Interested in learning how to save money at the salon? As women, we don’t want to sacrifice our beauty if we can avoid it. But sometimes it can get pushed to the back burner when bills and other priorities take precedence. Here are my tips so you can learn how to save money at the salon without having to compromise your beauty!
1. Get a Free Bang Trim
My best tip on how to save money at the salon is to get a free bang trim! Most hair stylists won’t charge you to just drop by and snip your bangs, especially if you are a regular and loyal customer. If your salon doesn’t offer this amenity, ask your stylist to show you how to trim your own bangs at home to save a few bucks!
2. Ask about Loyalty Programs
Almost every salon has loyalty programs. Just ask to find out if there’s anything you can be doing to earn points or save money! For example, if you refer a friend you might receive 10% off your next visit! Or if you pre-book your next appointment for 5 full visits, you might get a free hair product.
3. Skip the Nail Design
I love to get a pedicure, but I usually do them myself at home to save money. However, for those few times when I do splurge and get a pedi, I normally skip the nail design. It can tack on anywhere from an extra $5-10 dollars to your bill!
4. Go to Beauty Schools
If you are really strapped for money, yet desperate to receive a beauty treatment, consider trying out beauty schools! Students are closely supervised by their instructors, and you pay 50% or less of the price you would pay in a salon. Beauty schools can offer any service from hair cuts and colors, to facials, waxing or manicures and pedicures!
5. Visit Your Salon at the Right Time
Remember that according to the time of year, salon prices may be jacked up! Holidays, wedding season, or prom time may be more expensive than other times of the year. Usually, you can get good deals around back-to-school season, or in the spring.
6. Splurge on Shampoo
One way to extend the life of your color and keep your hair manageable longer is by using salon shampoos. They are a bit pricier, but they save you money in the long run! Hiding split ends, keeping your color fresh, and making sure your hair looks glossy are a few of the benefits you will receive from using salon shampoo on a regular basis!
7. Go Longer in between Visits
I’m pretty strict about staying on a schedule with my hair appointments. I used to go every 6 weeks without fail! However, once I realized that I could stretch my appointments out to every 10-12 weeks without sacrificing my looks or hair health, I jumped on it! By doing this, I eliminated about 3 of my yearly visits to the salon.
8. Ask for Highlights THIS Way
Who doesn’t love highlights? And who doesn’t hate root growth? Here’s how to have your highlights and hide root growth while you’re at it. Ask your stylist to put the highlights under the first layer of your hair. She can lift a thin enough layer to just camouflage root growth, but still allow highlights to peek through!
I love my trips to the salon as much as any other girl! But I have to make sure they stay in my budget, which is why these tips work great for me! Beauty doesn’t have to be unaffordable. What are your tips and tricks for saving money at the salon?