Save Your Money For Beer

Use These Resources To Get Personal Services On The Cheap

Rebecca Nieto
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Save Your Money for Beer
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It’s back to school season, and you want to leave summer behind looking and feeling good. But the moths in your wallet have begun to procreate. What’s a prudent-pocketed spender to do this time of year? Some of the best deals on haircuts, acupuncture and massages can be found through services rendered to the public through trade colleges. You pay a discounted rate to get yourself poked, rubbed and coiffed by students, and they receive training that goes toward their accreditation. Aces! Go forth, and relax thriftily.

Get a Haircut

Albuquerque Barber College

601 San Pedro NE, #100, 266-4900

What: $5 flat-rate haircuts by barber students

When: Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

DeWolff’s College of Hair Styling & Cosmetology

1500 Eubank NE, 296-4100

What: Full-service salon, plus massages. Call for rates.

When: Tuesday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CNM School of Cosmetology

aka "Hairology 101"

CNM Cosmetology Lab at 5816 Isleta SW, 224-5034

What: Full-service hair salon, plus nails. Call for specific cut/style rates.

When: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and 12:30 to 4:20 p.m.

Get a Massage

Aveda Institute de Bellas Artes

2614 Pennsylvania NE, 294-5333

What: Full-service salon and spa, includes facials and nails. Call for specific service rates.

When: Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Get Poked

Southwest Acupuncture College

7801 Academy NE, 888-8688

What: One-and-a-half-hour acupuncture sessions open to the public. $29.98, $16.03 for ages 55+. Free for cancer and HIV patients. Also, clients can request to be on a "cancellation" list, and if someone cancels their session, they can be squeezed in for free.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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