How to Get Your Hair Done on a Budget

Let’s face it, we are not all wealthy, and most of us have to find a way to keep ourselves trimmed and groomed while sticking to a budget. You might be a single mom or dad, or maybe you have to save money for your son’s birthday or Christmas gifts. Whatever the reason, you might want to look dazzling and get your hair done, but it can be quite costly.  You might be going to a gala or want to look super special for your date this Saturday. It is really important to find a way to look fantastic, while saving some money. Here are a few suggestions on how to keep your money in your wallet and still have great hair.

*Check online for a listing of all hair salons in your neighborhood. Stay away from big names such as Tony & Guy or Aveda. These salons will have you buying every hair product even though you don’t even need it.

*Look for hidden gems. Some neighborhoods have a friendly little salon tucked away. Usually these personal family-run types of businesses are more practical for your budget and the experience can be a lot more enjoyable.

*Ask your friends. Your friends get there hair done too and not all of them have money to burn. You may be surprised and find a fantastic, yet budget-wise, hair salon or barber close to you.

*When going in for a haircut, it is great to ask for advice. Be careful of up-selling and product suggestion. If you start buying all these extra products you will be sure to lose money. Just be direct and honest about what you want in your hair-cut and say no to the extras.

*Ask your family and friends, and see if they have any hair dressing experience. You might be surprised that one of you aunt’s cousins works at Louie’s salon downtown or that your friend Sue used to be a hairdresser before becoming a full time mom. You never know, just ask. It will save you a bundle!

*It is good to go into a salon with an idea of a hair cut. This prevents the hairstylist from doing an experiment on your hair. This experimenting can be expensive! Be wise; take photos and suggestions for your hair cut. Your hair will love you for it!

*If you are looking to get your hair dyed or to highlight it, it might be smart to check out your local drug stores for deals instead of going to a salon and getting charged $200 for a few blonde chunks. You can always ask a friend to dye you hair. Try to ask the drug store staff about how to dye your hair correctly and if the color would be right for you. Or take your friend or family along with you to choose the right color.

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  1. Very valuable information, I like the advice you are giving. As a marketing trainer to smaller salons and barbers, this is very invaluable and can actually work for your readers. I’ll be checking back to see what else you have to offer. Keep ’em coming!

  2. pool table says:

    A huge problem many people have is that when they get store bought dye they dye their hair a reddish hue. when buying through a drug store make sure if you have red tones and want to avoid too-red hair to get something with an ash tone.