The Cheapest Place to Get a Haircut Near Me

Short Answer: The cheapest place to get a haircut is typically at a cosmetology school. We found basic haircut prices at the best-known schools range from $10 to $20. A search for “cosmetology schools near me” should return local options. In addition, franchised walk-in salons offer cheap haircuts. During our research, we found that Great Clips typically has the cheapest price for a basic haircut. Other cheap options include Supercuts, Hair Cuttery, SmartStyle, Cost Cutters, Fantastic Sams, and Sport Clips. Basic haircut prices at these walk-in salons range from $13 to $26. For more details on how to find the cheapest place to get a haircut near you, see below.

The Cheapest Place to Get a Haircut Near Me

Inexpensive haircuts are available at cosmetology schools and walk-in salon chains. Alternately, coupon sites like Groupon can help you get a discounted haircut at a higher-end salon. Below, we have pricing and services information for the cheapest places to get a haircut.

Cosmetology Schools

Visiting a cosmetology school will get you a cheap haircut and it allows students to practice their craft. While the students are not yet licensed cosmetologists, they are usually senior-level students and are supervised by licensed instructors. Keep in mind, your visit may take longer than an appointment at a traditional salon.

We’ve listed some of the best-known schools in order of price range — from the lowest to the highest. Prices vary by location. You can also search for “cosmetology schools near me” for localized options.

Empire Beauty Schools

  • Haircut prices:
    • Men and women: $10
    • Children: $5
  • Additional discounts:
    • Free haircuts for veterans and military members on Veterans Day
  • Other services:
    • Color: $25 to $40
    • Extensions: Starting at $10 per track
    • Perm: Starting at $25
    • Relaxer: Starting at $35
    • Styling: Starting at $20
  • Find your nearest Empire Beauty School

Paul Mitchell Schools

  • Haircut prices:
    • Men and women: $12 to $16
    • Seniors and military: 10% off at select locations
  • Additional discounts:
    • Free haircuts for veterans on Veterans Day
  • Other services:
    • Bang trim: $4 to $5
    • Color: $35 to $80
    • Extensions: Consultation required for price
    • Facial waxing: $6 to $8
    • Hair health treatments: $10 to $25
    • Styling: $17 to $40
    • Texturizing: $30 to $60
  • Find your nearest Paul Mitchell School

Aveda Institutes

  • Haircut prices:
    • Men and women: $12 to $18; more experienced students who are completing specialized training may charge more
    • Seniors/AARP: Discounts offered at select locations
    • Military and first responders: Complimentary haircuts at select locations
  • Additional discounts:
    • Guest appreciation events offering up to 20% off products and services are held occasionally; contact your local school to find out about dates and details
  • Other services:
    • Color: $35 to $110
    • Facial waxing: $10
    • Styling: Starting at $30
    • Texturizing: Starting at $75
  • Find your nearest Aveda Institute

Salon Chains

Walk-in salon chains offer cheap haircuts and are often conveniently located. But, keep in mind that while basic haircuts are inexpensive, some services that come standard at higher-end salons, such as a wash and a blowout, may cost extra.

We’ve listed the salons in order of price range — from the lowest to the highest. Most of the salons listed here are franchises, so prices vary by location; we’ve provided average prices and price ranges for each chain’s services.

Great Clips

  • Haircut prices:
    • Men and women: $13 to $16
    • Seniors (65+): $10 to $14 with Great Clips’ senior pricing
    • Students: $2 off at select locations
    • Military/veterans: $2 off or up to 50% off at select locations
    • Children: $10 to $14
  • Additional discounts:
    • Great Card sales (usually held in November and December) allow you to prepay for haircuts at a discounted rate of $10 to $11 per cut
    • Great Clips partners with some colleges to offer dollar-off discounts for faculty and students with a photo ID; contact your school’s student services department for details
  • Other services:
    • Bang trim: $4 to $7
    • Conditioning treatment: $10 to $15
    • Neck and beard trim: $4 to $7
    • Perm: $30 to $80
    • Shampoo and condition: $3 to $5
    • Styling: $15 to $50, depending on the style
    • Great Clips does not offer hair color services, as previously reported.
  • Find your nearest Great Clips

Hair Cuttery

Supercuts

  • Haircut prices:

    • Men and women: $15 to $25
    • Seniors (65+): $14 to $16
    • Children: $14 to $16
  • Additional discounts:
  • Other services:
    • Bang trim: $5 to $10
    • Beard trim: $5 to $10
    • Color: Starting at $30; varies by location and service
    • Facial waxing: $8 to $10
    • Shampoo: $5
    • Styling: About $30
    • Tea Tree Experience (Shampoo, condition, and scalp massage): $10
  • Find your nearest Supercuts

Want to know how Supercuts compares to its competitors? See our article on Supercuts vs. Great Clips vs. Sport Clips.

Cost Cutters

SmartStyle

  • Haircut prices:
    • Men and women: $16 to $30
    • Seniors, military/veterans, and first responders: 10% off at select locations
    • Children: $12 to $15
  • Additional discounts:
    • Save $2 when you sign up for SmartStyle’s newsletter
  • Other services:
    • Color: Starting at $50
    • Conditioning treatments: Varies by formula and hair length
    • Facial waxing: Around $10
    • Perm: Starting at $45
    • Relaxer: Starting at $50
    • Styling: Starting at $15
  • Find your nearest SmartStyle

Fantastic Sams

  • Haircut prices:
    • Men and women: $18 to $23
    • Seniors, military, and college students: Between $3 and $10 off at select locations
    • Children: $14 to $22
  • Additional discounts:
    • Fantastic Sams offers coupons online (use the Fantastic Sams salon locator and click on the salon you plan to visit); it also publishes coupons in Valpak, Money Mailer, and local newspapers
    • Fantastic Sams offers seasonal discounts (such as for Mother’s Day); discount amounts vary, but the discount is usually around 15%
  • Other services:
    • Bang trim: About $8
    • Beard trim: About $8
    • Color: $40 to $90
    • Facial waxing: $10
    • Hair health treatments: $15
    • Shampoo with roller set: $18
    • Styling: $20 to $40
    • Texturizing: $40 to $60
  • Find your nearest Fantastic Sams

Sport Clips

Note: Sport Clips specializes in haircut services for men and boys.

  • Haircut prices:
    • Men and women: $20 to $26
    • Seniors (65+): $16 to $18
    • Military and first responders: 10% to 15% off at select locations
    • Children: $16 to $18
  • Additional discounts:
    • Save about $50 with the purchase of a Season Ticket haircut bundle (includes six haircuts)
    • Sport Clips partners with the American Red Cross each September to offer free haircuts to those who donate blood or platelets at participating locations
    • Free haircuts for veterans on Veteran’s Day
  • Other services:
    • All-Star Treatment (shampoo, condition, and massage): $8
    • Bang trim: $5
    • Beard trim: $5
    • Hot towel wrap: Included with All-Star Treatment and MVP Experience haircuts
    • Neck trim: Complimentary between haircuts
  • Find your nearest Sport Clips

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