Beauty on a Budget
Saving Money and Having a Spa Day, Too
Prep before the Appointment
One of the easiest ways to save on your favorite beauty splurge is to avoid high-cost add-ons. Keep your next pedicure economical by giving your feet a glance before you leave the house. Avoid extra charges for removing existing polish by giving your nails a quick wipe down with nail polish remover. Save on your next hair cut by arriving at the salon with freshly washed hair that’s still damp to avoid the add-on cost of a shampoo.
Take Advantage of All Specials
Think outside the box during the next sale at your favorite salon. Whether it’s a back-to-school sale or there’s a discount for Mother’s Day, ask if you’re eligible for the special. Most businesses are just happy to see customers coming through the door—whether you’re the exact demographic for the promotion or not.
Use Discounts and Coupons
Browse online coupon codes and bulk purchasing specials to stock up on your favorite beauty routines. Do you get your nails done weekly? Print coupons for discounted manicures on less busy spa days, such as Tuesday or Wednesday. Or save money by using salons that offer a punch card that allows you to get a free service after a certain number of visits.
Look for Buy One, Get One Offers
If you can’t save on getting highlights or a massage, visit the spa when they are offering a BOGO deal. It’s not uncommon to get a free eyebrow shaping with a hair cut and style. Or splurge on the high-end pedi package and get a free bottle of foot moisturizer to take home and keep your toes just as pretty as the day you left the spa.
When you want to give yourself a little TLC, do some research first. Just like grocery shopping and budgeting for home improvement projects, you can save money on your personal splurges too![cf]skyword_tracking_tag[/cf]