Beauty on a Budget

Beauty on a Budget

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main021207BEAUTY.jpgAs we all know, being beautiful can be very expensive. From head to toe, the upkeep of it all is time consuming and – if you let it – it can put a deep dent in your wallet. The following are a few things you can do to help maintain the look you want longer.

We are taught at a young age that everyone is unique; this applies to hair as well. I have many clients that ask for the latest coloring or haircut trend that Hollywood can think of, but in most cases, their daily lifestyles may not work with that style. Low maintenance haircuts and color is key. You are able to spread out time between visits to the salon and it won’t break the bank.

If you are a coloring junkie and like to switch up your hair color with each visit, I recommend a good shampoo and conditioner specifically made for colored treated hair. Next time you’re in the salon ask your stylist what they use, it may be a little more expensive than the stuff you find in your local drugstore, but in the long run it’s worth every cent. The shampoos and conditioners are made with special ingredients to help maintain the health of your hair while protecting your color from everyday exposure to the elements (sun, wind, etc.) that causes fading.

Most clients are no longer just one color. We all look back at what our hair looked like as a child, those natural highlights and all the shine. If only we can have that again…so came highlighting. Highlights may be any color lighter than your natural color. Most women choose blonde over all other colors, but being blonde can be very expensive. I usually try to stay fairly close to my clients’ natural color. There is nothing worse then the big black band of regrowth you see after only two weeks of getting it colored. Try to stay more on the natural side, so as your hair grows it’s not as noticeable. I also recommend not getting too blonde. From time to time get a few low lights thrown in. This will add depth and dimension to your hair. It will also blend your natural color with your highlights. This way instead of getting a retouch every three to four weeks, you can stretch it out to every six to seven.

Just remember, your hair is just as important as any other part of your body. They need to be healthy too. Don’t skimp on products to save a buck. Many of the products found in salons are specially formulated to help keep your hair in the best shape possible. Your stylist doesn’t just recommend products, but prescribes them. We look out for the beauty of your hair and want you to understand what you can obtain using the right tools for you hair. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does have to work.