Baddie on a budget: Ways to save on your favorite beauty products

Taura Kimble | Staff Writer


Photo Credit: Pexels User Emma Bauso

If there is one thing every woman can agree on, it’s that we love our beauty products. From hair to nails and personal care, most women have go-to products that they simply can’t live without. However, some of the best products can be the most expensive and rack up a huge bill. No need to worry, though. Here are some tips that could help you save on the products you love:

Clip Coupons: Coupons are the greatest way to save on anything, especially when the item you’re interested in is on the expensive side. You can find coupons online, in the newspaper and through specific brand apps. 

Loyalty Programs: Most beauty stores offer loyalty programs that are completely free to sign up for. Not to be confused with a credit card, loyalty programs offer special perks to the holders and no minimum purchase amount is required. These programs also come with annual perks and member only sales. You can shop for what you love and get rewarded for it–what’s not to love?

Shop Drug Store Brands: There are an endless amount of great cosmetic and hair brands sold at drugstores. They not only offer top quality, but they’re offered at a cheaper price. 

“I’ve used drugstore makeup and gotten the same results, if not better, as my favorite higher end products,” said HU graduating senior Nia Johnson-Cox. 

Email Subscriptions: Even though they can be annoying, email subscriptions are a great way to save on any products. Companies take pride in rewarding loyal customers who sign up to receive these never-ending emails. By subscribing, you help them reach a larger audience at once and they help you by notifying you of early sales and sending online coupons.

Look Out for Sales: Around the holidays, most businesses are offering their customers huge sales. This is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite makeup, shampoo and conditioner and body scrubs. If you choose to stock up, your discounted supply could last you months, all the while saving you tons of money.

Try a Travel Size First: If you’re trying a new product or trying to save money, go with the smaller-size option they offer first. It gives you a chance to decide if the product is right for you or, in this case, save money. 

“I’ve tried travel sizes of hair products just to make sure I would like them,” HU sophomore Yvenka Lestin said. “They’ve saved me money, taught me that less is more and I still get to use the shampoo, conditioner and gels that work best with my natural hair.” 

Beauty Stores: Beauty supply stores are always a great way to save on both hair and cosmetic products. The products are bought in bulk therefore, they are sold for cheaper prices. These types of stores also tend to have a larger array of options to choose from. If your current brand doesn’t fit your budget, a beauty supply is the place to find a cheaper option that you still love.



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