Eva Mendes went to SuperCuts instead of a fancy hair salon: would you??

Eva Mendes’ celebrity brand is not about luxury, exclusivity or elitism. That makes her pretty rare in celebrity circles. She designs a mass market line for New York & Co., found in every mall in every state. She was under contract with Pantene, sold at every grocery store and CVS and Walgreens everywhere. She has a drugstore makeup line called Circa too. And finally, she’s not all about going to the fanciest hair salon in LA. Eva stopped by a SuperCuts yesterday and documented it on Instagram. People were praising her for being frugal and “real.”

So, confession time… I’m not one of those women with a professional hair stylist on retainer or anything. I don’t have one person I trust with my hair. I used to get friends to cut my hair or I cut it myself because that’s how little I cared about it. But a few years ago, I realized how cheap I was being so I started to go to one of these chain haircut places. I spend about $17 every eight weeks or so for a cut and that’s it. Sometimes the cut is good – a few months ago I got a cut which made my hair look like Christine Baranski’s, but it grew out GREAT. I’ve had some bad cuts, but honestly… I prefer the cheap places because you know what you’re getting and I never expect some life-altering cut anyway. So where’s MY praise for keeping it real?? I dye my hair myself too and it looks… okay. Maybe I am being too cheap.

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  1. sassbr says:

    Yes, if I looked like Eva Mendes and it didn’t matter wtf I did to my hair because I looked like EVA MENDES, sure, I would go to Supercuts.

    But I don’t look like Eva Mendes and I need all the help I can get. So off to a hipster salon I go.

    • DaisySharp says:

      LOL This!

    • hudson girl says:

      I’m cynical, but I wonder if this is a low-key AD? She is obviously cultivating herself as an approachable brand. She never said that she ONLY goes to Supercuts. I used to go there for cheap and local trims between more expensive overall haircuts/hairshaping in the city.

    • Carol says:

      This! Yeah right? If I looked like Eva Mendes, I would do everything on the cheap because I will still look beautiful. But my hair is thick and like a brillo pad, and needs TLC from expert hands. However, every time I find someone I like, who isn’t cheap, they end up moving away to Europe. Ugh. I color my own hair though.

    • SM says:

      Yep she has a beautiful, luxurious hair. There are almost no chances of ruining it and in case it happens her hair radiates health so it will grow back.

    • This. And the last time I decided to “splurge” and go to a Great Clips, the hair dresser didn’t even part my hair before she started madly cutting… then, toward the end, when I asked if she could please, PLEASE, even up what was looking like a REALLY BAD HAIRCUT, she told me she could only “cut one side of my head” (though she’d been copping locks from both sides, up to that point), and that she “wouldn’t be able to make it even”.

      She also cut off way more than I wanted. I went in with boob-length hair, and came out with a jagged, massively uneven, not-quite-shoulder-length, mess.

      I tried to get my money back… for two weeks I tried, and got the run around, before being informed that everyone involved, including the manager, was no longer at that salon, and there was no way to contact them, and no one left to authorize a refund.

  2. Ka Sal says:

    I go to Supercuts! I know exactly what I want usually so it’s not a big deal. I hate my hair and it’s mostly a hassle but maybe I’ve been missing out on a professional stylist

  3. Ariel says:

    My hair is not curly, it’s a tiny bit wavy, thin and easy to cut. I use Supercuts. I ask them to take off two inches and put in “a few long layers”. And it always looks great.

    I’ve stopped dyeing it due to cost- b/c I suck at doing my own. Letting the gray grow out.

  4. Penguin says:

    Would never. They are predominately white hairstylists at SuperCuts in my town and I’m black w very tight curls. The one time I’ve loosened up cause my usual place was closed these ladies were yanking out my hair left and right. My hair didn’t look any better than when I walked in. One of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life.

    But good on Eva for being a regular schlub like the rest of us and getting a cheap haircut. Her courage, her strength

    • Jensays says:

      Agree 100%! My sister and I have very curly/mixed girl hair and a lot of times the supercuts/fantastic sams of the world will try to style/cut our hair like a white person. One hair cut solution doesn’t work for all. If I had straight and thin to medium textured hair, it would be great to only spend $30 for a haircut that was overall uncomplicated. BUT, we don’t. They (fantastic sams/supercuts) also push straightening processes on us ALL the time which is frustrating. Like.. I don’t have time to straighten my hair daily and I am not going to chemically straighten it. So… I spend my $70/100+ per haircut because there are only so many places that specialize in curly.

      • Kimmy says:

        ITA @ Jen. I’m white with naturally coarse, thick, very curly hair and if someone doesn’t know what to do with that you’ll get a bad haircut!! I’ve had so many!! Finding a good stylist is a necessity for me!

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        With my thick, curly, and wavy hair, I would never go to SuperCuts or any other place like that. I did once and it was 2” shorter on one side of my head but they didn’t see the problem. That was it for me!

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Really? Predominately white? Not my experience at all lol. Ever. Expensive places are predominately white. But in any case, none of that matters to me; what I know for a fact is, I’ve had better hair experiences spending under $100 than fancy do’s costing more than $100 up to my most expensive ever at $600. That $600 was my worst cut EVER. Other worsts were also costly. The best cut I’ve ever had came from a franchise. I spent $60. Today I never judge stylists, locale and cost as indicators.

      • Lala11_7 says:

        @Mabs A’Mabbin: Supercuts aren’t in Black neighborhoods…PERIOD….so yes…they are predominately White…because they’re located in predominately White areas…and if I EVA want to catch a case…I will go into any of the Supercuts that’s around my house and allow them to touch my hair…

        I would be UNDER the jail…SO FAST! LOL!

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        The Supercuts, and other low cost franchises, around me are largely employed with blacks and hispanics. Maybe a peppering of white employees. And with three boys, throughout the years whether Supercuts, Costcutters, et al, throughout this state’s major areas, whites are on the lower side of these establishments’ hiring. And I’ve always been more satisfied with low cost cuts over paying hundreds. I’ve had very thick hair throughout the years and they have more guts going for the layers I like lol.

      • Joanna says:

        Every supercuts I’ve been in has all white women. I saw one black hairstylist in the last one I went to get my haircut. That’s the only one I’ve ever seen in my life at a Supercuts.

    • Mgsota says:

      I don’t go because my hair is super straight and the one time I went to a Supercuts type place…they messed it up. I asked for long layers and it was sooo choppy. I need someone who can BLEND! Lol.

    • Lwt00 says:

      this. I have 3a/3b hair that is fine but very thick. it never looked right and I dreaded an annual cut until I found Devachan in Culver City (which sadly is no more!) I’ve followed my stylist from there for over 8 years – I’ll never let him go!

    • Moneypenny says:

      Agreed. I’m a black woman with big curly hair. I won’t even just go to any expensive salon. A lot of stylists do not know how to style curly/black hair.

    • Kimberly says:

      heck no I would never go to supercuts….have thick super curly hair and the few times I did go…they effed up my hair….they dont use a razor to thin out the tresses…they didn’t understand basic curly hair needs….

      super cuts is for people with straight hair imo

      • Arpeggi says:

        I too have tons of really thick, wavy hair and I have to choose my hairdresser carefully or I’ll carry a triangle of hair around. Things are getting even more complicated now that I also have white hair appearing. I’m never getting rid of my current hairdresser! He’s the only one who doesn’t try to iron my hair to make it easier to cut or cuts it as if I was going to spend 2hrs every day doing my hair at home; he works with my curls and thick hair as they are. I don’t mind spending $100 every 2 or 3 month on a cut and color because it’s done properly and I don’t look like Krusty the Clown. Also, I get a beer (or 2!) and a head massage

      • Kosmos says:

        NO, I would never go there….my ex boyfriend used to go a lot. Sometimes his hair looked fairly okay, but at other times, it was chopped up really bad and he often had to wait for it to grow out again. So, no, based on what I saw of his hair, I’d never go unless, of course, you just have a blunt cut on the bottom. Good stylists do not work for Supercuts. I also wouldn’t advise over-spending on hair, and I honestly would never do my own color because of the highlighting. Find a stylist who will work with you, who is reasonably priced, and stay with them.

  5. Mireile says:

    Supercuts! So cool. Eva has a gorgeous face and hair so she can get away with any style. For me, if all I wanted is a trim just to cut off split ends, I’d head over to Supercuts.

    • minx says:

      I go to Great Clips because I have a simple straight cut that just needs the ends trimmed. Works for me.

  6. DiegoInSF says:

    Hell no, my colorist and stylist is a freaking magician, of course I pay her like half my rent for highlights and a haircut but it shows, people always ask me who does it.

  7. Ann says:

    I cut my own hair and have for at least 10 years now. My situation is entirely motivated by social anxiety because I hate making small talk with hair stylists. I have stick straight hair with no layers so it’s easy enough for me. I’m dreading going gray because I was never good at dying it without it being a very apparent drugstore box job. Guess I’ll just have to learn to deal with the chit chat when the time comes.

    • Kate says:

      THIS. Salon atmosphere has the strange blend of commerce & social. Perilous waters! Will the stylist phone it in if I don’t make a connection with them? My technique, to overcome my awkward, is to focus on the provider for the first bit, ie: introduction & decisions. Are we understanding eachother?
      Then I make eye contact, grin, and say “I’m in your hands!”. So far 90% understand/ intuit that as trust, and who doesn’t want to be trusted to shine? I remind myself that they have all sorts visit their chair, and probably really have seen it all. No way they could last long, or enjoy their profession if they were not socially adept at reading people.
      Always bring a picture if possible…worth many words.

    • minx says:

      I get what you’re saying, I HATE salons because I hate staring at myself in those unflattering mirrors. I let my hair go, it’s lucky I have simple straight hair.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        I avoid ANY salon at all costs because I despise sitting there for hours enduring a color and cut under the most unflattering lighting in the world!
        The salon experience for me is not about pampering,it’s about necessity.

        And WOULD I?-Ever go to a super cuts heck yeah!!!😂(I do cost cutters,actually)
        Never have I noticed a difference between super expensive vs chain salon in how my hair looks,only in the price.

    • Nickie says:

      I feel the same way Ann, I always compare it to going to the dentist except I don’t have try to make small talk there^^

    • Juls says:

      I’ve been cutting my own hair for years, simply because I can’t find anybody that gets it right, the way I want it. After watching basic techniques over the years, I decided to wing it, and now I always just do it myself, layers and all. It looks great, and its free!

  8. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Meh I don’t see the big deal. We take my Mom to Hair Cuttery. There is a black stylist there and so she knows how to do black hair. I will be going to her myself this month because I want a specific cut my natural hair and she has natural hair and said she would do it for me. I dont think you HAVE to spend a ton of money on your hair at an upscale salon IF you can find someone who can so it for cheaper or you have a fairly low maintenance look.

    • Erinn says:

      I think that’s the key, really. Regardless of where you go – if you can find someone who works magic with your particular hair type, you need to cling to that person.

      I have pretty uncomplicated hair. It’s pretty fine in texture – there’s a decent amount of it, but I could never be mistaken for someone with very full hair haha. I also have probably 2b hair when it’s at its waviest (with a lot of work to get it there), so it’s not difficult that way, either. When it comes to color, I tend to not skimp. But if I’m just getting a trim, I’ll let most people tackle it without any real stress. I have had some bad haircuts over the years, so there’s SOME anxiety there… but only when I’m trying to do something drastically different.

  9. Lila says:

    My mom cuts my hair. It’s really hard to get hairstylists (from Supercuts to salon) to listen when you tell them just to take a quarter inch off the ends. They’re dying to take more length, to add layers or bangs or something. Idk what the impulse is, but after getting to many ‘trims’ that turned into full blown haircuts, I’d much rather get my hair trim for free.

  10. Lizzie says:

    i tried the supercuts route for a while but over a few appts ended up with layers so uneven i had to cut off 5 inches. back to $$ for me!

  11. lolalola3 says:

    I used to go to Supercuts since my hair is long and cut straight across the bottom. It was convenient–no appointment, no waiting. She’s right that sometimes you get a great cut and sometimes it’s a mess. It was great to get my bangs cut because I need it every 2-3 weeks but now I finally learned to do it myself. But color???? NEVER! I’d never do it myself and I’d never go to a Supercuts. That’s just insane. I used to know this Doctor who would color his own hair. I didn’t want to tell him that in the daylight, his brown hair was orangey and the color was totally uneven. Really horrid. Maybe in his office lights it looked ok but really, if you can, spend the damn money for color from a professional.

    • Kosmos says:

      If you can really learn the proper way to cut, you might be able to cut your own, but cutting the back will be really really difficult no matter what. Supercuts can do a blunt cut, as probably anyone can, but any more than that, I would not go to them, nor would I dye my own unless I practiced and became a pro at it. If you can dye your own, you’d save a lot of hassle and money, too, but so far, I’m not up for trial and error just yet.

  12. Enid says:

    It all depends on the stylist. I get my hair cut at Great Clips, which is essentially the same thing, because my stylist is amazing. I don’t really feel like it matters if they are at Super Cuts or some fancy salon. Talent is talent.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Enid, if your stylist left Great Clips, would you follow her?

      I want MY stylists and I do not care where her chair is.

      You are correct, ‘Talent id talent”!

      • Enid says:

        Probably. I followed her from a private salon to Great Clips. She moved there because she has a 401K, insurance, and vacation time. She never had that at a private salon. I would not be surprised to see more decent stylists moving to places like that because they offer full benefits.

      • Algernon says:

        I went the reverse route, followed a stylist from Super Cuts to her own salon. Unfortunately, her place was too far away and the added cost of the travel to her new salon made it no longer worth it.

      • lucy2 says:

        That’s interesting to hear, Enid. My former stylist retired, but before she did I followed her to several private salons. She often complained about places like Great Clips that they didn’t pay well and they made people devalue the skills of stylists, and made it harder for the salons to charge what they needed to. That’s good to hear they actually offer nice benefits to their employees, and if people are happy working there and clients are happy going, that’s great.

        I’ve found a new stylist I really like, she did a great job so far, so I’m sticking with her. It’s pricey, but one of the few personal things I splurge on – I don’t wear much makeup or jewelry, stick to jeans and sneakers, etc.

    • Spicecake38 says:

      I went to a great clips many years ago and was told this by the stylist-She said she was experienced,but loved cutting hair the most.She also said that the majority of her clients/walk ins were men who needed a 5 minute cut,and each one usually tipped between 5-10 dollars,so multiply that times (?a lot of customers,I’m guessing).
      She said that many women would come to her for cuts and then go to an expensive salon for color.Makes sense to me!

    • Cas says:

      I’ve followed my stylist to 4 salons across my area in the past 9 years. I have short hair and that’s her specialty. I’d gotten tons of really awful short cuts prior to finding her when I moved here. I went in and was like, “I need to stop looking like I want to talk to the manager and I don’t want to look like a 5th grade boy, either” and BAM she got it right. I would follow her ANYwhere at this point.

  13. Laura says:

    For a trim or for longer hair, sure. But for short haircuts I’ve had much better luck cutting it myself than going to places like Supercuts.

  14. ME says:

    I went to an expensive salon once and never again. The woman did a half ass job, didn’t seem to care and honestly the ladies at Sears hair studio do a much better job. Actually one of the best hair cuts I ever had was by an old guy that worked at Sears Hair Studio. He took his time and made sure I was happy. He was awesome. Now a days I actually just cut my own hair. It’s surprisingly easy to do.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      This. I’ve paid $$ for cuts that I’ve hated and go home to tweak anyway. Now I don’t bother going to those fancy schmancy places unless I want something special .

  15. Algernon says:

    I have used Super Cuts, I have used a local beauty parlor, I have used a fancy stylist. Then I discovered the secret. If there is a cosmetology school in your area, go there for hair cuts. I am lucky enough to have a Sassoon Academy nearby, and it is the only place I get my hair cut now. A regular “stylist” (first-year student) is $90, but if you go during class it’s half off, so I just make the time to get my hair cut during a class. I get a pro level blow out for $45, it’s amazing.

    • Nicegirl says:

      ITA @ Algernon. Some beauty academies are amazing, have great instructors and you can get fabulous beauty services – you can ask for an appt with a student about to graduate, be a model for a class, ask the schedule person which students they use for their personal beauty services. Check out special event pricing. If you find a student whose work you 💕 they usually want clientele and are very accommodating.

      I didn’t do that this last cut, tho. Sooo stupid.

      I’m the idiot who gets scissors ✂️ happy when stressed. I’m rn dealing w the worst case of self inflicted bangs trauma. I was trying to cut an amazing swoop side bang and failed. Hideously. Had to change my part to the entire other side, colored it twice already. Cannot handle my mistake. I went from classy boring basic b mama hair to almost my exact hairstyle from 7 th grade in 1987. I’m even needing to put it half up in a side pony as in my school pic from same year bc I messed it up so badly it’s all heavy on top and needs blending. I only did the nail technician course at beauty school.

      I should have gone to Supercuts 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

    • Dazed and confused says:

      Yes! I have a Paul Mitchell School by me and I’ve been going there for years. I have had pixie cuts, short cuts and right now I have a blunt bob. My cut is $15. If you go on Wednesdaysit’s only $5!!!!

      I color it myself. I am mostly gray, so I went platinum. YouTube has tons of tutorials. I would not try something like a highlight but all over blonde I can handle.

  16. smcollins says:

    Went to a Regis once, years ago, and the cut I wound up with so horrible & lopsided my sister scheduled me an “emergency” appointment with her hairdresser to fix it. What was supposed to be a shoulder-length cut wound up being a chin-length bob to get it evened out. I’ve avoided mall hair salons like the plague ever since.

  17. ReginaGeorge says:

    I go to my local Dominican salon only for a cut No wash, no set. I show her a pic of what I want and she charges me $20, I can wash and style my own hair. When I hear about the ridiculous amounts women spend on cuts, I laugh.

    I also dye my own hair, but if I want something more intricate like highlights or ombre, i will go and spend more money to make sure it’s done right.

    • Asiyah says:

      I live in Australia now and miss my Dominican hair salons 🙁 though I have my issues with them, I love how my hair comes out and how affordable it is for me. Here, the cheapest I could find for just a simple cut was $85 because I have very long hair. My husband dyes it for me (LOL!). I wish I could start my own Dominican hair salon but I am not one of those Dominicans blessed with hair talent LOL

  18. SamC says:

    I have healthy, wavy and, according to several stylists, “fun” hair to work with, so have had some interesting experiences at both high end and super inexpensive salons.
    The worst haircut I have ever had was also the most expensive I’ve ever had. I ended up at a Fantastic Sams to have it fixed because I couldn’t afford to go anywhere else after the botched one and did not want to step foot back in the original salon. The Fantastic Sams stylist was so good I stayed with her until I ended up moving out of state.
    As others have said, you can find talented people at all price points and fancy to plain salons.

  19. AnnaKist says:

    If one finds a good hairdresser, one goes where he or she is, wherever that may be. Price is not always the best indicator.

  20. Jennifer says:

    I had the worst experience of my life at Great Clips, not Supercuts but the same tier of salon in my opinion. I usually just keep it long and trim it every now and then and go to a budget place usually. Never again. I should have known from looking at this lady but I didn’t want to judge a book by its cover which looking back may not be a good strategy for picking a hairstylist lol. But, anyway, she was the only one on duty and butchered– BUTCHERED–my hair. I left in tears. I’m still growing it out. I wanted my long hair chopped fresh off into a shoulder length simple cut. It turned into the worst short layers I’ve ever seen, I literally could have done a better job. The more she tried to fix it the worse it got until I just had to pay her and leave. From now on, I will be requiring references!! I hate that because my mother had a fantastic stylist that got her start at Super cuts (once she got herself more established, she moved onto a higher end salon).

  21. Esmom says:

    I used to go to a nice salon for haircuts but when I moved 10 years ago and paid $80 for someone to trim about an inch off the ends of my mostly one length longish hair, I said never again. I went to the local Hair Cuttery, which is like SuperCuts and have only had two bad haircuts there. $25. All the stylists are great except one so I just avoid her, which is super easy to do now that you can book online. My sons go there now too, when they’re not away at school. It’s even cheaper for men.

  22. fifee says:

    I’ve been to all sorts of hairdressers; expensive, cheap, good & bad and imo they’re all as good as each other. Sure some are terrible and I don’t make that mistake twice but I’ve never had a great hairstylist so I just put up with the mediocre haircuts that I get. Colouring is usually way better tbh apart from the last time when I asked for very thin highlights as I have thin hair and anything thicker than a few strands makes me look like a skunk and yeah, thats how I walked out of the hairdressers that last time. I haven’t been back.

  23. Sarah says:

    It depends at those places. Most of the time they don’t blow dry at the end so they can’t check the cut. Also, if you are just trimming long layers, usually you are ok. If you are wanting to cut a new shorter style, you are taking your chances. That being said, it really depends on the stylist wherever you go. Even if you have stylist you like, it also depends on how much time is booked off for you.

  24. ClaraBelle says:

    When I first moved from the city to a more rural area I really missed my great hair-cutter who first cut my silver hair into a very short pixie years ago. I couldn’t find anyone as good no matter what price I paid here so I ended up going to Great Clips for a few years. Finally I got impatient with cuts that were not-quite-what-I-wanted and began to cut it myself. Thanks to You-Tube I learned to shear it myself with clippers and was able to cut piecey and flattering bangs in the front. I think it looks better than any other (local) cuts that I’ve had and I get compliments almost every time I go out the door.

    I would probably still go back to my original “bit-city” stylist if she were around. She took almost an hour to cut my hair and the secret seemed to be supreme blending which involved texturizing scissors and some fancy techniques.

  25. Ashley G says:

    I used to go to Walmart. $16 for a trim. My hair is straight and long and I don’t have any style. I’m lazy anyway. I wash and that’s it. I’ll put it in a bun for some waves and volume. I’m a minimalist. And since I moved to Paris 6 years ago I just cut it myself since I couldn’t voice what I wanted in English (cut, face frame). But I’m lazy in general. I only wear mascara. Thankfully in Paris it’s not big deal to look “natural”. If I were in America I might care more, especially with this makeup trend. But for now I can’t be bothered. good for her. Not everyone needs a $500 cut. It’s just hair. You either have great hair or you don’t and you need work. Then okay spend what you need to make it better

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m so jealous you live in Paris! Whenever I was there, I noticed many women didn’t fuss over their hair, it was very natural and casual. I like that!

  26. DaisySharp says:

    My friend just got a 750 dollar haircut, which she won in some charity thing, and I will tell you something, it’s the worst hair cut I’ve ever seen her in, and she’s had some beauts. And she even says, it’s the worst.

    I don’t go to supercuts, I like my stylist, but I’ve had one AMAZING hair stylist my whole life, and honestly would pay hundreds for him, but he got addicted to drugs and was fired and rehired so many times, until I just don’t know what happened to him. Everyone else I’ve had, has been fine. Fine. I did go to supercuts one time in my whole life when I was in my 20’s and had very little money. I had a very specific style at the time, the 90’s, kinda Jane from Melrose place inspired. Well, they butchered me. SO that was a one and done thing. These days I feel like I am paying the bucks for the color. And my color is great so it’s worth it.

  27. Isa says:

    I’ve always thought she didn’t get enough credit for her hair. People rave about Jennifer Aniston’s hair, but no one ever said much about Eva’s.
    Anyway, when you have easy hair you can go cheap. I have it. People ask me what shampoo I use and it’s always the cheapest stuff. I cut my own hair, too.

  28. IMUCU says:

    I’ll go wherever someone can repeatedly give me a haircut I like. Grew up with an aunt who cut hair, that was awesome bc she listened and I trusted her. After moving away, I’ve had a mixture of good and bad across varying price points (and quality having no relation to the cost). Heck, I’ve even done it myself, but my free self cut is only good for little touchups, lol. Currently I have someone who I really like, but she’s the priciest I’ve had. I only go about every 3-4 months though. She’s at an Aveda salon and I’d probably follow her to wherever she went to if she left. The best since my aunt cut my hair!

  29. Natalia says:

    She just….bugs. I can’t figure out what it is about her, I used to really like her!

  30. Ramona Q. says:

    Ok you do NOT know what you’re getting with super cuts. And she just said sometimes her cut is good, sometimes it’s not. So how does she then say you know what you’re getting with a cheap salon? Even with the simplest haircuts, super cuts is not a good idea … it’s not all about the skill of the stylist … (s)he has to keep those scissors sharp sharp, and scissor sharpening is expensive.

  31. Eribra says:

    I have baby fine, thinning hair that has a slight wave. I used to go to great clips and similar places and just pray. Every other time I would end up with jacked up baby bangs that went diagonally, or a mullet, or uneven in the back cause they didn’t believe my hair had a wave. I go to a salon now and it’s worth it to know I won’t walk out of there looking crazy. I know people look at my hair and think you pay how much for that? But I pay for the peace of mind, I love my stylist, she makes my crap hair look good.

  32. Grey says:

    I’m 40 and I’ve never been to a salon in my life. Supercuts is too extravagant for me. I’ve cut and colored my own hair since I was 13. I can’t imagine ever having anyone touch my hair – seems like an invasion of privacy, and I’m much too picky about my brand.

  33. Joanna says:

    So funny, I am debating right now about whether to get my hair dyed at supercuts. I moved to a different town and can’t see my old hairdresser anymore. So I chanced getting my hair cut at supercuts cause they were open on the weekends. She did a decent job so I’m considering getting my hair colored there. But I’m still not sure. It’s not any cheaper. I paid 150 w my old hairdresser and that’s what the lady at supercuts quoted! But this one customer is a receptionist at a different supercuts. One of the ladies dyed her hair and it looks great. I’m still considering. If supercuts is 150, wth will it be at a regular salon? And I have normal thickness hair. So expensive!

  34. Originaltessa says:

    No way. My husband goes there and they give him a new stylist every time, and not one of them has given him what I consider a good haircut. He doesn’t care, but I do. I’ll spend an extra $100 a year (I get my haircut 4 times a year, so I figure $25 more per cut) on a good haircut.

  35. Cosmo says:

    She is one naturally beautiful lady.

  36. Shana says:

    Sorry, but given how many injections she’s putting in her face and the fact that she had at least 2 nose jobs hardly qualifies her to be considered “frugal” and “natural”, chica has done some very expensive stuff to her face

  37. Texas says:

    I’ve gone to cheap places and I gone to pricey. Had good cuts at both. Once I went to a celebrity hairstylist in New York and it ended up costing so much more than I expected. I had priced it before hand but by the time I was done? I’m embarrassed to tell you how much it cost. Only did that once, but my hair never looked better. I meant to write an article about it but never did.

  38. Sally J. FREEDMAN says:

    As a hairstylist with 20 years experience, I just have to say how offended I am that some of the people on here think that they can do a better job than than I can on their own hair. Also, when I first got out of beauty school, I worked at Supercuts for a year….and I would absolutely NEVER get my hair cut there. They teach you a very specific technique that has no room for individuality, or customizing a cut for each client. They also encourage you to do 4 cuts an hour. I schedule my cuts for an hour so that I can focus on just my client and making them feel beautiful with their own personalized style.

  39. Busyann says:

    I didn’t know that she was behind Circa. I’ve never used it, but have seen it in stores. Good for her! But yes, is this a low key ad?

    I spend so much money on my hair. It’s annoying. But as an black american woman, with natural hair, I have to. I have a personal stylist and go to the salon every month to every other month, depending on my work schedule and whether or not we’re in the hot and humid summer months. My visit is normally $85 but can increase to $115 if it’s time for a trim. I’m frugal about some things but I will shell out $$ when I find a good stylist that knows what they are doing. Not everyone can do hair, especially black hair, so when you find someone it’s worth the investment.

    Occasionally, if it’s an emergency and my stylist isn’t available I will go to Bubbles or Hair Cuttery and cross my fingers *shudders*.

  40. PixiePaperdoll says:

    I don’t have my act together enough to schedule appointments in advance. I need places that mostly do walk-ins. (But not Supercuts because they gave me horrible bangs about 20 years ago and I have not forgotten/forgiven.)

  41. KinChicago says:

    I cut my own hair most of the time because utterly DREAD a haircut. I hate going in and feeling bad, declining services. No, I don’t want a dozen products, no thank you to chemical treatments, please no don’t want layers… I have fine, stick straight hair. It’s dark. It can get very oily and more stuff won’t be used. No thank you, don’t want it dyed (looks great on others, just not for me).

  42. teehee says:

    I go to a cheap one (hair factory) since I dont do anything fancy with my hair.
    Reckon maybe it shows? But Ive seen those posts, of women explaining what they spend and I see their pics and I really think “thats not worth more than 15$”.
    (Im not bashing the women, Im bashing the overpriced salons)

  43. Sarah says:

    I don’t believe her and neither should you. These people lie all the time. I bet she spends a ton of money to look like that, and she’s no Rosie Huntington

  44. MomE says:

    SuperCuts! I love Eva, she seems completely down to earth and I applaud her for going to Supercuts to trim/cut that gorgeous mane of hair. A haircut shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg and hoping Eva raises awareness about this topic. I’ve been to Supercuts and it never resulted in a disaster. Go Eva!