Federer paid $800 for a haircut, What do you exactly get for $800 haircut ?

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  1. Fedace

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    Heard on the Radio that Roger paid a NY based Ultra fashion Hairstylist $800 for a haircut. Roger must be getting ready for that " I just won the US open Smile" ? What do you get for $800 haircut ? and Do you have to tip the stylist after you dish out 800 clams.??:confused:
     
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  2. JCo872

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    Wow! Wonder if Mikra gets the same treatment?
     
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  3. SFrazeur

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    Not including tip, I can get 66 haircuts for $792. I only get haircuts every 6-8 weeks.

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    I think Mirka's haircut cost twice as much, she has fatter head. I thought Fed's hair looked different tonight.;)
     
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  5. Rickson

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    800 bucks for Federer is chump change. I happen to know a hair stylist to the stars and she charges outrageous prices for haircuts which are no better than $20 haircuts. Celebrities pay big because they earn big and no, Roger needn't tip the ripoff stylist, I mean hair stylist.
     
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    No better than $20 cut ? roger needs to refer Djkovic to that stylist. He needs to do something about that cheeapet head. ;)
     
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    The same thing you get for a $200 hamburger - a bigger bill.
     
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    Not that I would know, but I imagine that you are paying for the expertise and/or reputation of the stylist - not the haircut itself.
     
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    In addition to that, they're probably using extremely high-end hair products, things like caviar and truffles (both of which are supposed to be incredible for your hair and skin). I know there's a $200 manicure out there in which the fingers are soaked in Cristal instead of a regular manicure solution.
     
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    I don't get 800 dollar haircuts but I use the Alterna Caviar shampoo and conditioner and must say it is awesome. I've also used Truffles by Alterna as well. Quite expensive but an awesome product and people mention how my hair looks great.
     
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    I wonder if thats the same stylist John Edwards had for his 800 dollar haircut
     
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    Hey can you tell me where i can buy this great Caviar and truffles ?? like which hair product shop ? link? Only kind of Caviar and truffles i buy are at the expensive groceries, and i usually eat them by that night.;)
     
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  13. shutupova

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    you are my kind of guy lol :)

    anyway when you make millions a year and own your own airplane.. sky is the limit
     
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  14. tennis_hand

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    just the same as people buying diamonds, people buying Ferraris, people listening to opera, etc. Nothing wrong, but you don't need these to live your life.
     
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    My sister is a hair stylist, and some haircuts can be incredibly complex. You go to Fantastic Sams and they just section your hair and snip away. Some of the top stylists won't even section, they improvise all around your head, using very subtle cuts, not blunt straight across cuts, to make your hair lay perfectly, etc, and... I don't have the hair vocabulary to get this completely across, but to say a hair cut from Frederick Fekkai or Oribe is exactly like getting a hair cut from a woman at Supercuts is ridiculous. But it's understandable that most people won't understand, or perhaps "acknowledge" the artistry and "value" of high end luxury purses, or shoes, or a well tailored suit, or a precision hand crafted watch, or maybe they think a child can paint something exactly like a Pollock or a Picasso. So be it. But most of these people, if they won the lottery, and started getting a taste of every day objects executed to a level where they become functional works of art, they'd start appreciating these "over priced" stuff more.
     
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    I knew it! You're Kelsey Grammer!

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    I pay $50 for someone to cut my mad mop and I can definitely tell the difference from the $20 cuts I used to get. It is all about the layering. My husband can get away with a $15 barber shop job because his cut is plain and simple. Not sure what $800 gets you, but I'm sure Roger appreciated it.

    By the way, soaking your fingernails in alcohol just dries them out and weakens them. Cristal should only be used for drinking. I'm also very skeptical about caviar and truffle shampoo, but its your money. To each his own. :)
     
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    you get a topless dance thrown in for free.
     
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    Just think of all the better ways that that $800 could have been spent; the people it could have helped.
     
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  20. origmarm

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    For $800 I think they cut each strand individually
     
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    It's what the very top stylists get in NYC. I don't even go to a top salon and a cut and color is $400.
     
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    I went to a 'regular' hairdresser when I lived in London, she said she'd worked for Toni & Guy (a high-priced salon) in the past.

    When working there, they were instructed to deliberately pause and examine the hair from a distance numerous times in a cut, and other methods like that, just so the customer perceived they were getting a 'better' haircut....
     
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  23. West Coast Ace

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    OP obviously hasn't been to NYC...

    Do we really care how the ultra-rich spends their cash? He made it honestly - can blow it however he wishes.
     
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  24. tennis_hand

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    good point.
     
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    If you have to ask what you get for an $800 haircut, you're too young to ask.
     
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    You mean there are some other extra benefits to ultra expensive haircuts ? I sure hope so cause hair grows back fast and after 1 week, you would have just blown $800:grin:
     
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    My hairstylist charge $23, and i tip her $20, is this too much ?
     
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    Interesting turn of phrase. You said it. I didn't.
     
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    How much does Agassi pay for his haircut?
     
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    Federer is a very wealthy person, $800 to him is less than $20 is for the average person. I don't think he thinks about it even.
     
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  31. PimpMyGame

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    If I had Federer's money I wouldn't go to a cut-price hairdressers. $800 is a snip - I'd blow a lot more than that.
     
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    You tip her $20 bucks? How often do you get a hair cut? I think the problem stems from the fact you call the lady that cuts your hair a hairstylist.
    Do you know what I call the lady that cuts my hair? I call her the lady that cuts my hair. I've been going to her for over ten years, and I'm 22.

    -SF
     
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  33. PimpMyGame

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    It's not a problem if you're getting what you perceive to be value for money. SF I'm sure you are as happy with your deal as Fedace is with his. I pay the equivalent of 50 bucks including tip and if I wasn't happy I'd go somewhere else, although I probably wouldn't get the usual banter and offer of a nice, cold beer when I walk into the salon.
     
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    I tip her $20 just cause she spends extra 15 minutes to make sure my hair is perfect, cause i am so picky and keep telling her to fix it. and I feel bad afterwards.:grin:
     
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    If you ask for extra services in ultra high fashion salon, do you usually get it then ? Women hairstylists usually love the feel of my hair, they say it is rough and manly.;)
     
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    Am I the only one who doesn't like his hairstyle? I think he should try something different, but, then, he keeps winning and might be superstitious.
     
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  37. PimpMyGame

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    I don't like his hairstyle either, but there's something about tennis pros' hair that means the sport will never be able to shake off the dodgy hair persona.
     
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  38. SiLvErX

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    Diamonds...hmm... opera...not in this categorie ...

    but Ferrari can bring you so many things a haircut cant .... so if you have a 20$ haircut , and a 800$ .. do you think that people are noticing same difference if you are driving an old vauxall and Ferrari ... NO man .. Ferrari is something else..except of pleasure of driving it..it can bring you enormous number of women.. and a lot of self confidence ..

    A little math now.. i pay my haircut here ... around 4$ ...(thats the price here).. so ..for 800$ I can get 200 haircuts even a little more cause it is little less then 4$.. so if i cut my hair once on every 4 weeks ...so I can have my hair done for approximately next 15 years with that money.. :D
     
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    Nice :) (10)
     
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  40. coloskier

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    He was probably just trying to outduel John Edwards for the 'Most foolish price paid for a haircut".
     
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    If the hairstylist is the 'Federer' of the hair styling world you bet it'd cost at least $800.

    Things cost what people are willing to pay. Simple supply & demand.
     
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    I'm not sure what type of haircut $800 buys in NY, but I spend $40 at my stylist, and this is what it is like:

    First, he/she will spend 5-10 minutes finding out what type of cut you want, how often you cut, how you part, style, ect. Then they wash and condition the hair. The conditioner is the leave-in type, so you just relax with the stuff in your hair for about 10 minutes. It smells minty and it tingles the scalp. They also put a hot towel over your face while you wait, I guess just to open the pores and make you feel pampered. Then they rinse the conditioner out, and wash again with some different shampoo.

    The haircut itself is not done with scissors, but with a straight razor, dozens of little snips at a time. They grab pieces of hair and twist it, then shave bits off with the razor. They say that this method gives more texture. The whole process is meticulous and takes about 30 minutes. They spend a lot of time touching up and making sure everything is even.

    Then it's back to the sink to rinse the hair out again. Then it's a blowdry and about 5 or 10 minutes spent styling with gel or wax. The result is a very good haircut, and a nice experience with a pro. Definitely worth the $40 + $15 tip.
     
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  43. tennis_hand

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    he can charge for $10, he can also charge you for $1000, for exactly the same haircut. He said the former is a pig cut and the latter is an art. ;)

    so which one are you gonna take? lol...
     
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    Somehow this remember me the "debate" between B. Clinton ($400 or $500 for a haircut: I'm not sure the amount) and Ross Perot ($7).
     
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    It's too short atm. He needs to let it grow out before he can do anything.

    Personally I think he should try a mohawk ala Chuck Lidell of the UFC.
     
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  46. PimpMyGame

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    Holy cats, that's some haircut! On reflection I still prefer my cold bottle of beer and round-up of the guys' latest sexual antics lol. Oh yeah and they do shampoo and condition for £25 in case you were wondering.
     
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    hah they do shampoo and condition here also ... for 3 euro ... and it is not some crapy shampoo... :D
     
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  48. nadalswedgie

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    Federer is just a little too into fashion, if you know what I mean...
     
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    all this talk of haircuts and stylists and whatnot . . . makes me appreciate the simplicity of my 'look' . . . a la blake . . . (but without the cheesy headband). hehe
     
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    Roger Federer has made over $30 million just from his tennis prize money that doesn't even include the millions he makes from endorsements. $800 dollars is small change for Federer and I like the hair cut. Roger definitely brings glamour to men's tennis. Roger has a shrewd sense of fashion he knows its important to dress well on the court. Federer is the ultimate metrosexual.
     
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