Getting a haircut does not have to be expensive. Here are some tips to being able to get a free haircut or a discounted haircut.
Getting a simple haircut can be affordable, if you know where to look.
For a free haircut, contact local beauty schools. Many offer free haircuts to help students learn. They are supervised by a professional, so the fear factor is lessened a bit.
Check out craigslist, as sometimes up and coming stylists will post their request for a subject.
If you decide to go with a student, ask if you have a choice of hairstyle and if they require anything from you, such as a before and after picture, etc.
Many salons have coupons either in the phone book, listed on back of receipts from grocery stores or in a local coupon clipper magazine. Many of the chains like super cuts, hair cuttery also have coupons on the store recipts.
In addition, many have reward punch cards. Take advantage of all discounts available. For example: You use a coupon, saving $3.00 and the cut will now cost $9.99. They also have a punch card that allows buy 5 get 6th free. You use coupons each time you go. After the 5th haircut, you have save $15 and have a free haircut available on your punch card. End result is getting 2 haircuts for free.
Find someone who does haircuts on the side. Either because they have another job or retired. The cost is often significantly cheaper and it is done by a professional.