Can't Afford Carmen's Cut? Try a Training Night!

04/27/2007 at 01:05 AM ET

Not everyone can afford to pay the outrageous prices that celebrity-fave salons charge for a haircut or even score an appointment with star stylists like Ken Paves (shown here with client Carmen Electra). But if you want the experience of going to a top-notch salon, why not go on a training night? Junior stylists perfect their skills under the watchful eyes of the senior stylists — and you save big! Here’s a listing for cities around the country.

Los Angeles:
Vidal Sassoon
Haircut: $20 (regularly $82 to $125)
9403 Little Santa Monica Boulevard
Tuesdays through Fridays.

Louis Licari Salon
Haircut: $25 (regularly $120 to $130). Single Color: $25 to $35 (regularly $75 to $140). Single plus Highlights: $60 (regularly $150 to $375)
343 North Camden Drive
Monday evenings.

Frédéric Fekkai Salon
Haircut: $40 (regularly $125 to $600(for Frederic!)). Color: $40 (regularly $100 and up)
440 North Rodeo Drive
Tuesdays at 6 P.M. (class topics alternate)

Photo: Michael Simon/startraks

New York:
Haircut: $41 (regularly $140 to $300). Color: $46 to $71 (regularly $111 to $175)
16 West 57th Street, 4th fl
Monday nights.

Oscar Blandi Salon
Haircut: $40 (regularly $115 to $450). Color: $50 (regularly $85 and up)
746 Madison Avenue
Wednesdays at 5 P.M.

Louis Licari Salon
Haircut: $40 (regularly $95 to $160). Color: $40 to $75 (regularly $85 to $450)
693 Fifth Avenue, 15th fl
Mondays at 5:30 P.M.

John Barrett Salon
Haircut: $35 (regularly $120 to $220). Color: $35 (regularly $120 to $400)
754 Fifth Avenue at Bergdorf Goodman. 9 FL
212-872-2700, x1
Wednesday mornings at 8:00 A.M., January – May, September – November.

John Frieda Salon
Haircut: $25 (regularly $120-$500). Color: $30 to $40 (regularly $85 to $400)
797 Madison Avenue, 2nd fl
Wednesdays and every other Tuesday.

Antonio Prieto Salon
Haircut: $40 (regularly $125 to $185). Color: $40 single process, $70 highlights, $110 dual process (regularly $95 to $250). Blow Dry: free with advance appointment.
127 West 20th Street
Monday through Friday (cuts and color), Tuesday morning- color special ($40 for highlights), Thursday morning cut special ($30 for cut), Thursday mornings for blow-dry.

Vidal Sassoon
Haircut: $16 (regularly $75 to $100). Color: $25-$35 (regularly $70 to $210)
14 Newbury Street, 4th floor
Tuesdays through Fridays, daytime by appointment. Fridays at 5:45 P.M. Model Call.

Salon Mario Russo
Haircut: $30 (regularly $65 to $250). Color: $25 to $50 (regularly $60 and up)
9 Newbury Street
Tuesdays at 6 P.M.

Toni & Guy Salon
Haircut: free (regularly $44 to $94). Color: $18 (regularly $64 to $104)
13350 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 2200
Tuesday nights.

Giovanni & Pileggi
Haircut: $45 (regularly $50 to $100)
1701 Walnut Street, 2nd fl

Oribe Salon
Haircut: $40 (regularly $100 to $400). Color: $40 (regularly $100 to $250).
1627 Euclid Ave.
First Wednesday of each month- after 6 P.M. Class topic changes each time.

Studio Vital
Haircut: $10 (regularly $70 to $300). Color: $20 (regularly $65 to $150)
12 West Maple Street, First Floor
Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons.

San Francisco:
diPietro Todd Salon
Haircut: $15 (regularly $85-$250). Color: $20 to $30 (regularly $90 to $255)
177 Post Street, 2nd fl
Mondays between 8:30 A.M. and 9 A.M. or 1 P.M. and 1:30 P.M.

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alia on

Ummm..I don’t know… i would be a little nervous :/

distar on

hmmm… that almost sounds too good to be true…

anyone tried this?

Kay on

I have been to the Vidal Sassoon Salon in Santa Monica. The haircut done by a stylist-in-training took almost 3 hours due to the fact that each snip had to be approved by the instructor first.

Andrea on

What about St.Louis??

Michelle on

How about Las Vegas …..?

DesperateHousewivesFan on

I dont know. People say i pay outrageous prices for my hair ($300) but i am willing to pay it.

Marie on

How does the training work? Do you get to pick the hairstyle you want – or give your input on what you might NOT like – or are they practicing a particular hairstyle? Do you just call and say you want an appointment with a training stylist or do you just show up on those days? I would be going to Chicago.

Diane on

Anyone tried them in Boston?

morgan on

This is one Of the most sexy haircut pic’s I have ever seen

Rachel on

Every girl has to get primped every once in a while, but no one primps as much as her!

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