So how much is your hairdresser worth? To you, that is.

Now, this is can be a controversial and somewhat subjective topic, but I’m going to talk about it anyway.

You see, some hairdressers’ prices to some people are very expensive and some are very cheap.  I guess at the end of the day, you get what you pay for. Or do you?

how much is your hairdresser worth

It’s an interesting topic and one that I have discussed and defended for many years.

Let’s take plumbers or electricians for example. They complete an apprenticeship of 4 years, they pay their licence fees each year, they purchase their ‘tools of the trade’ , they attend courses –  they are qualified.

Hairdressers are exactly the same.

One would never attempt (or they may) to do their own plumbing or electrical work, would you?   I wouldn’t. I’d rather get the experts in to do the work they have been trained to do.

Before we even see the plumber or electrician, there is a call out fee of perhaps $50. Then there is an hourly rate of somewhere between $80 to $150 per hour to do the job, plus parts.

If a hairdresser spends an hour on your hair, consulting you, giving their qualified years of experience expert advice, using products and tools on your hair and working on your image – what do you expect to pay for this?

Don’t get me wrong about the electricians, I think people who are specialised in their field and have trained and hold many years of experience, should be paid a decent hourly rate accordingly.

So I guess something to think when you are getting your hair done next is, how much is my hairdresser worth? Consider their:

  • hourly rate
  • cost of products & tools
  • experience
  • expertise
  • cost of overheads
  • trust in YOUR image

I did this exercise myself on a few trades and it’s very interesting to see how we forget what’s involved in someone’s expertise.

 How much is YOUR hairdresser worth?