Beauty beat

Glamour (South Africa) - - Front Page -

Look ex­pen­sive

on a real-girl bud­get

“In tough eco­nomic times, women want value for their money. They don’t want to give up their beauty rou­tines, though – it’s the very thing that helps them feel and look bet­ter dur­ing dif­fi­cult times,” ex­plains She­lene Shaer, owner of Tanaz Hair, Body & Nails in Joburg. Fol­low her ex­cel­lent purse-lov­ing tips to help make your sa­lon vis­its even more worth­while, and your money stretch.

“Women tend to think that their hair is dryer or more dam­aged than it ac­tu­ally is, which of­ten in­flu­ences their choices when choos­ing prod­ucts,” says She­lene. A con­sul­ta­tion with a pro stylist will tell you the ac­tual con­di­tion of your hair, which will help you pick the right prod­ucts. You’ll have less wastage and get bet­ter re­sults.

1 Go for a con­sul­ta­tion 2Set a bud­get up­front

“Ex­plain your bud­get and work to­gether with your stylist to cre­ate a look that suits your pocket,” She­lene says. The sa­lon would rather have you back reg­u­larly and work with what you have than only see you once a year.

3 Buy the best you can af­ford

“Your home­care prod­ucts are the build­ing blocks for keep­ing your style in good con­di­tion,” She­lene adds. If you’re get­ting your hair pro­fes­sion­ally coloured, it’s im­por­tant to buy the cor­rect prod­ucts to care for your tresses at home. “You’ll need a good colour pro­tec­tor, as cheaper prod­ucts can strip your colour,” she ex­plains.

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Re­mem­ber: the time that you spend to style your hair is also an in­vest­ment

If you love treat­ments, like Brazil­ian straight­en­ing, talk to your stylist. “In­stead of go­ing for deals from un­known brands, have your stylist only do sec­tions of hair, like your part­ing and hair­line. This will save you styling time with­out the cost of do­ing your whole head,” She­lene adds.

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