Why the Beauty Industry Hates Men (Part IIIA)

Between you and products that work lie a sea of products that don’t work. This is where samples enter the picture. With a sample, you can try a product for FREE. Here’s your guide to samples, sales, and basement-low prices.

Here are 8 tips and tricks to help make sure la beauty supply you don’t ever have to pay full price on beauty products.

Tip 1: Try before you buy.

Google “free samples” and check out the sites that offer free samples for hair, skin, and cosmetic products. Remember, you DON’T have to pay for samples.

Walmart has a section for featured free samples where you can try John Frieda Hair care, Frizz-Ease, Always Clean, and much more.

Freakyfreddies offers samples of Schick Quattro, Curel, Olay, L’Oreal, Revlon, Mary Kay, Lancome, and other big names in the beauty business.

Tip 2: Use coupons.

Before you scoff at coupons, think: people save serious cash when they buy using coupons. Go online and look for websites that offer one day deals, buy-one-get-one-free offers, and coupons. These deals are available only in websites, not in stores.

Tip 3: Know when department stores throw sales.

Beauty products have a shelf life. To sell them off before they expire, department stores don’t only offer free samples and demos, they throw huge sales the day after Thanksgiving and in August to sell off products they might not be able to sell before expiry.

Tip 4: Buy from drugstores instead of department stores and luxury shops.

Looking for body lotions? Skin lotions? Get them from stores like Costco, Sam’s Club, Walgreens, or Walmart. These stores sell products much cheaper than other stores do. Keep your eyes peeled for those 25% and 50% bonus marks on the bottles.

Tip 5: Buy beauty products from a beauty store.

Fact: a beauty store is not the same as a beauty salon. If you want to get specially made beauty products cheaply, get them from a beauty supply store, not a beauty salon where they’re more costly.

Tip 6: You can buy hair coloring kits anywhere.

Forget making a trip to your favorite luxury shop. Whether you need a cheap hair coloring product or a costly one, you can get them for a lower price at Rite Aid and Walmart. Look for stock up and merchandise offered with special deals.

Tip 7: Use a frequent buyer card.

There’s no shame in using a frequent buyer card. Think of it as your reward for patronizing a store’s services often.