5 Salons for Cheap Haircuts in Boston

If you want to look good on a budget?and we're talking swanky hair services?you need the skinny on the best salons for cheap haircuts in Boston. Sure the economy's seen better days, but our looks won't suffer for it, and neither will yours. For clever Bostonians keeping up appearances, here are 5 Boston salons with striking deals. (Photo: Christian Pichler on flickr)

Updated: September 08, 2010

5 Salons for Cheap Haircuts in Boston


840 Summer St, South Boston, MA 02127

At Shag, where clients are greeted with complimentary wine, Red Bull or espresso, one can score a 20-percent discount every Tuesday for coloring with Patty or blow-dry and cuts with Sean or Jared. With an expansive loft interior, club-lit disco ball and live DJs, it's a bangin' party from well-tressed head to toe.

Le Gala Hair Group

78 Essex St, Boston, MA 02111

Regulars swear by this avant-garde Chinatown salon, where you can get haute downtown style for a fraction of the price. Style services go for around $30 or $40, which includes a cut, wash and style.

Rock Paper Scissors Salon

163 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Cuts start at $45 at this Back Bay salon, which pairs urban aesthetics and a loft feel with personalized service and up-to-the-minute cuts. Rock Paper Scissors prides itself on a strict "no attitude" policy and invites clients to bring along a personal iPod or DVD to make the session more comfortable.

James Joseph Salon

30 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

James Joseph Studio is the more rock-star (and less expensive) sibling to the eponymous James Joseph Salon. Score an appointment for award-winning services at a fraction of Newbury Street prices (cuts at the Studio start at $45, whereas cuts at the Salon start at $75).

Sassoon Salon

399 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Sometimes it pays to be back in school. Students can take a 20-percent discount on salon appointments booked Monday through Thursday.