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Hair Facts: 41 Haircut Facts Including Pricing and Industry Statistics

All the haircut facts you were looking for.

Getting a haircut is not a luxury is a necessity, and we all need it. Haircut prices vary depending on your city, state, salon, and hairstylist. More experienced hairstylists, those who work with celebrities, and salon owners charge more per cut because their time is also valuable. If you are looking for haircut facts, you arrived at the right page because we rounded up very interesting statistics for you.

1. Haircut prices differ from state to state and city to city.

2. Salons in the most populated cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston charge more for haircuts than the less populated cities.

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3 New York City has the highest haircut prices in the United States with an average of $163.

4. Seattle, Washington has the second most expensive haircut prices with an average of $123.

5. Omaha, Nebraska, has the lowest cost of haircuts with an average cost of $29.

6. Boise, Idaho, offers the second lowest cost for haircuts with an average of $32.

7. The most expensive haircut on record was at the renowned Stuart Phillips Salon in Covent Garden, London on 29 October 2007.

8. The most expensive haircut was performed by celebrity hairstylist Stuart Phillips and the price was £8,000!

9. The average person spends around $360 on haircuts in the United States.

10. On average, women’s haircut prices range from $50 to $100.

11. On average, men spend between $20 to $50 on haircuts at the barbershop.

12. The median price of a haircut in the United States range from $40 to $66. Most haircuts cost around $53 on average.

13. On average, women spend more on haircuts than men.

14. On average, men go to a hair salon or barbershop 5.84 times per year, or every 8 weeks.

15. On average, women go 3.81 times a year, or every 13 and a half weeks to hair salons.

16. Men spend on average around $22.93 per trip to get a haircut.

17. Women spend around $54.34 per trip to get a haircut.

18. Men spend an average of $158.90 a year on haircuts.

19. Women spend an average of $104.21 a year on haircuts.

20. Haircut prices include the stylist’s time and labor.

21. The haircut industry revenue was $46.5 billion in 2019.

22. The haircut industry comprises more than 80,000 businesses.

23. The 50 largest beauty salon operators generate about 15% of the revenue in the U.S. haircut industry.

24. The 50 largest barbershop operators represent about 30% of revenue.

25. Beauty salons make up about 95% of hair and beauty industry revenue in the United States.

26. Barbershops account for 5% of the total beauty industry revenue in the United States.

27. 75% of barbers are self-employed in the United States.

28. 60% of salons in the United States are owned by women.

29. The average price for a men’s haircut is $40.

30. The average price for a women’s haircut is $66.

31. The average price for a haircut (men’s or women’s) is $53. 

32. The advisable tip for a haircut should be between 15% to 20% of the total price of the haircut.

33. Stylists depend on tips that can make up to 50% of service revenue.

34. $12.54 was the median hourly wage reported for hairstylists in May 2019.

35. $14.50 was the median hourly wage reported for barbers in 2019.

36. 1,000 to 1,500 square feet is the average size of a hair salon in the United States.

37. 80% is the operating costs of salons with the majority of the expense going towards rent and employees.

38. 7% is the rate the employment of barbers, hairdressers, and hairstylists is projected to grow by 2028.

39. 45.5% of industry revenue comes from haircuts and styling.

40. 17.1% of industry revenue results from hair coloring and tinting.

41. 55.2% is the total revenue from haircut and hair styling services contributed to the industry in 2020.

Sources: WorkBench, Trafft, Towards Data Science, You Probably Need a Haircut.

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