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Salon Savings

Can't fathom shelling out three figures for a haircut? Make an appointment with a stylist-in-training. The following top salons hold regular 'training nights' where you can get a cut for a fraction of their regular price.

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Compiled by Dana Schuster and Jennifer Jones

Updated July 2005

Antonio Prieto Salon
Cutting classes are Thursdays at 9:45 a.m., $40. Cutting appointments with a supervised assistant, also $40, are Mondays through Fridays from 12-8 p.m.. Color appointments are Mondays through Thursdays from 12-8 p.m., $40 for single-process, $70 for highlights. Clients must sign up in person weekdays from 12 p.m.-8 p.m. at the salon for the next available appointment. Cash only payment must be made at the time of booking. Blow-dry classes are held Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.. Although free of charge, appointments must be made in advance.
127 W. 20th St ., 212-255-3741

Arrojo Studio
Ever Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, appointments are available with the salon's assistants. Cuts are $20, and color is $30. Once a month, seminars take place for individuals to practice their craft. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
180 Varick St., 212-242-7786

Aveda Institute
Appointments with supervised students are available Tuesdays through Saturdays, in the mornings and afternoons. Cuts are $18, and coloring starts at $35. Call ahead to book an appointment.
233 Spring St., 212-807-1492

Bumble & Bumble
Model calls are Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and if you are chosen as a model, you get a free haircut. To find out more about the program, call 866-7-BUMBLE.
415 W. 13th St., 866-7-BUMBLE

Carsten Institute of Hair & Beauty
Call ahead to schedule an appointment with graduating students from the Institute. Tuesday- Saturday, morning to 1:30 P.M, haircuts are $18.00, color services start at $37.00.
22 East 17th Street, 2nd Floor, 212-6754884

Dop Dop
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; cut and color classes alternate by week. $50 for color, $35 for cut; cash only. Must call 212-343-1897 to book an appointment.
170 Mercer St., 212-965-9540

Jeffrey Stein at 43rd St.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. $40 for color or highlight, then get complimentary cut. Call ahead to book appointment.
685 Third Ave., at 43rd St., 212-557-0005

Jeffrey Stein at 76th St.
Cuts for $10 held on Tuesdays; $10 highlights on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call ahead for an appointment.
1336 Third Ave, at 76th St., 212-772-7717

John Barrett
Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m., except during July and August. $35 for cut, $40 for color. Models are selected for an appropriate class based on the information they provide about their hair and on a first-come, first-served basis.
754 Fifth Ave., 9th Floor, 212-872-2700

John Frieda
Training nights held either Tuesdays or Wednesdays after 6:30. Cut or color, $45 or less. Call 212-879-0409 to make an appointment
797 Madison Ave, at 67th St., 212-879-1000

John Sahag
Mondays between noon and 6 p.m., $40 for cut, $50 for color, $100 for highlights; cash only. Call on Monday mornings between 9:30 and 10 a.m. to book an appointment.
425 Madison Ave., at 49th St., 212-826-3305

Louis Licari
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.. $50 for color, $35 for cut. They also offer appointments with assistants for the same rates when available. By appointment only.
693 Fifth Ave., at 54th St., 212-758-2090

Oscar Blondie
Wednesdays 5 p.m. $40 for cut, $50 for color. Cash only. Not valid during summer months.
746 Madison Ave., between 64th and 65th Sts., 212-988-9404

Paul LaBrecque
Mondays throughout the day. $20 for cut, $30 for color, $40 for highlights. By appointment only; East Side location only.
171 E. 65th St., 212-988-7816

Parlor

Call ahead for an appointment—you may get one as early as the following week. $15 for color, cuts are free.
102 Avenue B, 212-673-5520

Privé Salon
Model cuts and color are done by assistants as available on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.. $35 per service; cash only. Services performed are dictated by head stylist at the beginning of class, so willingness to experiment is encouraged.
310 W. Broadway, 212-274-8888

Redken Gallerie
Call ahead for an appointment with a stylist—but be prepared to wait a month to land a cut. After an initial model consultation, the services are usually about $15.
565 Fifth Ave., near 46th St., 212-984-4703

Rita Hazan
Tuesdays 6 p.m., excluding summer months. $40 for either cut or color. Call ahead for appointment.
720 5th Avenue, 212-734-4757

Salon de Quartier
Training classes are held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Cut and color are $10 each. Call to find out when the next class will next be held.
206 Smith St., 718-246-7244

Salon Ishi
Color classes are Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., cutting at 6 p.m.. Services are $15 each. By appointment only.
70 E. 55th St., 212-888-4744

Space
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. for cut and color. $45 for color, $35 for cuts. Cash only. By appointment only.
155 Sixth Ave., at Spring St., 212-647-8588

Stephen Knoll
Appointments should be scheduled three weeks in advance. $50 for highlight, $30 for color or cut.
625 Madison Ave., near 58th St., 2nd floor, 212-421-0100

Toni & Guy
There is a model call every Friday between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. for the Sun.-Wed. morning appointments. Both cuts and color are free.
673 Madison Ave., 212-702-9771

Vidal Sassoon
$20 for cut, $30-$60 for color; Come in on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. to make an appointment for a following week.
90 Fifth Ave., at 14th St., 212-929-9668

Younghee Salon
Model cuts are free Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays mid-day. Must come in first for a model-consultation.
64 N. Moore St., 212-334-3770



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