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February 25, 2005

$1,925 — Price of the world's most expensive haircut

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London stylist Lee Stafford (above) gives it.

You get what he calls a "couture cut" — but you have to travel to his house.

Of course, you'll get champagne, hors d'oeuvres and a follow-up trim as part of your package, so actually it's quite reasonable.

Isn't it?

Afsun Smith wrote in last weekend's Financial Times about the exploding price of haircuts on both sides of the pond.

Plum Sykes, author of "Bergdorf Blondes" and international socialite, said in the story that she gets her hair cut at New York City's relatively unknown and inexpensive Podlucky.

She's not alone: billion-heiress Aerin Lauder and society author Brooke De Ocampo are among the many other well-connected clients of Podlucky.

Sykes said in the article, "Paul cuts hair in his house on 67th Street; you've got to get past his three dreadful dogs, but he charges only about $310–$450 for a cut and colour. He is a secret kind of cool hairdresser who does very sleek, New York hair. All the bright young things go to Paul."

I can see where Sykes and her friends would consider Podlucky cheap, even at twice the price.

Podlucky said, "Let's face it, a haircut is like a blouse, there are only about 10 really great cuts; after that it's just variations on the same theme."

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Comments

Hello - I Love Paul, but I also found a great makeup artist in NYC who is from Minneapolis, too - his name is David Maderich and can be found at www.davidmaderich.com. He made my face sleek and stylish for a night out. Give him a try - he makes housecalls.

Posted by: Michelle Smith | Apr 14, 2007 12:52:56 AM

i can't afford one!!

Posted by: aaron | Jan 18, 2007 11:59:27 PM

Paul (Pauly to me) will always be a genius at whatever he does creatively, but his true genius is being a true friend.

Posted by: ginny diers | Dec 11, 2005 3:12:50 PM

PAUL PODLUCKY IS A PERSONAL FRIEND OF MINE. HE IS ALSO THE MAN WHO NURTURED AND BOOSTED MY CONFIDENCE IN DRESSING HAIR! HE IS HANDS DOWN THE MOST FIERCE
STYLIST WORKING TODAY. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE PHENOMINAL AT EVERYTHING THEY DO?
NOT MANY, I ASSURE YOU PAUL IS. TO THE LADIES OUT THERE, IF YOU WANT YOUR HAIR DONE THE RIGHT WAY, SEE PODLUCKY, OTHERWISE SAVE THE HAIR TEARS FOR SOMEONE WHO WON'T SAY, "Ï TOLD YOU SO." I LOVE PAUL AND HIS WAYS, HIS CHARMS AND HIS KIND SOUL. IT'S HARD TO SEE PAST THE CHANEL AND COCO BETWEEN 5TH & MADISON, PODLUCKY PROVIDES PROFESSIONALISM SERVED WITH PERFECTION, WHILE MANAGING TO REMAIN GROUNDED, FOCUSED AND FULL OF GRACE!

Posted by: jayna | Aug 17, 2005 1:41:51 PM

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