My savvy friend Carla saved approximately $170 at the salon by being a hair model. She agreed to share her story with The Savvy Life readers:
Unwilling to pay over $100 for a dye job at a salon, I decided to seek out alternatives and was delighted to find a plethora of Hair Model requests on Craigslist. I booked a one-process all over color with an apprentice at a very high end beauty salon.
She asked me about my lifestyle, my hair care and if I wanted to try new shades. We agreed on going a shade darker with gray coverage as my priority.
Every step of the way, she was supervised by the master colorist who made suggestions such as weaving in darker tones for dimension. The results were awesome!
Afterwards the master colorist asked if I liked the outcome, confirmed the color was right and thanked me for giving a student some practice. Had I gone to her, it would have cost $200. Instead, the apprentice charged me just $30 and that included a blowout. I will continue to go the hair model route and my color appointments won't break the bank!