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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Kristen C. , 26, Dafter, MI on

I only pay $15 for a cut. I normally get a cut, color, highlights, and style and pay only $75 and that includes the tip. If people think that they deserve a $950 haircut and can afford it, I say go for it. I just wonder if all of his clients get charged the same, or if the price goes up the more famous you are?

Jackie on

The most that I’ve paid for a haircut is $20, and I’m not willing to pay much more even if I were filthy rich. My hair looks just as gorgeous with a $20 haircut as it would in comparison to the $500-$1000 haircuts that celebrities often get.

Dawn on

For 950 she should look better my opinion. She’s cute but that hair looks like a super cut for 9.99.

emma on

i only pay $15

Melissa on

That’s INSANE! Neither Jessica Alba nor Angelina Jolie’s hair looks all that special. It’s plain long hair with slight layering at the ends – something you can get anywhere. It just goes to show you, it doesn’t take brains to be famous!

Sarah N. on

OK, so I paid $250 for a cut in South Beach last summer– the woman butchered my hair, then still charged me full price! Around here, I pay about $120 for a great cut and colour from a local high-end salon– and that seems worth it to me. But $250? Ugh!

-Sarah N.
Fayetteville, AR

adrienne day on

i pay $55 for a cut and blowout at an upscale salon 60 miles west of manhattan. we are not in new york city so the prices are reasonable.

Carla on

I would not pay more than $60 to do my hair and that’s a lot? $950 is mindblowing….is it even her’s. If not, it better belong to Jesus!

Gina R., Ft. Lauderdale on

The most I ever paid for a haircut was $120. The salons in South Florida tend to be a bit pricey, but I think $50-$65 is a fair charge if you get the perfect style/cut and are happy with the results.

j on

jessica is ignorant for paying this much. whether you have the money or not!!!! there’s nothing remarkable about it, plus her roots and ends aren’t even the same color! i STUPIDLY payed $200 for a haircut one time and literally it was THE WORST CUT i have ever had. it took me once to learn that lesson. i now pay between $60-$72 for a cut w/partial highlights and keven is the best hairdresser i’ve ever had.

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