expensive head.

hairdressing - hairdressing / scissors
November 18, 2011 8:53am CST
Why are hairdressers so expensive? I mean I know a lot of effort [most of the time] goes into cutting someones hair, but realistically, it takes about an hour max, and if I were being paid £30 an hour I’d be over the bloody moon!! And the colour? If you want your hair dyed? Well you may as well just take out a second mortgage on your house if you want both done in the same day, or the same month for that matter! I know we’re a society based on consumerism but where are the days of a cut and a colour for £20? What do you think of this?
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12 responses
@topffer (29898)
• France
18 Nov 11
I am not dying my hair, and I pay about £15 for a shampoo and an a cut. Probably not enough : my previous hairdresser went in bankrupt. He was liking too much sport cars and could not pay the last one, though he was working 10 hours a day and I was always waiting an hour with an appointment.
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• United States
18 Nov 11
Too bad you are not dying your hair, because I really like a guy with red hair. Perhaps Saphy and I can get together, tie you up so your hair will be a good length (for some strange reason I suspect that you keep it short), and then dye it a nice red-brown shade.
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• United States
18 Nov 11
Oh it is definitely not a disappointment that you keep your hair longer ... I very much like that! I hadn't considered the purple for you ... at least not yet ... since I thought that the red-brown would be enough of a shock at first, but if you would like we could just jump right in and go straight to purple.
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@topffer (29898)
• France
19 Nov 11
Exactly what I was fearing. I definitely keep my natural color.
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
18 Nov 11
I don't know what £20 is in dollars, but I know my hair dresser charges 17.00 for a shampoo and hair cut and all I have done is trimming the layers, I don't get a new hair cut. I never had my hair dyed at a salon before because it is too expensive and now I have started using henna, I probably never will..lol
• United States
18 Nov 11
Wow, a cut and color for 10.00??? That is a great deal...
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@topffer (29898)
• France
18 Nov 11
I have noticed that many women were not good for calculations about hairdressers and shopping. A pound is worth $1.50, 1.5 x 20 = $30
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• United States
18 Nov 11
topffer... Not all women, but yes I fall into that category of struggling with math. Still, 30.00, I don't think is bad. Then again, I think chicks has a short hair cut, mine is just under my shoulders, so I think the longer the hair, the more it costs..I do know that for the length of my hair, it would cost me 80.00 for a perm...
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• United States
18 Nov 11
I went to beauty school and they had lots of people going there for us to do their hair. when I worked in shops that was where the big money was. People spent $500 just for me to interlock their hair. That took me about 8 hours of brainig plus I could get a $50 tip. I tell you the wear and tear on the feet and back is costly. Most people don't try to do at home what they can get in the shop. So,for that alone people are paying high prices. Perms cost $50 in my town. I do my own hair the kit cost me $6 and My daughter does her hair color and perm. Weaves cost $150 and up I weave my daughters hair.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Nov 11
hi gifts perms cost fifty dollars here too by Mona the hairdresser who comes here to Gold Crest about three times a month. a haircut is 8 dollars, wash and st fifty dollars. we have a beauty college about two blocks from here but I am partially physically handicapped so its easier to walk around the corner here on the second floor and let Mona do my hair.gosh yeah doing your own with your training can save big bucks. I used to do my own dying and it always turned out good too. having it done for you is costly.having worked as a nurse's aide for years I feel for beauty operators as its hard on feet and back.most nurses always complain about their feet.
10 Dec 11
see thats what i thought. most of the pricing comes from the fact that it is quite a physical job for the hairdressers. standing, cutting, moving about, washing etc.. beauty treatments are quite expensive and at the end of the day, thats what it is.. a beauty treatment.
@koperty3 (1877)
18 Nov 11
Well my dear I don't remember when I have visit hairdresser last time. I can't afford it. So my hair are long and without any style. Last time I have dyed my heart about 6 months ago because we had to cut out everything luxurious so I can only dream about such things for a while. Have a lovely weekend.
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10 Dec 11
did you know that pound shops are now selling permenant light and dark brown hair dyes? so you could actually dye your hair at home for £1 :)
@koperty3 (1877)
10 Dec 11
Do you think quality is good? Anyway how are you? I did not see you long time. How a lovely weekend.
@hvedra (1623)
18 Nov 11
I think that the kind of old-fashioned hairdressers who charged a reasonable amount are disappearing. You know the kind of place they were called "Eileen's" or "Raymond's" now they are trendy places called "Hugo's Hair Art" or have some Japanese name that they think sounds cool. You aren't paying for the actual service any more but the shop's trendy image and "name".
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10 Dec 11
i do know what you mean. there was a little hairdressers near me who used to do a cut, colour, blowdry all for £10.. and it was called paula's or something lol
@nerein (283)
• United States
18 Nov 11
Now I know that it is kind of expensive to have your hair cut and colored. It can be really expensive. One thing that you have to remember though is that Hairstylist not only have to pay for the supplies that they use. They also have to pay for the rental of the section of the store that they use. Yes they have to pay for more than what you know. As well when you pay them then quite a bit that goes to the salon that they work in. The hair dresser only makes a portion of each customer that they have. So remember that hair stylists don't make as much as you think they do.
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10 Dec 11
i know, they do have quite a lot of other things to pay out of the money they make for you, plus for my hair to be cut and coloured it usually takes 2 hours! so thats 2 hours work as well!
@toniganzon (39800)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Bloody expensive. I'm glad i don't live in your country. In here i could get that at a fraction of a cost. I'm not really sure why they ask such an expensive fee in there, similar to the Americans but i could make a guess. My assumption is that, if something goes wrong, they must face such big responsibility like going to court and face charges. So that's why they have to invest in getting certificates and accreditation for such a job, which i believe isn't that cheap.
10 Dec 11
i know i've heard that the uk is one of the most expensive places when it comes to getting your hair done. i have to admit though that the place i went to is quite an expensive salon and there are other places that are cheaper lol! so maybe the next time i will go somewhere cheaper. but the place i went to is famous for doing a really good job.
20 Nov 11
I know what you mean.........last time I had my hair done I paid £50 for a cut and colour. I kind of expected it to be this much as the last time I properly went to a hairdresser before that was yonks ago and it cost me more like £20 so i knew it would have risen but, I wish it was cheaper as then I might get it done more often!
10 Dec 11
it's mental these days. plus the place i went to isn't exactly known for being cheap.. but it is known for being very good.. so i suppose it's not that bad. it is ridiculous though.. but i've opted for the cheaper option and done my hair at home myself and that was a massive mistake lol!
• China
19 Nov 11
Now a haircut is expensive,have to matter to do not to get a haircut, but love beautiful girl or to can not stand lure, appropriate hair style ,proper haircut, the right price not your is good,you say that?
10 Dec 11
i'm sorry i don't really understand.
@dong88 (796)
• China
19 Nov 11
Wow,it is too expensive. In shenzhen china,is also very expensive,if dye hair words. And,say it's an impressive,barber shop the user of the very low cost,for example,the cost of cost of five,and charge is five hundred yuan. Happy every day!
10 Dec 11
barbers here are cheaper. but hairdressers do cut mens hair for cheaper than they cut womens. but it is still quite expensive lol!
@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Nov 11
hi chicksdigscars I did not realize you live in Ireland,I knew it was in the United Kingdom. seems like the costs are up in getting your hair cut or washed and set,even a perm costs 50 US dollars and thats from Mona the hairdresser who comes here to gold crest aq couple of times a month. I had my long hair cut, washed and set and it cost me fifteen dollars for the wash and set an another 8 dollars for the cut. and in some bueaty shops around here its higher.. theere is a beauty college shop nearby where t' eh costs are lower but i am handicapped. Its easier for me to have Mona cut my hair then to limp with my walker the two blocks. but I think they are charging way too much. Iam on limited funds,depending on whats left after Gold 'CRest retirement center takes out the monthly board and room for me.thirty pounds an hour,wou ld not mind making that myself. lol I cannot cut hair wor th a darn anyway I am 85 and retired.
10 Dec 11
that sounds brilliant. id love someone to come cut my hair lol! and hatley as always, i am still in shock about your age!! :)
• United States
18 Nov 11
I think that the cost of equipment (scissors, dryers, etc.), stock (color, shampoo/conditioner, perms, etc.), and rental space keeps increasing, so hairdressers have to also increase their costs to be able to make any money, especially when you factor in their time. Also, with prices increasing less people tip or tip only a little, so they have to factor that into the price of the service as well.