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    What do you pay for eyebrow waxing?

    Just wondering what the going rate is. I was having it done by my hair stylist whenever I got a haircut, but then she got a new esthetician in the salon, so the last 2 months she had her do my eyebrow wax. I'm not sure exactly what I paid before, because it was all in one charge and usually had some product in with the total, but I always felt it was reasonable. The new esthetician charges $15, and then with a $3 tip, it is almost $20. For about a 5 minute service. I've also never had anyone do it so fast. It just seems high to me - I get my haircut which takes almost an hour by the time she shampoos, cuts, and styles and it costs $35. (plus tip) And then 5 minutes later the eyebrow wax is costing me almost 50% of the haircut price. Is this high or reasonable?
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    I paid $16 on Saturday at Beauty Brands. Not including a tip.
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    Nothing. I pluck mine myself. I also do my own nails and paint my own toenails.

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    $15 or $20 is the least I've ever paid but then $35 for a haircut and blow dry is unheard of so I don't have the same kind of price dissonance as you are experiencing.

    Why don't you google eyebrow waxing for your geographic area and see what places charge.

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    $15 is standard around here I pay $25 for eyebrow/lip.

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    I pay $15.

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    $12 $25
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    $10 here, without tip, but we're talking small town, where haircuts are $14!
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    $15 here at several salons. Haircuts in this area run from $40 (pretty cheap) up to about $75.

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    I'd love to only pay $35 for a shampoo cut & style--I have about the easiest hair in the world, and it runs me $45 + tip (plus another $65 + tip if it needs to be colored). I don't get my brows waxed, but I pay $60 + tip for a brazilian, so I'd say $15 sounds about right. But given how little you pay for an hour's worth of work on your hair, I can see why the differential between the two would maybe hit you wrong---maybe your stylist was giving you a discount when it was all bundled together?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkc View Post
    Nothing. I pluck mine myself. I also do my own nails and paint my own toenails.

    Michelle
    What a helpful response.

    Yes, $15 is the going rate around here, and $35 for shampoo/cut/style would be ... shockingly low, even at the chain Heads Up where I go.
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    $25 + tip
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    I also do mine myself a majority of the time, but a few times have had them done along with a hair cut but I don't recall the price. I've also had them done at the same place I get pedicures, and their rate was only $8....but they made them much thinner than I preferred, which also required much more frequent waxes to maintain that look.

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    Usually waxing just eyebrows is 15 to 25, but if you get more done the less they charge for each.
    I don't need to do mine, just pluck, but my daughter has two undefined messes above her eyes! She just has no shape to them unless she gets it waxed or threaded. I don't take her to get them waxed anymore because both times she went they took off a layer of skin! (even with the powder) She got these huge scabs and I was worried the skin would discolor so now she gets her brows threaded. It hurts and costs more, but looks better after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cminmd View Post
    Usually waxing just eyebrows is 15 to 25, but if you get more done the less they charge for each.
    I do agree with this as my experience is also that when the waxing is tied to another service by the SAME person, rates decrease. I used to have my brows done by the woman who did my facials and she would throw in the lip and chin - for example.

    Your haircut and blow are really a bargain. Generally the cut and blow dry are charged separately here so that an inexpensive blow dry would be about $40 on top of the cost for the actual cut.

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    $12 plus $3 tip
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    $8.00 for threading plus maybe a $3.00 tip. I don't think the threading hurts nearly as much as waxing.

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    OK - I feel better now. Thanks for all your responses. And actually, the $35 for the cut is one of the higher prices around here! I have thin fine hair and a good cut makes it so much easier to style. I think if I checked around I could find the waxing cheaper, but it is just so convenient to get the eyebrows cleaned up whenever I get my hair cut.
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    I'm blessed. I get a cut and style, no shampoo, for 20.00 plus tip. And she is supposed to be the best in town. She stays booked up 2 months ahead. After looking at this thread, I am AMAZED!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmarie View Post
    I'm blessed. I get a cut and style, no shampoo, for 20.00 plus tip. And she is supposed to be the best in town. She stays booked up 2 months ahead. After looking at this thread, I am AMAZED!
    That is amazing. If she takes an hour, which is typical for my cut and style, she is only grossing about $10/hour? With expenses that is probably a little over minimum wage? Is that the going rate for all hair stylists in the area? It doesn't seem to make financial sense to the stylist.

    My son's stylist costs $25 but he is in and out in 20 or 25 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canice View Post
    $25 + tip
    Me too.
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    My good friend regularly paid $20+ tip in Indy, and she was poor. But that's what it cost.

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    Not to split hairs (ha ha), but how long does it take to do an the eyebrow wax?

    I usually pay $15, but it's a pretty quick process and I'm not always happy with the shaping. Now I'm wondering if I shouldn't look elsewhere...

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    The local Brow Betty that just opened up the road charges $20. I usually just pluck my own. For those of you who wax your eyebrows, how long before you need another waxing?

    (Adding to the hair discussion...I pay $35 for a cut and style plus tip, but I don't have my hair washed. But I don't go to a salon, so I think that what she usually does for me would cost slightly more elsewhere, based on what I've heard from others. My stylist rents a room in an aesthetics institute and works for herself.)

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    I pluck inbetween - I just get them "cleaned up" at each haircut. Unfortunately my eyes aren't what they used to be - even with a magnifying mirror!
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    I have threaded my eyebrows for years. It's $10 at the mall and I usually tip a dollar. Don't get me wrong, I am a good tipper - tip 20% at the salon, 20% at restaurants, etc., but for a less than 5 min job, I think a dollar is fine. I think I figured out one time they made like $120 an HOUR before tip and %cut....I just had mine done Tues and it took her like 4 minutes AND when I got home, I found some hairs that she missed...grrrrr. I can't see in the light there.

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    I also do threading. It's $12 at the mall plus $2 tip.

    My wash, cut, and style is $35 by the owner of the salon.
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    I'm not up-to-date on these things... what is threading??
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    Here's a you tube. I didn't quite get it until I saw it on video, even after I'd had it done.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVmbHB2p4WM

    It originated in India or Pakistan I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjsooner73 View Post
    Here's a you tube. I didn't quite get it until I saw it on video, even after I'd had it done.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVmbHB2p4WM

    It originated in India or Pakistan I believe.
    Ah, that explained it pretty well. I'm not sure it would work for me, because my eyebrows are blonde, and pretty invisible to me.

    Thanks for posting that!
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