7 Ways to Save Money at the Salon
Are your trips to the salon starting to add up? While I do cut my husband’s hair at home, I’m not quite willing to try cutting my own hair yet (or ever?). Like me, cutting your own hair may not be an option, so take a look at these 7 ways to save money at the salon that you can try. With just a little creativity and effort, you can save money on your salon visits and keep a little extra cash in your pocket. Here is how you can get started saving today!
1. Stretch out your colorings.
Do you go every 4 weeks for a color touch up? If so, see if you can stretch out your coloring schedule by an additional week. This can help you eliminate a few colorings a year and save you some serious cash. Chances are, you won’t even be bothered by waiting an additional week.
2. Skip the blow dry and style.
Most stylists charge you extra to dry your hair and style it. If you are just heading home after your appointment anyway, skip the blow dry and style. You can easily shave $20 or more off your visit and just dry your own hair when you get home.
3. Check out loyalty offers.
Many salons value your loyalty and are willing to reward you for it. Check with your salon to see if they offer any type of loyalty program. If so, take advantage of it! If they don’t and you are still in search of a good deal, don’t be afraid to shop around for the best price. The salon I’ve been frequenting offers a free hair cut after I purchase 10 cuts.
4. Don’t be tempted by sales pitches.
Many times the stylist will want to sell you the products they use in your hair. Don’t fall for the sales pitch. Kindly decline and resist the urge to make your final bill any higher. So many drugstore products are just as good as professional products these days, so save a little cash and opt for those brands instead.
5. Avoid bells and whistles.
A salon that offers complimentary beverages, robes, snacks, and other perks will come at a higher price. Skip these bells and whistles if you can and instead go with what you came for…a great cut and color! Salons that offer all of those extra perks usually add the cost into the service.
6. Ask about coupons.
Many salons offer coupons for savings on their services. Check the local paper for such deals or simply ask your stylist if he/she knows of any savings that are available. You might also find savings on their Facebook page.
7. Follow the salon on social media.
Be sure you are following your salon on social media so you can be the first to know about sales and savings that may be available to you. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all great places to follow your favorite salon.
Are you ready to save money on your next salon visit? If so, give these 7 tips for saving money at the salon a try!