price list of a salon in pittsburgh. I never have been there so I can't speak for it but I thought you would like to look at the price list with services just to compare.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Wow. I pay $65 for my cut/color and a blowout/style.

I've been to A LOT of salons and have had my hair destroyed by a lot of different people (apparently long, thick curly hair is impossible for most people to cut right without it becoming an afro of sorts) and paid everything from $20 to $300, but this gal that I found is incredible! Plus, she has bright pink hair so I know I'm in good hands
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