Where to Get a Cheap Haircut in Phoenix, Arizona

Cosmetology School Students and Barbers Offer Great Deals for Bargain Shoppers

Try getting a haircut at a barber school
••• Try getting a haircut at a barber school. Peter Muller / Getty Images

There are people in the Phoenix area who have no problem spending $90 or more on a haircut and styling, but many others have a hard time fitting haircuts into their budget at all. Everyone wants to look nice, and to have their kids well-groomed, as it helps improve self-esteem when you look your best. However, finding a cheap haircut in Phoenix can be a challenge.


If spending more than the price of a meal for two isn't possible for you, there are some places around town where you can get a cut or a cut and style for a very reasonable price.

Salon and barber schools are a great resource for both the school and its patrons. Students are required to practice what they are learning on live models, and they depend on the public to give them the opportunity to perfect their skills and graduate on time.

Most of the schools do not require appointments, but it’s always best to call in advance, and also inquire about prices. Beyond haircuts, these schools offer other services such as shampooing, updos and special styling, and hair coloring, all at prices significantly less than regular salon pricing.

It should be noted, though that these are students, and they will try their best, but the quality of the cuts may vary and you may leave the salon chair unhappy.

Where to Get A Cheap Haircut in the Greater Phoenix Area

  • All American Barber Academy is tailored for the gentlemen. Offering haircuts and head and neck shaves, as well as mustache and beard trimming, it is the place to take care of your facial hair.  5834 N. 43 Ave. Glendale

  • Avalon School of Cosmetology is located just outside of Phoenix in Mesa, the Avalon School of Cosmetology offers a full range of hair services, along with spa and facials, hair removal, body treatments, makeup application and more. 2111 S. Alma School Rd., Mesa

  • Canyon State Academy is dedicated to improving the lives of youth by teaching them real world job skills. 20061 East Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek

  • Empire Beauty School has several locations around the area and accepts walk-in appointments for most of their services. The school locations in the Phoenix are as follows:

    • 2727 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix

    • 12827 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix

    • 9945 W. McDowell Rd., Avondale

    • 2978 North Alma School Rd #1-3, Chandler

  • Maricopa Beauty College offers a salon-like experience to immerse students in what’s to come. 515 W. Western Ave., Avondale​​
  • Universal Barber College has been in operation since March 1995 and offers some of the cheapest haircuts you couldn’t find anywhere else. 1202 South 7th Avenue, Phoenix