Beauty doesn't cost a thing...or at least that $100 trip to the salon. Most families can save hundreds by reducing their beauty-related costs. I'm not saying stop trying to look fabulous...just do it for less.
*No one in our house gets regular haircuts outside the family. I cut the boys hair, my sister-in-law trims the ladies' locks. (I do head the the salon when I am drastically changing my hair....once every 2 years when I donate my hair). Get a haircut that is easy to maintain and find someone to do it.
*No one here colors or perms their hair.
*My husband uses hair product but we buy them at the drug store. I wear a little makeup which I buy at the drug store (on sale, of course).
*No special creams or potions. Rest, exercise, good food, and fun.
*Shampoo and conditioner should only be purchased either on sale at your grocery/drug store OR from a big store (Sam's, Costco). As well with body lotion and soap. I do not use 'kids' shampoo or soap now that the kids are older. (I actually use really cheap shampoo for the boys since it often gets poured into the bathtub by the bottle).
*No pedicures, manicures, massages, wraps, scrubs, waxing, tanning.....my husband is a great masseuse, I do my own pedicures, the kids love to do their own nails, you can make your own scrubs out of your kitchen.