I have buzz cut my dh’s hair since shortly after we were married. for ds, i use coupons for supercuts or go to the beauty school in fall and winter, then buzz it for the summer. i just got a perm at the local beauty school for $51 yesterday, including wash, cut and style (not tip).
Similar perm in our area would have run me at least $90 (plus tip). And I never have problems there–which I have at most other places I’ve gone. They are actually more careful because they are being supervised and graded.