How to Stretch Your Beauty Dollar
We show you how to get the most bang for your buck with these penny-pinching beauty hacks
How to Stretch It: To cut down on salon visits, Surething says the one cut you should avoid at all costs is a blunt, A-line bob. Ask for something low-maintenance and layered, like a long or medium shag.
No matter what length you decide, says celebrity stylist Lee Rittiner, you should never ask for bangs. "You always have to style bangs," says Rittiner, which means frequent trips back to the salon for trims. If you're a devoted member of the bangs society and simply will not give them up, try cutting them on your own. Rittiner suggests trimming bangs by holding your shears vertically, so the point is going into your fringe. "Never, ever cut a blunt line," he says. Surething says to separate the bangs into small pieces, cutting into them vertically (no more than 1/4") with thinning shears from the middle and working your way out.
Total Savings: By getting a low-maintenance cut that only needs updating twice a year rather than every two months, you'll save $160 to $400.
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