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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FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , Jessica Alba
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Carol on

I just got a cut and color and eyebrow wax this morning for $75.00 including tip. Same stylist for 14 years. Is this $950 person using any different tools than my stylist? I doubt it.

jen on

I get mine for free because I am a hairstylist! Honestly I was not even looking at her haircut! I love her, but those roots are terrible! The ends need to be as dark as the top, or the top needs to be as light as the ends.. That is just my biased opinion.

Melissa on

Maybe I am missing something but I do not see a hair cut. Jessica Alba’s hairstylist ripped her off and he/or she must have hypnotized her to believe that this is a hair cut. Her hair style can be done by anyone for free, I know 950 things that I can with that kind of money instead of blowing it in one sitting.

georgie on

i normally pay about 10 euros. i paid 50 the other day for a cut, wash and color and felt cheated…

susana on

I have paid $300 dollars, but no more than that. My hairstylist is pretty amazing and I would not trade him for anything. But $950.. way too much..

kaye on

I think that these Hairdressers take advantage of the fact that since they cut famous celebrities’ hair, they can charge that much!!! They are like sharks!!! I mean those Celebrities like Angelina or Jessica are also a goddess….they are good looking people so a haircut won’t make that much difference….. I would admire those Hairdressers if they can make an UGLY girl look gorgeous with their haircut!!!!……………. THEN PROBABLY, I will pay that much for their very unique expertise.

Tania on

$950.00 is very steep for a haircut, but if I’m going to pay that much, it will definetly be something no one will be able to duplicate. Jess, it’s just not worth it!

lkd on

FREE My mom is my hair stylist! And i might add better than any celeb stylist out there!

Diana N., 27, Woodbridge, VA on

The most I’ve paid was $50 because thats what I can afford. But if I was a high profile person like Ms. Alba, I would definitely dish out $950..easily. For the riches, it’s not about the money it’s about treating themselves to whatever they want and why not? They can afford it.

Bambi on

Lol…agree w/ u Kristin! Although I’ve not witness it. But I definitely do not think Angelina has nice hair at all. To do all the humanity work, why is she even wasting $950 on a hair cut? she could’ve use that money to feed 10 child for a whole yr for Chris sake!

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