I nervously went down the many stairs with my child and buggy to the hair salon. I felt like I was so near to my goal of actually getting a hair cut in Moscow and I felt nervous of what I would be told for price and that I would have to go home again without a hair cut. Once I was in the salon, I asked the lady, via help from a friend on my mobile who speaks Russian, how much it would be and I was told 200 rubles for a hair cut. I showed the hairdresser guy, my pre-typed hair cutting instructions written in Russian and he cut it. He even washed it for an extra 90 rubles and helped me up the stairs with my child and buggy. What a nice guy. 'Wow' at last. A hair cut in a normal nice place, for 290 rubles- fantastic. One of the ladies even held and played with my son, while my hair was being cut. I think people like kids in Russia. I will certainly go back.
My advice is, if you get a hair cut as a foreigner, check the price first and if you do not speak any Russian, get a friend to type on paper how you want your hair cut so you can show the hairdresser. If they ask you if you want a shampoo or anything, check the price first before they do anything or you may get a bad shock.