Saving You Money
In this economy, looking your best is key to landing a job.
Tonight, how to freshen up your appearance without emptying your wallet.
Jossua Drake gets his hair cut once a week.
Jossua Drake / Hair School Customer
"For a full cut you pay 7 and they do a great job."
That's right just $7 bucks... because he gets the service at Nashville Barber & Style Academy in North Nashville..... where his stylist is a student.
Jossua Drake says: "You go to a regular barber shop you're saving a whole lot more."
The cuts run Drake $28 a month. At a barbershop or salon.. those same four hair cuts would cost more than $80 dollars.
Though she owns a high end salon, Johnna Rightmyer of Juel Salon & Spa ... was once a student too----
which is why she's still quick to recommend clients try a beauty school to save money.
Johnna Rightmyer/ Juel Salon & Spa
The one thing about a hair school is you ahve an instructor that is sort of looking over the students. They're not allowed to start cutting until they reach a certain level. They have to have so many hours in the classroom.. so many hours on the manican head..
Most Cosmetology schools offer hair color, cuts, manicures and pedicures for 75 percent less than salons.
Shante Randolph / Student
"You're saving money that way you can continue to provide for your family and take care of whatever necessities that you need in house.. so you're saving money. I lvoe helping people save money.. helping them look good because I want somebody to do the same for me."
If you want to have money for bills or other summer activities ---- skip the expensive salon and book at your nearest beauty school for a change.
If you're a little apprehensive, Rightmyer suggests you book with the student who is close to graduating.
That stylist will have the most experience.
Thursday, May 24 2012, 05:51 PM CDT
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