If you’re looking to get your cosmetological kit (or other cosmetic items) for the Halloween season, here are some ideas.
• If you are an expat, you can get a mask, face mask or lip balm in exchange for some cash.
• Some brands like L’Oréal, Clinique and Revlon are offering cosmetologists and cosmeticians free samples of their makeup.
• A few brands are offering free samples from their makeup lines to the homeless.
• And, of course, there’s the cosmetologist-in-training program.
This summer, the program was expanded to include students at the St. Francis Xavier University, where cosmetographers are also paid to work on behalf of the homeless and their families.
• It’s not clear if these freebies are in the same category as a $100 gift card from your bank.
(They’re definitely not available on the streets.)
• Some are also offering free makeup and body painting classes to students and those with physical disabilities.
• Even if you’re not a cosmetologist, it’s a great way to give back to the community.
For example, the Salvation Army recently launched the “Free Cosmetologist” program, offering free haircuts and face-care products for anyone with a disability who wants them.
• Here’s a list of cosmetologies, brands and programs that are offering some Halloween gifts to the needy.
For more ideas, check out these other articles: • For tips on how to find a good cosmetician, visit the Salvation Arm’s website or call 1-800-273-8255.
• For information on how much it costs to get a free makeup, check this out: Salvation Army and the Globe And Maillot Journeys, Inc. • Read more about Halloween at the Globe and Mail.