whats the most you have ever spent on a hair CUT?

(48 Posts)
Nehru Tue 30-Apr-13 16:16:56

(not colour etc)
And was it worth it?
I got an appointment with Julie and she was $54!! I have never spent that much in my LIFE!

Its a good cut but its an average hairdressers chosen for a trim rather than a new look.
It serves me right for not checking but I never THOUGHT that anywhere in these parts charges that much.

Nehru Tue 30-Apr-13 16:17:33

she was "Style overlord" or something

Clearlymisunderstood Tue 30-Apr-13 16:20:31

£49 really pissed me off as I'd been to the same stylist about a 6 months earlier and paid £29 but apparently she'd graduated to senior stylist in that time angryshe was a trainee the year before!

Clearlymisunderstood Tue 30-Apr-13 16:21:20

And it wasn't worth it, I was in and out t in less than 30 mins! No head massage that I normally get!

Nehru Tue 30-Apr-13 16:21:25

lol at graduated. Do you think they do an exam?
In Germany I believe they do have proper national qualifications, not an NVQ then made up titles

Nehru Tue 30-Apr-13 16:21:41

i DEMAND a head massage, that is one thing that Aveda is good at

Absy Tue 30-Apr-13 16:34:59

Um, more than that. (no comment on amount).

Totally worth it - I freaking love my hairdresser and am afraid to see anyone else (apart from original hairdresser who has been featured in VOGUE and who I share with Erin O'Connor) in case they bugger my hair up.

I believe in France they have to train for at least 7 years or something.


Waste of my money tbh. No hairdresser can cut my hair properly. I do it myself.



JennyMackerz Tue 30-Apr-13 16:42:54

lol at the style overlord.

I have a style director i think he calls himself, and he is good. I tried to save 20 euro and go cheaper last cut but i regret it now. even before the cheapER (not cheap) cut was finished i was thinking, shit ten weeks before I can go back to the style time lord.

Hopefully Tue 30-Apr-13 17:18:32

£95-ish, in sassoons. A few times. It was bloody amazing.

No comment on amount but I spent a fortune in Toni&Guy once and hated what I left with. Have never been back and now just go to a local hairdressers where they do exactly what I want for less than half the Toni&Guy price

mewkins Tue 30-Apr-13 18:53:24

Once ended up paying £60 for an average haircut which apparently had 20percent off! I swiftly changed salon and now go too a place where they charge a set price for all stylists and they are great!

maybemyrtle Tue 30-Apr-13 19:00:30

15-20 years ago I used to spend £45 on haircuts, which felt ridiculously extravagant. Not sure if it was worth it but I suspect not!

I now pay £15 for a wet cut from a fab hairdresser who was trained by Vidal Sassoon in the 60s. He's more than worth it and I'm absolutely dreading him retiring. sad

MirandaWest Tue 30-Apr-13 19:03:35

About £35 I think

£39 just for a cut. I have paid more than that for a cut and colour. Most expensive ever was a cut and colour in Vidal Sassoon but it was 17 or 18 years ago and I can't remember how much. I left with what would have been a lovely haircut on someone else but didn't suit my personality or lifestyle at all.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Tue 30-Apr-13 19:09:07

about £59 i think, when working in central London.
it was ok - although i think better to go either really cheap, or really expensive. i just went there because I could be in and out in my lunch hour.

i now pay £22 for a similar finish
<joys o'Lancashire life>

100 euros

Yes, totally worth it

AngiBolen Tue 30-Apr-13 19:16:52

Probably about £50. I have no idea how much a cut costs as I always get a colour and some products too...which comes to over £100.

My hairdresser trims, but he knows what to do, as he's been cutting my hair since he was a teenager and I had a vast expendable income. Now he's some sort of god sylist in this town and I can barely afford him.

madmomma Tue 30-Apr-13 19:27:49

£55 years ago in toni & guy. Went with the artistic director and the cut was bloody amazing. It just got better and better over the following 6 months too.

MrsMaryCooper Tue 30-Apr-13 19:47:36

£53 for artistic director (10 years ago) he told me off for not coming more often. It wasn't a great haircut and I've never been back.

SoldeInvierno Tue 30-Apr-13 19:56:19

£60. Yes, definitely.

FanjoForTheMammaries Tue 30-Apr-13 19:59:14

58 quid and it was no way worth it

hortensemancini Tue 30-Apr-13 20:17:32

I treated myself to a £250 cut with a celebrity hairdresser for my 30th. I wanted that 'i finally look like the chic adult me!' moment. He gave me a mullet. Think somewhere between Linda McCartney in the Mull of Kintyre video and Kevin Keegan, circa 1982.

I left the salon in shock, still reeling from his G-list name dropping, then burst into tears because i hated it so much. Friends made me go back the next day for a mulletectomy with some lowly minion. At that point I looked like Glenn Hoddle but frankly it was an improvement.

Now I get my hair cut for £35 by a stylist who's Aveda trained but works for a local salon. Best it's ever looked.

JennyMackerz Tue 30-Apr-13 23:27:49

ha ha ha ha! i am gonna have to do my pelvic floor exercises again because I burst out laughing at £250 for a mullet and then having to crawl back the next day for a 'mulletectomy'. grin omg, sorry to laugh but i hope you got £250 worth of a good story for your friends out of that one. i had a similar episode at a hairdresser who charged £30 and had english as her second language and there was a breakdown in communication. It was over ten years ago and I still remember the PTSD. Next time, I give up on trying to save a tenner. I'm going to the hairdresser I know can cut it well for 45.

JennyMackerz Tue 30-Apr-13 23:29:49

i'm still laughing here, at glenn hoddle being a marked improvement.. at your pain. flowers thanks for the laugh.. you describe it so well. did you tip the minion?

Specialbrew Wed 01-May-13 00:02:21

£91 at Aveda in Covent Garden, last week, and worth every.single.penny.

I am 41, and frankly can count the number of good haircuts I've had on two hands. I've got curly hair and it's really quite tricky to find someone who understands how to cut it. The guy who cut it at Aveda has curly hair himself and so knew exactly what to do with it. I nearly cried when I saw how good it looked.

I'd honestly pay twice that for a decent cut. Luckily because it's long-ish I only need to go every 3-4 months.

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 01-May-13 00:10:12

I accidentally paid £40 once and bitterly regretted it. Had booked with a junior stylist for £15 (which I thought was pricey but was going for a restyle) but when I arrived I was told she was ill, but was offered the Head Stylist instead. "Ooh, bargain", I thought. Until I got the bill. Queried it and was told, rather snottily, that I had had the Head Stylist and that was what he cost. Did a half-hearted argument but paid up and left. Never to return. Haircut was good but not worth £40.

I cut it myself now. Layers and everything.

BlackeyedSusan Wed 01-May-13 00:30:26

i can not remember when I last paid for a hair cut. could be 20 years or so ago.

ExRatty Wed 01-May-13 01:26:22


crossparsley Wed 01-May-13 01:55:01

£98, this week. Another Aveda Covent Garden addict here. I really don't know what I'd do if I had to give it up - am currently thinking of a serious downshift in income (to do something I love) but will hang onto this expense as long as I can. I would feel really self-conscious with a non-sharp haircut - and yes, it is hugely psychological. It's the only thing I don't stress about in the mornings unlike clothes, shoes, face, body, none of which are on a par for cost or quality.

Plus, cut man and colour lady are both great people to catch up with.

AwkwardSquad Wed 01-May-13 08:29:00

About £45, in a salon that uses Aveda products, and yes, it's worth it! I have tricky hair and I get a good cut, plus they are all lovely. Some salons seem to be entirely staffed by snotty buggers so this one is a blessed relief.

I have had some terrible haircuts at other salons (Saks - sodding well scalped me the day before my graduation) so when I find a good'un, I stick to them.

valiumredhead Wed 01-May-13 08:47:02

£60 and it wasn't worth it.

Now I pay £36 and it IS worth it as she's so good.

polyhymnia Wed 01-May-13 11:16:44

My hair isn't at all easy and the right cut is so important as it's with you the whole time. So I'm actually prepared to pay what does sound like a lot for the right cut - used to go to a hairdresser at Aveda where I'd pay £150, for example. Though I pay less than that now. Have also paid quite a lot in Paris and Milan.

But the highest I've ever paid was for cut and highlights in a well-known West End salon. Let's just say there wasn't a huge amount of change from £500 - particularly after adding in the extortionate extras like £5.00 for a bottle of water, and £20 plus for a 'treatment' I hadn't requested. And I wasn't happy with the cut - OK but not very easy to maintain - or the colour - far too ash-blonde!! Even though colour is supposed to be their speciality.

Felt really ripped off. One of my friends still goes there and loves it but not me!

amazingface Wed 01-May-13 11:28:52

Not sure about a cut - the most I've paid for cut & colour combined has been just under 120 euro, and I nearly fell over when I got the bill. My hair looked lovely but it was all in the colour - the cut itself was a TRIM.

That said - I've gone back there since and probably will again. I only get my hair done about twice a year. The expensive place is local, the stylists are really nice - genuinely glamorous but not sneery - and the magazines are really high-art-fashion. Lovely.

polyhymnia Wed 01-May-13 11:38:21

Btw, specialbrew and crossparsley who do you got to at Aveda Covent Garden?
My wonderful stylist there went off to work at Aveda HQ in the states and, though I'm happy with where I go now, do sometimes feel drawn back to Aveda - I think that 'Aveda smell' must be addictive! But don't know who's good there now.

freddiefrog Wed 01-May-13 11:44:44

£40 but it wasn't all that

My current hairdresser is one of my neighbours and has converted her garage into a salon. I love her cuts, she trims my kids for free and gives me spare fish fingers if I'm there when her kids are having their tea all for the princely sum of £15. Although I give her £20

naturelover Wed 01-May-13 11:47:00

£61 for a restyle.
Worth every penny - fantastic cut.

bella65 Wed 01-May-13 11:47:46

Around £70 but lowlights are another £115

bella65 Wed 01-May-13 11:49:34

oh and fares add on another £20 but I only have it cut every 10-12 weeks and colour once a year.

PiHigh Wed 01-May-13 11:54:38

Around £40 I think. It was at an Aveda salon but up north. It was ok but I didn't love it.

Best haircut I've ever had was £27. I told the guy he could do what he liked with it, he seemed a bit nervous about whether I meant "I'd like a trim" or actually meant he could do what he liked so I pointed to a few pictures in a magazine that were drastically different. He was really happy to be able to do what he wanted and I loved it the fact he was gorgeous with pushed up sleeves and a stutter had nothing to do with it When I eventually decided I wanted a change, I wasn't as keen on the fairly plain cut I got so stopped going there.

£75 yes it was worth it. I could go 10 weeks between cuts meaning 2 less per year and easier to get an appointment. Now I have DS I can't afford it though sad

nipersvest Wed 01-May-13 12:16:41

was about £50 at andrew collinge in liverpool, was worth it at the time as it was after i'd had a really bad cut previously and had spent months growing it out till it was long enough to re style.

cheapest and best ever cut was £10, also in liverpool but at the andrew collinge graduates salon, staffed with trainee's and recently qualified, was the best hair cut i've ever had. not lived in the area for a while now so don't know if it's even still there.

BarefootShirl Wed 01-May-13 14:01:26

£70 and it was totally worth it! Thankfully DH never looks at my credit card bills grin

TattyDevine Wed 01-May-13 15:55:36

I paid about £90 for a cut and finish with Nicky Clarke about 15 years ago

ouryve Wed 01-May-13 15:59:00

£42, and it was worth it, but the salon was a bit of a trek.

I've now found an even better stylist, much closer to home, and he only costs me £28. Probably works out the same, over the year, as I manage to get there more often, but my hair looks better as a result (it's very short and grows fast!)

about £36 Toni & Guy in 1997/98 (pre DS) I used to go fairly regularly but this was the highest price for a wash & cut.

I had bum length hair. They made me stand because the seat wouldn't go up high enough.

Wasn't an earth shatteringly good haircut either hmm

Last time I went there.

Nehru Wed 01-May-13 19:55:15

Lol at adding on fares.

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