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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Shelley on

$950 is CRAZY! I can’t believe a hairdresser would actually think he/she is worth that much. Talk about price gouging… just because Jessica Alba is a celebrity, doesn’t give that hair dresser the right to change anyone that much money. As for Jessica paying that much – she obviously can afford it, but still doesn’t make it right.

g on

Get real! These celebrities make me sick. Don’t they realize what $950 could do for so many other people in the world?

Elda on

that sure is alot of dough for a hair cut but then again i’m not a hollywood star. i live in the real world.

Stefy Macri on

I went to get my hair done last week and it was 350 dollars total.
My hairdresser is amazing so Ill pay whatever he wants. He costs 110 dollars an hour. He rocks my world, and I am sorry but What is a more important accesory then your hair?

lavinia on

??????????you gotta be kidding?!!! Is there any gold, diamonds,or anything on those scissors to deserve that price??????????? I get my hair cut for 25-30$, and I think I receive much more atention for this price, at least my hair looks nice. There’s no way I’m paying that much for a hair cut!

Kristina K. 24, Tustin, CA on

I used to pay only $20 for a cut and then I started going to a salon my Cousin works at where it costs about $45 for a cut. I immediately noticed a huge difference in the quality of the cut you get along with the personal attention (and not just because he was my cousin.) I loved my hair from the moment I walked out of the salon until I went back in for another cut. At the cheap place I might love it about two weeks after it had been cut and grown out a little and I’ve even had to go back to get it fixed once because I hated the way it looked. So I do think there is a difference between a cheap cut and a salon cut but I don’t think I would ever pay more than $45 (plus tip) for a haircut.

tori on

I haven’t paid for a cut/color since 2004, niether has my husband, i guess that’s the good thing about going to beauty school, i just do it myself. $950 is absolutely crazy! The most i ever threw down for my hair was $160 and that was @ a spa for a birthday….$40 is reasonable.

Rebecca on

I usually pay $20 for a haircut, including the tip, and my hair looks better than Jessica Alba’s! The most I’ve paid is $30 with tip, but that’s too much for the simple trims I usually get- no wash or style since I like using only my natural hair products and I don’t blow dry. It’s insanity to pay almost a thousand bucks for a haircut!

Hook on

How do we know she wasn’t getting some “extra” service if you get my drift? $950 better come with sometin’ extra is what I am saying!

Hillary H. on

Just had to reply to the post where Christine stated she had paid $200.00 for a haircut in the past, then went on to state “How many starving children in Africa could that help to feed?” regarding the $950.00 spent by some stars. How many starving children could her $200.00 have fed??!!

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