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Living in LA is expensive. Between rent, cost of food and gas prices, there’s little money left over for other things like mani-pedis and haircuts. But personal maintenance shouldn’t have to be sacrificed to make ends meet. There are quite a few reputable low-cost salons and spas in Los Angeles that don’t cost an entire week’s salary just to walk in the door. However, finding an inexpensive salon that doesn’t leave you with a cheap looking do is risky unless you go to one of these five Los Angeles salons.
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Hair Team
571 1/2 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-8421
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Looking for killer color or simply a great cut? The women at the Hair Team, Pia and Dalia, are straightforward and know their stuff. Tell them what you want and allow for a little professional creativity and you’ll get a do you’ll love. Dalia is your gal for color and Pia does magic with scissors. They have assistants that flitter about and help move things along. For first-time customers, the Hair Team offers a Yelp deal of $25 for $45 of services. You can’t beat it.

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Abba Hair & Nail Salon
3018 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 407-8688

Offering both salon hair services and mani-pedi’s, this salon located in Koreatown, is a great place to go if you want to get great services at a fraction of the cost. Featuring $10 cuts for men, and $20 for women, it’s hard to beat those types of prices. The salon also offers a bevy of other services including waxing for lips, face, arms, legs, and underarms, as well as cutting such as bridal up-do’s, coloring, permanent hair color and more.

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Jun Encarnacion International Beauty Salon
4329 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 667-3038
www.junencarnationint.com

The Jun Encarnacion International Beauty Salon may be on Sunset Boulevard, but you won’t pay the borderline extortionist Sunset Boulevard prices here. Known for their attention to detail and top notch cuts and colors, this mom-and-daughter team is not as inexpensive as some other salons but they are far lower than most. Cuts for men are $20 and women start at $30, depending on length. Colors start at $95 and there is a “special event” hair and airbrush makeup combo for $110. Jun Encarnacion also offers a 10-percent discount for first-time customers, when you refer a friend or when you come in on your birthday.

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Mon Petit Beauty Salon
1514 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 474-1920

Want a $20 haircut that doesn’t look like a $20 haircut? Mon Petit Beauty Salon will have you looking like a million bucks and not drain your bank account. What’s even better is that Sahra (pronounced Sahara) is quick, too. She’s the one and only hairdresser at Mon Petit so she doesn’t dally or take long breaks while you’re in the chair. You’re in and out in 30 minutes with a hug on your way out the door. Mon Petit will definitely make you look and feel great. It’s cash only.

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Kim Mai Hair Salon
1715 W Verdugo Ave.
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 260-0825

Lots of grandmothers go to Kin Mai’s Hair Salon but the skills of the ladies that work there are anything but dated. Men’s cuts are $17 and women’s start at $25. Walk-ins are always welcome and you can enjoy coffee and donuts while you wait. Everyone there is really friendly and will give you a great cut. Kim Mai is truly one of the best inexpensive salons in town. Appointments to secure the owner Kim is recommended. Lots of available street parking is a bonus.

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Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.