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Yesterday I told the tale of how (and why) I started cutting my husband’s hair at home. After much money saved, I admit that this practice is not necessarily for everyone. For example, I don’t cut my own hair. And perhaps someone in your family has a very complex style that they will only let a professional handle. But just because you don’t cut hair at home doesn’t mean you can’t also share in the money savings. Today I want to offer four more easy tips to help you cut cost when it comes to cutting your hair.

1. Have a friend do it

Maybe your household hasn’t produced any brave barbers to date, but that doesn’t mean you can’t seek out a friend who does have the skills. And if you insist on some kind of payment as thanks, you could offer to do them a favor of equal value, such as cooking them a meal or walking their dog.

2. Find a cheaper hair cutting service

Perhaps you go to your favorite barber out of loyalty, but sometimes a fancy hair boutique might be charging two or three times as much as a discount hair salon like Cost Cutters or Fantastic Sams. While a different person might be cutting your hair every time you go in, the money you save will more than make up for it.

3. Look for coupons before you go

Every time I get my hair cut, I have my husband find me a coupon on the internet. For example, he signed up a long time ago on Cost Cutters’ own website and they send out coupons by email regularly.  A quick google search for other hair salon chain coupons also yields several results.

4. Get your hair cut less frequently

For certain styles this doesn’t really work, but if your hair style will allow it, then sometimes a way to save money is to wait longer between cuts. You don’t want to wait too long (this can lead to unhealthy split ends and breakage), but you might not need to go as often as you currently go. I tend to get my hair cut about every four to six months. My hair grows a lot during this time, but then it’s kind of fun to get it all cut off again!

Reader Reflection

Have you found any creative ways to save money on haircuts? Please share!

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