How much does it cost for a haircut?

How much does it cost for a haircut?

What do you think is the first thing a new customer will ask me before even sitting in the chair of hair? Yep, you guessed it: ‘How much does a haircut cost?’ And can you guess my answer? Yep, right again: ‘It depends’.

 

The cost of a haircut depends on what you are looking for.

 

If you are looking for a quick, dry haircut in 15 minutes, then it’s going to cost less (or it should do) than a full consultation, shampoo, condition, cut and blow-dry finish, which will take 45 minutes or more.

 

As with anything, you get what you pay for (although I’m sure there are some stylists out there who charge a fortune but aren’t the best at their trade) – this is when you need to ditch the loyalty and find a hairdresser who is right for you. Not every stylist is great with your hair type, but there is one out there who will ‘get’ everything about you and your hair, so keep looking!

 

So, let’s take a look at what can make a haircut cost more.

 

Experience of the team

 

In many salons there is a tiered system: trainee, graduate stylist, stylist, senior stylist, creative stylist, master stylist.

 

Promotions are given when the experience level goes up – the more senior the stylist, the more years of training or experience they have. Now, you can have younger members of the team with a higher experience level, and older members who are just starting their hairdressing journey usually after trying a different profession and realising that hairdressing is their calling. So, just because your stylist is younger doesn’t mean they’re not fully qualified.

 

Products used.

 

As with anything, the better the quality the more you pay. If high-quality products are what you love then they will come with a price. Salon products are of a higher quality than shop products, and this is reflected in the price you should expect to pay in the salon.

 

Extras in the salon.

 

Are you looking for a bit of luxury when you’re in the salon? Decent coffee or tea, perhaps. Or high-quality magazines to read, free wifi and access to iPads or tablets. All this enhances your shopping experience and so will add to the price of your haircut.

 

Time spent with you.

 

Cheaper salons tend to be more basic, and the time they spend with you is reflected in the price. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t get a great cut, as this is always down to the individual stylist and not the surroundings. Some higher-end salons that charge a fortune don’t give the best service.

 

Salon Base

 

If your salon is bang in the centre of a city, then you’re going to pay more than if your stylist is in a small town or a small rented space.

 

So how much should you expect to pay?

 

If you’re looking for a treat every 4–6 weeks where you can go in, sit down, get pampered a bit and feel like you’ve had time out with a great coffee, magazines, and luxury hair and scalp treatments then you will pay more.

In our we have 4 different price levels this reflects the experience and training level of the stylist. A Stylist charges £31-00, Senior stylist £35-00, Creative Stylist £39-00 and a master Stylist £42-00.

For more of our prices click here   http://livelifelovehair.co.uk/cut-finish/

 

 

How pricing is worked out

 

As with everything, time is money and many salons operate on commission, so it’s fair to say that if your hair is longer and thicker your stylist may charge an extra fee. It’s important for the salon to ensure that they are covering costs, paying a good wage and, of course, making some money for themselves.

 

Instead of looking at fitting into a price range it’s a better idea to work out what it is you really want from you hairdresser.

 

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Comments 1

  1. I have total respect for hairdressers.

    1. People think it’s an easy job, but there’s a lot of learning involved.
    2. Empathy is key – hair is such a personal thing, and the cost of getting a cut wrong is huge.
    3. Well-kept salons, tea, coffee and magazines all cost money.

    All these factors make the cost worthwhile imho.

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