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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alice on

Between $50-$100, depending on what I’m getting done. Bottom line is I don’t have great hair and no hair stylist would be able to fix that, it would take a miracle. So why waste the money.

rachel on

that is just out of this world!!! who does that? I cant imagine spending over $150.00 on my hair… I know Angelina Jolie does alot of great things for people who are less fortunate you would think she would feel bad about spending $950 on a hair cut…

Cassie T, 25, Cleveland, Ohio on

$950?!?! That is a bit steep. I get my hair colour and cut for a little under $100 and I thought that was a good price. Come to think of it $950 for that cut and color doesn’t look any better than my hairstyle!

Diana on

I normally pay $45 for a haircut, but if Brad Pitt was the stylist and shirtless, i may surrender the full $950!!

h on

Wow. For $950 I would expect something spectactular–trendsetting, even. Her hair doesn’t look any different than mine does after a $60 cut.

AngelaM on

Absolutely Outragous!!!!!! For a cut only, $35 would be my max.

pam w toronto on

Well, being a hairdresser myself, I get my cuts for free. I charge $38 plus tax (and a tip if one feels so inclined) That is about the average where I live, people are charging as much as $100 for a wash, cut and style in my little town. Haircut prices vary alot depending on where you live. The rent for a salon is alot cheaper in a smaller town than a big city, so it makes more sense that you will pay more for a cut in a downtown salon. That all being said, $950 is insane, just for a cut!! The most I have EVER charged a client was $350, and that was for a 6 hour colour correction. (she turned her hair bright fushia from a box die!)

anon on

You have got to be kidding me – she paid too much for that look – and she should be ashamed to be that vain when all that money could be put to better use. Her reputation however, leads me to believe that we shouldn’t be surprised by any of this. She must really believe she’s something else. What is she known for anyway? Being rude to all those around her??? Yeah, that’s a worthy ambition – give me a break…

LC on

Altho $950 for a haircut is OUTRAGEOUS, I think pricing is always relative to location. I’ve paid for a cut/style/colour with a junior stylist in a big city for $250 whereas you can get the same cut/style/colour in a small town for under $100. Personally I would never pay almost a grand for my hair but for celebrities, their image is their livelihood…

Kate on

The most I’ve spent on a hair-cut was $80…and I just found a lady who does the same great job for $25…

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