Monday, August 2, 2010

Frugal haircuts

frugal haircuts
Saving on Haircuts
There are several ways to save money on haircuts and salon treatments and even a few ways to get them for free.

Locks of Luv

If you have long hair and you’re looking to change to a shorter haircut, donate your hair to Locks of Luv. Your hair has to be at least 10 inches long. Most hair salons offer this option; just ask your salon if they participate, if they do, they will give you a free haircut. If it is your birthday, Sundrops Nail Spot will give you a free birthday manicure and the Tan Factory will give you one free tanning session.


JC Penny salon is affordable and you can pay more or less depending on the experience level of the stylist you choose; find coupons at Delighted; find coupons for Little Chops at Merchant Circle.

Not only does Fantastic Sam’s offer great coupons through the mail, in the newspaper and online, but they also have a free punch card program. If you have a family of five this adds up to a free haircut every other visit. You can also follow Fantastic Sam's on Facebook for coupons and money saving sales ads. Watch the door carefully at your favorite Fantastic Sam's as each salon posts private deals seasonally throughout the year. Deals like, "get a free cut with a full price color" or Two for One Tuesday."

Local Beauty Schools

Patronize one of the Phoenix area beauty schools for a substantial discount on retail. If you are nervous ask for a student that is just about ready to graduate. And even if you don't want to venture in for a haircut or perm, you might consider having your nails done or a less risky spa treatment.

How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day, and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I didn't consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I'm normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. We succeed in changing some of our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming. You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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frugal advice

"...for your Father knows what you need before you ask." Matthew 6:8