StyleWatch Editors Want to Know: How Much Would You Pay for a Haircut?

03/14/2007 at 01:30 PM ET

We have seen a meteoric rise in price for haircuts in the past several years, sparked by shag goddess Sally Hershberger (think Meg Ryan’s iconic cut) and her $350 price tag. We thought that had topped off at Madonna-fave Orlando Pita’s $800 fee. But like designer bags, fees for seeing a high-profile stylist seem to have no limit, and celeb stylist Ted Gibson is now setting the jaw-dropping pace for highest price. You’re going to have to cough up $950 to get a turn in the same chair in which his celeb clients, like Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie, entrust him with their tresses. Uh, we think we’ll just stick to his much more affordable product line. But we want to know what you think! Tell us: What is the most you would pay for a haircut? What is the most expensive cut you’ve gotten to date?

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Christine on

I usually pay about $110, for a cut, colour, and highlights. I paid $200 once, and felt ripped off. $950 is just ridiculous – when will people realize just how wasteful some of this designer stuff is? How many starving children in Africa could that money help to feed?

Brittany on

Anything over $40 for a cut and a tip is crazy!

ClaudiaPortugal on

Does she have gold on her hair? These girlz must have completely lost the sense of the value of money.

Frances on

I am amazed at the IA person paying $80 for a hair cut. I live in Kansas City and the average price for a good hair cut would be $30 or less. Not sure why anyone would pay more for someone to cut something OFF of you!

enigma on

Well, I am sure some of you know what I think about this..

Can we say….”I DON’T THINK SO!!!!” Who’s trying to impress who…here…hhmmm!?!?!?!

I usually trim my owm hair. I have long-ish curly wavy hair so it’s alittle easier to cut but only because I think paying 45 bucks (seems to be average) is alittle too much out of my pocket, 25 to 35 bucks seems fair.

But, then again I am artist…art supplies are more important than the latest hot hair stylin’ do! Plus, I am a natural girl…I don’t like all those products gunking up my hair…and those products STINK…if, you have a fresh nose to the smells! During a photo shoot, one hair stylist told me I had “virgin hair”…and I thought…cool!!!

Well, that $950.00 hair cut, could pay my rent and still have enough left over for some food!!!

$950.00 for a bleedin’ hair cut..TOO MUCH..and..NO WAY!!!

tarheel220 on

I pay $25 for mine. I used to pay close to $40, but then I found a hairdresser that’s right near work so I didn’t have to travel 20 miles each way.

KC on

I don’t see a $950 haircut on Jessica Alba, no offense, but you can get a better haircut in your local Mall. She must be paying the extra 900 dollars for the hairstylist name attached to the hairstyle but I’m here to tell her she over paid. The most I have paid for a haircut is nothing, my hairdresser includes a trim with her washes and blowouts if it is needed ( 40 bucks). Even when I get a relaxer and a cut she charges me just for the chemical treatment ( 80 dollars).

ucokaty on

nice point jenny a! it’s just INSANE how much wealthy people will pay for anything. Neither of their hair looks that amazing…. the only hair stylist that should be paid that much would be the person who gave america’s sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston, her famous haircut. The Rachel haircut was a huge trend, but these haircuts look pretty ordinary seems to me.

Kristen S. on

I pay 70 dollars for haircut and highights/low lights…and my hair looks better than Angelina Jolie’s!

MaryBeth on

The most I have paid for a hair cut, including foil hi/low lights, was $175. That is a little steep, even for me, but I got what I paid for too. It was my second attempt at a major change (the first time 3 yrs earlier was a complete disaster and I left the salon in tears) that I was making to my waist length, natural blonde hair. All I knew was that I wanted to look sexy and fun yet professional and I needed something low maintenance…the stylist could tell that I was hesitant and unsure but had the utmost confidence in himself and even went so far as to cut off 4 inches more than what I had originally asked for…I had never been more pleased or satisfied with my cut or color and still to this day will drive 8.5 hours back to New Orleans (I live in Jax, FL) to get it done.

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