Back in the day, your mom's friend Sharon cut your hair for a few bucks or some mason jars filled with fruit. Got news for you: in the cold, hard city, there is no mom's friend Sharon. One of the biggest problems with cities is that they offer too many options. All sorts of people are cutting heads, from the Russian dude who only knows how to do a "one" or a "two" to the stylist who charges ladies $200 a head to walk through the door. As soon as you move to a new neighborhood, seek out the right barber or stylist or beautician for you. You can pay as little or as much as you want for a haircut; you just have to figure out exactly what sort of consequences you can live with.