Let’s face it ladies, we all like to look our best all of the time; but regular trips to the salon can get incredibly expensive, even for the most simplest of styles. As times get tougher we want to look great without breaking the bank.
Some people stick to the simplest of styles to keep costs low, and even then they end up paying a lot each visit. If you spend a minimum $15 per visit, and you visit the salon every 6 weeks this could cost you $120 per year! And that’s for a very simple style. More complex styles obviously require more time which incurs more costs in salon fees.
Before you know it, your little trips to the salon can soon amount to a big annual expense. Granted, specialist styles, complicated cuts and wild colors will require a little investment in your time and money, and it makes sense to pay a little more for a good stylist that delivers results that you are very happy with.
But if you want to make minor changes to your hair it shouldn’t cost you the earth to do so! If you’re tired of paying a lot of money for your haircuts, here are five tricks to help you save money at the salon. Some of these money saving tips are tried and tested by beauty professionals, so don’t be embarrassed, be savvy.
Want a Subtle Change? Do Your Own Color at Home
Whether you want to add highlights or change your hair color you can easily perform his task at home. A home color kit will be much more cost effective investment compared to a salon color.
Home coloring kits have come a long way, and these days you can buy non drip color mousses that are very easy to apply. Whether you want a complete color change or you just want to cover up the grey today’s home coloring kits are the perfect solution.
The key to coloring your hair at home is to go ensure that you don’t go more than a couple of shades lighter or darker than your natural shade.
Save on the Cut and Splash out on the Color
If you’re used to spending money at the salon on both your cut and your color, then consider getting your haircut carried out by a discount salon or by a training hairdresser. Student hairdressers are often challenged to carry out complicated cuts and they are always looking for models to help them out. (If you’re totally unhappy with the results you can always get the problem resolved by visiting your normal hairdresser.)
Although it seems convenient to get the cut and the color done at the same place and time the truth is it can and will cost you more money.
Hit the Discount Salons in Between Pricey Cuts
Let’s be honest, it can be frustrating paying full price for what is essentially a maintenance cut. You know the ones; they only take half as long as your proper cut, but they never seem to cost half the price.
You can get maintenance haircuts from a student or from a discount salon. The results will be just as good and you’ll be saving a lot of money.
Look for Students or Trainees
One of the best ways to get a complicated cut at a snip of the price is to look for salons and colleges that are offering training sessions.
Alternatively, keep your eyes peeled for discount days at both your salon and your beauty spas. They all have them; you just need to know when.
Don’t Pay to Get Your Bangs Pruned
Bangs are a fab feminine style, but you don’t need to pay to get your bangs trimmed. Most good stylists will be happy to trim your bangs (or your fringe) between your full cuts free of charge.
You don’t even have to make an appointment, just drop in at a time that suits you, wait a few minutes and in five minutes you’ll have fab bangs again!
This article is authored by Peter Smith, who owns an online beauty magazine. He published a new article on massages Springfield MO at his magazine this month.