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tammymacb
05-25-2010, 08:35 AM
:eek:

I just spent $150 for my 13 year old daughter to get her hair done!

Long story short. DD asked if she could go with her friend to get a haircut and highlights. I wasn't excited about the highlights part, but since it's the last week of school I said OK. I was supposed to drive the girls, pay for my DD and drop them off. Other mother was picking the girls up and bringing them home. Well, DD called yesterday afternoon to say that the other girls mother would be in town and could now drive both ways. So, I just called the salon to pay for DDs hair. Total cost $152 PLUS tip! :scared1:

So, it's my fault that I didn't check the price ahead of time. But I couldn't tell her she couldn't go now. So, I paid it.

Very nice. Especially since after school today she has to go get fitted for her cheerleading uniform. And the approx bill given out by the school for that is $250...

punkin
05-25-2010, 09:01 AM
I'm sorry. Maybe you can post this is the stupid money wasting post. ;)

OK, I am guilty of this too. DD was 15 at the time and went with me for a hair cut, bu then she also got her hair straightened (I didn't know it was extra) and deep conditioned (I didn't know it was extra) and something else (I don't remember what) and together with tip it was almost $170. :scared1: It all adds up quickly.

ceecee
05-25-2010, 09:05 AM
WOW! My 14 year old wants her hair highlighted but my hairdresser talked her out of it! She has beautiful healthy blonde hair that will get lighter on it's on once the sun comes out. Her friend got it done at a discount hair place and it looks fried. Too young in my opinion to start with the hair coloring, if only I didn't have to do it!!! Kind of like you can't wait to wear a bra until you actually have to every day!

denise5374
05-25-2010, 09:48 AM
Add me to the list....

Last year when DD was 16 she wanted to have her hair professionally colored...she had colored it herself with disastrous results(because she didn't listen to her mother LOL) I asked the girl that does our hair how much it would cost and she said "probably $70-80". So Dd goes and because she messed up her hair the salon had to do a double process color or something like that and it was $170...:eek:

That was a one shot deal for DD, I don't get my hair colored because I don't want to pay those prices and I am certainly not paying for DD to get hers done.

mjkacmom
05-25-2010, 10:11 AM
Well, my old salon charged $230 for a cut, full highlights, and blowout, so I was THRILLED to find a new salon (it's nice, but not in a nice area) that only charges $135! My friends were shocked at the price, because around here, that's a steal! I'm going to see how much they charge for a kids' cut, because my old salon charges me $35.

momplus3
05-25-2010, 10:32 AM
Been there, done that!

Wait until formal dances and proms start! My step DD had her hair done for dances - those updo's cost $75 plus tip! With 3 or 4 dances a year that's over $300!

phred52
05-25-2010, 10:35 AM
Well, my old salon charged $230 for a cut, full highlights, and blowout, so I was THRILLED to find a new salon (it's nice, but not in a nice area) that only charges $135! My friends were shocked at the price, because around here, that's a steal! I'm going to see how much they charge for a kids' cut, because my old salon charges me $35.

Its a good thing I don't live near you because I'd have a full head of grey hair!:scared1: I go to the salon for a color and cut every 3 months. $75 including tip. I color it myself inbetween.

SnowWtch
05-25-2010, 10:45 AM
My mother forced me to get my hair highlighted and cut in December. I agreed even though I hate to get it cut since it costs money. So, we went and they did my eyebrows too which I didn't expect and stayed red and swollen for several days after. It was $100 for the cut, highlights, style and eyebrows. I hated that my mom had to pay that. I know it was her choice but still. I could have used that money for bills or eating out several times.

When I was younger I never thought much of paying to get my hair colored or permed. Now I can't believe I ever paid that much for my hair.

punkin
05-25-2010, 11:35 AM
Its a good thing I don't live near you because I'd have a full head of grey hair!:scared1: I go to the salon for a color and cut every 3 months. $75 including tip. I color it myself inbetween.

I do have a head of gray(ing) hair for precisely that reason. It is almost $200 just for the color at the salon I go to (which does a fab job). I do not like their cuts though, so I go somewhere else for $75 just for the cut.

I am growing out my hair. ;)

DisneyAndRedSox
05-25-2010, 11:46 AM
I used to spend a small fortune for a cut and highlight, the guy who used to color my hair ended up on the show "Split Ends"!! I asked around and found a woman who used to work in a high-end salon who now works out of someone's house. She has 3 kids, can make her own hours and show up to work in shorts... I now pay $65 plus tip!

mrsbornkuntry
05-25-2010, 12:02 PM
My DD asked me for highlights, I'm glad I talked her into waiting. Her hair is light brown and will have blonde highlights this summer from the sun anyway. Hopefully she'll give up the idea by next fall, I'm really afraid it'll ruin her hair.

FourBees
05-25-2010, 12:04 PM
Are you sure that they didn't inadvertently charge you for both your daughter and her friend? Sounds kind of high to me. Maybe you could call the salon and ask how much it costs for highlights and whatever else your daughter had done and when they tell you see if it adds up right.

4forWDW
05-25-2010, 12:35 PM
I used to spend a small fortune for a cut and highlight, the guy who used to color my hair ended up on the show "Split Ends"!! I asked around and found a woman who used to work in a high-end salon who now works out of someone's house. She has 3 kids, can make her own hours and show up to work in shorts... I now pay $65 plus tip!

If you don't mind me asking, who was the guy who ended up on Split Ends? My dd and I have watched quite a few episodes.
Thanks!:)

simba20
05-25-2010, 12:49 PM
Are you sure that they didn't inadvertently charge you for both your daughter and her friend? Sounds kind of high to me. Maybe you could call the salon and ask how much it costs for highlights and whatever else your daughter had done and when they tell you see if it adds up right.

I doubt it.

I just went three weeks ago and got my hair cut and becasue I wanted to "do something different" I got my hair highlighted.

Haircut + highlights + tip = $130 (maybe I was cheap on the tip, I tipped $10), so $150 is pretty close to accurate.

My MIL live sin Atlanat and once went to this fancy salon that I had seen a haircut from in one of those "hair style" magazines. She got color and cut and for her it was $150 just for that. She loved what they did, but realized that she couldn't afford to go there and maintain it, so she's back at the local MasterCuts.

Typically I just get my hair cut and that's about $50 with tip (includes shampoo and blow dry). I'd go to MasterCuts or Fantastic Sam's, btu I have had so many bad experiences with "cheap haircuts" that for me, I "truly get what I pay for." $50/haircut also explains why I only get my haircut 2x/year........

LisaInNc
05-25-2010, 02:41 PM
Yikes!

Liss

englishteacha
05-25-2010, 03:07 PM
Whoa. Glad I live in Maine. It's $17 for a haircut around here! I don't get my hair colored but I always thought it was expensive at $30-70 depending on what you got done. I can't imagine paying $150 on my hair. My fancy updo for my wedding was $25!

mjkacmom
05-25-2010, 03:24 PM
Whoa. Glad I live in Maine. It's $17 for a haircut around here! I don't get my hair colored but I always thought it was expensive at $30-70 depending on what you got done. I can't imagine paying $150 on my hair. My fancy updo for my wedding was $25!

Wow! $50 is considered a cheaper cut here in town, and it cost me $50 for dd9's Communion hair (curls).

squirrel
05-25-2010, 03:37 PM
I'm glad my sister's a hair dresser!

I go to the salon she works at about 2 times a year to get my hair cut and colored. The rest of the time she trims my bangs at our parents house or where ever we meet up. She, my other sister or mom will use the drugstore hair dye every couple of months on my hair in between the salon visits.

crisi
05-25-2010, 04:25 PM
I pay $45 for a cut at a salon.

Next two cuts, I pay $15 for a cut at costcutters.

I color at home, I was paying $60 for a salon foil and $60 for salon haircolor. To do both (color plus highlights) would have been $120.

Pay between $15 and $25 for a manicure depending on where I go.

MrsPooh
05-25-2010, 04:31 PM
I asked around and found a woman who used to work in a high-end salon who now works out of someone's house. She has 3 kids, can make her own hours and show up to work in shorts... I now pay $65 plus tip!

I found a great stylist exactly like that. She has been working at home for several years but still takes classes to stay up to date and uses high-end products.

I'm too broke right now to pay even her low price for coloring so I color at home but she does my cuts and does a great job. Last time I got a cut/style for me, same for my teen dd and a trim for my youngest for less than $40. A cut at the expensive salon I used to use was $45 for one of us plus a tip.

Last year my teen dd wanted the full treatment before a dance - every one of her friends was getting an up-do, manicure/pedicure and makeup done. I took her to a beauty school and had her brows waxed, mani/pedi & makeup done. Then we went to my "home" stylist for the up-do. Our total out of pocket was about $60! Expensive for my budget but (although grandma paid) but far less expensive than all of the other girls paid.

MaryKLady
05-25-2010, 06:12 PM
You need a friend with a cosmetology license ;) I used to work in a salon and it was great, I had the best cut, color, eyebrows, pedi and mani, it was great...boy I miss that job.

MM27
05-25-2010, 06:19 PM
I usually pay about $120, before tip for highlights and a cut. If I do a base color change and highlights and a cut it will cost about $150 or so. The salon I go to also charges extra based on hair length.

zoie101
05-26-2010, 06:24 AM
OMG I am way iudercharging for my services. I have done hair since 1988, I do a 2 process color for 90.00 which includes a cut, I do about 15 to 25 colors a week, I only work part time DD is only 3. Wow I had really no idea that u guys pay that much. I would have no clientel if I did.

mhsjax
05-26-2010, 06:30 AM
Wow. That is expensive. I know I will probably get flamed for this but anyway, I have a DD 11, I am thinking of getting her hair highlighted this summer. She has dirty blond hair, yucky color, it really does look dirty because of the color. We live in FL and the sun does nothing for her hair, we spend tons of time in our pool, but her hair doesn't show it. So I will be getting something done to it. I guess I will just have to suck it up and pay the price. Hopefully hers won't be that expensive.

mjkacmom
05-26-2010, 07:45 AM
OMG I am way iudercharging for my services. I have done hair since 1988, I do a 2 process color for 90.00 which includes a cut, I do about 15 to 25 colors a week, I only work part time DD is only 3. Wow I had really no idea that u guys pay that much. I would have no clientel if I did.

I think it's regional. Even though the average cut here is $60, a manicure is only $13, pedicure $23 (at nail salons, not hair salons, where they cost more).

mamo-4-wdw
05-26-2010, 07:48 AM
My DS20 went with me at my last app. I got a color and cut, he was talked into highlights and a cut plus the shampoo,conditioner,style gel $198 plus tip!
We both look great but my wallet is a little thin LOL!

MarilIncredible
05-26-2010, 08:09 AM
I go to Bubbles salon and the haircuts are about $30 or 35, IIRC.

DisneyAndRedSox
05-26-2010, 08:09 AM
If you don't mind me asking, who was the guy who ended up on Split Ends? My dd and I have watched quite a few episodes.
Thanks!:)

It was Christian from Central Mass, he went to Kentucky. The owners of the salon were very religious and Christian showed up to work in drag as his alter ego Crystal on his 2nd day. Now the woman who went to Cenral Mass got along very well with the owner, Jeff. He is the one who used to cut my hair (he doesn't really color anymore, so I would see Christian for that.) Jeff was such a sweet guy in the episode and he is totally like that in real life! He does a lot of training and hair shows so he has a lot of patience.

starann
05-26-2010, 10:40 AM
Years ago, when my parents wouldn't pay for my hair to be colored or highlighted (I'm thinking I was in my teens) I would use lemon juice and go out in the sun. It lightened my hair but didn't do damage!

eh24fan
05-26-2010, 11:01 AM
OMG I am way iudercharging for my services. I have done hair since 1988, I do a 2 process color for 90.00 which includes a cut, I do about 15 to 25 colors a week, I only work part time DD is only 3. Wow I had really no idea that u guys pay that much. I would have no clientel if I did.


My mom has been doing hair since..well, the 70's. Anyway, she has a salon at her house and she always says she is undercharging. LOL Her clients LOVE her because she does a good job and her prices are cheap. I can't imagine paying what some of you are paying just to get my hair done. My hair would be the same boring brown I was born with if I had to pay $150 to get highlights.

My mom does my hair for free and I'm so grateful. I even get high-end products for her cost, not retail, which is insane too.

Mom's haircuts are $15 I think, a perm is like $40 or $60, color is the same range, highlights same range I think. I honestly don't know because I just don't pay attention. :hippie:

QVCshopper
05-26-2010, 02:02 PM
You'll laugh at me. I only got one haircut all last year--I was growing my hair to donate it. Then, I went to Great Clips and they cut it for free. I just paid tip. Thinking about learning to cut my family's hair myself... But, in the meantime, we go to Great Clips with coupons. Paid $9 recently for each of my kids with tips. BTW, you're all nice moms. My family was always too broke to pay for my hair.

Local_Girl
05-26-2010, 04:39 PM
You'll laugh at me. I only got one haircut all last year--I was growing my hair to donate it. Then, I went to Great Clips and they cut it for free. I just paid tip. Thinking about learning to cut my family's hair myself... But, in the meantime, we go to Great Clips with coupons. Paid $9 recently for each of my kids with tips. BTW, you're all nice moms. My family was always too broke to pay for my hair.

Yup, I'm laughing, not at you, but with you! I could have written this post! :lmao: DD14 and I both wear our hair long, and last year we both decided to go into Great Clips at the same time to get a trim...we both ended up donating to Locks of Love and got the cuts for free, which was a nice surprise! So, lets see, last year, we paid about $4 (for tips) for both DD and I to get our hair cut. I can't imagine paying $$$ every few weeks for my hair, but then again, I don't have the $$$ anyway, so it works for me! :)

Local_Girl
05-26-2010, 04:48 PM
sorry, double post

amberjack
05-26-2010, 06:32 PM
I have been a hairstylist for 9 years now. My prices are considered moderate here... $32 for a cut, $75 for color/cut, $95 for hilites/cut. I often give perks to my loyal regulars. Sometimes it is a discount, or more often a complimentary add on service, like a deep conditioner or protein treatment. "Chair hoppers" or those who come in twice a year will pay full price every time. This is my livelihood and I appreciate when my clients recognize that. I understand that money gets tight. It does for me, too. What most people don't realize is that we have a lot of overhead. Not all of that money is going in my pocket. I have to pay for all my products, appliances, tools (shears are several hundred dollars), licenses, continuing ed ($$$), not to mention booth rent. At the salon I work at rent is $130 per week, whether I set foot in the salon or not. We like to have a little left to take home:thumbsup2

pam95
05-26-2010, 08:14 PM
Wow...my hairdresser only charges $66 for a cut + overall hair color w/ highlights. I've been going to her every 3 months for the past 10 years. She also only charges $10 to cut my 4 yo DS' hair. It sounds like, based on the posts here, I'm getting a really great deal!

zoie101
05-27-2010, 06:11 AM
I sell my retail products slightly above my cost, I would rather they have something, rather than nothing, or drug store products. Then they are able to replicate the style that I give them. Each cut includes a cut wash and style for $20.00.