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The best bargain haircuts in Sydney

Get a cheap chop at one of these trainee hair salons

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Time Out contributors

Need a quick fix to that unruly mop? These student hairdressing centres and colleges offer hair cuts for next to nix. You’ll need to be available at unpopular times, like during the working week, but the money saved could equal more beers at the pub with your mates. That’s a trade off we can shake on.  

AH+B Hairdressing College
  • Things to do
  • Bondi Junction

Guys can score a trim for just $10 and ladies get a chop for only $15 at this Bondi Junction salon. Styling for special events starts at $30, with colour touch-ups from $35.

Mask Academy Student Clinic
  • Things to do
  • Parramatta

Depending on the length of your do, a wash, cut or blow dry costs just $5-$25 at this Parramatta academy. Change your shade for $30-$45.

Pivot Point Academy Hairdressing Salon
  • Things to do
  • Waterloo

For a cool $20, men can score a quick hair cut or a soothing scalp and hair treatment, including a mini massage. And ladies’ style cuts, which include a blow dry, are only $25. 

Toni & Guy School of Hairdressing
  • Things to do
  • Paddington

Treatments and styling start at $15 a pop at this internationally recognised hair school. Plan for 
a lengthy appointment (up to two hours for a cut) as hairdressers are closely supervised. 

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