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Black Market Style

Black Market Style

When I consider what a “good deal” is when it comes to changing my look, I am rarely envisioning anything costing in the triple digits. OK, maybe a pair of boots, but a haircut that is pushing quadruple digits? Yikes! Then again, I am also someone who has cut her own hair (stylishly I might add) and that of friends for many years, and for free! Apparently, I’m not the only one turning away from salon haircuts…
 
Welcome to the underground hair party! You and your girlfriends will set the scene in a dolled-up home, maybe serve drinks and agree to “purchase” an agreed upon number of haircuts for the evening. It’s like the Tupperware party of the 21st style-conscious century! What do you get out of it? Cheaper rates by stylists, and if you happen to be in New York or L.A., celebrity stylists. Now, try not to spit out your coffee—cheaper rates can mean $950 a pop! My guess is that most of the money made goes unreported, and it definitely isn’t getting segmented off to the normal salon operating costs and higher-ups. But, it’s a win-win for you!
 
Not all black-market haircut deals will go for that much, of course—double digit-dos still exist. Have you looked into any “recession specials,” under the table or not, when it comes to changing your style? [Huffingtonpost.com]
 
—Alicia Kachmar

Posted: 12/12/08
LauraLee311

Wow, that kind of money for a haircut blows my mind!

VictoriaB

I can't see how paying hundreds of dollars would get me a better cut than my brother-in-law, who does it for free : )