Going to the hair salon on a regular basis is a sure fire way to keep your look up to par with professional advice. Given today's economic climate this luxury item may be taking a backseat to DIY or "youtube experts." Salons are under severe pressure to compete with the financial strain on the economy and the gravitation of clients to finding hair advice digitally.
We have collected a few Hair Saver tips for those looking to maximize their hair swag while not breaking their budgets.
Hit the Discount Salons in Between Pricey CutsI love this tip I read in the book, Confessions of a Beauty Editor" by the editors of Allure: Get maintenance haircuts in between your pricey salon visits. According to "Confessions," even beauty editors get discount cuts to save money.
They suggest telling the discount stylist to cut along the "map" set by the fancy stylist.
2)Wait for the coupon! When salons don't see you in a while...
This one is a no brainer. When your favorite salon doesn't see you for a while, they usually send out big discounts on return services in the form of coupons or emails. This is a great opportunity for you to save money and maintain that awesome look. Beware of the fine print. They may require you to come in on slower days or even downtime like early morning or lunch. Remember in this game of economy its all about playing by the rules.
Go Back to School (Beauty School) or Hit a Salon's Training NightOne of the best ways to get a fancy haircut without the price is to set an appointment at a local beauty school. Most of the stylists-in-training are overseen by an experienced teacher so you can bet they won't make a mess of your hair.
Some big salons also offer discount days or training nights. You can enjoy a pricey cut at a fraction of the price. Check out New York Magazines's list of training nights in New York City and this is in various cities. Check South Florida @ ( www.trainingnights.com)
Another option is to hair model for a salon. You don't have as much say in your haircut as you would if you were paying for it, but most stylists will stay within your perimeters.