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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StaciLynn on

I pay about 400.00 includeing tip. I have shoulder blade length hair that I have processed and damaged useing home dye color. I’m told it will be about a year of trims every 6 to 8 weeks before my hair is back to normal. Also I use only Joico products and every 3 monthes I have my hair professionally clarified. I never use a brush on my hair and havent in 15 years. Fingers only. I usually wash twice a week but on occasion only once. Guess the price is subjectivly worth it to get the long flowing hair my husband wants to see on me.

Carla A 26 Acworth, GA on

I would not pay more than $70 for a haircut. $950 is mind blowing….is it even her’s? If not, it better belong to Jesus!

Amber on

I could have done the samething to her hair with a brush. She got played!!!

kristina on

OMG!!!!! 950.00 THATS CRAZY.. SHE CRAZY. I WOULD NEVER PAY THAT MUCH THE LEAST I WOULD PAY IS 50$ AND THATS IT. NOT ONE PENNYY MORE. EVEN THO SHE HAS MONEY SHE DOESNT HAVE TO SPEND THAT MUCH ON A HAIRCUT I MEAN IT DOESNT EVEN LOOK LIKE A 950 $ HAIRCUT. IT NICE BUT, WAYYYYYYYYYY TO MUCH ..

Jacqueline on

The most I’ve ever spent was $45, including tax, tip, and blow drying. I even thought that was a bit expensive, since I got a simple haircut–nothing special.
However, if i was a glamorous, rich celebrity, I would deffinately consider spending $950 on a haircut if it looks good. I’ve always wanted an expensive, sexy haircut… not a cheap ugly one!

Maybe some day I’ll be able to afford a $950 haircut.. or hey, maybe even $1000! Wh@t$ @nOtH3rR $50 w3N yOuR3 FiiLtHYy RiiCh?!

Wendy L., Columbus, Ohio on

$950 could make my rent, car and start putting food in my home!!! That’s just a little stupid if you ask an average person. The normal working class can come up with more conceivable, realistic things to spend that kind of money on. Personally, I only spend $8.50 on a haircut. I go to the Ohio State School of Cosmetology. I let students cut my hair, and a Director checks for errors. It may take longer, but in 21 years, I’m 30, they have yet to screw anything up. My stylist even made me his final exam one quarter!!

Kyra on

I really don’t think that one has to pay so much for a hair cut. If celebrities are willing to, go for it, but we all know that we can get a similar cut by a talented stylist for a lot less.

lorena on

There is no way I would pay that for a haircut. First of all, I can’t afford it and it is ridiculous!! The most I would pay for a top-notch cut would be 50 dlls! I currently pay about 20 something, though!

Amy B on

I think it’s all relative…
if your making 1,000,000.00 a year it’s not a big deal.
I make under 50,000 and i pay $100 for a good cut and style. So i think it’s all relative to what kind of money you handle.

JLO is the most extravagant…she has a personal hair stylist wherever she goes and charges her $2000.00 a style!!! (i watched a Bio on her last night)

Alice on

I agree with Anon, these celebrities probably aren’t even paying for these haircuts. The hairdresser is probably just happy to have these big names as his clientele so he can charge his non famous rich customers this huge amount of money. You know celebrities get everything for free even though they are the ones that can afford everything.

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