05 Mar 2013

Chasing the Perfect Hairstylist in New York

One of my most vivid childhood memories is of me standing in front of a mirror in my dining room, alternately laughing hysterically and then bursting into tears. I was confused and unable to reel in my emotions, and the image of myself sobbing in the mirror only made me

Michele DeBella - Cheap Chick 0
08 Jun 2012

Cheap Beauty Tip of the Week: Three Reasons Why Beauty Schools are a Bargain

There’s something really amazing about having your hair done professionally. The right cut and color can be an instant mood lifter and give an otherwise negative attitude a major adjustment. The industry standard to maintain any professional hair cut or color service is typically six weeks. What if shelling out

Kathleen Neves - Beauty Babe on a Budget 0
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
25 Sep 2011

Pain & Pleasure at Shear Image Salon

Her eyes roved across my face. “Upper lip wax,” she declared – a statement, not a question. “Uh, actually, I just want a haircut,” I replied. She silently looked at me, raised her eyebrows, and I caved. And that’s how I walked out of Shear Image on Geary carefree and

Lucy Schiller - Destitute Dispatcher 0
27 Feb 2011

Win a FREE Haircut at Metamorphosis Salon

I wish I lived in a salon. Inspired by Sarah’s guide-to-cutting-your-own-hair post last week, I went digging in my really old and disgusting clear closet organizer thing where I knew an aging pair of shears were buried somewhere.  See, I used to have bangs, and I would always cut my

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
20 Feb 2011

Darling, You Should Go and Cut Your Hair

Hairstylists think they’re recession-proof. Their prices, ridiculous styling methods, and strange hair goop seem to ask, “Who would be dumb enough to cut their own hair?” Well, I would — and no one is the wiser. With the right tools, a dash of bravery, and a liberal pour of whiskey,

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 8
28 May 2010

Unload Some Crap at the Really Really Free Market on Saturday!

I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of ready to be a grown-up and clean out the walk-in closet in my apartment, the doors of which stay perpetually shut to hide the staggering amount of sheer crap I stashed in there the first day I moved in and never

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
01 Dec 2009

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: The Cheapest Haircut in the World

A week ago I woke up one day and said, “I NEED A HAIRCUT!” I thought about calling one of the last two people who cut my hair, and I thought, “I don’t want to spend the money,” “I am going to be traveling and pulling my hair back, why should I pay to get a nice haircut,” “They won’t be available this afternoon which is when I need the haircut,” etc.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 10
23 Sep 2009

The Public Library: Perks and Pitfalls

I love me an overstuffed bookshelf but let’s face it, books are pricey (especially new ones) and storage space lacking.  So, the library it is.  Don’t get me wrong, I really love the library: its musty smell, its quiet’”it’s a core-of-society kind of place’”plus remember what a rite of passage

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