When you’re on a budget, it’s easy to get bored with the way you look. You follow the same hair and makeup routine everyday, and it feels like you’ve been wearing that same t-shirt forever. But with a few small alterations to your current routine, you can reinvent yourself.
With these tips, you won’t have to spend a ton a money (if any). It’s just a case of working with what you’ve already got. Then spicing it up with a few big changes. A change in makeup and hair will go a long way. Then work with the wardrobe you’ve got, but invest in a few new accessories.
Here’s the break down:
Change Your Hair
You’re probably paying for a haircut every couple of months anyway, right? So use it as an excuse for a makeover. Getting a whole new haircut can be a little worrying at first since you’re stuck with it for weeks if you hate it. To avoid a disaster, talk with your hairstylist first. He/she will know what style will suit your hair and face-shape best.
Another great way to change your hair (for little money) is to use Salon Apprentice. Salon Apprentice allows you to find different salons that are looking for models in major cities. The apprentices are licensed and in the process of learning new techniques. Services can range from simple haircuts all the way to highlights and dramatic color. These services are either free or under $40.
If you’re really stuck for money, try parting your hair on the other side. It’s a simple trick but it will frame your face in a completely new way.
Change Your Makeup
Just like the haircut, you’re probably already buying makeup regularly. Just pick up something different next time. Research the best palette for your skin tone and seek out that foundation. It’ll give you a healthier glow. If you really want to make an impact, try a bold lipstick. Reds are great for drawing attention and changing your whole appearance.
Many are now paying out big money for teeth whitening.But, did you know that a red lipstick will make your teeth look naturally whiter?
Wear Your Wardrobe Differently
The worst thing about being broke is not being able to buy new clothes. But don’t get too downhearted. You don’t have to spend a fortune on new clothes to reinvent yourself.
Instead, use the clothes you have and wear them differently. Or modify them completely. Follow fashion trends by taking old t-shirts and make them into vests. Roll up shirt sleeves or trouser legs. Simple adjustments can dramatically change your look. If you are desperate to buy something, buy accessories instead of clothes. They are cheaper and make an impression faster.
Reinventing yourself can be done on the cheap. It just takes a little creative thinking and the confidence to try something new. You needn’t rely on a change of clothes for a makeover. Most importantly, wear it all with confidence and you’ll look like a whole new you.