pinching pennies

 Well, here it is, another New Year has come. It’s always exciting to welcome in another year and reflect upon the past and look forward to the future. The hustle and bustle of  of the holiday season takes us through it all with my anticipation and excitement. Once we get through all of that and January 1st gets here, bring on the let down and the stress. The stress of money being tight after all that we spent on christmas, entertainment, house emergencies (that always happen around the holidays) and heating costs. Then we all sit around stressing out about how we are going to pay for it and where we have to budget and cut things out for a while. I am right there along with all of you. There is one place you don’t have to cut entirely, nor should you and that is your hair.

    Your hair and how it looks and feels really does make a difference in how we approach our daily lives. I know this to be true because I see it every day behind the chair. It is the reason I love my job so much. Something that can be so simple to me can make a huge difference in someones life and how they feel about themselves. Your hair is your public business card to the world and you should keep it looking its best at all times. This doesn’t mean it has to cost an arm and a leg. Don’t cancel your next appointment, just adjust things a bit from here. How do you do this? I always give my clients options with their hair cut and color. You can adjust things by just going all out at your next visit. Be upfront with your stylist and let them know you are on a budget. cancelling your appointment all together could end up costing more in the end. If you wait too long and then come back your color may be in a “corrective” color stage and that is more expensive to you and takes more time. Options for you are just touching up the root area only, skipping the foils or just adding a few, passing on the hair cut with a color, adding a semi-permanent glaze (to blend and refresh), just getting a bang trim etc. Trust me, these are just a few of  the options you have to get by while still looking and feeling your best.

    A way to make a big change in your look on a budget to to get bangs. Not only are bangs and and face framing fringe totally on trend right now it is a quick and easy way to really change up your look. This should only cost you the price of a bang trim too! Opt for a semi-permanent color to just freshen up you look, blend away gray and add shine and hydration along with a bang trim and you are looking fab for another month for under $40. Most stylists offer specials during this time of year as well to adjust to the slow down many of us face through January. Take advantage of them while you can. Adding just a few foils in your part and around your hairline can really make a big change and this too keeps is under $40 for you as well. Don’t panic and cancel your appointment, instead just change it up a bit. Be upfront with your stylist and your hair and your mood will thank you. I welcome questions and comments by e-mail at getginafiedbdn@gmail.com

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