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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mandie on

There is absolutely no way i would pay 950 dollars even if i had it. Theses celebs need to realize that even though they have the money to do all this stuff, you could get a GREAT hair cut for no more than 100 dollars and us that 850 towards something useful. I just think it is ridiculous to spend that much period. I usually spend about 60 dollars for a cut and to me that is a little pricey, but okay. 950… that is just crazy if you ask me.

me on

the most i have paid is 250 for cut and a few foils..but the cut wasn’t my best cut that’s for sure..best cut ever was 14 bucks by a male student at a hairdressing school

Michele on

$950.00? Yikes! Her hair in my opinion does not even look very good, it is not shiney and the color is very flat looking.
I pay $130.00 every 8 weeks for a cut, weave & style. (+$20.00 tip) I really like the guy who does my hair. My hair is healthy and shiney. I get a lot of compliments and most important, he does what I ask. My hair is wavy and very thick, about shoulder blade length.

natalie on

I pay 8 dollars for washing my hair, cutting it and blowing it dry afterwards!! Of course I live in South America but still..
I could use an extra $950!! :D

niki on

I pay around $45..how ridiculous to spend $950 on a haircut..there are people in this world who work their entire lives for that much money. Theres no product [no matter what they say] that will make your hair look amazing all the time. Advertisements anyone?

Mary on

Only my mom used to cut my hair (for free!)–and for someone who always wears her hair in a simple ponytail, that’s all I needed. However, now that I live far away from her, I just pay up to $15 for a haircut, because again, I only wear my hair in a ponytail. It’s just too much effort to try and style my hair into something else every single morning.

But I suppose I’d be willing to pay up to $100 for a haircut, if I needed to look fabulous.

Mary D., 23
Mountain View, CA

susan b. on

$950 is out of my ball park, but I pay $150 for a haircut and $200 for highlights and what a bargain! I get stopped several times a week and asked where I get my hair done. (New York, of course!)You wear your hair every day, so you should get the best you can afford. I have to say I don’t see what’s so great about Jessica Alba’s hair, though…

Megan F on

42, Great Falls, MT
Even for a celebrity $950 seems pretty steep. What part of the country I live in determines how much I would pay for a haircut. Here in Montana I pay $30 with tip and wouldn’t pay more than $40. When I move back to the DC area I’m willing to go as high as $80 with a tip but I might not get my hair cut as often.

Erin Duffy on

Why would pay $950 for a haircut then go and put $2000 worth of extentons Does not make any sense to me but im not a star who get this for free

shelley on

I pay $40 (tip included) for a great hair cut and a super nice day spa in our town. While I think that $950 is way excessive for a haircut, I think that people need to get off their high horses about how these actresses should be spending their money on more charities etc rather than expensive haircuts. How do you know how much they give or don’t give? How much are you giving? Have you given up your coffee habit or whatever indulgences you have in order to give more to charity? We are all responsible to give in proportion to what we have.

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