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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Annie F. on

No way!!! This doesn’t look that great and is just an illustration of how celebrities have lost perspective of what money really is. What a waste!

Anon on

I have a hard time believing that celebrities even pay for their haircuts. For a hairstylist to just be able to throw names such as Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie and others out there will have “normal” people that have the money to burn flock to their salons. The stylist will more than make up for not charging the celebrity.

However, to know that anyone pays $950 for a haircut is just beyond ridiculous. I mean…COME ON! Really?? I pay about $72 with tax and tip, and I think that’s being luxurious.

Lauren M on

I have you ladies beat!!! I pay a whopping $11 for my haircut and it is so awesome. I go to a shop near my home that is privately owned and Taisha (my stylist) gives me the most beautiful layers and styles….I look like a celebrity!!!…from the scalp up!!

enigma on

Maybe Alba’s stylist justifies the $950.00 by charging 10 cents a hair to cut!!?? I don’t know that’s the only way I could figure the math…

But, then again, most celebs have no sense of being practical, reasonable, or realistic!!


chamiro on

$950 buys about 15 trips to the salon for me—depending on what I get done— but that’s because I’m definitely NOT a celebrity. If I had all that cash, I’d probably splurge too! Btw shouldn’t this hairdresser pay the celebrites for making HIS name famous???

Charlyn on

I pay about $40 for a haircut/trim. I guess these hairdressers know that their clients can afford them so why not hike up the price right? They know so-so makes about $12 million a film so why not charge quadruple when Ms. Megastar walks in their salon…right?? I guess when you have the money, a $950 haircut is like chunk change to them…oh well!!


The most i’ve paid was $165 but that was with a colour corrector, highlights, cut, and blow dry. I thought that was insane! I think its ridiculous that someone would pay that much money…myself and my friends have nicer hair!

Mozee on

I think $950 is worth it…its much more than a cut; its also the maintainance and overall health of the hair. I pay $50 for my haircut, but if I could, I would pay $950. [besides, if you have enough for a $950 haircut, then you probably have enough to spend hundreds of dollars elsewhere such as charity and things..just a thought….]

jessica on

$950 for a haircut? I think a better investment of that money would have been acting lessons. Yikes.

Tiffany on

They only charged her $950 because she could afford it…………duh!!!!!!!!!!
But it looks aight

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