Depending on your hair and your gender, the prices for a haircut will vary. Both my husband and I frequent little holes in the wall. My husband pays 20-35 pesos depending on the location. I have paid as much as 160 for a haircut, but that was at a mall salon. I now go to a tiny salon near my home and pay 60 for a haircut. I do not get my hair colored.
When it comes to eyebrows, I generally just pluck them myself. However, I am guilty of getting seriously lazy and then needing someone else to reshape them for me. When this happens, I prefer to have a professional tweeze them instead of wax them. There is too much that can go wrong with wax and I find that salons here tend to prefer making brows too thin. Using tweezers leaves time for them to ask questions before making the brow line too thin.
I wear acrylic nails. For the original set, it cost me 200 pesos. For this, I recommend going to a salon that specializes in nails; the quality of material used should be better. Before you get them, ask how often the nails should be replaced; an answer of anything less than six months would concern me—it could mean they are using lower quality products to get more money (since new sets cost more than retouches). When I get my retouches at the specialty salon, it costs me 180 pesos. Color changes and smaller salons cost me 60 pesos. I have yet to get a retouch at a smaller salon.
Questions for my Readers
Do you have a salon you recommend in your area?
Do you have a salon horror story?
What vocabulary is important to have when visiting a salon in Mexico?