Hello all! Sorry I've been AWOL lately. Uni's been crazy and the past few weekends I have been ill / in London! Hopefully things have calmed down a bit now.
The good news is that I've got some great ideas for saving money! February's been an expensive month, so I'm planning on locking down spending now and having a true Money Saving March! :) Who's with me?
I got a headstart on saving! My hair was getting annoyingly long and I spent a long time trying to find a frugal place to get it cut in Bristol. I could barely find anywhere for under £20, even with student discount!
I decided to check out the local colleges for hair stylists looking for cheap models! It's not as scary as you might think. A hairdressing student cuts your hair, with lots of advice and help from their supervisor. It does take a little longer because they have to get their work checked, but it's kind of interesting to learn the techniques yourself!
The best part is the price! My local college washed, cut and finished my hair for £6.50! (If you go to the right place, you can sometimes get a completely free haircut!) A full head colour is £20, a man's haircut is just £2.50, and they even do full body massages for £12!
I am really pleased with the value for money would definitely recommend college haircuts! To find your local hair and beauty college, Google "college haircut <your local area>".
Have you ever used the local college for a haircut? Have you ever cut your own hair? I once made my housemate cut my hair. She was terrified even though I didn't really mind how it turned out. She actually ended up doing a better job than my last visit to the hairdresser!