When watching this Oscars this past Sunday, it wasn’t always the dresses that made my jaw drop, but the hair. I’m mesmerized by the luscious locks of celebrities! So when I came across a brief blurb in the March issue of Vanity Fair about Méche, a recently opened salon headed up by dream hair team Tracy Cunningham and Neil Weisberg, I had a thought. How much (more) would I be willing to spend on my hair if the stylist, let’s say, also cut the hair of the stars?

New York is no place for inexpensive haircuts. I’ve come to find I can’t really get away with spending less than $100.00 to get a cut I really really love. When I lived in DC that number was different- closer to $80.00. And I’m sure it’s even lower in other parts of the country. But would you be willing to go higher if the person who cut your hair also cut Gwyneth Paltrow’s or Jennifer Garner’s? That might mean adding another zero to my current $100.00 price tag, in which case a visit to Méche is probably out of the question. But I’m so curious, do you think it’d be worth it?

Images via Méche Salon

  1. Hair is something I’m usually OK with spending money on. I have tough hair to cut/style (suuuuuper curly) and I’ve had my fair share of slaughterings. That being said, my haircuts here in NYC are MUCH more expensive than when I lived in CT (around $120 eek!), but considering I only get my hair cut 2-3 times a year, it’s not THAT bad.

    • Clara

      I think I feel the same way about my bangs as you feel about your curls- high risk for a slaughtering (eek!) and thus worth dishing out. I never even thought about how many times I cut my hair per year… that would probably make me feel better about the money. Thanks. Alyssa!

  2. Cynthia

    Of course it is worth it. Clara, never, ever feel guilty and never hesitate to spend money on yourself. We have somehow allowed others to feel they have the right to control how we spend our money, and even how much money we are allowed to earn and enjoy. I never feel guilty about spending money to look better or feel good about myself. Questions like this would never even come up in the Midwest since there are no guilt-slingers around to make us hesitate about spending what we WANT to for a good haircut, a massage, clothing, or anything else we have the right to purchase!

  3. Cynthia

    P.S. You always look great, so what ever you are doing, keep it up!

    • Clara

      Aaaw you’re so sweet- thank you Cynthia! Missed you around here!

      • Cynthia Campbell

        Thank you! Its nice to be missed! Got tired of the cold, icy, Missouri weather so I ‘Changed my Latitude’ and headed to beautiful Key West for a month! Missed your wonderful blog as well!

  4. For the past five years I had styled long wavy locks like everyone else here in Miami. It was beautiful yes, and perhaps I could have resembled one of the Kardashian sisters, fine, but it was BORING. I decided on a shaggy-layered look with bangs but I wasn’t taking the plunge on a $45 haircut. My hair is too thick and voluminous for a haircut like that created by someone with more experience cutting a mushroom haircut on a five year old boy. My goal was to look more like Zooey Deschanel, less like an 80’s revival. I needed to bring in the big guns if I was going to get creative with my haircut. After much deciphering, I mustered up the courage to set up an appointment with one of the top hairstylists at Prive Salon Miami. I remember breaking into a sweat and goose bumps quickly populating every inch of my body as the shears neared my forehead. Bang! And just like that, I had a new fringe and totally livened up hair. It has been fabulous ever since. Will I pay big bucks for a haircut if the stylist touched the likes of Jen Aniston and Kate Hudson? Heck Yea! They obviously know what they’re doing. And when you have great hair, you need little else to feel beautiful.


  5. I also pay close to $100 for a good haircut, and double that if I’m adding color. I feel that it’s worth it as my stylist does a great job, but I don’t think I’d be willing to double or triple that cost just to share a stylist with a celeb. I’m sure that once a stylist starts working with a celeb, their prices skyrocket just due to that fact - not because they’re any better than the next stylist! Oh, Hollywood. As long as the stylist has a good reputation (via family, friends, etc.), then that’s enough for me.

    • Clara

      Yeah I’m wondering HOW much different my hair would actually look or feel having a celeb stylist do it. There’s no guarantee, which means I’d be less inclined to pay a ton more…

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