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How much do you guys pay for haircuts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stylingazn, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

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    Do it myself. Short back and sides, longer on top, with a long pair of scissors. I finish the hairs at the nape of my neck with one of those electric sideburn-cutting things.

    This is the first thing everyone asks, after a second of shocked silence. You know how barbers grab a line of hair between their index and middle fingers, then trim off all the excess so it's all the same length? With a little practice you can do that without looking, you can just feel where it's uneven.
     
  2. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member

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    I have tried it all, expensive, cheap, and home buzz. The simple truth is, barbers and stylists are like every other service profession. Find one you like and stick with em. I currently go to a cheap-cuts type of place. $15- per cut, but I leave a $5 tip, so $20. The hair stylist is a young gal (no more than 22 y.o. or so), she does a a great job.
     
  3. esquire.

    esquire. Well-Known Member

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    In college, my friends would practice on me. I really didn't care because at the end, they would just end up giving me a buzz cut.

    Right now, I'm trying to get something different but my hair has the texture of a brillo brush.

    I ended up going to a regular barber shop for $8. He actually used scissors to cut hair, so the wait was kind of long. But, he was seriously dated from the 70s with a open shirt showing lots of chest hair.
     
  4. High_Roller

    High_Roller Well-Known Member

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    I pay $17 for a cut and usually give my girl $25 and let her keep the change. The salon itself isn't that talented overall, but the girl I go to is very good. For colour, it comes to 80 something.
     
  5. bvlin

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    I just slap a #1 on the razor and go to town. I need to shave about once a week though because my hair grows incredibly fast. It easily doubles in length in that amount of time.
     
  6. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend who is a beauty-school grad, she does coloring and everything for me for free. She was offered a chair at Rhys in Hillcrest, which was named the best Salon in the USA for 2003.

    But I usually tip $30. I get my hair cut once every 3 or so months, as I have long hair so it takes awhile for me to really need a new cut.
     
  7. Alias

    Alias Well-Known Member

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    I pay something like $11, and that's including a shampoo to rinse the clippings out of my hair. The great thing about Korea is, you don't tip. [​IMG]
     
  8. acole

    acole Well-Known Member

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    <gulp> $70, plus a $10 tip.  I have very fine hair and a round face, and the classic men's barbershop haircuts always looked silly on me.  Then I tried bargain salons, supercuts, etc. with mixed results...it wasn't the barber's crew- or bowl cut, but it still looked silly.  Finally, I concluded that my silliness was intrinsic, and found a stylist who's skilled enough to disguise it ;-)  It may be pricey, but I ain't switchin'. Since it's a longer-wearing style, I just stretch the interval to 3 or 4 months, so it doesn't work out to be too expensive on an annual basis.

    Adam C.
     

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