As all of my followers know, I'm definitely thrifty in other areas of my life besides food. I think this is in part due to being a student for so long. Anyway, I have discovered a fantastic new way to save some money that I thought I would share with all of you.
One of the bad things about moving to Chicago was the fact that I had to leave my long time hairstylist behind. As you can imagine, finding a new stylist can be fairly traumatic as can spending $50+ on a bad haircut. Here's where my tip come in and no this does not include going to Supercuts. Both of my Chicago haircuts have been at high end salons and have included both a wash and a style and have only cost me a tip. How so you may ask? Well, thanks to Craigs List I have been able to connect with stylists in advanced training. Usually I'll answer an add for an advertised haircut that they stylist is learning that I want and we set up a time. The cut is free but I usually look up the going rate for a cut at the particular salon and will tip according to that price.
Anyway, this is a great way to treat yourself to a nice haircut/salon experience if you are on a tight budget. It's also a great way to try out different stylists if you are looking for a new one.