Simple ways to save money on beauty treatments

Nov 09, 2019
There are several ways you can save money on expensive beauty treatments without sacrificing your style. Source: Getty

It’s no secret that regular beauty treatments can really make a dent in your bank balance, from make-up to hair and nail care. Fortunately, there are several ways you can save money on expensive beauty treatments without sacrificing your style, including taking advantage of beauty schools and keeping an eye out for coupons. If you’re a savvy shopper who knows how to find a good deal, here are four easy ways to save big on beauty.

Find a beauty school

If you don’t mind being a guinea-pig-of-sorts, beauty schools charge far less than salons. When students are in training, they often need models to practice on, so hairdressing schools typically offer free or discounted blowouts, hair cuts, even colour and chemical services.

Meanwhile services including waxing, manicures, facials and makeup are also offered at some beauty schools – call the local beauty school in your area and find out what services are offered. If you’re reluctant to try a beauty school, sometimes more experienced hairdressers or beauty therapists need models to learn a new technique.

Keep an eye out for coupons

What’s more appealing than scoring a $50 shellac manicure for $20? It’s no secret that people love saving money and one of the easiest ways to save big on beauty services is to keep an eye out for coupons.

Why not give Groupon a try? If you haven’t jumped on the Groupon bandwagon yet, here’s what you need to know. Groupon is an online service that can save you money through the use of virtual coupons – think discounted massages, facials, hair treatments and more.

Meanwhile, most nail salons also offer loyalty programs, allowing you to save money on some services. For example, you can often earn a free or discounted service after you purchase a certain number.

Free makeovers

Who doesn’t love a free makeover? Make-up giant Sephora offer free 15-minute mini makeovers in all stores. The complimentary service focuses on one area such as a smokey eye, foundation, eyeliner and more. This is also a great opportunity to learn new techniques and trial different products.  Meanwhile most big beauty brands are also happy to hand out free samples of their products in-store!

Try it at home

Do you really need that manicure? Learn how to do your nails at home for a fraction of the cost! Start by removing any previously applied nail polish. After removing your polish, trim your nails, file and buff them. Then soak and push back your cuticles before applying your nail colour of choice – there’s really not much to it.

There are also ways you can improve your hair at home without spending a fortune. Why not make some natural masks at home?

Milk is well-known for its nourishing properties, but did you know it’s also great at softening? This is why it’s often an ingredient in commercial conditioners. Honey works to moisturise the hair, which is especially important for those with dry and dull hair. Simply mix up a teaspoon of honey into one glass of whole milk then massage it into your hair from root to tip. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water and shampoo as normal.

And, while it might not sound great, avocados are loaded with natural oils and replenishing properties, as are eggs. Eggs strengthen hair with their protein and help give lacklustre locks a boost. Simply take one egg and one half of one very mashed up avocado. Mix well and apply to your hair, especially the root. After 20 minutes rinse your hair in cold water.

Important information: The information provided on this website is of a general nature and for information purposes only. It does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is not financial product advice and must not be relied upon as such. Before making any financial decision you should determine whether the information is appropriate in terms of your particular circumstances and seek advice from an independent licensed financial services professional.

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