Haircuts are often a luxury item, but it’s also a major source of income.
According to a survey by global hair-care website, Heraldo, more than one-third of men and women surveyed in 2017 said they spend money on haircuts, but many of them are opting for a more personal approach.
“Hair has always been a part of my life,” says Alex, a hairstylist based in Toronto.
“I’ve always been obsessed with styling my hair, so I’m always looking for the right products.”
He’s found a niche for his own hairdryers, offering customised haircuts in his own shop and making his own hairstyles available online.
“In my industry, it’s become a bit of a cottage industry, and people are going to do it for a few different reasons,” he says.
The beauty trend is growing, but the cost is still high – Alex says that his customers are usually more interested in personal style than mass-marketing.
“It’s a bit like a little bit of an experiment.
They’re coming in for a haircut and they’re very excited and they want it to look great,” he explains.
“They want it in a really nice way and they don’t want it for cheap.
They want it really professional.”
But what are the best hairdyles for the money?
A study from UK-based consultancy Hairline found that the most popular hairstyles are: a.
Bob hairstyle: £4,200 b. Bob cut: £2,400 c.
Bob with hair: £1,400 d.
Bob haircut with braids: £500 e.
Bob style: £400 f.
Bob combed short: £600 g.
Bob short combed: £300 h.
Bob long combed : £150 i.
Bob bobbed: £150 j.
Bob bangs: £200 k.
Bob straight bob: £140 l.
Bob blowout: £60 m.
Bob pompadour: £30 n.
Bob braid: £20 o.
Bob ponytail: £15 p. Bob bow: £5 q. Bob bun: £3 r. Bob wig: £350 s.
Bob wavy hair: -£400 t.
Bob mane: £130 u.
Bob beard: £50 v.
Bob headgear: £250 w.
Bob afro: £100 x.
Bob hair clip: £40 z.
Bob strapless bra: £180