Do you stealthily make your way down back alleys, ducking into that dark doorway, in the name of getting a frugal do?
I am opening up a very controversial topic here. There will be some in the camp of "don't do it, or you'll regret it for at least 6 weeks of your life", and others who will be of the position, "sure, give it a go, save a few bucks, what could the harm be in trying?"
My two daughters have long hair that just needs a trim from time to time. I can do that, and am now considering letting them trim each other's. (They should learn the skill at some point.) My husband and son have short layered-type men's haircuts. We have one of those razor trimmers with comb attachments, that works well on men's hair. Up until my son became an adult, I did his hair with that thing. Not too bad, but definitely looked home done (I've never quite gotten the hang of it).
For my hair, I must confess, I've trimmed my own on numerous occasions. *gasp* And it doesn't turn out all that badly, either. I also do the cheap haircut every couple of months when I can find a deal. I don't think I've paid more than $15 for a haircut in the last 25 years. And I've gotten cuts recently for as low as $7.99.
I wait for places like Hair Masters and Great Clips to offer coupons. Currently, Great Clips has a coupon for $9.99 for adults, and $7.99 for kids. I just found it in the weekly ad circular this last week. It's good till mid-September.
I went online and found that many Great Clips around the country are also offering this deal right now. Some coupons are available through retailmenot.com (a coupon site fairly reputable for having valid coupons). If a Great Clips haircut would interest you, you might try googling "Great Clips", "coupon" and the name of the town nearest you, where they have a shop.
I understand, some hair just seems to require special handling, and you might have a particular stylist who can manage your hair type.
But for those who have found ways to reduce the cost of hair maintenance, could you share? Have you tried a cosmetology school? Do you have a friend or family member trim up the edges? How do you feel about the cheap places? Do you feel your haircut looks cheap afterwards? Any tips on getting a good haircut from these places? I'll be going in to Great Clips (coupon in hand) later this week. I hope I get the guy who did it several months ago. I don't know his name, but he did a good job.