I am really hair impaired, so I asked my friend Liz Carter of The Rustic Pear to give us some of her expert advice. (She loves to do on location wedding hair so give her a call! 513 312 5005)Liz, take the floor-
Saving money on hair....first of all...I don't recommend many drug store products..there is a difference between professional products and store bought ones....and you won't save money buying diverted "professional" products in the stores either. My favorite line is Tigi/Bed Head....they are reasonably priced and do what they say....also, a little goes along way....one of the biggest mistakes people make with hair product is thinking more is better.....when the reality is, less is more. Also, using up what you have before you buy new is something I ALWAYS recommend.Cutting...make sure your stylist does some texturizing and personalizing after the cut is dried and styles....properly texturizing and blending a haircut will make it last longer and grow out nicer.Color...If you are coloring to cover grey maybe adding in some hilites and lolites so that as the grey grows in, it's more camoflaged...also, you can get those little root touch up kits at the store that aren't permanent and they're pretty effective in stretching your color another week or so. If you get hilites....definitely using more than one color and get the hilites in a fine weave rather than slicing...looks more natural and you get more mileage out of it.