Have you ever sat down and worked out how much you spend on getting your hair cut? If you have then you will realize it’s a lot! Finding ways to get a cheap haircut will help in your frugal ways and help you keep budgets on track.
Here are 10 ways that you can consider getting your hair cut for less.
1. Cut it yourself. For people who want short hair some high quality clippers can be purchased for fairly cheap and it will only take a few home cuts for them to pay for themselves. Longer hair trims can be done with some styling scissors, a mirror and some practice (you may mildly mess up the first few attempts and end up going to the salon to get it fixed). You could also ask a partner to help with the tricky bits.
2. Find a local hair styling college. Hair dressers need to be trained and often local colleges are looking for willing victims. There is a small amount of risk involved but mostly you will come out with a decent and free cut.
3. Look for deals. Especially in this economy many hairdressers are offering things such as cut price day cuts, two for one offers or one cheap evening per week. You may have to queue or even come back week after week but you will save some good cash.
4. Look for a home visit hairdresser. Many hairdressers moonlight as hairdressers too. They will often visit you in the comfort of your own home, bring all the equipment and cut your hair for less than your local salon or barbers.
5. Travel out of town. Out of town places will usually have slightly cheaper prices so it may be worth your while finding an excuse and mixing a haircut with an out of town errand.
6. The Razor cut! A bald head is by far the easiest to maintain and it can look great for men and women. Cut your hair short with some scissors and then slowly and using a lot of shaving soap clean shave your head, you may need help. Once this is done it’s extremely easy to maintain.
7. Ask for a cut that will grow well long. A good hairdresser will be able to cut your hair in a way that will mean that as it grows it should keep a good shape. By getting such cuts you will be able to lengthen the time between cuts and save money in the long run.
8. Trade for a cut. You may well be able to advertise a swap of services in a local newspaper or somewhere like Craigslist. For example you may be able to do some gardening in exchange for a cut, or help with some DIY.
Looking forward to hearing what you think about these tips or if you have any alternative ideas.