by Jennifer Olvera - 3381 Reviews - 45 List
Cheap haircuts in Chicago are hard to find--whether you're a guy or a girl. You certainly don't want to trust a mere mortal to handle your ?do, but what if you're not exactly rolling in dough? Don't have at it yourself just yet. Instead, take comfort in knowing there's a Chicago hair salon--and a trendy or old-school one at that--with your meager budget (and fashion savvy) in mind. (Photo: Chicago Male)
Updated: August 19, 2010
Known for giving haircuts to cash-strapped hipsters, this loft-like barber with Gold Coast, Bucktown and Lincoln Park locations, among others, offers a service-packed deal of the century. Everything from a cut, shampoo and style to paraffin hand wax and massage collectively rings in at less than $50.
Go ahead and walk in--there's no appointment required--at this low-key, cash-only cuttery, which caters to average Joes. Cost-conscious coifs, ringing in at around $17, are proffered amid rocking beats. Best of all, you'll be left with enough bank for one of its also affordable, but luxuriant, straight-razor shaves.
Situated in comfortable confines on Belmont Avenue, this approachable Lakeview salon favors organic hair-care lines. Add to that its miracle-working stylists--pros at turning botched bouffants and unmanageable mops on end--and their low charges of just $35 for men, $50 for women and a mere $20 for tykes.
This old-fashioned haunt has several convenient locations citywide. All of them deliver a modern-day take on tradition. Walk out the door with a basic haircut, choice of Julius Meinl coffee or tea and straight-razor neck shave for a moderate $30 investment.
Contemporary cuts, given by senior and master stylists, are the order of the day at this wood-trimmed, masculine Lakeview salon. Mind you, nothing is steep: A free consultation, scalp-conditioning shampoo and conditioning and custom cut starts at $35.