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Old 11-15-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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I am unable to understand why getting a haircut is so expensive in the Seattle area. I lived in midtown Atlanta and never paid more than 8 dollars for a trim. I asked this to my Microsoft colleagues and they were unable to suggest a place that would trim your hair for less than $13. Any suggestions for cheap and decent haircuts in this area? (Added decent since cheap haircut would also imply me cutting my own hair, and I don't even have to tip anyone :-P )
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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I think a lot of guys like Rudy's, which is trendy and inexpensive.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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Chains Supercuts and Great Clips do a basic haircut for about $14 before tip.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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To understand why haircuts are so expensive, you need to understand that here in the Seattle area barbers are competing with Microsofties for housing, and their rental rates are high because of the economic impact of Microsoft on the local economy. It costs them more to rent space here than in Atlanta, which means it costs you more to get your hair cut.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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Hmm, I believe that this is because they can simply get away with charging such ridiculous rates for a haircut, since people can afford to pay more. Subway doesn't say that its $5 footlong would cost more in the Eastside because of higher cost of doing business. They too operate through franchisees where the owner has to pay for the space.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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The cost of living in Seattle and the Eastside is much, MUCH higher than Atlanta's cost of living. Comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges. You can't get into a studio apartment on the Eastside for less than $1000/mo; a thousand dollars a month in Atlanta is the better part of a mortgage payment.

Frankly, I know how much Microsofties make ... you can afford the $20 haircut. Really.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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No Problem.....Go to Ballard for a haircut.......Only $4.00! .........A dollar a side
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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I don't live in Seattle, but don't go to Master Cuts. They messed up my hair when I went there for a trim so I ended up having to get a buzz cut to fix it. I hear Super Cuts is even worse.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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All the supercuts, cost cutters chains charge between $16 to $20 that I have seen.

Hair cut costs are expensive out of town as well. I was passing through Granite Falls one day & stopped at a barber & it was still $15 before tip.

That's too much to pay for a haircut!
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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The cost of living in Seattle and the Eastside is much, MUCH higher than Atlanta's cost of living. Comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges. You can't get into a studio apartment on the Eastside for less than $1000/mo; a thousand dollars a month in Atlanta is the better part of a mortgage payment.

Frankly, I know how much Microsofties make ... you can afford the $20 haircut. Really.
No we can't. We're all paying too much for our studio apartments and driving up the cost of living for absolutely everyone else to have much left over for a decent haircut.

Don't believe me? Go find ANY photo of Bill Gates and tell me that he paid more than $20 for that haircut (or really pretty much any guy you're likely to see on campus at any given moment).
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