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Looking for a Cheap Haircut?

Student Stylists and Barbers Offer Bargains


Get a Haircut in Phoenix
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There are many people in the Phoenix area who don't think twice about spending $50 or $60 on a haircut and style, but unfortunately there are just as many who have a hard time fitting haircuts into their budget at all. Everyone wants to look nice, and to have their kids well-groomed -- it also helps improve self-esteem to look your best. Finding a cheap haircut in Phoenix can be a challenge.

If forking over $20 or $30 or more for a haircut just isn't possible for you, there are some places around town where you can get a cut or a cut and style for a very reasonable price. Salon and barber schools have students that must practice what they are learning, and they depend on the public to give them the opportunity to perfect their skills. Most of them don't require appointments, and simple haircuts may cost anywhere from nothing (free!) to $10 or $15. Other services, like shampoos, special styles, and hair coloring are also available at prices that may be significantly less than regular salon pricing. Understand, though, that these are students--they'll do their best, but quality of the cuts may vary.

Give one of these places a call to find out what services they offer and how much they charge.

Where to Get A Cheap Haircut

All American Barber Academy
5834 N. 43 Ave
Glendale, AZ

Arizona Barber Styling College
2842 W. Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

Canyon State Academy
20061 East Rittenhouse Road
Queen Creek, AZ

Earl's Academy of Beauty
2111 S. Alma School #21
Mesa, AZ

1107 E. Bell Rd. #104
Phoenix, AZ

Empire Beauty School
2727 W. Glendale Ave.
Phoenix, AZ

12827 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ

9945 W. McDowell Rd.
Avondale, AZ

2978 North Alma School Rd #1-3
Chandler, AZ


Latin Style Barbering School
340 East Baseline Road, #45
Phoenix, AZ

Maricopa Beauty College
515 W. Western Ave.
Avondale, AZ

Precision Barber College
2718 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ

Universal Barber College
1202 South 7th Avenue
Phoenix AZ

Free haircuts are available Monday through Friday at St. Vincent de Paul. Arizona barbers donate their time to provide haircuts for homeless people. This service is usually offered in the early part of the day. Call 602-266-HOPE for more information.

A note about tipping: the barbers and stylists at the schools mentioned above appreciate tips. If you are happy with the service provided, and you can afford to do so, I recommend bringing along a little extra money to show your appreciation for hard-working students.

Do you know of another great place to get a cheap haircut? Send me an email.

Offerings subject to change without notice.

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