Getting gorgeous can be hard on the wallet, but there are ways to minimize the damage.
Don't be afraid of the beauty school backdrop. At George Brown College's Yorkville School of Makeup and Esthetics (70 Yorkville, 416-415-5000, ext 4070), the well-trained students provide primo cuts, colour and aesthetics at, er, student prices. For serene, aromatherapeutic services - minus the usual cost of such luxuries - hit the Aveda Training Academy (95 Bloor West, 416-921-2961), where cuts by advanced students are only $30.
At Axcess Salon (8950 Yonge, Richmond Hill, 905-731-5850), an appointment with a junior cutter sets you back half the price of a regular haircut.
Trust the trained scissorhands at Paul Pecorella (106 Cumberland, 416-924-2751) as a hair-show model. Your cut may be way out there, but it'll have tons of style and, even better, it'll be free.