I have a lot of friends who cut their hair themselves. They usually look pretty cute. I also have several friends who stop in any quick, cheap haircut place for a cut. I've only seen a few problems with those cuts. However, I have trust issues when it comes to my hair.
I need several recommendations for a stylist before I try them. They have to work at a good salon (not a super pricey one, but one with a good reputation). My current stylist is a friend I've known for years, and her sister has very similar hair to mine. She knows how to cut curly hair and she never cuts off more hair than I ask.
It's not a super splurge, but I usually spend around $30-$35 for a haircut. It's more than worth it for me. Do you save or splurge on haircuts?