Monday, 25 February 2013

Cheap Hair and Beauty!

Hello all! Sorry I've been AWOL lately. Uni's been crazy and the past few weekends I have been ill / in London! Hopefully things have calmed down a bit now.

The good news is that I've got some great ideas for saving money! February's been an expensive month, so I'm planning on locking down spending now and having a true Money Saving March! :) Who's with me?

Cheap Haircut!
I got a headstart on saving! My hair was getting annoyingly long and I spent a long time trying to find a frugal place to get it cut in Bristol. I could barely find anywhere for under £20, even with student discount!

I decided to check out the local colleges for hair stylists looking for cheap models! It's not as scary as you might think. A hairdressing student cuts your hair, with lots of advice and help from their supervisor. It does take a little longer because they have to get their work checked, but it's kind of interesting to learn the techniques yourself!

The best part is the price! My local college washed, cut and finished my hair for £6.50! (If you go to the right place, you can sometimes get a completely free haircut!) A full head colour is £20, a man's haircut is just £2.50, and they even do full body massages for £12!

I am really pleased with the value for money would definitely recommend college haircuts! To find your local hair and beauty college, Google "college haircut <your local area>".

Have you ever used the local college for a haircut? Have you ever cut your own hair? I once made my housemate cut my hair. She was terrified even though I didn't really mind how it turned out. She actually ended up doing a better job than my last visit to the hairdresser!


Sals View said...

Ive never used our local college for hairdressing, but used to take my 2 dogs to be groomed and washed. Also my friends and I went for a north african meal, cooked by trainee chefs, and waited on by trainee hotel staff.

Linda said...

Going to a college is a good tip. I know it works for some. However, I had two of the worst experiences in my life. I will resort to cutting it myself next time. I am glad you were able to have a good experience and save money.

Robyn said...

Having just done "Frugal February" on my blog I'm going to let you keep "Money saving March" to yourself for the time being, but will be interested to see how you get on. I've found that the whole process of having a really "cut to the bone" month has been interesting, and in many ways a bit of an eye-opener, too.

skipandscatter said...

Oh, yes! Student places are the best! Last year we went out for supper at our local hotel and restaurant school and enjoyed it ever so much! Not only you get to taste really fancy food for a modest price, it is so much fun watching the students practice.
As for cutting hair, my husband always wants me to do it for him (first time I've done this I might have had a meltdown) and I must admit I'm getting pretty good. :) But I still prefer to go to a hairdresser (or student hairdresser) for my own cut.

Andrea@Familyconnect said...

I made my friend cut my hair for me once, because I hate going to the hairdressers. Actually, she did a pretty good job!