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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Kim on

I don’t even pay $950 for a haircut in ONE YEAR!!! I don’t go over $90, and that’s only like every 3 months.

Lisa on

$950 is rediculous! Is this picture of Jessica Alba supposed to be showing us her new cut? Her hair looks completely NORMAL — nothing spectacular or out of the ordinary…

Now color is different… I would pay probably up to $150 for a good colorist, maybe a little more…but for a cut – no way! I’d pay $45 tops…

Julianne on

I think it looks tacky. something 950$ should not look like that!

Andrea H. 24 Tennessee on

I would pay that much for a haircut… beauty does not have a price. I get my hair cut about once a month, and usually spend about $100 plus tip on it. If I were a celebrity and had enough money to spend $900 on a haircut, then I would. Beauty is everything in their industry, right?


I was going to a hairdresser once in Tulsa, by Wild Oats, and she charged around $70 for highlights and a cut. She quit (or got fired) and went to another salon downtown, and then she decided she wanted to charge $150 for the same thing, so I found another stylist. She was good, but not that good!!!!!!

And the other sylist I found seemed really good at doing highlights, but then she slacked off and got sloppy, and my highlights looked crappy. Sometimes I had to go back twice for a re-do!! She always overbooked herself and I hated her rushing to get my hair done and get the other person in. So I fired her! Now though, I coloured my hair light brown with Natural Insticts and it’s about $6, and thats cheaper than $100!!!

But if I ever decide to go blonde again, I will have to pick a brand new stylist. Anybody know any wonderful stylists who are excellent at doing natural looking highlights in Tulsa Oklahoma???

KT from Cda on

I really can’t see how her style is worth that much. It really doesn’t look like anything special was done to it.

kaylie on

$950 is way too much, that’s obvious. However, I’m a little frightened by all of you entrusting your hair to someone who is only charging $15 dollars and you’re feeling really proud about it. There’s being sensible and there’s just being CHEAP. You should always make sure your hair looks amazing, that’s what everyone sees! There’s never a need to spend a month’s rent on appearance, but I find with hair, you get what you pay for. Cut corners with cheap flip flops or something.

Catt on

I pay $75 for a haircut and weave at Supercuts – I get compliments about my hair all the time – often from hairdressers…always inquiring as to which salon I go to… don’t have to pay a fortune for a good haircut and color, you just have to find the right stylist. $950 for a cut? Never!

AC on

You people need to remember that these people are celebrities and they get tax deductions even for hair cuts. For a normal person that is crazy (covers my rent). How much do I pay? if I get color, high lights and a trim …$65 not a penny more.

Leanne on

I pay $50 to get my hair cut and am kinda shocked that Angelina would spend that much. She is so involved with her causes and so “un”celebrity like (or tries to be) that I would think she would be one of the stars who would think that spending that much on something so trivial is BS…but it’s her hair. I think that $950 is way too much and ridiculous to boot! The hairdresser who does my hair is awesome and will probably never make that much money in her life for a haircut…I guess if you are lucky enough to live in Hollywood and do the celebs hair you can charge what you want…but I still think it is BS!

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