Frugal Tips to Help You Afford Your Inner Diva

In a lifetime of buying beauty products, a woman can spend about  $450,000.
In a lifetime of buying beauty products, a woman can spend about $450,000.

Looking fabulous can be hard work. And we're not talking about the sweat you need to shed for that killer body. Women spend nearly $450,000 for a lifetime of beauty products and treatments, according to Newsweek.com's "The Beauty Breakdown." That's a huge investment in these tough economic times.

But keeping up appearances doesn't have to be so pricey. WalletPop asked a number of beauty experts to help us find ways to save on our beauty bill. Here's what they recommend:

Haircuts

Our hair is our crowning glory, and we treat it as such -- we shell out on average $252 a year on haircuts, according to the Professional Beauty Association. But you can slash that bill by a third by selecting a long hairstyle that doesn't require a lot of maintenance.