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Supersnooper


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04/03/2012 11:31

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Just published a UK bargain on Bargain Hunters where a a celebrity stylist will wash and condition your hair before treating you to a haircut & blow dry in Oxford Circus, London, for 17.50 and yet in North Cyprus you would be pushed to find the same for less than 20. More details of the deal at http://www.consumerpressuregroup.com/cut-blow-dry-treatment-2-burlingtons-salon-35/



Enchanted


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04/03/2012 11:40

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I think you will find that this salon is desperate to pull in new business, hence the low price. I suspect this wuld be a one off, then you start paying the going rate. Here in Kent I pay 25 for a cut and blow dry. If I have a colour as well I pay 50. I know friends who pay far more than that!



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04/03/2012 11:43

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I suspect meat, vegetables, toileteries, clothing, AND even Chinese are much cheaper in England as well! So why worry about the hairdressers?



Supersnooper


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04/03/2012 11:51

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the question was WHY? bigOz. I know that prices of imported products are higher, and understand why, but why should a wash, cut and blow dry cost more than in Oxford Street when all that is being imported is a few squirts of shampoo and conditioner?



soyelcin


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04/03/2012 11:58

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hairdressers prices have jumped up in price due to electricity , that's what i was told , wouldn't like to think what their bill would be



Mindy



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04/03/2012 12:08

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I have always thought this supersnooper.



Surely prices for hairdressers should reflect average monthly salary. One would almost imagine prices are inflated for our benefit. I agree electric prices are high, water is cheaper than UK and as you say, a squirt of shampoo and conditioner is hardly breaking the bank.



Supersnooper


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04/03/2012 12:14

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when you think of the council tax and rent that a London salon would be paying, compared to a North Cyprus, the extra electricity bill would be insignificant.



Mindy



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04/03/2012 12:21

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Very true, but I suspect rents and government taxes plus insurance won't be cheap in NC. Maybe they just pluck a figure out of the air or just charge like for like as in London boroughs.



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04/03/2012 12:22

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I had a cut and blow dry on long hair last week at the Cutting Room for 50ytl.



Aleshia


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04/03/2012 12:50

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I recently went to a Salon in Girne and was charged 200TL for highlights, trim and blow dry on medium length hair and was mega surprised at the cost and needless to say will not be going back anytime soon. Also, the little grey I had that the highlights were going to "cover" re-appeared within a week, not a happy bunny but we live and learn. If anyone can recommend a good hair salon that actually are good at highlights (a lot of the local hairdressers cannot colour) I would be grateful.



icklepix


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04/03/2012 13:01

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Go to Hasan at Chicago Hair Club, I had my hair highlighted in December and its still fine.



Mindy



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This is still on par with UK. I think it could be done for less. It hasn't sunk in yet that if you offer service for less you will make more in long run.



Ed1957


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04/03/2012 13:03

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Thay charge it because people will pay it.



TimothyCadman


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I think the posting question could read.....

Why is... (choose your topic here)... so expensive in North Cyprus?

Answer: Because it is and you pay it.



Panchocat


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In Surrey, in the South East of the UK where we used to live, my last hair appointment six years ago, for cut and blow dry with 3 colours of highlights and then the dye colour on the rest, cost 160, fortunately I had my loyalty card points to use up and that brought the bill down to 75.

I routinely paid 45 every six weeks for a cut and blow dry.

Personally I have always thought the cost of hairdressers in the TRNC is very reasonable.



Mindy



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04/03/2012 13:30

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Always ask price before going ahead. I know there are different classes of Salons, or they perturb it to be. I know people who will pay 80 for trim and high lights. Personal choice. I wouldn't.



pollymarples


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04/03/2012 13:50

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I give my hairdresser 20 tl to cut my hair, that is what she charged the first time and that is what I give her.#



suehowlittle


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04/03/2012 14:10

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The glamour fairy in Alcancak have just opened. The stylists are London trained and I have spoken with them, they will not be charging London prices.



They are between a butchers shop and a pharmacy nearest the Starling which is closest to Lapta . From Girne to Lapta, it would be on the left.



She has a posting on here somewhere.



Good luck.



shrimp


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04/03/2012 14:10

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maybe find a mobile hairdresser then it is your elecric etc she is using, she wont be paying overheads for salon, etc so should be considerably cheaper.........I pay 25 for root colour cut and blow dry every three months.........



yrret


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04/03/2012 14:17

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Get some clippers, cheap as chips!



Supersnooper


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04/03/2012 14:41

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it's only when you get offers like the 17.50 one here at http://www.consumerpressuregroup.com/cut-blow-dry-treatment-2-burlingtons-salon-35/ that you start to realise that the 40-50 I used to pay in the UK, and which made me accept prices in North Cyprus, no longer apply. There is a recession and I started the BARGAIN HUNTER website because I began to question prices. I have no problem with a NC hairdresser trying to make a lot of money as long as they don't mind me trying to save a lot of money. Can anyone point me to a hairdressers willing to offer a special deal, charging a one off price to test their services, at what I believe to be a good deal, in other words 30-40TL?



hawkeye


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04/03/2012 15:16

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Lale in alsancak....at the topr of road to dolmaci turn right she is down a bit and on the right



Marion


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04/03/2012 16:35

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I havebeen going to Bonita (opposite Teachers Hotel) and although her prices have gone up over the years, she is still extremely reasonable. I am in Australia at the moment and the price on average for a shampoo and blow dry is $35, which is 70tl! U.K was 25 last time I wasover and that was in Maidstone, so I reckon that TRNC is a great price. If you try Bonita I think youwill be very happy. When you say 30-40tl, what are you expecting for this.



Aleshia


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04/03/2012 16:42

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The response I got from the hairdresser was "its still cheaper than the UK" - well we are not in the UK and in the UK I would not work for less than the minimum wage as I am forced to here. Time to let the grey grow proudly as 200 TL is basically far too much and if I had asked the price beforehand I would not have gone ahead, I did not enquire as have been there not so long before and the cost was 150 TL so a big leap in prices within a couple of months or so. Message 11, how much did the Chicago Hair Club charge please.



eyebob


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Message Posted:
04/03/2012 18:35

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Try Neil Anthony,think you will be pleasantly surprised



Turtle


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04/03/2012 18:46

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Its simple why womens hairdressers is so expensive,..... because you women pay it.



Aleshia


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04/03/2012 19:58

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Not any more, the prices here just are not worth it and even if money was not an issue I begrudge paying when people are simply over charging because there is a lack of decent salons where you can get a good cut and some decent colour...........



BlueButterfly


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04/03/2012 22:59

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Try the LIFE CENTRE, just past the traffic lights at Dogankoy. Cut and blow dry with Ingrid is half price for over 60s on Tuesdays, ie 40tl. Ingrid is highly qualified and attends regular courses on the latest techniques and styles. She will do her best to do exactly what you ask, and she takes the time to make you feel special. She has worked wonders with my previously dry, fine 'baby hair'. A lovely lady. tel.



BlueButterfly


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04/03/2012 23:02

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sorry. tel number is 05338402705



Smity



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04/03/2012 23:21

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Because women love a good old chat ( time is money) have a of coffee, and I would imagine the stuff the salon uses, probably cost's a fortune after duty & taxes



Lor49



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05/03/2012 04:12

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Shrimp (message 19) can you give me the number of your mobile hairdresser. Thanks



Lor



Marion


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05/03/2012 04:18

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I repeat that I go to Bonita and pay 20tl for a wash and blow dry. I don't think that is expensive. I believe thatChicago charge similarly. some of the places mentioned here are way beyond my opocket - at least for a weekly wash and blowdry.



As to comments made earlier, I think I am a strange kind of lady. I go to the hairdressers to get my hair done. If I want a chat I go for coffee!!!!



Aleshia


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05/03/2012 08:19

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Have to agree with Marion, I go to the hairdressers out of necessity, not for a chat with people I would prob never see again, the hair salon for me should be chill out time. Message 28, think you will find that the salon you mentioned IS 200TL for the highlights etc and as I am yet to reach the wonderful age of 60 there will not be a discount coming my way, mind you some days I feel 60, will that count?????????



icklepix


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05/03/2012 08:34

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Prices vary depending on length, I have short hair and from memory paid round about 160 tl for everything, the best thing to do is go in and speak to Hasan for a price, the other stylists in there are slightly cheaper but I can highly recommend Hasan.



thedoghouse


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05/03/2012 10:46

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I agree with msg 25 try Neil Anthony's .



Sarahdecozone


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05/03/2012 10:54

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Hasan at Chigago rescued my hair.

After 3 dredfull cut/colours (1 in London and 2 in NC) I went to see him with a friend who has recommended him. We had a consultation and I booked my appoiontment.



He cut a great deal of the damaged hair off and coloured the rest including a root bleach. I went from a dried out, frazzled, ginger zebra to what I had been attempting for 6 months, blonde bomb shell.



The first hair dresser in 8 years able to cope with my hair and colour and cut it without any issues. Hasan has worked in the states and really knows his stuff. I love my hair now and have to say it was worth every penny. I went back for a blow dry sat, it cost 20tl. When I'm ready for a colour/cut, I will go there.



Our hair is important to us ladies and I never want to see my scalp bleeding again due to careless/poorly trained hairdressers.



Supersnooper


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05/03/2012 10:58

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a remarkable lack of prices from hairdressers! My feeling is that they are earning enough, by Cypriot standards, from a few ex-pat customers, and are not to be looking for new customers by offering lower prices which these high-paying customers would want too. 5 customers a day paying 100TL are a lot less work than 12 paying 40TL and you earn the same. Who would blame them? But hopefully they won't blame me for trying to get a good cut and blow dry for 40TL or less instead of 100TL.



cyprus-dodger


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Message Posted:
05/03/2012 12:26

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At the end of the day you get what you pay for...



If you choose to go to a up market salon where the "STYLISTS" are generally highly qualified with a variety of Diplomas which they have studied for over many years ( you don't get these in Corn Flake packets ) a "STYLIST" who is in touch with modern styling trends who can sit down with you in comfortable surroundings and talk you through Styling with a degree of knowledge about Hair, to test your hair for suitability of the various products available, a "STYLIST" who will not use cheap products which would or could damage your hair. A good up market "Stylist" would take over one hour to do a wash, cut, blow dry and finish.



If you choose to go to a "Hair Dresser" in a less up market salon for a wash, cut and blow dry you will not receive the quality and expertise of the above "Stylist" Salon and therefore you will pay a lower price.



So you pay your money for the quality and the service reflected in the amount of money you want



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