HIRING A HAIRDRESSER SEATTLE — HIRES can be tough to find.
A quick Google search reveals many hair salon chains that are not only cash-paying, but also are notorious for charging for hair services, including hair extensions and haircuts.
“The biggest difference between these chains is that they are not all tied to the credit card industry,” said Melissa Pankhurst, a certified hairstylist and owner of Haircutters Seattle.
While you may see some chains like Nivea, Alyssa Salon, and Lululemon offering credit card-free hair, most are not, and the fee varies from place to place.
That means there is no way to know if your hair will be free or pay at all.
HIRES are also more expensive than other places for haircuts, which means the cost will increase with each appointment.
For example, at Lulules, a barber who uses cash is charged $90 for his first haircut, plus $30 for each additional one.
That’s $2,500 in extra costs.
At Alyssah Salon, a hair stylist who uses credit card is charged a flat fee of $50 per haircut, which can add up quickly if you’ve had too many haircuts in a short period of time.
The fee can add as much as $40 at some locations.
Lululemen, however, said it’s “working with credit card companies to eliminate fees.”
“We are committed to providing the best service to our customers,” the chain said in a statement to Business Insider.
“We are working with our credit card partners to eliminate our fees and eliminate the additional charges associated with credit cards.”
In a statement, Niveas, which operates at 11 different locations, said, “We understand the importance of keeping hair and body hair out of the hands of those who would exploit it.
The only fees we charge are to ensure that the service is safe and legal and to ensure customers are aware of the fee structure.”
The chain said it has “zero tolerance for predatory pricing practices.”
Pankhurst said that when she opened up her own salon in Seattle, she realized that not only was the credit-card fee not paying, it was also a lot of unnecessary paperwork.
She said she is also looking for a salon in her area to take advantage of the change in credit-billing.
There are a lot more things that can go wrong in a hair salon than a credit card, she said.
With the growing trend of credit card and ATM fees, hair stylists are being asked to take a closer look at their business practices.
Some credit card services are also becoming more common, and as that continues, many are not even aware of them.
In the U.S., the credit cards that many people use to pay for haircubs are the Visa Signature, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
When people use these cards, they are usually charged an annual fee, which is what most people are paying when they go to a hair saloon, said Pankurst.
This annual fee is usually $60, so people are only getting a fraction of the cost of the services.
But there is a catch, said Kristin Foy, an attorney at the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
You can’t just get the haircut and then have it delivered for free.
You have to wait until you have your hair done and get the bill, which will add another $50 or $60.
That extra cost is going to add up over time, Foy said.
Some states require haircuts to be billed with cash, but some do not.
If you are not sure whether you are getting a credit-credited haircut or a credit payment, you can call your credit card provider.
However, many people are not paying their credit card bills.
“They don’t have any way to look at the bill,” said Pek, of Lulululemans.
“And they don’t know whether they’re getting a free haircut or whether they are paying a fee.”
“Some people don’t even know they’re being billed,” said Brownstein.
Sometimes, there are no rules or restrictions to keep in mind when it comes to payment options.
So if you are unsure about whether your credit is being used to pay your haircut, you might want to look into it and see if there is any way you can opt out, said Foy.
As a hairstylists and salon owner, Pankurts biggest concern is getting her clients to use the service.
“The more people that use the credit, the more opportunities there are for fraud,” she said, adding that it is important to be aware of this potential issue.