Cheap Haircuts in New York

Newsflash: It's possible to get a haircut in New York without spending upwards of $100. Plenty of high-end salons slash their prices during stylist training nights; beauty school students offer cheap deals; and, yes, even some quality salons provide service for less than $50. Check out some of the best haircut bargains in the city.

Updated: June 30, 2010

Value Salons in New York


Panyc Salon

36 W 17th 5th Fl, New York, NY 10011

It's pronounced "panic," and at this Chelsea salon you can get a cut and blow-out for as low as $45. Keep in mind that the prices rise based on stylist level.


Neighborhood Barber

439 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

This straightforward, throwback barbershop charges $14 per cut and is happy to accept walk-ins.


Lilypad Beauty Lounge

555 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Williamsburg beauties on a budget head to this salon for $45-$55 haircuts, depending on length and texture. Get a short cut for as low as $35.


Astor Place Hair Designers

2 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003

Waltz right in and sit down for a cut at this 50-year-old hair stop, where short cuts are just $15 and long ones start at $20.


Hair Mates Hair Salon

13 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

You'll be charged just $45 to sit before a senior stylist at this Japanese salon; you can also make your appointment with a junior and save $5.


Chelsea Barbers

465 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Only guys get the savings at this legendary spot. Three chairs and a $40 price tag make for a long, but worthwhile, wait.


Hair Schools and Modeling Classes in New York


Bumble & Bumble

415 W 13th St Ste 4, New York, NY 10014

Open model calls are on various Mondays between 5:30pm and 6:30pm, and an appointment for your service (which is free) is booked the same night. Call for the exact schedule.


Antonio Prieto Salon

127 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011

Drop by this sleek Flatiron salon one week in advance to book and prepay. The $45 training cuts can be scheduled between noon and 8pm, Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday until 6pm.


Toni & Guy

673 Madison Ave Ste 2, New York, NY 10021

One of the only options that's absolutely free, this modeling program requires a drop-in consultation on any Friday from 6pm to 7pm. If you're selected, the wait afterward depends on upcoming classes and what kind of style you'd like to receive.


Rita Hazan

720 5th Ave 11th Fl, New York, NY 10019

Legendary stylist Kevin Mancuso and namesake colorist Rita Hazan personally teach these Tuesday evening classes. Call the salon ahead of time to get in on $25 to $40 cuts and $40 to $65 highlights.


Empire Beauty School

22 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

At this beauty school chain, the total for a haircut comes to only $5.


Atlas Barber School Inc

34 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

This no-hassle neighborhood barbershop and school charges five bucks flat for a haircut, or stick with a shave for only $2.


Salon O2

20 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

Become a hair model at this 22nd Street salon on Tuesdays for the bargain price of $30.


Stoll Salon

15 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Looking for a cheap cut? Every Tuesday from 12pm to 4pm, model cuts by junior stylists are $20


Space Hair Salon

155 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013

Call to schedule a model appointment with an assistant: Haircuts are $45, coloring $45 and highlights $65. Cash only.


Aveda Institute New York Inc

233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013

Book an appointment (or plan to walk in Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30am or at noon) for a $20 cut from this botanical beauty product leader.