Edwards at last week's PBS forum.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Many found John Edwards' $400 haircut earlier in the year a bit on the excessive side, but it turns out he may have actually gotten quite a deal, at least compared to another high-end trim he received three years ago.
Joseph Torrenueva, the stylist responsible for the infamous cut, told the Washington Post he once charged the former North Carolina senator $1,250 for a haircut in 2004 when Edwards was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee.
That cut was so expensive because Torrenueva traveled to Atlanta and lost two days of work, according to the Post. Torrenueva said he normally charges $175 for haircuts in his Los Angeles salon.
Torrenueva said he has cut the Democratic presidential hopeful's hair numerous times in the last few years, but didn't charge for the first five haircuts in 2003 and 2004 because he liked Edwards' politics. He only began charging when Edwards joined Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry on the 2004 Democratic presidential ticket.
A campaign spokesman told the Post an assistant handled paying Torrenueva and Edwards was not aware of how much the cuts cost.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney