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How to Save Money on Haircuts While Still Looking Great

These days, hairstylists charge an arm and a leg for a haircut, so we have to ask ourselves: Are the bangs worth the bucks?

Ted Gibson — stylist for What Not To Wear, who charges almost 4 digits for a chop — tells Shine that hairstyling is not all about the price.

“You can get a great haircut at $20. Where it can get a little expensive is if you have those add-on services like color or getting deep conditioning treatments in the salon.” Additionally, Gibson suggests that when you get up in the crazy, multi-digit range, it’s more about the luxury five-star experience than the haircut itself.

And here’s even better news: Even if you do spring for primo cuts every so often, there are ways you can make them last longer. Here are a few tips from Shine:

Stretch out your cuts. Don’t have time — or money — to spend on an expensive cut on a regular basis? Ask your stylist for a cut that will still look great as your hair grows out. A good hair stylist will arm you with a style that’ll look as good the day you come back for a trim as it did when you first walked out of the salon.

Alternate between an expensive and affordable haircut. You don’t need to see a $200 hairstylist every month — actually you don’t have to see one ever! But if you do, opt for a more affordable cut in between appointments — the less expensive stylist should be able to mimic the more expensive cut.

Want more tips? See the rest at Shine.

Source: Shine

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12.28.2012 / 01:37 AM EDT by Jo Aaron
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