Finding a cheap haircut in Phoenix can be a challenge, but there are some places around town where you can get a cut for a very reasonable price.
Salon and barber schools are a great resource. 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 can vary.
The All American Barber Academy is tailored for gentlemen, offering haircuts and head and neck shaves, as well as mustache and beard trimming. Located in Glendale, this is the place to take care of your facial hair, whether you're looking for a quick clean-up before a night out or want a complete change.
The Avalon School of Cosmetology is located just outside of Phoenix in Mesa and offers a full range of hair services, along with spa and facials, hair removal, body treatments, makeup application, and more. With some of the cheapest prices on all of these services in the Phoenix region, this is a great place to get a full facial rejuvenation on a budget. As an added bonus, you can stop by weekend concerts at the Mesa Amphitheater or catch dinner and a show at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater nearby.
Empire Beauty School has several locations around the Phoenix area that accept walk-in appointments for most of their services. The school locations include two in the city of Phoenix, one in Avondale, and one in Chandler. The salon offers hair services including cuts and washes, nail services including painting and trimming, and skin services including full facials and treatments at extremely discounted student rates.
The Maricopa Beauty College in Avondale offers a salon-like experience. For customers, it feels exactly like going to a regular salon—with the addition of teachers on site to help students through their cuts. With cosmetologists, nail technicians, estheticians, and instructors always present in this salon, you can get a full beauty treatment without having to worry too much about untrained hands messing up your service.
The Universal Barber College has been in operation since March 1995 and offers some of the cheapest haircuts in Phoenix. Although generally intended for men to get their beards and short haircuts cleaned up, the barber college also does longer cuts and stylings. Men can get a simple cut for just five dollars or a beard shave for six on Tuesdays through Thursdays every week of the year.