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Save Money. Updated by Jess Aszkenasy 12 May Wondering how your student budget is going to stretch to a new do? With these nifty tricks, you can get a cheap or free! Although there's no better feeling than getting yourself a fresh new trim, a trip to the hairdressers is not known for being friendly to a student budget.
Over the years, we've gathered an extensive list of haircut spending hacks, including ways you can get a haircut for free — you'll never pay full wack to get a trim ever again! This might sound far-fetched, but it's actually a really smart way to get a completely free haircut!
The deal is that hairdressers wanting to practice particularly adventurous haircuts will offer free cuts to anyone willing to be a guinea pig. They'll always be supervised by someone more experienced, so the chances of something going amiss is low. That said, it's always a risk, so this might not be the best option if you've got a big event or job interview coming up!
Keep an eye out for posters or leaflets in salons, or just pop into some local hairdressers to ask. Opt for a dry cut.
For some, getting your hair washed is part-and-parcel of the haircut deal. However, if you sacrifice the fancy shampoos and mini head massage that come with a hair wash, you can save yourself a packet. Experts say that cutting with wet hair is better for those with straight hair or those whose hair is all one length — those with a blunt bob for instance — as it creates sharper, more precise lines.
However, for those who wear their hair in its natural curlsa dry cut can be better as the hairdresser can see how your hair curls as they're cutting, and can work around that. Ditch big name salons Credit: ariadna de raadt— Shutterstock. We've always suggested ditching big brand names when food shopping and the same goes for getting your hair snipped. But remember that they cost way more than smaller local businesses, and unless you're going for a really adventurous catwalk style, we'd opt for the latter also note that smaller salons offer free cuts to hair models, so if you fancy something outlandish, get it that way for free!
It's also true that heading a little out-of-town can save you lo too although don't forget to factor in the cost of the bus ride too! Cut your hair less often Credit: WildStrawberry — Shutterstock. Many hairdressers will have you believe that you need a cut every six weeksbut this is more to keep them in a job than anything else!
A good haircut can last as long as three monthsand obviously the more you get chopped off, the longer it'll take for you to feel like you need another trim. So, be brave and get more off the length to make it last! Choose your stylist. You'd be forgiven for thinking that getting your hair cut would be a fairly simple business, but there are all kinds of options available which could come with wildly different price tags.
If you have a senior stylist cut your hair, for example, it will be a much higher price than if a newly qualified 'junior' stylist cut it. Don't be scared to ask what options are availableand how you could qualify for a cheaper cut — you could end up paying double the price to have one member of staff cut your hair rather than another.
Get your hair cut on a weekday.
It's easy to forget that when you're not a student, you'll most likely be working nine to five and only get weekends off. Take advantage of your flexibility as a student and book your haircuts during the day from Monday to Friday if you canespecially if you book online through a third-party website like Treatwell as these are 'off-peak' hours and haircuts will cost less.
Some salons will even offer a lower rate for those who can fill in any last-minute gaps if they've had cancellations — these are normally referred to as 'standby cuts'. Once you've established a good relationship with a salon, ask if they'll put you on the standby list.
Use hairdresser training colleges. There are hundreds of students training to be hairdressers in colleges around the UK, and they're desperate for volunteers who'll help them practice their skills while getting a haircut free of charge. There's only so much practising trainee hairdressers can do on dolls before it's time to move onto the real thing. Trainees are always well supervisedso there's no need to worry about having your head shaved spontaneously.
However, it might take a bit longer than you're used to, so set some extra time aside. Some of the big-name salons also have training salons in their bigger branches hello, Vidal Sassoon! Ask about student discounts Credit: New Line Cinema. All businesses love students, and many will offer some tasty incentives to get you to book through them. Armed with your trusty student card, you'll be able to get some serious discounts on haircuts. Take advantage of qualified friends Credit: Warner Bros. Your best friend is a qualified or trainee hairdresser, you say? Your stepdad works in a salon?
Get using those contacts! Never expect anything for free, even from friends and fam, but they probably won't mind if you enquire about their 'mates rates'. There's a chance that they have to cut so much hair at work that the last thing they'll want to do is more during their time off.
But as you'll be offering them some extra incomethey should be up for it! Change your hairdresser frequently. When you find a hair salon or barbers that you like, we know it's easy to stick with it for months or even years.
You might even build up a pretty good friendship with your favourite hairdresser. But remember that places will often offer special discounts for first-time customersso if you don't change it up every now and then, you'll be missing out. Have a shop around for the best new customer deals and try them out the next time you need a cut. Don't worry, your old hairdresser won't take it personally! Okay, just to be clear — this option requires a certain amount of bravery, some initial preparation and funds to set yourself up.
Before you do anything else, you must invest in some good quality hairdressing scissors if you're going to attempt this. Anything else will end in tears. Check out the hundreds of YouTube tutorial videos available online first and keep it simple the first time you give it a try. Take better care of your locks. You're much more likely to find yourself in a hair SOS if you fail to take care of your tresses. Treat them well and you can stretch out the time between cuts massively. There's no need to blow dry or straighten your hair every single day see next point! Wash and brush well, don't mess around with hair dyes and bleaches, and you'll be well on your way to super glossy, healthy hair.
Choose a low-maintenance hairstyle Credit: DreamWorks Pictures. Not that we're trying to tell you how you should style your hair, but naturally some hairstyles will require less maintenance than others. Longer hairstyles can be left for much longer between cuts than short ones can, and fringes always have a tendency to cause unnecessary bother.
If you're a fan of a fringe we'd definitely recommend investing in some hairdressing scissorsotherwise, you'll be spending a bomb on trims to keep it neat. If you're unsure of how to style your barnet so it's hassle-free, just ask your stylist for advice. They'd rather keep your business long-term than give you false advice. Check discount sites. Student discounts aside, you can often find lo of great offers on discount sites especially daily deal sites or local newspapers, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
Keep checking our health and beauty discounts. We post deals on a daily basis and often you have to get in there quick to take advantage of them. Or our Telegram group to get the deals straight to your phone! Book a group haircut Credit: Warner Bros. Most of your uni friends are going to need a haircut at some point too, so why not buddy up.
If you ring up a salon offering to book five cuts instead of onethey're much more likely to offer you a group discount. There's always someone who'll be needing their hair cut around about the same time, so ask around. Some salons also offer referral discounts now, where you get a discount for referring a friend, and your friend gets a discount on their first cut too!
There's no harm in asking next time you're getting a trim. Use home-visit hairdressers Credit: Manchesterphotos - Wikimedia. To source home hairdressers, try searching online, on Gumtree or on Facebook Marketplace — you'll be surprised how many will be working in your area!
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