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DontCallMeFrothyDragon Tue 13-Sep-11 11:59:17

... For a 3 year old boy's haircut. It's not overly long, just needs tidying up. The last hairdresser I took him to charges £8... hmm

StrandedBear Tue 13-Sep-11 12:02:08

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Backtobedlam Tue 13-Sep-11 12:03:21

I'm afraid that sounds about right to me-we pay £10 for a trim at the local Salon or £8 from a mobile hairdresser (if she happens to be doing neighbour/friends kids). It does seem a lot, but I suppose it wouldn't be worth the effort for the hairdresser to do it for much less

DontCallMeFrothyDragon Tue 13-Sep-11 12:04:21

I'm dyspraxic, and I'd probably end up taking off his head. grin

itisnearlysummer Tue 13-Sep-11 12:05:09

Well that would save on future haircutting bills.... wink

CailinDana Tue 13-Sep-11 12:05:27

£8 seems reasonable. Anything less wouldn't really be worth the hairdresser's time.

DontCallMeFrothyDragon Tue 13-Sep-11 12:05:47

Thank you, Bedlam. Just seemed pricey for the little they took off. Oh well.

StrandedBear Tue 13-Sep-11 12:06:26

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WilsonFrickett Tue 13-Sep-11 12:06:27

We're £8 but I round it up to £10 as DS is such a wriggler.

booyhoo Tue 13-Sep-11 12:08:19

i pay £7 for my 6 year old son.

ihave in the past used clippers and justgone all over but it made him look like a 3 year old thug sad soi stopped doing it and cough up the money now. as much as i resent paying that for a child,i want him to look tidy.

DontCallMeFrothyDragon Tue 13-Sep-11 12:08:45

itsnearlysummer grin true...

MorelliOrRanger Tue 13-Sep-11 12:10:27

I think that's expensive - DD has her haircut every 4 weeks for £4 smile

Fimbo Tue 13-Sep-11 12:10:39

$6.50 (pound sign not working!) in a proper barbers shop. When I took him to my hairdresser they charge by age and it was $11 (for a 7 yr old).

DontCallMeFrothyDragon Tue 13-Sep-11 12:11:15

I think the problem is I'm now living in Norfolk, yet my head is still in Birmingham. Everything seemed cheaper there...

Scholes34 Tue 13-Sep-11 12:11:49

My SIL always took my nephew to Tony and Guy's. I never dared ask how much she paid.

LoveInAColdClimate Tue 13-Sep-11 12:12:59

I noticed it was £20 somewhere I was passing the other day! Was quite shock. Was only a cheapo looking place as well.

DontCallMeFrothyDragon Tue 13-Sep-11 12:16:45

shock Scholes, I dread to think...

LIAC £20? WTAF? <faints>

ChristinedePizan Tue 13-Sep-11 12:17:18

I pay £8 for DS (4) in the local barbers which I think is extortionate but I agree that a pair of clippers can make a lot of children look like mini extras from This Is England.

bubby64 Tue 13-Sep-11 12:17:26

Buy a decent pair of clippers and some styling scissors and do it yourself! I still do my DS hair, they now almost 11yrs are starting to want it a bit more stylised, but at the same time I am becoming more skilled at doing this for them, I also do DH, but, must admit, this isnt hard and he has a lot less hair in the first place, grin. I have saved myself a fortune over the years.

ThePrisonerOfAzkaban Tue 13-Sep-11 12:17:38

My local Toni and guys does my 6 year old for free, I do have my hair done there thou

DontCallMeFrothyDragon Tue 13-Sep-11 12:21:38

[Grin] Bubby, I can't even trust myself to straighten my own hair without bburning my ear/neck/house down... Darne't let myself near DS's head with a cutting device... Not unless he wants to do his best impression of Nearly Headless Nick.... wink

mrspear Tue 13-Sep-11 12:25:21

well dh's barber charged £5 to ds's hair - he is not even 2 and it took 2 minutes! btw we needed it done properly due to the fact he wears hearing aids.

The barber said the usual price was £8 so that sounds right OP sorry!

Oh and we are in South London

4madboys Tue 13-Sep-11 12:30:32

its £10 here (in norwich) but with 4 boys we bought clippers and scissors and dp does it, BUT he uses the long attachments on the clippers so they dont have short 'thug' hair smile

Meteorite Tue 13-Sep-11 12:33:44

I would have said £5 but prices for everything are getting higher quickly at the moment.

vickibee Tue 13-Sep-11 12:45:56

£5 at local barbers but it does take about 20 mins - he has a lot of hair. It is the same as an adult really - reasonable

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