3 self-care hacks to save on salon time and your beauty budget


Spending hours at salons and missing out on fun with your friends or hobby-time?

Reduce the amount of time (and money) you are spending on your beauty appointments and still look and feel your best with these hacks:

  • Cuticle love: 

Discuss longer lasting nail options of gel, acrylic, or bio sculpture with your nail technician based on your needs. Each of them has its pros and cons, but it is commonly agreed that there is almost nothing better than a fresh set, especially if it lasts that much longer. 

Once done, apply a moisturizer to your hands and nails daily to prevent dryness and brittleness and use gloves while doing household chores to protect your nails (and hands) from harsh chemicals and detergents.

  • Sculpt and define: 

Brow tinting and lash extensions are the ultimate time saver, while also enhancing your natural beauty in a subtle, yet significant way.

  • Maintain your crowning glory: 

Ask your hairstylist for advice to find a weekly or monthly wash and condition treatment that matches your hair’s specific needs to keep it soft and manageable. This will help save on all those other hair products. 

Consider trims to prevent split ends (hair that is divided into several parts at its end. This is often caused by dry, brittle hair) from travelling up the hair shaft. This will ensure length retention in the long run. 

For those who enjoy experimenting with different hairstyles using weaves and wigs, find out about wig maintenance services that make it easy for you to keep on top of your game. Take your matted wig for a wash, treatment and blow out and off you go again. Try to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, heat, and humidity, as these can affect the texture and color of the wig. Tip: We love the service at Ambience Hair Studio.