The price of a haircut for women differs dramatically from the salon or stylist you visit. No two haircuts ever cost the same. So, we reached out to 11 women to see the most they’ve spent on a haircut.
We were curious to discover the cost of their chop, along with whether or not the splurge (or, lack thereof) was worth the service they received.
Scroll through the gallery to see how much they paid for their haircut and read a little bit about about their experience. How does your most expensive cut stack up to theirs?
"I regularly get my haircuts at Bumble + Bumble or Frederic Fekkai and spend about $150-$200 on just haircuts," Sana shares. Though it is a bit pricey, she does feel she gets what she desires out of it. "I do feel like it is worth it, because of the quality of service they provide," she says. "Knowing that the stylists have been vetted and have attended great cosmetology schools to be in their position definitely eases my mind."
Natalie once spent $300 on a haircut, though she felt the price was far too high for the cut she got. "I have spent $300 plus tip at Krimson in Burbank, California," she says. "It was not worth it to me. I have since switched salons and now pay around $180, which I do feel is worth it."
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Laura reveals she pays around $150 to $200 and has been going to the same place, because she loves them so much. "I usually pay around $150-200 for a haircut at Art+Science in Evanston, Illinois," she says. "I love my salon and think it's totally worth the price. My stylist has been cutting my hair probably for almost two decades now and I've only strayed once (and got the worst haircut I've ever had). I've recommended the salon to friends and now a couple of them are regulars."
Kendall also has kept her haircuts on the less expensive side for years now. "I’ve never spent more than like $20 on a haircut," she mentions. "We've always had a family friend who cut our hair growing up. He would refuse payment, so we'd slip him $20s when he wasn't looking. When he passed away, my best friend had just earned her cosmetology license and it was the same kind of thing!"
Krystan remembers a hilarious haircut and style moment that wasn't exactly cheap. "I once spent $400 to get my giant mane cut, bleached, and dyed offensively bright purple," she shares. "I was at the salon all day and it eventually faded to evil wizard gray."
This style maven admits she once spent more than usual at a trendy salon. "I usually just get a quick cut for about $25," she says. "However, I was hoping to find a stylist who I could talk to a bit more about the texture and style I was going for, so I sprang for a $100 haircut at a trendier salon a lot of girls I know have posted about. Sadly, I don’t think it made much of a difference! Next time I splurge on a haircut, I’ll be looking for someone who understands my thick and wavy hair."
Similar to Lauren, Danielle also wanted to try her luck at a more popular salon. "I think the most I’ve spent was $350," she says. "I’m not going to lie, it was the same experience I get from going to my current salon that is a third of the price. Also, I would say the assistant did most of the work. I just went there because it was super popular on Instagram."
Hannah stayed in the realm of $100 and really enjoyed her haircut experience. "I spent $140," she notes. "The whole experience was good and my stylist was nice! My hair was really dry afterward, but it wasn't too bad."
Lauren shares she has spent upwards of $200 on her haircuts, because the stylist always gives her the cut she wants. "The most I spent was $220, including tip," she notes. "It was just a trim with added layers in the front. I love and still use this hairdresser though. I’ve been to so many salons and through so many hair dressers that never give me what I want. So it's a bit pricey, but at least I know what I'm getting!"