OT: Best CHEAP haircut in Ann Arbor?

Submitted by Purkinje on September 16th, 2011 at 9:08 AM
My fiery locks have overshot my desires, and I don't have much Earthcoin.



September 16th, 2011 at 9:13 AM ^

Nothing is Cheap in AA...

I would stay clear of barbers, as they are close to 20 dollars per cut...There is that Lady JAnes on Washtenaw...trashy, but I think they are cheap


September 16th, 2011 at 11:37 AM ^

...yes.  I went to Lady Jane's once, and only once, and that is, quote for quote, exactly what my "stylist" told me.  I walked out looking absolutely ridiculous.  I looked exactly like Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber.  However, unlike Lloyd Brady, I couldn't pull it off.  All of my friends had their camera phones out the next day once they saw the disaster on my head.  A moment in my life I will never live down.

Case in point: stay away from Lady Jane's unless you're going for a buzz-cut...no wait, just stay away.


September 16th, 2011 at 11:32 AM ^

Coach and 4 is not a good cut. But that's not why you go there. You go there for the beer, the playboys, and the ticket deals. The skate sharpener has been gone for about six or seven years now. Glen was the only guy in town who knew what he was doing. Now I have to drive all the way to Livonia to get an edge.

If you want a good haircut and a shave, go to the guy between Rick's and Backroom Pizza.


September 16th, 2011 at 11:45 AM ^


Not sure if you're a figure skater, hockey player or figure skater but Fred's the best in the country - probably top 5 in the world.  People ship their skates to him from around the country to get them done.  He sharpens skates for current and past Olympic champions and medalists.  Not sure where you're located, but if you're close by, it's worth it.

He's only $5 for hockey skates, but he's $20 for figure skates.  I've tried going to other sharpeners to save money on figure skate sharpenings, but they would always mess them up.  I always end up going back to Fred.


September 16th, 2011 at 9:59 AM ^

Are you missing that $8 Tuesday/Wednesday Grondins deal too?  I about cried when I found out they weren't doing that anymore.  Honestly I've had good luck with Mastercuts at the mall for around $12.  Good luck man, its tough out there.


September 16th, 2011 at 10:02 AM ^

I never went wrong with the Aveda Institute on Maynard.  Cut, wash, head and back massage all for about 16 bucks (they don't allow tips).  I went there for three years during grad school and swore upon it for all eternity.

Until I moved.


September 16th, 2011 at 10:25 AM ^

Aveda Institute worked for me when I wanted a cheap cut. It's a student that cuts it, but I've only had like one bad experience in 20+ trips (and that's going to a different person each time, if you find someone you like, you can set up appointments with only them), most of the students know what they're doing, and they have an instructor check over before and touch up after. Plus you get a scalp massage and some awesome tea, and it's like 15$ (they don't allow tipping).


September 16th, 2011 at 10:42 AM ^

I would second avoiding the big chains like Bo Rics, Lady Janes, Great Clips, etc., but it isn't impossible to get a good haircut there. Those places are complete gambles though. If you do go to one of those places and somehow magically draw the one decent stylist there, get her name and stick to that person. I can guarantee you won't get a good stylist again.


September 16th, 2011 at 10:44 AM ^

I'd say Aveda Institute if you prefer making an appointment and getting a "free" massage (altogether about $16, no tip, but you'll spend about an hour there), or Great Clips on Stadium & Packard ($13 plus tip) if you like to just walk-in and be out in 20 minutes.


September 16th, 2011 at 10:44 AM ^

Coach and 4 is the best. You can have as many beers (within reason) as you want for free, watch a game on tv, get a straight blade shave and haircut. Jerry is the man too. Its not the "best" haircut, but if youre not too picky its perfectly fine. 

Doctor Wolverine

September 16th, 2011 at 12:12 PM ^

New age hair salon. They are next to Aveda institute. They don't speak much English, so don't go for the convo, but they are friendly, fast, and actually do a really good job. I tried a few different places and my gf (now wife) always said I better go back to new age!


September 16th, 2011 at 2:17 PM ^

Bill's the best. I had him cut my hair the day before my wedding (nearly 25 years ago) and I never looked better. I moved away 20 years ago and he still knows my name. Quality guy.

Course Coach and 4 has a great legacy. My wife (then girlfriend) lived across the street from that block and the only time I ever encountered Bo personally was one morning leaving my girlfriend's place in my 7 Up "company car," which was a 1986 Escort wagon that naturally said "7 Up" on the side. It was about 5:30 or 6 am and Bo was just pulling his Oldsmobile away from the curb in front of Coach and 4.

He scowled at me. I will always treasure that memory.