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Hiring a professional hair stylist: What is the cost?

Last updated: 22nd May 2019

Professional hair styling services cost around $95/hr on average. However, if you only want a simple look, there are hair stylists who offer more affordable services for as low as $89/hr. To avoid overspending, it’s best to compare prices before hiring a hairdresser.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Hair Stylists on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

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Hair stylists typically charge an average price of around $164.25 for a simple hair styling job. Depending on the preferences of a customer, this price can still go higher or lower. The total cost is often based on varying factors like the difficulty of doing a specific hair style and any other additional services that hair styling businesses offer.

Essential factors for styling total costs

Cost of hair styling services

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The cost of hair styling services vary as much as the types of hair styles you can choose from. That is why, to avoid getting ripped off, you should know about the different factors that affect hair styling rates.

Overall, the prices of hair styles are based on the amount of time it takes to achieve a look and the products used to create it. Some hair products are really expensive, and businesses may charge you extra fees for them.

Many stylists work for salons as well, so you should consider the type of salon and the quality of experience it offers. In addition to that, remember that hair stylists have their own specialisations and levels of expertise. This explains why some of them have higher rates and others offer lower prices.

When looking for a hair stylist, ask yourself first how much you are willing to spend to get the look you want. It also helps to check out the list of the hair styling professionals on Here, you can easily find hairdressers who can make you look and feel your best without straining your budget.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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