How much do myLotters pay for a haircut these days?

My new do! Actually a Pixabay Public Domain image
Eugene, Oregon
June 13, 2016 1:04pm CST
Looking for a lighter subject this morning, a glimpse in the mirror reminded me that I needed a haircut (my wife seconded the motion). A look at my photo shows that I have little to trim. A while before I retired, Anne started cutting my hair. This involves running some clippers on my neck, trimming over the ears and sideburns and "mowing" the top where a few little hairs are trying to make a lackluster comeback (Yes, I tried fertilizer). All this made me wonder how much people on this site pay to get their hair trimmed, men and women. Driving around town, I see shops advertising haircuts for both sexes for $9, or $12. Some of the people who work in these "cut-rate" shops look a little scary. My wife got her haircut for $40 plus tip a while back and has paid as low as $20 to $25 too. There are women's salons who charge upward of a hundred dollars I know. So how do you handle your haircuts? DIY? Spouses? Professionals?
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@Corbin5 (105965)
• United States
13 Jun 16
Great Clips for Hair is where I go and pay only $11 for a cut. Sometimes they have a sale and I pay $6.99. I have had costly cuts before, but no difference, so go for the deal and they always do a great job.
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• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jun 16
That is true. Your hair can be botched anywhere you go, so you might as well go for the economy cuts.
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@RubyHawk (25024)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Jun 16
@corbin5 you have all the luck. I haven't found the 6.99 sale yet. Sometimes i get a cut fot 10 but not often.
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• United States
14 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic I certainly appreciated the many times step-pop cut my hair and it ALWAYS turned out fabulous -- too bad he cannot make house calls from heaven with a pair of hair trimming shears !
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
13 Jun 16
I don't like to get a haircut unless I can tell it has been cut. In other words I don't get a trim every month. Otherwise I feel I'm throwing money away. I used to go to Supercuts all the time about 25 years ago. I quit because I called in to see if they were open on Labor Day. The person who answered the phone insisted on taking my name. When I got to the shop they were extremely busy. I took a seat to wait until my turn. A woman came out and started calling names. She called several names and no one came forward. Then she called my name. When I stood up she said, "I don't know why you are ahead of all these other people who have been waiting." I told her I could wait. She said no. When I got seated in the chair she went psycho. She threw brushes and combs under the counter and ranted and raved about why I should not have gotten ahead of all the people who were waiting longer than I was. I should have gotten up and walked out, but I let her cut my hair–she did a good job of it–but I have never been back to a Supercuts since.
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• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jun 16
I would have been nervous about that woman having scissors in her hand so close to my ears.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
13 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic I should have been, but I think I was too upset to even think about that.
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@paigea (22193)
• Canada
14 Jun 16
I would not go back either!
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
13 Jun 16
A dollar. ;) that is the cheapest here and the latest cut am having is 3 dollars
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
That sounds very reasonable.
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic it is cheap.here sir. That those who are working overseas get their hair done here.for the reason if cheaper amount they paid
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@topffer (34089)
• France
13 Jun 16
I pay about $17 for a haircut in a men's salon. When I was a student I went several times to a school for hairdressers. They were needing human guinea pigs and it was free, but it was a bit risky if they were cut by a complete beginner : a girl slaughtered my hair once, and her teacher spent 10 mn to correct the cut.
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13 Jun 16
I pay like $1 per 2 months or so. I usually trim my hairs. So they take longer to grow @vandana7 @DJ @daddyevil @just4him Let's hear something from you as well. @purplealabaster did you read that ? Top had a girl to cut his hair @topffer - Lucky you, we have gents parlor ran by gents only
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
I am surprised that he could repair that haircut.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
@DaddyEvil That is an incentive to pay for haircuts! We don't have a cat though and I hide the frying pans.
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• United States
13 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic Since it has been almost 13 months since my last haircut including shampoo and blow dry I paid $25.oo for, I really cannot agree to pay anymore than that but I know some of my gal pals and even clients I cater for will pay as much as $125.oo and that does NOT include highlights or perming or a manicure even ! Too expensive for that dumb word 'vanity' . . .
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@GardenGerty (99167)
• United States
14 Jun 16
I would like to have a pedicure, just to get my toenails shaped right so they do not grow in or hurt me.
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• United States
14 Jun 16
@GardenGerty yeah the attention to detail a good professional pedicure offers would probably do my ingrowing toenails some justice-- but that expense is not part of a workable budget at this time. Oh I do miss that last ex of mine-- in 17 years of dating, my feet and toes were pretty awesome, now they are just pretty . . .
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 16
I've got a $14.00 set of clippers and just shave my head with a #3. They've more than paid for themselves.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
That is not a bad idea!
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@TheHorse (65673)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jun 16
Horse clippers or people clippers. I broke down and bought a pair a couple of years ago.
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• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jun 16
We bought a little kit with clippers and comb and scissors. My wife has good scissors though and uses those.
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@carebear29 (28586)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
13 Jun 16
I cut my own hair along with the boyz
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• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jun 16
That takes courage and skill, doing your own, especially the back.
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@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun 16
We have a lady come to the house, and she does both my husband and me for £20 ($28/29). That includes her tip.
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• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jun 16
A neighbor of mine has someone come by to cut his and his wife's hair too. Oscar has a lot of hair so I think they pay about what you quoted here. Naturally, I am jealous of those locks!
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@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic My husband has about the same amount as you.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
@jaboUK I understand that it is a sign of great intellect...
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@GooglePlus (1381)
13 Jun 16
$1 per hair cut in Non A/C salon. And $5 - $10 per hair cut in A/C Salon. I usually chose $1 since $7 hair cut ( what I had way back left no change except that - they used to wash your hair before cutting it. LOL Why to wash it when you want to trim it. I wasted $6 there. Salon is ran by one professional who set it up for newbies to learn and start working there at my place. If you are lucky you get the professional one free when they call your number. Or it would be like you have to tell and explain everything in detail to new hair stylists.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
Does all that explaining to the new people work?
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14 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic They are not complete newbie. They usually have done hair cutting courses but with no experience. It doesn't helps all the time. They usually end up with simple hair cutting then what you asked for. Like if you say - hair style like attached in image. You will end up with normal cutting. @DaddyEvil You know DE what I think - It's kinda strategy of hair dressers to ask for more money. I have my hair washed everyday.Washing hair in AC really hurt me. Make me feel sick. I start sneezing and noise running troubles me.
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@DaddyEvil (24758)
• Aurora, Missouri
14 Jun 16
LOL! I understand why your parents encourage you to grow a beard. It makes it easier for them to find a wife if more of the ugly is hidden by a good beard! (I bet they wish you could grow more facial and body hair, don't they?) Hey! At least I didn't say I was waiting to hear they were going to have to pay dowry for you to find a wife to take you, right?
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@DeborahDiane (21558)
• Laguna Woods, California
14 Jun 16
I'm embarrassed to say that I spend $80 ... but that includes getting my hair colored, too. All that brunette hair I sport needs to be kept up, you know! LOL
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
Why, I can't believe that! At your tender age, the gray is showing?
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• Laguna Woods, California
14 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic - Ha Ha! Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but my hair is actually almost white on one side, and "salt 'n pepper" on the other. My hairdresser said that if I stopped coloring it, I would look like Cruela DeVille with a white streak across the top of my head!
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
@DeborahDiane Ohhhh nooooo, not Cruella!
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
13 Jun 16
I can't remember the last time I paid for a haircut. I cut my husband's hair, and I either cut my own or let it grow.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
It is a wonder that there are so many shops since so many are cutting their own and their families.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
14 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic My daughter is a hair stylist. She cuts my hair occasionally, but she lives far away. She has lots of clients that won't go without it. They have a standing appointment every six weeks.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
@norcal That sounds like good income for her.
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@UncleJoe (9930)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Jun 16
Among other things, Becky is a professional hairdresser. We have an agreement. I mow her grass. She mows my head.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
Sounds like a good symbiotic relationship.
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@ronc510 (463)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
sounds naughty
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@DaddyEvil (24758)
• Aurora, Missouri
14 Jun 16
@ronc510 It didn't until you said that! Now it sounds naughty to me, too! He's a lucky man! LOL!
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@paigea (22193)
• Canada
14 Jun 16
I pay about $20 +tip for a cut. More if I want a shampoo and blow dry along with it. Sometimes I get that reimbursed if it is a mystery shop. My husband uses his clippers and asks me to straighten the back at the bottom. I am hopeless. Last week he went to get a hair cut for the first time in years. It looks so much better but he said he is not paying $17 for that again!
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
Once or twice a year, it might be worthwhile for him. Your fee sounds pretty reasonable.
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@paigea (22193)
• Canada
14 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic Yes it would be much more than once every 10 years.
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@RubyHawk (25024)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Jun 16
My better half pays 10 for his and I pay 12 for mine minus tips. We use Great clips. My sisters pay much more, but I think my hair looks fine.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
It is funny how some people have to pay more to feel that they are getting value, isn't it.
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@PatZAnthony (12616)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Jun 16
We do our own and cut for others too. No, not for a living but b/c we are frugal. We also make our own soaps, tooth paste, etc., so stands to reason we do this. There is a local school here that will cut for a reasonable fee.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
You really save a lot of money with all the things you do.
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@amadeo (65626)
• United States
13 Jun 16
I have mine done for free.My neighbor does it.Mike pays 17 dollars and this is senior discount
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
$17 is pretty high. He must have a good head of hair.
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@rina110383 (24135)
13 Jun 16
I let my hair be trimmed every after 6 months and I only spend 1 dollar for my haircut.
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• United States
13 Jun 16
i'm gigglin' coz yer haircut sounds 'kin to the hubs these days :) i most always cut his, seems nobody'n town knows what to do with his "curls". he cuts mine once a year to be donated. 'tis been more'n 30 years since somebody else cut my hair, so long 'go i couldn't e'en tell ya how much't cost.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Back in the day when I get a haircut from my favorite barber, it will cost me around $3.25. That includes my tip. Nowadays, though, I go ahead and shave my head by myself so I get it free. I only purchase a razor and shaving cream.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jun 16
That is a real savings it seems to me. I am not sure my wife would get used to no hair at all.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic really? She'll get used to it soon enough. Go ahead and go bald! After all, bald is the new sexy!
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@DaddyEvil (24758)
• Aurora, Missouri
14 Jun 16
@allen0187 Uhm... NO, bald is NOT the "new" sexy! Bald is what happens when your parents have a bad gene or when you are too cheap to pay for a good haircut! (OH, excuse me! I meant the second part to say when your funds are running low, you might shave your head!) NOBODY believes bald is sexy. Anyone who tells you that are simply trying to con you into doing that so they feel more secure in their choice of payment for their style of haircut! LOL!)