Our second monthly guest blogger, Jessica, is here today from Salon de Vallon in West Des Moines, Iowa. Jessica is a guru of all things hair and makeup, and I’m so excited for her to share some beauty tips and tricks with all of us. Take it away, Jess!
Hi! I am so excited to be guest blogging for Life in Yellow.
My name is Jessica Timmons and I am a Hair Designer at Salon de Vallon in West
Des Moines, Iowa. I have 8+ years in the beauty industry, having worked as a
retail manager in the makeup industry before becoming a licensed cosmetologist. I
studied at the Aveda Institute in West Des Moines and have taken courses at Aveda’s Advanced Academy in New York City.
I am a wife and mother before all else and I know how expensive it can get to keep up on our beauty regimens. As a professional hairstylist, I’m here to give you some tips to help out all year long.
Here are a few ways to save money on your hair, both at home and in the salon:
1. You don’t have to wash your hair everyday. I know some of you are
saying, ‘Not possible! My hair is super-fine and looks oily the very next day!’.
Dry shampoos work wonders between washings, but if you don’t want to spend the money on a dry shampoo, baby powder works just as well. Sprinkle some along your part and hairline and rock the messy bun.
2. Save money on your hair color. Even if you are really blond with a dark
natural color you really only need a full highlight once a year and a partial
every 3-6 months. Ask your stylist to put in a few foils across your part and
hairline. Most salons have a single foil, or flash foil price, which could save
you up to half of what you normally pay. Again, if you are going dark or are
covering up the grays, ask your stylist what a root touch up would cost for
just the hairline and your part. Women often gray around the hairline first; if
you wear your hair long, you won’t be able to see the new growth in the back.
3. If you are looking for a new salon, ask if they have different levels of stylists. Just because a stylist has a lower starting price doesn’t mean they’re not
experienced. They could be new to the salon and everyone has to start somewhere!
4. Find out if your salon offers a rewards program. Most salons will give
discounts when you send new clients their way. If you love your hairstylist, shout it from the rooftops and you could save big!
5. Follow a salon on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. It’s the
best way to stay up-to-date on any product or service promotions the salon might be having. If a stylist has a cancellation she will probably post it on facebook and may offer a discount just to get the space filled.
If you are local to the Des Moines area, I would love to have you stop in and see us at Salon de Vallon. We are offering $20 off color or $10 off a cut for any new clients. Just mention this blog post when making an appointment. Be sure to ‘like’ us on facebook so we can say hi!
Thanks so much to Jessica for the money-saving tips and for stopping by as a guest blogger!
You can read more of the guest blogger series posts here.