How to find a cheap hairdresser

Do you worry about how to find a cheap hairdresser?

I think everybody wishes they knew how to find a cheap hairdresser who is also excellent at what they do !

I used to have my hair cut and highlighted every 12 weeks. It cost me a small fortune.

I have now managed to find a hairdresser who will do it exactly the same, in every way, for £30 less. She was trained by the high street chain I used to go to and they use the same products. So how have I found this cheap hairdresser.?

“I didn’t want to go out, but my hair looked too good to stay home.”

How to find a cheap hairdresser – top tips


I just stepped off the high street and found a local hairdressers salon within a suburb.  I was paying so much extra on the high street because they were paying extra rent. It’s so much cheaper when you just step away!

How to find a cheap hairdresser, Beauty on a budget is entirely possible if you use the savvy thrifty tips for finding a hairdresser


Less is more when you learn how to find a cheap hairdresser

I’ve saved £120 a year. More actually because this hairdresser (being really sweet) advised me to just have my crown highlighted every few visits rather than a whole or half head which saves me even more. She may be a cheap hairdresser but she is rather lovely too.

“If your hair is done properly and you have on good shoes, you can get away with anything.”

How to find a cheap hairdresser – shop around

I suggest calling around and seeing exactly what you have done to your hair now would cost at other salons. I think you will be shocked.

My children ‘s hair costs £5 each to chop at this suburbian salon. I paid £13 each on the high street. £16 saving 4 x a year is another £64 saved.

That’s £184 total saving on hair cuts this past year just for the price of a few phone calls. Let me know how you get on finding a great and a cheap hairdresser!

“Life is more beautiful when you meet the right hairdresser.” – Peter Coppola


DIY Hairdressing tips

When I was a child lots and lots of kids like me had their hair cut at home by their parents. If you are just after a trim this is non too difficult and you tube totoraisl may prove really helpful. All it will cost you to DIY your haircuts is some great hairdressing scissors and some of your time time.


How to find a cheap hairdresser




How to find a cheap hairdress – Further reading

I hope you have found this post on how to find a cheap hairdresser useful – you might also like my posts on tips for hair care on a budget and  on these wedding hairstyles will be the most popular in 2020


Over to you and your tips on how to find a cheap hairdresser

Ah don’t we all want to know. If you have any great tips please do leave them below – as always I love to hear from you and adore finding out what your best budgeting tips are too

I think that the most important thing a woman can have- next to talent, of course- is her hairdresser.” – Joan Crawford





  1. The Mad House
    September 13, 2011 / 15:29

    I go to one of the girls I went to school with, she is great and has her own salon. She has always done the boys at £5 each and mine is £28 for cut and blow dry, but she will also just wash and cut it for me for £14 if I am short of cash

    • Becky
      September 13, 2011 / 21:49

      Always good to know the right people!

  2. Becky
    September 13, 2011 / 15:26

    Thanks so much for commenting

  3. September 13, 2011 / 21:09

    Very excited to hear about your new site, well done!
    I’ve decided to save even more money on hairdressers by growing my unruly mop!!

    • Becky
      September 13, 2011 / 21:49

      i think that will look lovely Sandy x

  4. Katherine De Riera
    September 14, 2011 / 06:19

    Fab advice, My hair is really long so I don’t get it cut very often probably a couple of times a year, but its so expensive even to have a little trim off the bottom. I cut my sons and hubby hair myself which saves a lot of money!
    Good luck on your new site, looks fab!

    • Becky
      September 14, 2011 / 10:46

      Thank you so much . I let my hubby cut my hair once in depseration…DISASTER

  5. Sharon Hingley
    September 14, 2011 / 11:11

    I followed my regular hairdresser when she left my usual salon and set up on her own. I’ve saved over £150 a year :).
    Looking forward to reading future posts.

    • Becky
      September 14, 2011 / 11:31

      Clever Sharon! Great tip to always ask your hairdresser for their munber if they tell you they are leaving they probably arent allowed to offer it.

  6. sarah tulley
    September 14, 2011 / 11:57

    i found this when entering your competition 🙂

    • Becky
      September 14, 2011 / 19:51

      Good luck sarah!

  7. Maxine
    September 14, 2011 / 12:32

    It’s also useful to track down their ‘model’ nights and let trainees loose on your hair for free – they are usually supervised well by experienced haidressers and I’ve not had a disaster ….. yet!

    • Becky
      September 14, 2011 / 19:50

      Thats a top tip thank you

  8. angie sandhu
    September 14, 2011 / 13:27

    My best friend is my hairdresser so my whole family tend to get quite cheap haircuts. She has even donated a few of her old hair clippers to my husband when she was buying new ones for her salon! Bargain!!

    • Becky
      September 14, 2011 / 19:50

      So handy 😉

  9. September 14, 2011 / 15:03

    I am told the local higher education college runs a hairdressing course and offer reduced rates for volunteers so the students get some practice. I haven’t ventured out there …… yet

    • Becky
      September 14, 2011 / 19:50

      Go on be brave!

  10. Crystal Mse
    September 14, 2011 / 17:47

    I’ve not been to a hairdressers since I was 10 due to the embarrassment that comes with my health problem , so I’m just thinking of all the pennies I’ve saved over the years really ! Thanks for the great tip , I’ll be sure to pass it on to friends and family as that sort of saving really makes a difference .

    Thanks again for the competition !

    Crystal Mse


  11. Tabis W
    September 14, 2011 / 20:08

    I wish I had time to go to the hairdressers. I like the idea of finding someone to come to my home to cut it. May have to look into that. Good luck with the new blog and thanks for the competition. x

  12. kate b
    September 15, 2011 / 07:30

    I hope it’s okay to comment here re the comp?I try to keep my hair short and my friend is a hairdresser in training so Im usually her model(guinea pig!!)

  13. arlene evans
    September 19, 2011 / 12:12

    Great tip regarding looking for a cheaper way to get hair done, will certainly be looking into it! Thanks

  14. May 3, 2016 / 04:50

    Great tips. To be honest, I’m having a hard time finding the right hairdresser for me.

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