Become a Model
Don't let expensive upkeep fees (especially when it comes to regular blowouts and color touch-ups) keep you from reaching your full hair potential. Instead, look into salon programs that offer discounted services to those willing to give students experience. At the Aveda Institute, customers can expect to pay about half of what they would at an Aveda salon, if not less.
"When students are in their first phases, they often need models to practice with, and those services are generally free of charge. The students graduate to the clinic floor after significant dedicated theory and practice hours. They are also supervised by a licensed educator throughout their service," says Aveda Executive Director of Institute Development Suzanne Bettendorf.