New York Fashionistas Make My Freelance Rate Seem Silly

from The New York Times Orlando Pita, hairdresser to celebrities like Jennifer Connelly, Naomi Campbell and Kirsten Dunst, charges $800 for a haircut at his new salon, Orlo, on the third floor of a nondescript walkup on Gansevoort Street.
If that seems like an extraordinary sum to charge, consider that New York has always been the hub of the outrageously expensive coiffure. But what’s different now is that there seems to be a race for the stratosphere, as if a haircut were the new It luxury item, as fetishized as a Kelly bag or a pair of Jimmy Choos.
According to a report by American Salon, the average women’s haircut in the United States costs about $21 for a cut in a salon with fewer than 6 chairs, up to $44 for a salon with more than 13 chairs.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.