Reese Witherspoon spent $1500 on a haircut. Repeat: $1500. On a haircut.

Whenever I write about the any celebrity’s financial excesses, readers tend to fall into two camps. One camp will simply say “Blah, it’s their money, they can spend it however they want.” The other group loves gossip. The other group is like “OMG, they are simply insane to spend that kind of money on whatever [a pair of glasses, a watch, a home, etc].” To be fair, I see both sides. It’s your money, I’m not going to tell you how to spend it. But I am going to judge you if you spend a crazy amount of money on something stupid. Let’s take Reese Witherspoon, who recently had to dye her hair a mousy brown shade for a film role. She went back to blonde more than a month ago, but I guess she’s still trying to find the right hairstyle for her new persona as a drunk-and-disorderly diva. So she got a new haircut and it cost… $1500!!!!

Our girl Reese Witherspoon, the Legally Blonde bombshell and mother of three, was snapped yesterday leaving the Rossano Ferretti Salon in Beverly Hills. The salon and its owner delivers its own patented method of cutting hair called the Ferretti Technique, which is why Reese’s new ‘do cost her $1,500.

According to a press release from GSI, Reese visited the salon in Wednesday and was able to meet Rossano personally at the conclusion of her appointment, which was a huge privilege. Rossano rarely comes to the United States, unless it’s for a celeb client like Reese.

During her visit, the hair stylist worked on Reese’s locks using their specific method, which treats each strand of hair differently with the belief that each strand acts alone to create the full look. According to the salon’s website, “Each strand of hair has its own structure and movement… With sensibility and care, the designer treats each strand its own way, in order to achieve the most natural effect. This belief is why haircuts by Metodo Rossano Ferretti are so subtly carved, to create a harmonious image each time. A haircut that is like a work of art.”

That sounds like a whole lot of faith put on a pair of scissors and a head of hair. Yes, Reese’s hair has helped define her as an actress (remember when she suddenly went brunette a few months ago? We nearly died!), but we’re sure something a wee bit less expensive could have sufficed.

According to GSI, other actresses such as Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek also stand behind the technique.

[From Wetpaint]

Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie cosign this mess? I doubt it. I mean, I doubt that they have spent $1500 on a regular basis for a HAIRCUT. Maybe once or twice to see what all the fuss is about, and even then… don’t you just feel like you just got grifted when you’re paying $1500 for a haircut?

Maybe it’s just me, though. I don’t think I’ve ever paid for a haircut in my life. When I was younger, I cut my hair myself. Then I got friends or roommates to do it, and currently I get my mom to cut my hair. It’s not as weird as it sounds – I have long, mostly straight hair, and my trims are pretty basic. Plus, my mom always dreamt of being a hair stylist, so she loves cutting hair. But even if I ever went in and wanted a professional haircut (ugh, what’s the point), I think my cash limit would be… what? $40, maybe. And that’s including a tip.

The photos of Reese in turquoise are her exit from the hair salon – her hair does look pretty good in those photos. Not $1500-for-a-haircut good, but good. I guess the photos of Reese in red are from a few days later, after she washed her hair and she realized that she spent $1500 on a haircut that basically looks the same as a $60 haircut.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. Birdix says:

    For $1500, there are some wayward strands that need attention on the left side (or are those strands performance art?)

  2. Shitler says:

    I swear celebrities are the dumbest people on earth. I fantasize regularly about about bottling my grandmother’s home made gin & selling it to these celebs after claiming it was made by Tibetan monks or something & laughing as they fall over themselves to get a bottle I priced at $100000.

  3. India says:

    I guess when you are an entitled little viper, you warrant a $1500 haircut.

  4. logan says:

    Saw a girl coming out of Holiday Hair with the same style. lol.
    Hollywood. Just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean it’s better.

    • RocketMerry says:

      Exactly.
      I’ve seen and tried some incredibly expensive hairstylists who charged a lot without being capable of understanding the basics of cutting hair to harmoniously frame the face.
      My current hairstylist, whom I carefully selected after a search of months (not ashamed of admitting it, not even one bit), is AMAZING, her prizes are incredibly low (I never pay more than 20 euros for washing, conditioner, haircut and blow drying!) and the haircuts she gives… they keep their shape for a long time, are always appropriate for age and occasion, frame different faces beautifully and are always pretty much what the client wanted (unless the client asks for something that would look horrible, then she just tells them).

      So, yeah, big bucks do not necessarily translate to great value.
      Sorry, I just feel very strongly about hair :D

    • UsedToBeLulu says:

      Um…no. I’m quite sure that they did NOT cut each and every individual hair differently. After giving all the hairs on her head individual questionnaires…

  5. barhey says:

    Oh my, I am in the wrong field. I think I should drop out of grad school and consider hair styling.

  6. Delilah says:

    The turquoise pic looks amaze balls and you know what they say, ‘hair can make or break you’! I maybe partial though since this woman can do no wrong in my eyes. She’s still very bankable as a lead in movies…(although admittedly, i don’t think I’ll ever see Mud).

    Btw, on her drunken disorderly incident – just reminded me that she’s the little firecracker I hope she is in real life instead of the snooze fest Aniston, Bullock and Goop seem…and I specifically make the comparison to those 3 b/c they are in the same category of good girl A-listers.

    Anywho, she repented in her apology. I hope she stays very much on the radar to entertain myself & the masses for years to come! I often struggle with the decision of whose life I wouldn’t mind to live if given the chance, but hers is definitely in my top 3.

    That’s a huge compliment, as someone who often believes I wouldn’t trade mine for anything! The woman seems to have it all! Talent, depth, personality, values, fashion sense, looks, health, success, family. Most importantly she’s lived out one of my fantasies-banging Jake G!!! That’s all!

    • crtb says:

      Can I convince you to change your mind about seeing Mud? I enjoyed it very much. It’s a treat to see a grown-up movie instead of all of the movies that are made to attract teenage boys (Superman, Transformers, Wolverine, Pacific Rim) I was reading an article yesterday about the TV show, Unforgettable. Even though it got 13 millions viewers every week, it had been canceled because only older people were watching the show. Mud had an interesting story, it was suspenseful, great acting, interesting dialog. Fewer and fewer of these types of movies are made.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        Unforgettable was such a bad show.

      • Delilah says:

        Those movies for ‘teen boys’ actually appeal to me. I almost saw Wolverin this weekend. I find grown up movies somewhat depressing…too real. I use movies to escape from drudgery of the hum drum for the ordinary citizen like moi. I’ll never forget how pissed I was to see Hope Floats, about a divorcee whose husband dumped her for her friend as soon as he became ‘big’, leaving her to move back home to find as a former prom queen that she really had not made much of herself, yick. Contrarily, I can and did sign up for grown up witty quirky dramas with a love story and great comedy -sorta like Silver Linings. Or better yet, Reese’s “Freeway”. Hands down one of my all time faves!

      • Tig says:

        Second the rec on “Mud”- it was great! The two young leads are amazing.

        Re Reese haircut -any chance that includes the color? Honestly, that IS an art form. To go from brunette back to a pretty amazing blond shade like here- hard to pull off.

      • Becky1 says:

        I agree-”Mud” was good (although anyone could have played Reese’s role).

      • taxi says:

        Mud is a terrific movie. Matthew McConaughey is better here in an offbeat story than I’ve ever seen him & Reese plays against type.

        Definitely worth watching.

      • crtb says:

        stellalovejoydiver says: Unforgettable was such a bad show.

        That is not my point. My point is that there is a huge demographic of people that is being ignored. It doesn’t matter if it was a good show or not. Millions of people enjoyed watching it but they were ignore because the stations aren’t interested in what they want to watch because they considered these “older” viewers not valuable. We all know there a dozens of shows that a really bad that stay on TV for years: Two and a Half Men

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      This was fun to read – great writing :)

    • Sarah says:

      I thought both outfits looked great but all I could think of was “I hope she’s wearing underwear this time”.

    • amilu says:

      I know she’s still somewhat bankable just on name recognition alone, but is she still really “very bankable”? I was just looking over her filmography, and there are a LOT of flops peppering her career.

      Also she was named in 2012 by Forbes as the third most overpaid actor (behind Eddie Murphy and Katherine Heigle) with $3.90 returned for every $1 paid.

      • Delilah says:

        Good point Amilu, I’ll concede to just bankable. She’s pigeonholing herself to the rom coms relative to her earlier choices which proved her chops and lead to her success. Man in the Moon, Freeway, Overnight Delivery, Best Laid Plans & Election for example. I feel like she’s not taking risks anymore, hence homogenizing her portfolio. Shame.

      • Delilah says:

        Good point. l concede to just bankable. She’s pigeonholing herself to the rom coms relative to her earlier choices which proved her chops and led to her success. Man in the Moon, Freeway, Overnight Delivery, Best Laid Plans & Election for example. I feel like she’s not taking risks anymore, hence homogenizing her portfolio. Shame.

      • Delilah says:

        Good point. l concede to just bankable. She’s pigeonholing herself to the rom coms relative to her earlier choices which proved her chops and led to her success. Man in the Moon, Freeway, Overnight Delivery, Best Laid Plans & Election for example. I feel like she’s not taking risks anymore, hence flattening her portfolio. Shame.

      • Delilah says:

        Good point Amilu. l’ll concede to just bankable. She’s pigeonholing herself to the rom coms. Whereas her earlier choices showcased her talent and range, ultimately attributing to her success. Man in the Moon, Freeway, Overnight Delivery, Best Laid Plans and Election are examples. I feel like she’s not taking risks, hence flattening her portfolio. Shame.

      • mayamae says:

        When I start to get sick of her I seem to come across The Man in the Moon and I appreciate her again. God I love that movie.

      • Delilah says:

        Lol on your technique of rekindling your Reese flame of watching past hits.

      • Amy says:

        Best Laid Plans is one of my favorite movies. I’m glad you included it on your list. :)

        (Hm. I’m Amilu on my other computer.)

    • JenniferJustice says:

      yeah, but she doesn’t have an ass!

  7. Mandy says:

    Ummm, I don’t get it. Her hair doesn’t look much different to me.

  8. Marianne says:

    I get my hair cut and dyed and at this Hairstyling school in my town. It’s on the cheap side (because its for students to learn) and I’ve never once had a problem there.

  9. lolita says:

    I cried when I read this.literally cried because while I’m all for people who have money using it to their discretion the fact that I’m sleeping on a friends couch with exactly $2.25 as all the money I have in the world unable to pay for school and not sure how ill buy groceries next week,something about someone spending all that money on a haircut felt grotesquely wrong.but to each his own I say

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Grotesquely wrong describes what is wrong with the whole world – the rampant greed and profit at any cost is grotesquely wrong. Hopes for you in finding some cash in your travels today.

    • Sarah says:

      Lolita, we have all been couch surfers at one time. But remember, the wheel is always turning and you will pop back up again. I slept on my mom’s couch for five months once at age 42. Now I am working and bought my 1st house two years ago. A little house but still a house and now people can sleep on my couch!

      Haircut story : I saw a great story about a barber (’50-ish?) who takes a mobile barber chair out with battery powered clippers every weekend and goes to a park to give free haircuts to the homeless. I’m way more impressed with him that Mr. I-cut-hair-one-strand-at-a-time.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        This One hair strand method sounds like a pain in the ass to get through, I mean how much time did she spend there? A whole day?
        For me the waste of time would be a bigger issue than spending 1500 $ on haircut if I had her money.
        I usually spend 30-40 € on a haircut.

    • Nicolette says:

      Hang in there, it’s just a phase of your life that will pass. I know that feeling of being broke and struggling, but better times are ahead of you :)

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      @Lolita: May very good things come your way this week. I’m rooting for you.

    • Bijlee says:

      Hang in there! I know the feeling. I’m moving around and rotating couches at the moment. It does get better! It will. Your hard work will be the reason it does. So don’t be too scared. You obviously have a good support system that’s always the most beneficial thing in getting back on your feet! Good luck! Hopefully you have an amazing week!

  10. Gabby says:

    I’m just curious as to what part of the haircut warranted such a crazy price. How can a haircut be that much? Is he cutting your hair with solid gold scissors? I don’t understand.

    • whipmyhair says:

      I know right? Two years ago I changed hairdressers (best fashion choice of my life) and went from $40 cuts to $75. And that was a huge deal for an impoverished Uni student to make.

      But even if I was a billionaire I wouldn’t spend that much on my hair. I mean no matter what you do to it; no matter how bad the cut- it will grow back. (this is coming from a cancer survivor, before people start yelling at me)

      And I would want a $1500 hair cut to have golden scissors. That I could take home. And then get melted down to make pretty pretty things for me to wear.

    • Poink517 says:

      You also get to sit on a gold toilet, ala Kim kartrashian.

  11. Tessa says:

    I don’t understand why people have such a huge problem with celebs spending their money. Would you rather she horde it all and hand it all over to the government when she dies? If she spends it now, it goes into the struggling economy now, and the money gets distributed. Having rich people spend money is actually a good thing.

    • Isan says:

      +1

      although I feel that this hair cut is not worth $1500.

    • whipmyhair says:

      For me it’s the Australian way of cutting down the tall poppies- sure they’re super rich and famous but i’m not stupid enough to do that!!! etc.

      Also it’s fun. Just like looking at musicians rider lists.

    • Trek Girl says:

      Exactly! It is her money and she can spend it how she wants to. Whether the haircut is worth it or not, that $1,500.00 is going into someone’s pocket. they will then probably spend a good chunk of it, and that means that someone else will get paid and so on and so forth.

      I guess people don’t understand how the economy works. If celebrities went with the financial plan that commenters write about, which is to not spend much money at all, then they would just be hoarding money, and hoarded money is a waste. It does no good and helps no one. What sense does that make? None.

    • Katie says:

      I don’t care how she spends her money, either, but don’t play the stimulating the economy card when trying to justify her spending. Stimulating the economy is supporting local (small) businesses and the like, not a hairstylist that only cuts the hair of people who can afford to spend $1500 on their overpriced services.

      • Trek Girl says:

        So you don’t think the money she spent helps the economy at all? Okay. You go ahead and think that.

        It’s not possible the salon uses the services of other businesses, or possibly gets any items from smaller businesses. You’re right.

      • Tessa says:

        Or the salon opens another shop, hires a contractor to build it, employs people to run it, hires a guy to plumb it, and another to do the electrical work. The owner has some more cash in her account so she takes her family on a vacation and pays for airline and hotels and treats them to nice meals and some souvenirs. When rich people spend their money, the not so rich people gain from it. It’s just a fact of life.

      • Emily C. says:

        No, it’s not a fact of life. Trickle-down is a lie. The economy benefits when a robust middle class spends their money, or when the government creates huge public works projects. Both of these things employ many people for long periods of time.

        A compact car requires as many people to build as a Mercedes. But more people by far buy compact cars, and the factory workers making Mercedes aren’t the ones reaping the huge profit margins. It’s the same principle here.

        A business offering $40 haircuts and one offering $1500 haircuts don’t employ very different people. The $1500 one might hire a little more advertising. Other than that, it’s all the little $40 haircut places patronized by the middle class that keep us chugging. And they’re the ones that close when the economy is crap, creating a ripple effect: the hairstylists are out of work, and the plumbers and etc. have a little less work now, and now they can’t spend money going out to eat, or buying books, or etc.. Places that offer $1500 haircuts are not in danger, because rich people are not in danger of losing their wealth in our society. They’ve offloaded all risk onto the rest of us.

      • bluhare says:

        She’s probably stimulating the airline economy as the guy flew over from Italy.

        I would argue Reese could stimulate more economy by helping regular people, but that’s just me.

      • Bijlee says:

        @emily c. EXACTLY. Trickle down is something rich people tell themselves to feel better about their stupid useless purchases.

    • Dutch says:

      It also seems to be an investment. Her looks are a large part of how she makes her living. I know I could invest $1500 to help me turn it into a paycheck for $5 million or $10 million in a couple of months.

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      @Tessa: “I don’t understand why people have such a huge problem with celebs spending their money…Having rich people spend money is actually a good thing.”

      Um, no. The Good Thing would be to have rich people pay a living wage. I think that what so many of us are disgusted by is the ever increasing flow of wealth away from people working to get by, only to line the pockets of the elite instead. I mean, for the vast majority of us, our wages have stayed the SAME as the 1970s! Yet, the new normal is even if you are fortunate enough to have a job, you cannot afford shelter, food, or medicine. I DO have a huge problem with the obliviousness, the selfishness, and the plain old tone deafness of the uber rich celebs.

      • Bijlee says:

        EXACTLY!!! Rich people don’t worry about gas prices rising 10 cents whereas that increases my anxiety levels! Because eventually ill be working my job JUST to put gas in my car. Meaning that job won’t be worth it anymore. And then what do I do? Celebrities can get FREE hybrid cars of they want and never worry. Then they criticize us plebians for not caring about the earth and driving gas cars. So yes it is a problem. It needs to be fixed. No one NEEDS a 1500 haircut. Especially Reese with-her-silver-spoon.

      • Yasmin says:

        YES. I agree. The stimulation of the economy has more to do with the middle class. The elite keep getting richer, and they are FAR less affected by what’s going on around them. And I’m sorry, it IS her money, but that’s probably one of the biggest idiocies I’ve heard in a long time. One strand at a time?!? No haircut is worth that much money. Sorry.

  12. E-v-E says:

    The most I’ve ever paid for a haircut was around 100$ and that was quite a treatment, including highlights. Her hair in turquoise does look good, thicker and voluminous, but then the red edition days later shows that it’s really all about the quality of the blow-dry. As for her persona, I’ve grown to dislike her especially after the incident, not so much as for what she did at the time of the arrest, but how she conducted herself afterwards, just like a smug-bi*** :/

    • Betty says:

      I think that’s the thing I find mind-boggling, that there were no chemical processes involved. That would have made the price tag a bit more justifiable. Even when John Edwards spent $400 on a haircut, part of the cost included paying travel fees for the stylist to fly out an do his hair.

  13. lana86 says:

    she s so cute) love the outfits)

  14. erika says:

    huh, 1500 for a haircut or hundreds of thousands to have your grimy, sweaty, stink-ass sit on a GOLDEN toilet?

    i find it repulsive, and stupid -granted, everything’s relevant and i spent $10 at supercuts in college 15 yrs ago but have spent up to $85 for a ‘master stylist for a hair cut…

    but 1500? reach a point where its repulsive, especially when i think money can be allocated towards a much better cause. if you have 1500 to blow on your split ends, i would hope that you had already done your charitable duty as well,

    there is so much grief in this country AND world, I can’t just stand by. I’m currently unemployed and on a tight budget, but I still donate to the SPCA and HSA, because it’s a cause I believe in….I simply said “hey, I need to cut my donations in half while i’m not working, but I still want to help this cause”

    it may not save every animal, but a little bit helps.

    and guess what? the barber shop down the corner does a BETTER job cutting my hair for 26 than any fancy ‘master stylist’ did downtown…

    • Delilah says:

      She is charitable. She participates in fundraising for breast cancer, http://www.avonwalk.org/press/reese-witherspoon-to-attend-ninth-annual-avon-walk-for-breast-cancer-new-york-on-october-16.html. Don’t know if she’s still active. And she’s a mother who I’m certain donates a lot of her time, money, energy and love to her children and family.

      • Bridget says:

        Is it charitable when its a part of your professional obligation? Reese reps Avon, so it was a part of her job to be a part of the breast cancer walk. And spending time with your kids isn’t exactly a donation either. Its a sad state when you have to consider time with one’s own family ‘charity work’. You can appreciate Reese’s toughness, her drive, and her power, but that doesn’t make her a saintly package of wonderful.

      • emmie_a says:

        That was my thought Bridget… It’s great that she allows them to use her name but it’s more of a job than charity in my book.

        She can do whatever she wants with her money but I have less respect for her wasting it on $1500 haircuts.

      • Emily C. says:

        You don’t “donate” time, love, etc. to your family. That is an obligation.

      • Bridget says:

        @Delilah that makes no sense. Family, even if they’re not that grateful to be graced with yourpresence and efforts, is not charity work. To even imply so is insulting to those that do devote their time, effort and money to worth causes. Further, Reese Witherspoon is paid an astronomical amount of money for a job with a flexible schedule where she’s only on set for weeks at a time. She has access to resources to make her life easier than 99.5 percent of working mothers out there, including the fact that as a producer she is her own boss. Lets get real: it is not hard to be Reese Witherspoon. She is not ‘just like us’ nor would she ever want to be.

        And by the way, the whole sweet Southern girl image she has really is just an image. That is a driven, ambitious woman, who has had to project herself as something else because for many a woman without the soft edges is an intimidating thing, and wasn’t going to sell those romantic comedies. Never forget this is someone who named her company Type A productions.

      • Delilah says:

        Ladies, these are semantics on which we debate when it comes to “charity” vs “obligation”. Some of us have needier families than most. Some of us are the breadwinners. Also, cultural obligations for non Westerners are greater than Westerners. Westerners operate on a scale of catering more to nuclear families, while non Westerners are working with a more extended family unit. There are family members that those of us in the US send things to abroad and all they do is demand more and more. Sometimes $$$ sent for tuition are misused for drinking and other frivolties. Without elaborating, I can see where you – who probably only supports maybe a husband and maybe 2 children- can’t broaden your horizons enough to understand how in some cultures what we do is charity for relatives we’ve never met but nonetheless must obligate ourselves to do support. Perhaps the people to whom you and your friends and family donate goods and services are complete strangers…like if you participate in a soup kitchen or a coat drive or toy drive. So I totally understand how it astounds and insults you to see someone else view their own relatives, albeit strangers, as those whom are recipients of charitable acts.

      • Bridget says:

        @Delilah, I’m pretty sure Reese Witherspoon isn’t sending money to relatives overseas.

        There is a difference between charity and obligation, and please don’t try to discuss it within the context of a celebrity spending time with their children counting as charity and then go into the whole ”westerners don’t understand extended family obligations”. You are comparing apples and oranges, and then attempting to say that we priviliged Westerners just don’t understand your point, when your entire point centers around a Western celebrity and her nuclear family. You want to discuss obligatio and ‘charity’ when it comes to non-Western extended families? Then start out with someone other than Reese Witherspoon.

      • Delilah says:

        Touché. I’ll admit I went a bit out of context with my analogy.

        Still, no one should undermine anyone’s acts of charity, celeb or not. Don’t be naive. It’s not like the average American citizen or resident doesn’t usually have some ulterior motive in being charitable. Pick any agenda 1) bolster a resume b)fulfilling a graduate requirement c) court order (community service d) politics e)religion f) singles events/bonding opportunities g) support a friend or family member who deems it as a worthy cause and my favorite h) tax write offs. Saying we should not give Reese credit b/c it’s a job, discounts the fact that she still fulfilled whatever obligation, bringing awareness to a worthy cause and em bettering lives. Whatever your motive, the deed still carries the same weight.

    • Trek Girl says:

      So, how much money does she have to give to charity before she can spend some on herself in the amount that she sees fit?

      Somehow there is always something better celebrities can be spending their money on. Big mansion? That money could go to charity. Expensive hair, skin, and body care? That’s too much money because nobody I know spends that much money. Expensive car? What about starving children? A big birthday bash or expensive wedding? All of that is just a waste!

      Come on, she can spend her money how she sees fit because she earned it. She gives to charity, most likely, as do other celebrities. At some point they get to spend their money on themselves, and they get to judge whether a price is too much.

      • emmie_a says:

        I don’t think there is an amount. It’s the extreme excessiveness that makes certain celebs look like pretentious assholes. Reese’s haircut is less barf-inducing than KK’s toilets.

      • Trek Girl says:

        They’re doing what average people do all the time: buy expensive things or services because they have more money. Average people buy things that have a big price tag but aren’t actually worth more all the time. They also buy things they don’t really need just because they have the money.

        In this case, Reese thinks or knows that the services she paid for are better than other services of equal or lesser value. What’s wrong with that? We don’t know what’s required for her job as much we like to think we do. And not just on camera; this could have something to do with business. Sometimes services such as the one she got are about more than appearance.

        Basically, she’s doing what people tend to do, no matter what they make.

      • Delilah says:

        Bridget, I was attempting to be clever in expounding upon the interpretation of the word “charity”. The take a way intended is that Reese must perform a tough balancing act in devoting her time & resources to all the folks and obligations that matter in her life, which I’m sure is a challenge. Fulfilling obligations can certainly feel like charity because you are giving something of yourself in spite of being too tired, and not exactly the most ideal state to engage all the time and sometimes you not receive the gratitude or appreciation associated with your efforts. I’m of the mindset that there are people in your life who do not always recognize how much you give, so some of the time there is no sufficient reward except the intangibles. Unfortunately the people who are more likely to fall in that category of ingrates are family.

      • bluhare says:

        I don’t know how much Reese should and shouldn’t do, but if charity work is the key, then Angelina Jolie deserves $1500 haircuts.

  15. PunkyMomma says:

    It is her right as an “American citizen” to spent whatever she wants on her hair.

  16. sparrot says:

    Her money, and as someone who has fallen for more hair gimmicks than I want to count, maybe I would pay that too (if I had the money). But dear God! My first thought upon reading “treats every individual stand” was HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?! No way I could sit still for that.

    • Delilah says:

      @ Sparrot – if you think that sucks ( individual treatment…strands), imagine what a nightmare it is to have individual micro braids! Judging by my experience, I’d guess she was in there for no less than 3 hrs (half the time for a full head of individual braids). I finally saw the light and go for much simpler dos that take only 1.5hrs… Never again.

  17. Alli says:

    Think she’s crazy to spend that much.

    Must have the blue dress and white sandals. Designer IDs anyone?

  18. Po says:

    Why is this shocking? Let’s just say that Reese got paid $10 million for her last film role. If we then say that the shoot was 3 months/ 5 days per week that means Reese got paid over $16k an hour to speak, smile, walk, and maybe break a sweat. These people live in a culture of paying each other a lot of money for very little work.

  19. Estella says:

    I hope this is a salon/spa. Although even if it is and Reese got a $250 haircut, $100 massage, $75 facial, $75 body wrap, $90 brush on tan, waxing of legs, face, etc – all that STILL would not come close to $1,500. Is the hair dye made with gold?

    I do think she looks amazing in the top pic but that is at most a $250 cut and color.

  20. Sisi says:

    what bullshit. A press release for a haircut? And professional photo’s of Reese leaving the studio? When was the last time that we saw Reese smile while being papped from such a close distance. And we can see the front and back of the coupe. How nice of her.

    She didn’t pay at all. This is a commercial and she’s a silent spokesperson.

    Who am I kidding. They probably paid her.

    • Anna says:

      OMG! I feel stupid that I didnt think of that. How many of us have heard of this stylist/technique before? I would bet somewhere between 0 and 2. Those in Hollywood? Maybe not that many more. And now they get to name-drop Angelina and Salma Hayek, too? He probably just went from an unknown to booked-solid. And look how pretentious the text is – lucky whatever-we-think-of-her-still-Oscar-winner/ A-list-celeb Reese Witherpoon was blessed with a private meeting after the appointment. He didnt even deign to cut her hair! Who does he do? 1st-tier Royals and Popes? >.<

      PS – the turquoise & white outfit with those yellow Manolos is amazeballs.

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      I think you’ve hit the nail on the head – classic Celeb product placement for the tony salon.

    • lenje says:

      Yup, exactly what I’ve thought. She didn’t pay 1500 (as well as Salma & Angelina), but she’s agreed to “silent-ad” it. Other clients with more money than the budget of a town (or even a less developed country) will be asked to pay for that sum. It’s the same with all those red carpet gowns and jewelleries.

  21. Po says:

    One more thing. This is how these people live. If we don’t like it, we need to stop paying for the movie and concert tickets because the prices are completely out of control.

  22. Christin says:

    The difference in the photos is funny. It’s like she’s so proud of her exclusive ‘do in the turquoise outfit, but then realizes she could have gone to a mall in Nashville for about $1470 less and ended up with the same look.

    Having the “huge privilege” of meeting with the hair designer…that probably appealed to her ego in a major way.

    It’s her business how she spends her money, but there is the saying about a fool and their money…

  23. LaurieH says:

    This is what pretentious, over-privileged people do: they pay $1500 for a Ferretti haircut so that they can say they paid $1500 for a Ferretti haircut. It has nothing to do with his “patented technique”. If it did, she could have saved herself $1460 and got the same haircut at Fantastic Sams.

    • Annabelle says:

      I disagree. If you buy a discount hair cut, nine times out of ten you’re going to look like you bought a discount hair cut. Stylists in cheaper salons, by and large, need to speed clients through so that they can see a maximum number of clients each day, which increases their salary/tips. You’re not going to get the same treatment and attention you’d get in a pricier salon, where a higher salary and much larger tip are all but guaranteed.

  24. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    The dude who did the ‘do must have been naked and covered with organic vegan whipped cream for a cut to cost that much.

  25. JJ says:

    I am surprised she still has money for a haircut since her photo-op bills must be astronomical. She is saving a lot of money on buying underwear though.

  26. Turtle Dove says:

    More money than brains.

  27. Katie says:

    lol But she’s so down to earth, right other mommies?

    If you’re going to spend that much money on a haircut, don’t get a mom-cut that you can get at a Super Cuts. She obviously doesn’t take the time to style it everyday, which makes the money she spent an even bigger waste. It wouldn’t surprise me to find out that Jennifer Garner also spends that much to get her flat hair cut.

  28. Kiddo says:

    I don’t know about Reese Witherspoon, but it has to be worth more than $1.5K to put up with self entitlement and the level of narcissism that must come with some celebrities who sit in their chairs. Good for the stylists. They probably have to do an hour or more of therapy while clipping. I’m not a stylist, I can only imagine, but you got a window into the world of how celebs believe they should be treated based on the cop-cam tape.

  29. Sarah says:

    The only way I’d spend that much on a haircut is if it gave me magic powers.

  30. Bridget says:

    I think $1500 for a haircut is excessive, but thats just because I cannot imagine that the difference between a $1500 cut and a $500 cut is all that much. Its her money and her choice. And for those of you saying ”I only spend $15 on my haircut” – you get what you pay for.

    • lucy says:

      I agree with Bridget and disagree with proponents of trickle down economics. The financial disasters since the Reagan years have proved that the flowchain always gets clogged somewhere near the top and the monies never find their way to the middle areas and below. Thus, we have the 99%ers in great disparity with the 1%ers.

      That said, $1500 on a special haircut is not particularly audacious. It’s pricey but not obscene. Add a zero and I’m there but this seems in line with $22 glasses of champagne – only serving champagne doesn’t take as much skill as a haircut.

      Reese is not obligated to get our approval as Board of Directors for spending her discretionary income on vanity services. $1500 for a haircut is more than my budget curerntly can bear but it’s still a tasteful choice and supports an artisan not a corporation.

      In contrast, there is nothing tasteful about gold-plated toilets by any measure, regardless of whether the buyer can afford them.

  31. ptitesirna says:

    For $1500, I’d better look like Gisele when I’m done.

  32. janie says:

    That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard! These people kill me.. I don’t remember her being this extravagant when she was single? I would be shocked to hear Angelina spend this kind of money on a haircut!

  33. e.non says:

    if she’s mentioned in that press release, i’m betting she got a freebie.

    seriously… each strand lovingly caressed and lathered. good grief, these nitwits will fall for anything if it’s presented as super duper extra exclusive. just imagine how labor intensive that is.. lol

  34. Kate says:

    She’s the next Paula Deen from what I heard.

  35. Reece says:

    Girl you must go to Super Cuts for that $40 haircut because everywhere else (I’ve been) costs twice that. They charge for EVERYTHING! It’s not shampoo and condition. It’s Shampoo. Condition. Style. Cut. Color. Highlights. Special extra color (or whatever it’s called on their bills lol)
    It is a straight grift!

    As for this story. I $1500 is bonkers.

  36. Emily C. says:

    Oh but she’s just a normal good ol’Southern wife and mommy, she’s Just Like Us, right?

    That’s the rub: she has this image she tries to project that’s utterly at odds with who she really is. Who she really is, is your average wealthy, entitled jerk.

    • Annabelle says:

      I’m so tired of the idea that because someone has money, they’re entitled, demanding, or jerks. People are people, and there are as many rude poor people as there are rude wealthy people.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        @ Annabelle: When I think of rude, I think of talking with your mouth full or some other etiquette fail. A Photo Op of your $1500 haircut, on the other hand, is proof of an entitled, tone deaf, swaggering smugness that fairly screams “Let them eat cake!” If you don’t get why people would be offended at such an over the top ostentatious display by a celebrity and then claim that “poor people are just as rude”, you have missed the point completely of this story.

        The excessive overweening exhibition of your wealth is like rubbing the face of a starving person into the scraps of your Creme Brulee dish.

      • Kiddo says:

        The excessive overweening exhibition of your wealth is like rubbing the face of a starving person into the scraps of your Creme Brulee dish.

        I’m starting to really like you, and your writing amuses me.

  37. Quinn says:

    1500$ haircut, and she’s still boring as Saltines! LOL!!!!

  38. Timber says:

    What about all of the free clothes, jewelry, handbags, perfumes, etc. they receive to promote a product? Therefore, $1500 is no big deal. I heard she is pretty frugal with her $.

  39. Nicolette says:

    So this method treats each strand differently, what does that mean, they cut each and every one separately? I can’t imagine how long that would take.

    Sorry, I can’t see spending $1,500 for a haircut, whether you can afford it or not. Really, could anyone tell the difference between this and a cut at your local beauty salon? I’m in love with her bag however!

  40. Ever says:

    I’m a hairdresser and its a constant thing to hear people complain about prices and locations to go to for haircuts. It’s kind of insulting, actually, because as a hairdresser I have to invest thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on education to make sure I don’t end up working at a chain like fantastic SAMs. Hairdressing really is an art and a skill. Anyone can pick up a pair of kitchen scissors and cut their own hair in a bathroom and think it looks the same as a ten dollar haircut, and it probably will because that hairdresser agrees with that logic. But not everyone, hairdressers included, can pick up a pair of shears and understand what they’re doing with them and why. How many of you have had a haircut that made you cry when you left? Or wanted to put on a hat for a week because it was done poorly? 1500 dollars for a haircut you get at fantastic sams is ridiculous. 1500 for a haircut from someone who flew from overseas and provided a top quality service isn’t that far of a stretch. We have no idea what her appointment consisted of. And lets be honest, for a millionaire, 1500 dollars to her is basically spending 15 dollars at fantastic SAMs.

    • Trek Girl says:

      Thank you, Ever.

      Your comment is logical and it comes from a place of personal experience and knowledge of the industry. I couldn’t agree more.

      All stylists, hair cuts, and treatments aren’t equal. If she’s willing to pay that much money — though it’s not much too her, most likely — then there is probably something about the services that are worth it, even if we can’t see it.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      Ever,

      That hairdresser basically got paid more than the average GP per the time spent with the client. Is a hairdresser really worth more than a doctor? A doctor spends well over $100,000 on their education and additional certifications and training.

      In fact, I’ll hold any profession against a hairdresser and say that in terms of professional necessity the clipper comes in last. $1500 is about what a teacher makes bi-weekly. A hairdresser is more of a professional than a teacher? Teachers are expected to get additional credentials and maintain very high professional standards. Plus, they work like dogs with very little credit for their hard work.

      I don’t buy into that “Hairdresser is a Rock Star” schtick. Sorry, gal. Your logic doesn’t float.

      • Joanna says:

        whatever your logic, it’s reese’s money and she can spend it how she wants. starbucks coffee is a ripoff, how many get that? and yes, the cup of coffee is cheap compared to what you make. and a 1500 haircut is cheap in relation to what reese makes. it’s to her what a cup of starbucks overpriced coffee is to you.

        if someone can afford a cup of overpriced coffee, it’s on them. not my place to judge. so keep on sipping when you could be sending that money to orphans in africa

      • Ever says:

        @ turtle dove

        I’m not exactly sure where out of my post you got anything related to me saying that i think hair dressers are rockstars or that we are more professional than a doctor.

        All I said is that I have to spend money and time on education to keep my skills up and to keep me from working in a chain salon. Hairdressing is hard work. It looks fun and easy to do because those of us in our profession love our job. It’s fun to go to work and love what you do. It doesn’t feel like work. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t have to learn chemistry (to avoid burning your skin off your body because i deal with chemicals on a daily basis) or anatomy or electricity or proper sanitation skills to keep you from contacting a disease or spreading one you may already have.

        Lets be honest though, doctors, no matter how much money or time they spend on education are also, like hairdressers, or any other professional, not created equal. If they were, and they were all magical and superior to any other professional, there wouldn’t be misdiagnosed patients or wrongful deaths or neglect. They are no more “rock star” than a teacher or a lawyer or a farmer. Every one serves a purpose and not everyone serves the same purpose. I couldn’t diagnose someone to save my own life, but my grandmother, a psychiatric nurse, couldn’t give you a haircut that wouldn’t ruin your self esteem that day.

        All I know is that I’ve spent a lot of money over the last ten years to keep myself educated and to keep my clients happy and healthy. I love my job. I never dread going to work because of the actual work itself. It’s hard work, yes, but I love it. And nothing has a value until someone decides to put a value on it. Do I charge 1500 for a haircut? No. Do I charge 60? Yes. Is it an awesome feeling to make 60 dollars an hour for one “stupid” haircut? Absolutely. Because I worked for it. I earned it.

      • msw says:

        Professionals are not necessarily compensated proportionally for their time/money spent on school. Ever isn’t saying she deserves more pay than a teacher or a doctor. She’s saying she trained for her skill and deserves more credit/financial compensation than a relatively untrained person in the same profession.

        Besides, I am on board with the “Reese didn’t pay for this” suggestion. She is shilling. A $1500 sticker price is probably the same as that $250,000 bottle of diamond nail polish–an arbitrarily assigned market value no one actually pays that much for. Though if this guy can get anyone to part with $1500 for a haircut, well, maybe he is a hell of a salesman.

    • Joanna says:

      @ ever

      I agree with you. you get what you pay for when it comes to hair. i’ve tried the cheap route and it shows. last time i spent almost 200 for cut, highlights. about killed me, but i got so many compliments. my mom goes to beauty schools and dyes her own hair and you can see the difference. nothing against my mom, i love her. but money equals quality when it comes to hair. and like you said, 1500 to her is what a sams haircut would be to me.

  41. Shelly says:

    She looks super cute in that turquoise outfit.

  42. Deidre says:

    Grooming for stars is deductible..

  43. Itwillrain says:

    I don’t know why nobody has ever seemed to consider that the DUI was just part of her orchestrated plan to transform her image to more “bad girl” since the “cute blonde” thing has run its course and she wants more options for roles. I’m not normally a conspiracy theorist, but in this case it seems plausible.

  44. bluhare says:

    If that $1500 haircut treated each strand individually, I’d say there’s a rogue group on her forehead that needs attention.

  45. bettyrose says:

    Let’s face it, to billions of people in developing nations, $60 might as well be $1500, and to them there’s not much difference between middle class excess and fabulously wealthy excess (whoa, which totally sounds preachy but really I’m just putting it in perspective. $1500 is probably less of a splurge for Reese than $60 is for me).

  46. Original Me says:

    I don’t think $1500 is that big of a deal considering she has millions of dollars at her disposal. I just don’t think the cut looks worth the money. The color looks great but as others have mentioned, this looks a tad Great Clips.

  47. Shy says:

    I pay $14 plus $6 tip and sometimes they do a crappy job. What can u do?

  48. atrain says:

    Did anyone else notice her belt is on backwards in the second blue pic? Is that the look now? Am I a fool for continuing to walk around with my belt buckled in the front?

  49. Ag says:

    That’s awful. There are hungry kids on the streets. Totally distasteful.

    • Annabelle says:

      I’m eye-rolling this pretty hard. There’s nothing distasteful about a person spending money they’ve earned (as long as there’s no criminal activity involved). Everyone splurges here and there, and I’m sure you’re no exception. Should I tell you that any splurges you’ve made are distasteful because every cent you have –less basic necessities– didn’t go to charity?

  50. Noodles says:

    On one hand, I think $1500 is ridiculously stupid, especially since her hair doesn’t look special.

    On the other, money is relative. Six years ago, I would never have considered dropping a certain amount (let’s say $300) on an item, while it wouldn’t really bother me too much now, as we make more money and are more financially secure.

    But $1500 is just crazy.

  51. Leslie says:

    I think that’s pretty standard in Hollywood. I remember being shocked about ten years ago when I heard that Meryl Streep paid $200 for a haircut.

  52. Cam S says:

    I can’t believe that salon had the nerve to charge her anything at all, don’t they “Know who she is???”

  53. lucy2 says:

    It’s her money to spend how she wants, and in the whole of her wealth, that’s a fairly small amount. Ditto for Salma and Angelina, and probably other celebs who have done it.
    But that said, even though I do spend more than bargain prices for my stylist, I could never spend THAT on a haircut, even if I had millions.

  54. Lucy Goosey says:

    One thing that really bothers and annoys me is when I hear the words “it’s not fair that Reese Witherspoon can spend $1500 on a haircut and people in this country don’t have health care!” It’s not Reese’s fault that you don’t have health care. Nor the fault of any other movie actor or celeb. It is the fault of the government who takes billions of your own dollars in taxes (all money you did NOT voluntarily pay by buying movie tickets or DVDs) and uses it to fund wars in other countries and stick a robot on Mars that costs more money than you OR Reese will ever see in your lifetime.
    Yet I never seem to hear that it’s not fair to send a billion-plus dollar robot to space when that money could have bought antibiotics for literally millions of American citizens who can not afford them. And it is the government who runs our country not Hollywood (no matter how much the media seems to think their haircuts and love lives are news.) I guess inconsequential celebrities just make better targets and news items.
    (Rant over.)

    • Bijlee says:

      That money is well used. Funding that robot goes into paying for the development, research, and training for millions of people. That billion dollars does a lot of good as does any funding for NASA or the NSF. They spend on students to give them research opportunities all at varying stages in their careers. These students gain experience and something awesome for their résumé. Who then go on to work at the very companies who do research and development for medicine or technology against cancers ie developing the technology necessary to study it effectively and to develop better more reliable methods to eventually lower the costs. That’s what happens with research. And you can bet it costs a pretty penny because its a worthy investment.

      So that billion is hella well spent and useful. And NSF and NASA are set to lose funding yayyy. I can’t believ these govt companies have to worry about funding when they do MUCH more good tha. Private companies. Privatizing does nothing. It creates companies whose goal is to line the pockets of billionaires. It’s stupid. We need research driven by government and people to prevent private interests setting the tone or qualifications for research. Research and development is a core part of progress. So sorry I don’t cry at night when NASA spends money. Especially considering their budget is always in fear of being cut when really the are a 0.5% of the ENTIRE federal budget.

      That money does GOOD. Reese’s expense on a haircut does nothing but contribute to mindless consumerism that is not needed in our lives. So yes she can handle criticism while she wipes her tears with money.

      If anything NSF and NASA need an increase in their budget. They spend money on education programs as well to increase interest in science and encourage students. So NASA and NSF will ALWAYS deserve every penny. We need to increase their budget if anything.

  55. OhDear says:

    $1,500 is probably chump change to her given how much she earns. It seems like a waste to most people, but guess her perspective from being in Hollywood and making the money that she does is different.

    Personally, I think she got ripped off.

  56. sarah says:

    Why is no one mentioning that she is downright pudgy? I’m 57, thinner and have toned arms. Her hair is nothing special. I spend 250 dollars on a hair cut and it looks better. I like Reese.

  57. Karen81 says:

    It’s an insane amount of money to spend on a haircut. But people do all kinds of insane things with their money, whether they have it or don’t. She obviously hs it and obviously, a really overpriced haircut is not against the law.

  58. Karen81 says:

    Therefore to teach their own.

  59. Bex says:

    If i paid that much for a haircut, I would be an idiot but in LA, cost of living, quality of offerings, etc $1500 doesn’t seem outrageous to spend if your business is based on your looks. I also don’t fault top of the line professionals the ability to make a great living on their services. Those supercuts people have to butcher a lot of heads an hour to make such low wages. The higher the amount of attention and detail, the less clients you can see once you work your way to the top.

    Anyway, who knows if the method works, her old haircuts were surely a few hundred dollars so it isn’t like she had been getting them in a mall before.

    The dumb part of this story is that it is “news”.

  60. Annie says:

    I imagine that in Hollywood, the prices for really good hair stylists are quite high. Same for people who are artists with colouring hair. Nothing worse than a flat monotone hair colouring, the point is to make it look natural and that’s truly an art.

    Setting aside what it costs elsewhere (you can easily pay £350 for a good haircut in London for example), is this amount a lot by Hollywood standards? Probably not…

  61. Legal Annie says:

    Too bad $1500 couldn’t buy her any class or talent.

  62. Prettytarheelfan says:

    I just did the math, and based on Reese’s annual salary, this is proportional to what I spend on haircuts. Idiotic, sure, but when you’ve got the dough, so what?

  63. Kemper says:

    I guess that ‘down home crock pot using southern girl’ perception is gone.

  64. stephanie says:

    LMAO at “patented technique” for cutting hair and that the strands have their own structure or whatever. Seriously you can slap the veneer of expertise or authenticity on anything with some multi-syllabic words and morons will flock with their wallets open. Fools and their money.

  65. Janet says:

    I could give myself a better haircut with a blunt machete.

  66. Kyla says:

    She’s carrying a $20,000 bag (approx price for a Birkin) with her $1,500 haircut. I’m not sure which is a worst waste of money.

  67. AustinMJ says:

    who gives a crap! It’s her money.
    I think it’s ridiculous and brings to mind the emperors new clothes. But it is always encouraging to see the uber wealthy spend their money in a philanthropic or charitable manner instead.

  68. Annabelle says:

    I don’t think it’s for any of us to judge what ANYONE does with their money, as long as they’re not in financial ruin. I’m not interested in explaining my spending relative to what’s in my bank accounts to anyone, and I don’t expect anybody else to do it, either. I’m sure Reese is aware of what she could safely spend and isn’t being overly frivolous with her money.

    • Bijlee says:

      Disagree if you make your money in the most disgusting way possible and don’t do good with it a la JLO. You deserve criticism. Lots of it.

      • Annabelle says:

        If you’ll read upthread, you’ll see that I said there should be no judgement concerning people who are earning an honest living with no criminal involvement. JLo has made millions from private concerts paid for by criminals…judge away. But Reese? Some may think she’s overpaid, but she’s making her money from her work/endorsements. It shouldn’t concern ANY of us what she chooses to do with it.

      • Bijlee says:

        @annabelle sorry dude she put it out there with this ridiculous press release. So people can comment as much as they want. It’s a stupid purchase and like others are saying she more than likely didn’t pay either and was just silently endorsing it. Which is even more disgusting because its highly manipulative. There are probably back door deals in place as well. Sorry. The criticism is well warranted at Reese silver spoon.

      • Annabelle says:

        That’s the second or third time this thread you’ve mentioned Reese and her “silver spoon.” You really seem to have a problem with her wealth. She hasn’t been out selling drugs in a school yard, beating her children, or snorting blow up her nose. She is spending money she earned for services rendered in a way she sees fit. At worst, she may have POSSIBLY received a free haircut in exchange for the salon using her name in their press release which is an endorsement. Businesses commission celebs to further publicize their brand and increase profits ALL THE TIME. If you don’t like it, you can always choose to avoid celeb-endorsed products or from brands who gift celebs freebies.

      • Bijlee says:

        Lol love for some reason my phone autocorrects her name to that now. So I found it fitting. And lol have you read my posts? I can barely afford to put gas in my car. I’m jaded accept it. I dont buy celebrity endorsed brands thankfully mostly because I can’t afford it, but I also know they aren’t necessities.

        Celebrities live in this bizarre world where they get millions if things for free. Live high priced lives, preach at us, speak for us, and wonder why we can’t give up a little bit to help the rest of the world. Must be awful to be in their loubitons! We criticize their useless purchases that they put in a press release! Awful!

        And yes I DON’T like Reese Witherspoon (happy?). A $1500 dollar haircut IS STUPID even for someone of her stature, especially when it’s obviously done for publicity. Sorry something’s fishy here. No one should be buying into these stupid stunts.

        Because that’s what they are stupid. I also don’t like how KK spends her money either. You wanna go defend her too? She seemed to earn her money through endorsements and reality tv shows.

        Honestly if she had spent a couple hundred, not a big deal, but 1500 is stupidity. Yes people splurge occasionally and enjoy some luxuries that’s not a terrible thing, but how much is too much then? Billionaires rig the political system in their favor so their companies can make a couple hundred million more that they don’t need. I mean when you have so much, why do you need more crap? It boggles my mind completely.

        And if I ever spend an obscene amount such as this on a haircut, I hope my mother slaps me in the face. Honestly? I don’t have a problem with wealthy people. I’m around wealthy people and they are amongst the kindest I know. Difference? They live their lives modestly. Incredibly so. They know what are stupid luxuries, what are occasional splurges, what’s fun, and what’s downright psychotic.

        I’m not okay with this mindless hedonistic consumerism on things that absolutely do not contribute in any way but to the pretensions and egos of the elite class. It’s disgusting and makes me sick.

        Now go get your $1500 haircut! Laura Poon did it!

  69. telesma says:

    She still looks like a prissy, tightly wound little doctor’s wife. If that’s what she was going for, she got it. Otherwise, she got rooked.

  70. Nemesis says:

    Wow, the ass kissing to Reece is overwhelming.

  71. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I’m normally one of those people who says- it’s their money, they can do what they like with it- if it’s an ‘investment’ ie: house, jewellery etc. But $1500 for just a hair cut? I’m sorry but I just can’t get behind that. That is ridiculous.

  72. henderswife says:

    Holy cow! I get a color, cut and style for $50 at a reputable salon! I guess money is no eeessue Mrs. Witherspoon.

  73. Feebee says:

    For $1500 and treating every hair differently I’m wondering if they actually separate and then cut every hair separately. For that, and the 8-10 hours it would take, i might understand the price tag.

  74. Viv says:

    I think $1500 is okay for a haircut for someone whose multi-million dollar career depends on her beautiful looks. Yeah, she’s right. She’s just had a baby and died her hair brown, that takes a toll I would think on someone’s hair.

    As for the DUI, it was stupid, but I still like her. Nobody’s perfect.

  75. klutzy_girl says:

    Eh, it’s her money. She can spend it any way she wants to.

  76. lisa says:

    meanwhile, she is wearing a skirt my nana plays golf in

  77. Barrett says:

    Her face screams self involved bitch!!!

  78. Carol says:

    So the article mentions three Hollywood women who pay this much for a haircut,and you automatically assume it can only be telling the truth about one of them and it just so happens to be the one you don’t like. Biased much?

    • Annabelle says:

      I don’t think Kaiser is biased, necessarily, but I do think the reactions are so extreme because Reese isn’t as liked as Angelina. Reese is hot off an arrest for being mouthy with a cop and has been getting a lot of hate here for it, so I think that’s influencing some people’s comments. I do think if it was Angelina, we’d be seeing more comments like, “Oh, she’s such a good person”, “She does a lot of charity work”, or “You know, she just had a mastectomy. She deserves to treat herself”.

  79. ataylor says:

    Eh. I can see myself doing that if I had the money. I spent $625 (not even including tip) once for a cut and color in L.A. before and it wasn’t even in a “famous name” salon. And you know what? I’ve never regretted a moment of it. I look absolutely AMAZEBALLS!

    I’ve gotten hair/color at Fantastic Sams and those have been disasters (lesson learned). I tend to go to mid-range salons and have paid between $60-120 and look good too, but not as awesome as that really expensive cut/color.

    It wasn’t a “patented” technique or some crazy “famous hairdresser” excuse…I paid for that hairdresser’s/colorist’s TALENT and ATTENTION TO DETAIL, and it showed.

    Plus, the price is also about the kind of customer service that they provide. Believe me, for $600 plus, you get treated like a queen by everyone including the receptionist and the shampoo girl.

    I was thirsty a one point so they brought me an OJ “just so” to my liking. They had special salon themed lounge wear and robe for me to wear while they hung up and steamed my clothes in my very own dressing room so they wouldn’t get stained, wrinkled, dirty or hairy as I got my treatments done.

    $1500 may seem excessive for some, but it’s ALSO the reason why there are so many people with Audi/BMW/MBenz/Lexus/Porche/Jaguars in this world.

    Let’s face it…isn’t the whole point of getting a car to get to point A to point B? Why doesn’t everyone just drive a entry-level/base Ford Focus, Hyundai, Kia or Chevy Aveo? What’s the point of having so many mid-range Honda Civics, Accords, Toyota Camery’s, Volvos, VW’s and Buicks on the road when everyone can just buy a more inexpensive car brand for under $15,000? Or even used?

    Supply & demand.

    I’ll bet many (maybe SOME are) of the people clutching their pearls over the $1500 haircut are also the ones NOT driving the used or inexpensive car brands either and have maybe an entry-level (yet still expensive) Audi/Lexus/Benz/BMW’s in their garage or carport. Am I right? Is anyone going to cop to it? Bueller? Buller?

    That’s okay. You know who you are.

    And no one gives them crap about trading in their BMW and buying a Kia and giving the rest to charity.

    That goes for the Prius and “hybrid” evangelists too. Want to save the environment and save some $$ on gas? Take public transportation.

    PS: And I’m not a Reese fan. I do, however, have little patience for hypocrisy.

    • Annabelle says:

      Rock on. I absolutely love this post.

      I used to get my hair cut and colored for about $120 and thought it looked just okay. I’ve since started going to a more posh salon and totally agree about the treatment and results you get at those kinds of places. Best I’ve ever felt/looked after a haircut. :)

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I agree with a lot of it. In the end, it’s her money, she can spend it how she likes. 1500 dollars (if that’s even true) seems a little excessive to me-but I don’t spend money on anything more expensive than renting movies or buying fast food, so that tells you my experience.

      And I do think it’s a little unfair to bring her charity into question. I agree with one poster who said that we (to some extent) do charity for a somewhat selfish motive. I definitely agree with that. When I brought cookies to my neighbors, and they invited me in to talk-I went in because I wanted to be polite, not because I wanted to spend my afternoon with two old people.

      I kept going to their house because I felt really bad for Mr. and Mrs. Caspary-that she was housebound, and that they didn’t have really any regular visitors besides their daughter. So I did feel sorry for them being alone most of the time, so I went to visit them-I didn’t visit them (in the beginning-I love both of them very dearly now) because I wanted to so badly, but I felt a sort of bittersweet obligation. And I’m glad I did, because I care about others a lot more.

      Generally, the only time I start snarking on if a celebrity ever does charity/if they’re doing it for pr,etc is if that celebrity has really no personality or compassion (that they show) to speak of. Because I believe that you don’t have to donate tons of money to charities to be charitable. It could be little things like holding open doors for older people, shoveling your neighbor’s driveway if he/she can’t do it (my mom got into a car accident and the next day one of our neighbors, who never talks to anyone, was out shoveling our yard-didn’t say a word), and so on. Having compassion for your fellow man.

      So if I see someone who lives to such excess, but doesn’t really do ANYTHING to help ANYONE out, or do anything that shows that they have other interests than spending money on themselves, then I will comment. Generally I don’t think that person’s the scum of the earth, but it does show a little something about them.

      That’s all I got…I’m a talker today for some reason.

    • Bijlee says:

      Over here clutching my three dollar pearls from Claire’s! Drive a beater car (fortunately!) and don’t buy needless things….except Taco Bell I don’t need that at all, but I love their churros :( Oh and public transportation is not given any priority in large parts of America….so most of us are screwed. I would love to be able to take a bus or a train and NEVER worry about the maintenance needed for a car again! Oh the dreams I have.

      • Annabelle says:

        Bijlee, your distaste of people of means and the way they use them aside, I’ll agree with you on this. I went to college in Tennessee, and it made my blood boil anytime someone would insist that no one needs a car to get by. There are parts of this country NOT serviced by public transportation.

      • Bijlee says:

        Look dude if Laura Jeanne poon can’t cough up money to get a car home when she’s drunk but she can shell an incredible bunch out for a haircut then I’m gonna judge. Girlfriend has some seriously misplaced priorities. The risk with one is much greater than the other so sorry, it does in fact annoy me.( And obviously it wasn’t a one time thing, they more than likely have pulled the drunk driving thing before just never got caught.)

        Especially when 1500 is chump change so she could have easily afforded the 100-200 for a car (overestimating on purpose). I’m sorry.

        Again I have no problem with wealthy people but I have a problem when people buy such gaudy useless services or crap. ( and trust me there are a lot of sh*theads at my level buying things they don’t need and surely can’t afford that angers me as well…my judgement is harsh and wide at this time in my life).

  80. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Okay, I don’t know where to say this (especially since it’s a little fluff), but because Angelina was mentioned in the post, I’ll say this here.

    I was just on the dailymail, and saw that the Brange had landed in Japan. Looking at the pictures, I saw Knox with Brad. My Good God! He got so big! Wtf happened? He looks like a young man, a lot older than five. He doesn’t even have his baby face/fat anymore.

    I don’t know why I was so shocked when I saw the pictures, but there you go.

    Here’s the link:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2380379/Brad-Pitt-Angelina-Jolie-brood-land-Japan-big-smiles-faces.html

    AND he’s a mini Brad! Good Lord, all of his sons are just going to have to beat all the girls (or boys) off with a stick.

  81. toto says:

    she earned her money…so what’s the problem?

  82. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    Im not sure why you mention salma hyak as some sort of paradigm of down to earthness….she absolutely is NOT. In fact shes more the type to pay $3000 for a haircut and be proud of it. Lest we forget her infamous quote on being “priviaged”?

    “whats the point in being privilaged without the privilage??”

    She is the QUEEN of elitist B***heszzzzz.

    • Delilah says:

      Salma is very passionate about elevating the status of Latinas and women’s rights overall. When you work hard for your money, you deserve to splurge. I’m certain people are aware of limits. Not everyone is good at managing,i.e., MC Hammer, Toni Braxton, Mickey Rourke … And that’s why the filing of bankruptcy. To be fair, there is a correlation between being skilled at $ management and whether you come from money or not. I believe Ms Spoon comes from it, which I’m certain ensures purposeful expenditures…Ever hear how the rich stay rich?

  83. tessy says:

    To quote my best friend who always cut her own hair, sometimes missing a piece or two in the back, “There’s only 2 weeks between a good cut and a bad one.” I think that holds for $1500 cuts as well.

    To each their own I guess.

  84. Snowpea says:

    “There are different claims on how many strands of hair you can find on an average head but the consensus seems to be between 100000 to 150000, some estimates going up to 200 000. Obviously, a person with hair loss will have dramatically lower numbers than others…”

    Well by my calculation, if it takes at least one second to cut each hair on a head with 100 000 hairs, then it will take roughly 27 hours to cut the average haircut.

    I call bullshit on this fella’s patented ‘Ferretti Technique” ;)

  85. CharmingFrock says:

    It is only that much if you MUST have your hair cut by the top guy. He says he charges that much because he wants people to use the stylists he trained in his method instead. I guess the regular stylists start at around $220.

  86. SezSays says:

    I get complimented on my hair a lot (possibly feeding my Sampson complex & fear of cutting it) and I have been to a hairdresser maybe 3 or 4 times in the last ten years and have never spent more than $60 and I get the colour touched up too. The rest of the time I cut the split ends myself over the sink. My hair is very long and curly, supposedly the hardest to manage, and I would eat every last strand of hair before considering spending $1500, even after I win the lottery.

  87. OrangeBlohan says:

    I’m just over the whole entitlement thing. “Don’t you know who I am?” No haircut is worth that much money. Just imagine what she could have done with $1,500 that went on a haircut, that looks like any other haircut.

  88. Pixiestix says:

    I wonder if this was a special treatment — she has very thin, fine hair & has talked about taking Viviscal supplements for hair growth/hair loss (I only know this because I want thru a short period of hair loss & did research on-line). That might explain the cost.

  89. CC says:

    I read the reasoning and thought “what a scam”. With people losing about 100 strands of hair daily, there goes the whole “catering o each strand!” as the haircut is “ruined” after 1 day. Waste of money even if you have a lot of it.

  90. Carolyn says:

    Oh these celebrities..it’s a bit “Emperor’s New Clothes”. Karl Lagerfeld has been doing something similar for years.

    The guy behind Paul Mitchell, and all decent hairdressers are laughing somewhere.

  91. Maria says:

    Yeah, the salon uses her as advertisment, I highly doubt she paid for that haircut

  92. joe says:

    Blah, it’s her money, she can spend it however she wants. You’re an idiot.

  93. Gabby says:

    She didn’t pay $1500. I’m sure she didn’t pay anything – celebs don’t pay for things! They get things like this for free with the consent that their name can be used in a press release for the product / service. In fact she may have even been paid! And here we are reading all about it – cheap advertising.