Reducing Your Personal Care Costs

Visiting the salon or spa can make you feel great about yourself – but it can easily cost hundreds of dollars a month. If you are ruining your budget or running up unsecured loans to take care of yourself, take heart. You can look great and save cash with these tips:

Learn to do touch-ups yourself. Teach your stylist to style your own hair or observe your esthetician to learn how to touch up your own nail color. You can cut the number of salon appointments you make and still look wonderful.

Take advantage of free classes and demonstrations. Local beauty supply stores and department stores often give free makeup and hair demonstrations and classes. It is an inexpensive way to try new looks and learn how to do your hair and makeup yourself. Just remember that there is no obligation to buy anything.

Visit a local beauty school. Local beauty schools offer many aesthetic services and hair cuts for a low price to the general public. It’s a way for advanced students to learn their techniques. The students are guided by experienced stylists so you get a great look for a fraction of the price.

Shop beauty supply stores. These stores offer a wider selection of brand-name beauty products at far less than local salons and spas. Plus, the people who work at these stores often have a lot of advice and expertise to share.