Cheap Haircuts for Women with Short Hair?

Posted on 27. Sep, 2012 by in Girly Stuff, Short Hair

I cut off my hair during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years of college—I don’t even completely remember why—and despite one year-long attempt to grow it out, it’s been short ever since. And I’ve been out of college for 10 (long) years now.

Pros and Cons of Short Hair

One of the big benefits of short hair styles for women is the fact that it’s pretty low-maintenance on a day to day basis. I don’t have to use a hairdryer, I hardly ever brush it, and I can do my hair in about 30 seconds. Most days I stick my head in the sink to get my hair wet, use a bit of “product” as stylists love to call it, smoosh it around (for lack of a better term) and I’m good to go.

On the other hand, one of the big downfalls of short hair dos is the fact that you have to get your hair cut pretty frequently. Frequently as in every three-ish weeks. Every two would ideally be better. (Yes, really. Michelle Williams, Ginnifer Goodwin and the rest of us girls with short hair are hit with the scissors way more often than most chicks.)

Since having a child, it’s gotten harder and harder to go places on a regular basis (translation—convincing a preschooler to walk around the mall with Daddy while Mommy gets a haircut is kind of a pain in the neck) and I’ve also realized that spending $40 to have my hair cut off every couple of weeks is kind of ridiculous.

So I broke down and started hitting the cheap haircut chains à la Supercuts. I’ve tried a couple of them in my area but have too much pride to visit Fantastic Sams because my elementary school photos with crooked bangs cut at Sams have scared me away.

The verdict?

So far, so good. If there is no wait, I’m in and out in 15 minutes and it’s less than half the price I was paying. Whenever I go to a “real” salon, it seems to take forever and I essentially wind up with the same results for a lot more money. I would not recommend a cheap haircut to women who have long (or at least long-ish) hair and want to make a drastic change and get a pixie cut, but that is just my personal advice. If you already have short hair and know what you want, I’d say go for it.


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