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Haircut: Barbers or Salon? (Metro warning)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LeperousDust, 13 May 2006.

  1. LeperousDust

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Nov 2003

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Is it worth paying more to get my hair cut at a special salon?
    I currently go to my local barbers, which is £7 a go, sometimes the cut isn't bad other times it just grows out uncontrollably mad. Is it worth paying the extra (how much extra?) to get my hair cut and "styled" at one of these places apart from paying to see those lovely women while i'm having my hair cut.

    I suppose i need a bit of inspiration with my hair too, i'm getting bored of it and want something different but not sure what, i don't think my barber would react well to "give me something that suits me" :p. I might get a bowl cut or something :eek:

    Before everyone says "shave it off tbh" i will but not before my time. Whilst i have hair i will use it!
     
  2. chris_r

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    Location: Liverpool

    Get the clippers out and a chair and your done, just remember to brush it up. DIY job, £0
     
  3. Greenlizard0

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 15 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Liverpool

    balls no, local barbers, £7-10max.

    Unless you're getting colours or highlights then get it down at a salon where they generally know what they're doing etc.
     
  4. Stellios

    Capodecina

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    Location: Geordieland

    Barbers, £5.50, 7 on the top and 2 on the back and sides, job done.
     
  5. fozzybear

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    Location: Manchester

    They'd have to be at least topless for me to pay over £20 to get my hair cut by one of them! :p

    In fact, i'm sure i read or heard about a topless barbers (or was it car wash? :confused: ) the other day. :eek:
     
  6. LeperousDust

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    Well thats the point, how much do lads pay in one of these places? I'd try it once for £20-30 just to see if there is any difference and if its worth it.

    I've already covered the clippers reply so i'm just ignoring it :p. It's before my time.
     
  7. Stellios

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    Was a carwash.
     
  8. BeatMaster

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    Hair Cuttery is only about £5 more and you get a decent cut. There's quite a few around so worth a shout. It's £14 but you can 10% student discount bringing it to £12.60 which isn't too bad considering it's at a salon :)

    BeatMaster :D
     
  9. wolvotim

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    I pay 29quid to get the job done properly, normal barbers haven’t got a clue
     
  10. jcb33

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    Location: Lincoln

    hehe..... i go to a place called The Gaff, its full of woman hair cutters, and its men only.... £6.50 and there is one lady that cuts my hair very nice ;)

    I wouldent bother paying more... will still grow back in the same time.... just become more expensive to get it cut again and again
     
  11. JoeBoi

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    Salon mate, Barbers is for Senior Citizens and people with no style..
     
  12. Alchemy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2006

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    How long would a 7 be? is it a couple of inches?

    I just got my hair cut in a barber a few days ago and it cost me £12.50. It took him a while to cut it as my hair was was down to my chest. I had 3 on the back and sides and asked for 2 inches to be left on the top so I could style it. :)
     
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  13. Johnny Girth

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    Toni & Guy haircut I had was £25 and was pretty average.

    Local barber is £7.50 and does a fantastic job! Much better!
     
  14. axe

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    i go to barbers always been good to my hair
     
  15. LeperousDust

    Soldato

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Pretty varied responses as i thought. I think i'll try it out see how it goes i dont mind a one off £25 for a good cut with some style to it.
     
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  16. Rednut05

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    Toni and Guy charge like £30 so barbers is cheap by a long shot.
     
  17. jamoor

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    pah, grade 2 all the way!
     
  18. Rednut05

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    Join the army and get it done for free.
     
  19. wolvotim

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    Seems a little extreme for free hair cuts:D
     
  20. steviec

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Warrington, Cheshire

    I go to my local Barbers were a very very nice lady cuts my hair at £6 a go and I get a nice hot mug of Coffee :)

    Used to go into town to ones of these flash Salons, which an old mate owns, lots of eye candy, hair wash & head massage with all the expensive stuff, italian coffee or even a beer for the blokes & wine or fruit based drink for the Ladies and all for £20 :eek: and that was my discounted price, you'd be in there a good hour though.