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As the weather heats up, so does our social calendar. Looking your best for the party season doesn’t always have to burn a hole in your wallet. There are easy changes you can make to save a pretty penny, and still be selfie-ready for those end-of-year gatherings!
1. Save on the salon
Save on expensive hairdressers by buying your own at-home treatments. You can score some discounted products if you’ve got a good eye, do your research, and buy smart. Get to know your hair (oily? dry? coloured?) and know what ingredients will work best to keep your locks looking luscious. If you really want to cut down on some costs, a two-in-one conditioner and shampoo combo might save you a few pennies (before you completely dismiss this idea, two-in-one hair products have come a long way, and you can score some pretty luxe natural formulas if you look hard enough). Alternatively, using hair salon colleges can help you save on splurging on those strands. Student hair-dressers can still give you an enviable blow-wave or trim for a lot cheaper than other salons. Your hairdresser might not have years of experience, but they are always supervised, plus, you’ll be supporting the hair wizards of the future (while saving some moolah).
2. Stock up on samples
Next time you’re at Sephora or Mecca ask the staff if they have any samples of products you like (or, are short on). Staff are usually more than happy to give out a couple of small samples, especially for the more expensive items (try before you buy!). If you have a big event coming up and don’t want to splurge on a Dior perfume, a few sneaky samples can last you a party or two, and you won’t have to fork out for the hefty price tag.
3. Tan at home
Save on the expensive spray tan by getting your enviable skin-kissed glow from the comfort of your own home. Fake tan has come a long way since the embarrassing orange streaky mess of yesteryear. Now even the clumsiest amongst us can nail the tanned glow – looking good, without the assistance of an (expensive) professional! Pro-tip – applying moisturiser on problems areas (knees, knuckles and elbows) along with exfoliating your skin will help you avoid any patchy spots, giving you a flawless finish.
4. Nailed it
Nail salons are expensive, and the refills on your Shellac manicure can be addictive. Avoid sitting down for an hour making small talk with your manicurist by stocking up on the essentials for perfect nails at home. Make sure you have a good pair of clippers, a nail file, a base coast, and a top coat – saving you some serious coin from repeated manicures and pesky upkeeps.
If you tried (and failed) to bleach your own hair at home and need a professional to clean up your mess, a Nimble Payday Loan can help you restore your locks back to their original glory. If you want to treat yourself and get the ultimate glam experience, a Nimble Cash Loan can pay for your red-carpet ready look, just in time for that big wedding, formal, or party event of the year!
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