hair cuts http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/9504/all en-US Haircuts to Dentistry and More: Get Low-Cost Services From Students http://www.wisebread.com/haircuts-to-dentistry-and-more-get-low-cost-services-from-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/haircuts-to-dentistry-and-more-get-low-cost-services-from-students" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/barber_school.jpg" alt="Barber School" title="Barber School" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="131" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You need your teeth cleaned. You need a haircut. You really want a massage to get rid of the tightness in your back and shoulders. You don&rsquo;t, however, have the scratch to make any of this happen. What you might not know is that a surprising number of services can be had on the cheap by getting them from students rather than accomplished masters of the trade. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-ways-to-whiten-your-teeth">The Best Ways to Whiten Your Teeth</a>)</p> <h3>Why You&nbsp;Can Trust Students</h3> <p>You might be a little reticent about getting a root canal from a student dentist. I&rsquo;d even understand if you were worried about getting a haircut from an apprentice barber. However, your fears are largely unfounded. The truth about students providing services?</p> <ul> <li>They&rsquo;ve already clocked enough hours of classroom learning and hands-on training to qualify for performing services for the public.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>They&rsquo;re carefully supervised by their teachers. This is especially true of professional hopefuls like student dentists. In this case, the students often have a DDS hovering over at all times calling the shots while they perform the manual labor.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Their careers are on the line. Even the smallest mistake at this point can completely ruin a student&rsquo;s future. They have a lot more at stake than a bad haircut or even, for that matter, a botched wisdom tooth extraction.</li> </ul> <h3>What Services Can You Get?</h3> <p>Just about every school teaching a trade has to have some way for students to learn their trade by doing the real thing. Examples of things you can get done by students include:</p> <ul> <li>Hair cutting and coloring</li> <li>Dental work</li> <li>Massages</li> <li>Auto repair and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/remove-car-dents-quickly-and-cheaply">auto body work</a></li> <li>Catering and meals</li> </ul> <p>Finding services in your area is generally not as simple as logging on to Google, however. Search terms for &ldquo;student services&rdquo; generally yield more results about what options there are for students than what options exist for you.</p> <h3>So How Do You Find Cheap Student Services?</h3> <p>The best way to find cheap services from students and trainees is to inquire at local colleges and trade schools. Give a call to the department head of the relevant discipline or just call the main desk and ask what services the school provides, if any. Then ask how you can become a guinea pig for students... actually, you might want to avoid the phrase &ldquo;guinea pig,&rdquo; but otherwise the process is the same. Often medical schools, hairdressing schools, and dentistry schools have price lists on their website for people coming in for students to train on. In other cases, you might need to do a bit of legwork.</p> <p>Alternately, you can try searching for the specific service you want, i.e. &ldquo;student barber&rdquo; or &ldquo;student dentist.&rdquo; If you live in a city of any size, chances are quite good that most of the services you currently pay top dollar for can be had significantly cheaper than what you&rsquo;re currently paying.</p> <h3>Is It Worth It?</h3> <p>Whether or not it&rsquo;s worth it depends a lot on what your definition of &ldquo;worth it&rdquo; is. If you&rsquo;ve desperately got to get dental work done, this is a no brainer. If you&rsquo;re the type of person who doesn&rsquo;t get too attached to her hairdresser and isn&rsquo;t that particular about her haircut, by all means start going to a student beautician. If you&rsquo;ve just got to get your car back on the road, give a call to the local trade school and see what you can work out.</p> <p>Remember that the services offered by students aren&rsquo;t always on the same level as the experienced pros. However, you might not be able to tell the difference. The best advice I can give you is try out some student services and see how they work for you. If you like what you&rsquo;re getting, keep saving money. If you don&rsquo;t, find other <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/resources">ways to save money</a> in your budget.</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/haircuts-to-dentistry-and-more-get-low-cost-services-from-students" class="sharethis-link" title="Haircuts to Dentistry and More: Get Low-Cost Services From Students" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nicholas-pell">Nicholas Pell</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/haircuts-to-dentistry-and-more-get-low-cost-services-from-students">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-get-fit-with-your-dog">7 Ways to Get Fit With Your Dog</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-legit-ways-to-use-the-gym-for-free">8 Legit Ways to Use the Gym for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-spa-treatments-you-can-do-at-home">10 Spa Treatments You Can Do at Home</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-can-do-to-reduce-your-risk-of-diabetes">10 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-sleep-better-in-fewer-hours">7 Ways to Sleep Better in Fewer Hours</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Health and Beauty Lifestyle auto repairs dentist hair cuts massage Wed, 07 Dec 2011 11:24:15 +0000 Nicholas Pell 814675 at http://www.wisebread.com I'd Rather Be A Brunette: 10 Tips To Save On Hair Care http://www.wisebread.com/id-rather-be-a-brunette-10-tips-to-save-on-hair-care <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/id-rather-be-a-brunette-10-tips-to-save-on-hair-care" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/haircut.jpg" alt="Little boy&#039;s haircut" title="Little boy&#039;s haircut" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In high school, I watched a friend drop over $100 on a trip to her favorite salon. I&#39;d always known that her hair looked better than mine, but I couldn&#39;t believe that it was simply a matter of money. I didn&#39;t want it to be, either. Even in high school, I had other financial priorities than my do. There are frugal options for taking care of your locks, though. It&#39;s taken me a while to find them, but I use these tricks regularly.</p> <ol> <li>Skip the repeat: &#39;Lather. Rinse. Repeat.&#39; is one of the greatest marketing phrases of the 20th century. But it&#39;s misleading. To get your hair clean, one lather-and-rinse cycle is plenty. </li> <li>Eat a healthy diet: You can eat your way to better hair. If you eat a balanced diet — plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as protein — your body will have the nutrients necessary to grow healthy hair. A balanced diet won&#39;t solve every hair problem, but it can head quite a few off at the pass.For instance, if you have an iron deficiency, your hair can thin out. </li> <li>Go natural: Hair dye is expensive, and it can make keeping your hair healthy much harder. Consider going back to your natural hair color for a while and save some serious dough. The same goes for perms. I&#39;ve also been known to dye my hair myself. It isn&#39;t hard, but I recommend having a second pair of hands around. </li> <li>Shop around for products: The same tips for shopping frugally for groceries work on hair care products. I buy on sale, clip coupons and pick up bulk bottles. I do have a preferred brand that I tend to stock up on, but it&#39;s not the most expensive brand on the shelf. According to a few hair styling friends, the expensive hair products aren&#39;t really any better than cheaper options. Wholesale distributors will also often provide great deals, as do online vendors. </li> <li>Barter: If you really do prefer the job a professional will do on your hair, you don&#39;t have to give up those regular visits. But it&#39;s worth finding a stylist willing to accept a payment other than cash. During high school, I traded babysitting for haircuts on a regular basis. I didn&#39;t have to pay for a haircut and I could generally do my homework at the same time. Barbers and stylists need services as well as cash; you can see what you can trade.</li> <li>Go organic: Sure, organic brands can be more expensive than their chemically-enhanced counterparts. But many organic shampoos and conditioners do not contain sulfates. While sulfates do remove oil and other junk from your hair, they also strip it and create frizz and other problems. If you can switch to sulfate-free products, you can stop using other products — like anti-frizz mouse. There&#39;s a period of adjustment and your hair might be slightly oily in comparison, but after a few weeks, your hair should be healthier. </li> </ol> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/id-rather-be-a-brunette-10-tips-to-save-on-hair-care" class="sharethis-link" title="I&#039;d Rather Be A Brunette: 10 Tips To Save On Hair Care" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/thursday-bram">Thursday Bram</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/id-rather-be-a-brunette-10-tips-to-save-on-hair-care">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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Go Bald!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-spa-treatments-you-can-do-at-home">10 Spa Treatments You Can Do at Home</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/alternative-uses-for-everything-in-your-bathroom">Alternative Uses for Everything in Your Bathroom</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-get-your-toiletries-for-cheap-or-even-free">6 Ways to Get your Toiletries for Cheap or Even Free!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Health and Beauty conditioner hair care hair cuts shampoo Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:55:27 +0000 Thursday Bram 2283 at http://www.wisebread.com