5 Ways to Save on HaircutsHaircuts are one of my least favorite budget items. No one is my family very adventurous when it comes to hairstyles, so it seems we're spending a bunch of money to keep our hair looking exactly the same. Since it's not on my list of favorite things to do, I'm just not willing to pay much for a haircut. (I'd much rather save my salon money for a pedicure!) Here are 5 of my favorite ways to save money on haircuts.
Locks of Love 1. Locks of Love
If you're looking to make a major change, consider hair donation. Have at least 10 inches cut and donate it to help make wigs for cancer patients. Salons across the country offer free haircuts for donations. Look for the Locks of Love decal in the salon window.
Beauty School 2. Beauty School
Students in cosmetology programs need live head models to continue their training. The students are highly supervised and eager to please.
Check with schools in your area for free services
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Salon Daily Deals 3. Salon Daily Deals
You'll find salon deals all over the daily deal sites. With an introductory offer designed to get you in the door, the bargains can seriously reduce the cost of your next cut, color or style.
DIY Haircuts 4. DIY Haircuts
Even if you want something a little more advanced than a buzz, you may be able to manage it at home with the right tools, some help, and simple instructions. My husband is constantly trying to convince me to cut his hair. Maybe it's time to give this one a try!
Get DIY haircut tutorials
Quick Cut Salons 5. Quick Cut Salons
Ranging in price from $6-20, your corner salon can be a great way to maintain your style on a budget. We've always been very pleased with our cheap haircuts.
- By Heather Sokol
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