I usually pay about 50 but I seriously only get a hair cut like twice a year. People are going to disagree but if you are just getting a trim, I don't see any problems going to a 10 dollar hair cut place, I've gotten some pretty awesome hair cuts at places like that. If you are getting a full on cut or dye, go more expensive unless you have a friend who recommends a cheaper place. My one friend would drive 4 hours to Binghamton, NY from NYC to go to a hair dresser to get her hair cut and styled because 1) she was that good and 2) she would save so much money even factoring in gas money. (She'd also party with us at grad school so added bonus!)