Cutting my own hair saves me $360 every year. Let me explain.
I am particularly picky with my hair. Ask my former hairdresser, who also happens to be a good personal friend. My best man at my wedding even cracked a joke about my close attention to detail when it comes to my hair. I am picky with my hair.
That is why I went to the same hairdresser for years. She learned how to cut my hair in the way I liked it. And it took her a long time to perfect it.
However, she didn’t work at one of those $5 hair cut shops. It was a more “trendy” hair studio so it cost more to get my hair cut. Even with the discount she always plugged in for me, after taxes and tip it always came to around $30.
One day, I had the bright idea to maybe try one of those cheap hair cutting outfits to lower the cost of hair cuts. You really do get what you pay for. The hair cut was so terrible I had to go home and basically cut it all over again myself. With an electric razor, scissors, and awkward positions of holding a hand mirror. What a waste of time. I wasted money on a terrible hair cut then had to spend a good 2 hours to fix that mistake. Talk about compounding losses. Never again.
Then I had a thought, what if I completely cut out the middleman and cut my own hair? Well, that is basically what I have been doing ever since.
I cut my own hair once a month. The process takes about 2 hours in total: cutting, cleaning up, showering, perfecting. But I break that down as money earned. Since I’m not paying out $30, I am saving $15 an hour. That makes it worthwhile for me to do it myself.
Now let’s add that up.
That is $360 saved every year.
Which is $1800 after 5 years.
Which is $3600 after 10 years.
And so on and so forth.
Now, I understand this is a more difficult suggestion for female readers. Difficult, but not impossible. There could be creative solutions if you really wanted to save the money. It’s a solution that works for me. It’s also a money saving hack that is a bit easier for males.
But it is an unusual way to save money and if you are thinking of ways to cut back and save, this could be one you haven’t considered yet!