These days money can be tight and many are finding that their lifestyle habits are costing them more than they can afford. When it comes to beauty and hair care, the same can also be true. If you’re looking for ways to minimize your spending, cutting corners on your beauty routine can be just enough to get the job done and still leave you looking fabulous.
Receiving special beauty treatments at your local salon or day spa can be quite addictive. Unfortunately, these treatments can be hazardous to your wallet. The main way to make the most of your beauty routine while sparing your bank account is to learn to do it yourself! Sure, there aren’t many things that compare to being pampered but once you see how much money you’ll be saving, chances are you’ll have no problem being your own beauty and hair guru. Even if some of the beauty services you get don’t charge that much, over time it all begins to add up.
If you’re a regular at the salon for a leg and bikini wax, skip the expensive appointments and turn to do-it-yourself waxing kits. Many brands now carry easy to use pre-made wax strips that you activate by rubbing them between your palms to heat up the wax. Smooth the strip onto the area, wait a few seconds and then rip the strip off. Voila! You’ve now got your own waxing service in your home. When all else fails, you can rely on the traditional razor and shaving cream. It may not get the perfect results you’re used to, but it will get rid of the hair and put more money in your wallet.
This same do-it-yourself method pretty much goes for anything beauty related, including your face. There are plenty of online recipes for great facials so there should be no reason why you can’t host your own beauty gathering with girlfriends and pamper each other. Ingredients for at-home facials can be found in your kitchen or you can buy affordable facial kits for home use.
When it comes to your eyebrows, being inexperienced can bring about bad results, so the next time you get your brows professionally done, stay on top of them afterwards by tweezing your brows in order to keep the clean definition and stray hairs at bay. With enough practice, you’ll know how to effectively keep your brows groomed and your trips to the salon to get them done will decrease.
Fans of the manicure and pedicure can easily spend hundreds of dollars in a year getting them professionally done at a salon. You can purchase manicure and pedicure kits from the local grocery store for way less than the pros charge. And it doesn’t take much to learn. You’d be surprised how much fun you can have doing your own manicures and pedicures. Or if you have a girlfriend that does them very well, enlist her help. Even having a friend do it for you will cost less and open more time for socializing!
As far as hair care goes, save money and time by learning to style your hair yourself and avoid too many chemical color treatments. They’re not only bad for your wallet, exposure to such chemicals is also bad for your hair in the long run. Know what products to buy and study the techniques you’re accustomed to watching in the salon mirror. Over time you’ll be able to recreate those same styles for free.