How to Save More Cash on Salon Treatments

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For most people, a trip to the salon is not just a need, it is a luxury. But let’s face it, there is nothing like a good blow dry or a new hair style to uplift the spirits! The good news is, you can save up cash each time you get salon treatments. In today’s post, we are giving you tips to save money at the salon without compromising good grooming:

Free Bangs Trim

Did you know that most hairstylists would not charge you for a bang trim? This goes especially for loyal or regular patrons! The trick to getting free services is to ask the right questions. Just drop by your local salon, get a blow dry and ask about getting a few snips off wayward bangs. If say, the salon does not offer this freebie, you can always learn how to trim your own bangs at home. It’s surprisingly easy!

Inquire About Loyalty Program

Most salons offer membership or loyalty programs. This means loyal customers can enjoy certain perks and special packages that other customers cannot access. These programs also offer incentives if you refer your friends to the salon. For example, after referring a friend, you can get 10% discount on salon treatments on your next visit.

Opt for Regular Manicure/Pedicure

It is tempting to get nail art on your digits, but that will cost you an extra 5 to 10 bucks! If you are bent on saving more money, opt for a regular manicure or pedicure instead.

Volunteering in Beauty Schools

Most beauty school students are always looking for volunteers who want free beauty treatments. Why not volunteer to your local beauty schools and get these treatments at no extra cost? These beauty schools offer anything from free haircuts to facials, waxing, and manicure/pedicure! If you are nervous, do not worry. Instructors closely supervise the students to ensure that proper technique is applied.

Wait for Special Promos

Spring season or back to school season are the best times to go to your local salons? Why? During these times of the year, salon prices are much cheaper. Most salons even offer special promos to attract customers during off-peak periods. Conversely, Christmas, New Year, wedding season and prom season are the worst time to go to the salon because the rates will shoot up. As such, make sure to work your schedule around off-peak periods to save more money on salon services.

Longer In-Between Visits

Most people need to keep their hair appointments to every six weeks. But you don’t have to keep your hair appointments especially if you are cash strapped. Instead of visiting the salon every six week, consider stretching the period to every 10 to 12 weeks. This way, you can treat yourself to a salon treatment or two without spending more money.

Avoid Extra Treatments

It is hard to say no to an extra treatment especially if a hairstylist keeps pushing a certain product. But an extra treatment or promoted product will cost you extra money. Learn to say no. Stick to the services you need and do not stick around for the extras if you want to save money.