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Costaproblemo Mon 10-Oct-16 09:57:44

I'm a bit short on pennies at the moment but my hair desperately needs a cut. My hairdresser usually charges £48 for a cut and blow dry. I was thinking of just getting a wet cut. How much cheaper will it be do you think?

Thanks! (I am too embarrassed to phone and ask 😳)

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Mon 10-Oct-16 10:02:57

Not sure, my hairdresser won't do them though so may be worth asking that first.

leccybill Mon 10-Oct-16 10:05:50

What about going to a local college and getting it cut and blown by a trainee? They are monitored very closely.

shovetheholly Mon 10-Oct-16 10:09:31

Ring up and just ask - I normally find it is considerably cheaper!!

DarylDixonsDarlin Mon 10-Oct-16 10:09:46

Cheaper, but theres only one way to find out how much it will cost. Just phone and ask! If its the sort of salon where you are embarrassed to say you're watching the pennies at the moment then maybe find a different one?

allegretto Mon 10-Oct-16 10:10:36

I always do this - I don't have much hair and it is usually almost dry by the time they have finished cutting it! Just phone and ask, don't be embarrassed - it will probably be about half that.

Scarydinosaurs Mon 10-Oct-16 10:11:39

You just have to ask. Most salons don't mind.

MadisonAvenue Mon 10-Oct-16 10:16:56

Yep, only one way to find out!

I'm not sure what is charged for a cut and blow dry at the salon I go to so don't know how it compares (last time I had one was over 7 years ago and it was around £30) but I have a dry cut which costs £15.

MadisonAvenue Mon 10-Oct-16 10:19:10

Oh, and if you don't want them to think you're watching the pennies just say that you're pushed for time so just want a quick cut.

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Mon 10-Oct-16 10:32:27

I always get a dry cut, I'm not paying for something I have the skill to do myself grin If a hairdresser refuses to do a dry cut they're just trying to fleece you IMO. Had that when I took my son to Supercuts once hmm

Summer23 Mon 10-Oct-16 11:01:29

I used to go to a salon where it was about £140 for a cut, colour and blow dry. Quite often I would get my hair blasted with the hair dryer and they wouldn't charge for the blow dry. It's definitely worth asking, it is expensive.

Costaproblemo Mon 10-Oct-16 11:24:16

Thanks all. I'll give them a call. The salon is not snooty, it's more how I feel about it!

Madison, that's exactly what i was going to say 😄

So, is it a dry cut? I have curly hair and need it wet before he cuts!

megletthesecond Mon 10-Oct-16 11:30:22

I just ask for a wash and a cut. My hair is wavy so frizzes when blow dried. Plus the fact that I'm usually en route to the gym so will only pull it back into a pony tail anyway.

DerelictMyBalls Mon 10-Oct-16 11:37:21

That seems a lot to pay. I have curly hair too and never have it blow-dried. I pay £21 for a wash and cut.

DerelictMyBalls Mon 10-Oct-16 11:39:06

In fact, if you are anywhere near south London I can recommend a good cheap hairdresser that is brilliant with curly hair!

Boogers Mon 10-Oct-16 11:40:25

They'll still wet it, just with a spray gun, not over the sink. I've had it done quite often.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Mon 10-Oct-16 11:46:33

I did this no problem.
He washes it, cuts it and it is mostly dry by the time he finishes the cut.
Then he rough dries it.

I liked the way he cut my hair but didn't like the way he blow dried it so didn't want to pay for something that I was going to wash out the moment I got home

BeaLola Mon 10-Oct-16 11:49:51

Have started to do this as usually go swimming most days and seemed an awful waste of money.

Pay £35 for wash cut and blow dry and £20 for the wash and cut only

moomoo222 Mon 10-Oct-16 11:52:30

We've moved recently and where we were I was paying £55 for a semi, cut and blowdry and am now paying £110 for the same - which is an average price round here shock!!

Last time I was in the same position as you recently (totally skint) and had just a colour & cut and they left it wet (& gave me load of product and a hair dryer to do it myself) and it cost £30 less. They were lovely about it too. Plus given that I'm usually having it cut on a weekday and the most exciting/public thing I'll be doing that day is the school run I reckon that's £30 well saved! Go for it.

Costaproblemo Mon 10-Oct-16 11:54:20

Thanks all.

Derelict - sadly not! Mine's great with curls too, hence I don't want to go anywhere else!

Costaproblemo Mon 10-Oct-16 11:55:43

Moomoo - yes I agree. Happy to pay if going out after (usually), but it is a waste

notthe1Parrot Mon 10-Oct-16 11:58:08

I've been to many salons over the last 20 years and never had anything other than what is called a dry cut (in all those salons).

They spray it, cut it and charge (currently, outer London borough) £14.
The salon I'm using at the moment also roughly (less than 5 minutes) blow dries it too. No extra charge for that.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 10-Oct-16 12:02:29

If a hairdresser refuses to do a dry cut they're just trying to fleece you IMO

Not ime,my stylist cuts and dries my hair then continues to cut once it's dried depending in how the hair lies and if I want a bit more off.

Just ring and ask OPsmile

TommyandGina Mon 10-Oct-16 12:05:24

I always have this, it's called a wet cut. My reasons are that my scalp becomes very easily irritated and non-essential heat and brushing leaves me very sore and itchy. My salon have never had a problem with it.

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Mon 10-Oct-16 13:14:15

Not ime,my stylist cuts and dries my hair then continues to cut once it's dried depending in how the hair lies and if I want a bit more off.

I think you've got the wrong end of the stick with what I've said. Some hairdressers don't like to do dry cuts because they can't make so much on it, adding on washing, blow drying etc etc will mean more profit. If I do have my hair coloured, which will need that washing out and then drying, my hairdresser too will finish cutting the dry hair if it needs finishing off in that way. That's not the problem, I'm talking about the hairdressers that refuse point blank to do dry cuts. Supercuts!

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