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Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Salon: This Capitol Hill stand-by is perfect for those trying to look like a million bucks for next to nothing (

Where to get a fly haircut (on a budget)

So you're on a budget, but you're in desperate need of a upgrade to that shaggy mane of yours. Not to worry, these five places will do just the trick!

Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Salon
This Capitol Hill stand-by is perfect for those trying to look like a million bucks for next to nothing. Go in with an idea of what you'd like and their astute students will be sure to deliver. With their expert team of instructors, you've got nothing to worry about here. A cut at this student salon will set you back between $16 and $22 and includes a shampoo and style. You can't go wrong with that price!

Vuu's Beauty School
This International District beauty school is a super affordable way to kiss your split ends buh-bye. All services are provided by senior level students, so no amateur hour here. A haircut for you ladies is $9 and $7 for the gents-- and if you have a little one, a great back to school look only costs $7 and if you are a member of AARP, you can get clip totally free of charge. Bring the whole family!

Gene Juarez
It's a bit of a trek out to Mountlake Terrace, but you can't go wrong with the Gene Juarez Academy for an easy on the wallet update to your 'do. Every process here is overseen by a certified instructor, you're in good hands here. Just kick back and sip on tea while your students works their magic-- and make sure you're allowing a little extra time-- because of the various check in points that are customary for students, it typically takes a little longer to get your hair cut here.

Sports Hair Salon
If a simple straight across trim is what you're looking for, this is the perfect spot. Located on First Hill, this no fuss-no frills spot will get you in and out in no time flat. It's a walk-in type spot and you rarely have to wait more than 10 or so minutes, so if you're in a pinch, Sports is a fast and cheap solution to a hair crisis. The stylists here are super friendly and you'll feel right at home.

Scream Salon
Capitol Hill's "Original Alternative Salon", haircuts here start at $30, so if you're trying to look fly, you won't send your paycheck flying. Scream has four stylists on the floor and caters to all styles fro "PTA moms to punks", so if your current 'do is is proving itself a little unwieldy in these dog days of summer, come in for a cool upgrade to that beastly mane.