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When your wallet’s on the light side, it can be hard to justify spending your hard-earned cash on a haircut, manicure, or even a bottle of nail polish. And, that’s unfortunate, since a stylish new ‘do and freshly painted tips can make you feel like a million bucks.
The truth is, looking your prettiest doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny. With a little planning and some out-of-the-box ideas, you can save some serious cash, giving you and your bank account a much-needed boost. We went to a variety of experts — a dermatologist, hairstylist, colorist, and nail pro—for a roundup of money-saving products and treatments, plus foolproof strategies for making the most of what you already have.
Keep clicking for some surprising ways to save money on your everyday beauty staples, as well as tips on how to stretch your beauty dollar for all its worth — and then some.
Illustrated by Sydney Hass