Saving Money While Looking Good

Keeping up with current trends and fashions is very important to many woman.  You would be hard pressed to find a woman who doesn't feel great in stylish clothes, perfectly styled hair and a stunning hairdo. However, maintaining the perfect look can become costly very quickly. Many women simply cannot justify using such a large percentage of their budget towards their appearance.  Thankfully, looking good and feeling great doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.

By using the appropriate strategy, maintaining the perfect look can become an affordable and attainable goal:

Hair Styles

Even the most beautiful haircuts and color jobs are not permanent.  Roots grow out, revealing unsightly gray hairs.  Heat damage and split ends must be trimmed regularly to maintain the appearance of healthy hair.  However, with the cost of many stylist appointments ranging in the triple digits, some women are unable to be pampered at the salon nearly as frequently as they would like. 

In order to save money on maintaining your hair style, consider making appointments with your local beauty school.  Students enrolled in hair school can provide multiple salon services at a discounted rate while under the supervision of a licensed cosmetologist.  These students are trained in the the most innovative methods, products and modern styles.  They are often very motivated to utilize their new techniques to give you a beautiful, yet inexpensive hairstyle. 


Fashionable and modern clothes can easily overwhelm your budget.  To avoid breaking the bank with your clothing budget, consider learning to make your own pieces.  Many local craft stores or community centers offer sewing classes.  By enrolling in these classes, you can to learn to design and make your own unique pieces for your wardrobe.

Learning how to sew will allow you to find ill-fitting or damaged clothes at deep discounts that can be easily modified to suit your style.  You can find discounted fabrics and design your own pieces or even tweak vintage thrift-store bargains.  This will not only save you money, it will also assure that your clothes are a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!


The make-up and skin care world is heavily infused with deals and discounts at any given time.  Higher-end cosmetics offer regular discounts and sample products.  Drug stores offer incredible deals which can easily be used in combination with manufacture's coupons to slash the prices even more. Saving money with cosmetics is all about strategy.

Pay attention to sales and check the paper regularly for bonus offers and your purchases around these times.   You might be surprised to learn that moisturizers, facial scrubs, and masks can often be compiled at home using everyday kitchen ingredients.  

If you are struggling to make ends meet while looking your best, do not give up your dreams! Saving money always takes extra work, time, and planning.  But when you feel your best, your extra efforts will all be worth it!