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5 Ways to Look Brilliant for Under $30

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by Gen Wilson (subscribe)
A love of the weird and wonderful keeps me writing!
Published August 24th 2012
St Patricks Day
Need a make over but don't have the cash? Read on.

Feeling in need over a bit of a make over but don't quite have the $ it seems to require these day? Check out our list below for some cheap tricks to look fabulous.

Fran Lebowitz uttered the words, "You're only as good as your last haircut.". If you agree, the first thing you need to do is get a great "do". There are two training academies you can get your haircut by a trainee for $30 and under in Melbourne. All haircuts are supervised by a fully qualified hairdresser.

BIBA Academy
There are two BIBA Academies in Melbourne open 10am - 6pm from Monday to Friday. You can book your appointment by making a call. One can be found at 401 Swanston Street PH (03) 9663 3327 and the other at 236 Johnston Street PH (03) 9415 8488

The Australian Academy of Hairdressing
The Australian Academy of Hairdressing can be found at 541 Elizabeth Street in Melbourne. It is open from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri and 10am-1pm Saturday. Haircuts cost $8. You can book for an appointment by phoning 9329 6781. There is also have a beauty salon, which is open 10am 3pm from Monday to Friday.

Get a great haircut for under $30.

There are a few ways to get new make-up items without having to spend a fortune. Websites such as Hunt4Freebies give regular updates on ways to get free beauty and perfume samples throughout the year.

Shops selling make-up, such as The Body Shop often have posters up in the window advertising free makeovers.

Myer and David Jones have free samples at their make-up counters, you just have to ask. You can also ask about makeovers which you might need to pay for, but then you get the price taken off any item you purchase at the end of the consultation.

Make Up
Clean out your make-up bag and swap old for new.

The Clothing Exchange offers the opportunity for you to swap up to 6 of your quality garments or accessories for 6 others. Tickets cost between $15 and $25. Head to their website to purchase a ticket for the next swapping event.

Websites such as brandsExclusive e-mail sales every day with up to 70% off branded items.

The Camberwell Market has some wonderfully unique clothing items which are usually very reasonably priced.

Get frocked up for under $30.

An invigorating massage always does wonders for the soul. You can read about where to get the best cheap massage in Melbourne here.

Smile and Laugh
This one is free! A good old chuckle never hurt anyone and it helps those around you feel great to. Why not head to the Fed Square Laughter Club?
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Why? To look lovely and feel good about yourself for under $30
When: Whenever you feel like it
Cost: Under $30
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