Are Salon and Spa Treatments Worth It?
Experts weigh in on what hair and facial skin care treatments are worth splurging on and which ones you can do at home
Get blonde highlights at the salonWhy: "Hair color is a delicate area," says Tingley. She explains that highlights are more difficult to do yourself because the application is very precise and since most are done with bleach or high-lift color formulas, they can be damaging if they are over used or left on for too long.
Money-Saving Tip: Olsen suggests, "ask your colorist for a partial highlight with a few foils at the nape of your neck (for ponytail purposes)." This costs a fraction of the price, but gives the same overall effect. If you normally get a double process, ask for highlights every other visit and just do the single process (which is cheaper) every time. "This cuts the price down, as well as being a less-damaging alternative," she says.
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