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Woman flies 6,000 miles to get hair done and saves more than £2,000

Jess Hardiman

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Woman flies 6,000 miles to get hair done and saves more than £2,000

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@bryn.elise

A woman has revealed how she managed to save more than £2,000 by flying 6,000 miles to get her hair done, saying it was ‘100 percent worth it’.

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Travel TikToker Bryn Elise is ‘obsessed’ with beauty tourism, and regularly flies across the globe for various procedures and treatments - from dental work in Thailand to tattoos in Colombia.

Earlier this week, she posted about a recent trip to Turkey for her 'dream hair', after prices at her salon in the US went up drastically.

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Bryn before the transformation. Credit: TikTok/@bryn.elise
Bryn before the transformation. Credit: TikTok/@bryn.elise

“It all started last year, when I’d received an email from my US salon letting me know that they were raising the prices of the hair extensions I get to $4,450 [£3,508],” Bryn said.

“So I decided to do a little shopping around and realised a lot of the hair inspo photos I’d saved on Instagram were from this absolutely world-class stylist who lived in Turkey.

The prices at her US salon went up drastically. Credit: TikTok/@bryn.elise
The prices at her US salon went up drastically. Credit: TikTok/@bryn.elise
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“So just out of curiosity, I slid into his DMs to get a quote.”

Bryn said the hair stylist told her he would do her ‘dream hair’ for just $500 (£394), so naturally she jumped at the chance and jetted off to Turkey on a 15-hour flight, with one layover.

Flights cost less than $700. Credit: TikTok/@bryn.elise
Flights cost less than $700. Credit: TikTok/@bryn.elise

She ended up paying $671 (£529) on the return flights, between $200-$300 (£158-£237) on an Airbnb for the week and about $150 (£118) on food.

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Along with the $500 for the hair, the TikToker spent as little as $1,521 (£1,199) - a saving of $2,929 (£2,309).

She loved the end result. Credit: TikTok/@bryn.elise
She loved the end result. Credit: TikTok/@bryn.elise

Bryn continued: “I get three pieces of 22-inch keratine bond extensions with bleaching, styling and everything for $500.

“As for flights, if you’re flexible with your dates, you can get tickets from the US to Istanbul for $700. And if you’re even more of a boss you can use points and miles, and then the flights would be free.

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“An Airbnb in Turkey for a week is typically $200-$300. Food costs, maybe $150 a week - and the restaurants are nice!”


Showing off her finished hair, she said: “Just look at this, that son of a gun! He did it. Damn it, they’re good! $500 for this absolute wonder, this hair miracle.”

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Her video racked up a whopping 4.8 million views and more than 520,000 likes - along with thousands of comments from impressed social media users.

“Not to mention the experience to travel along with it!” one said, adding: “So cool.”

Another agreed: “This whole plan is literally the best thing I’ve ever seen.”

A third wrote: “Save money, beautify yourself and vacation at the same time! I call that SMART!”

Topics: Travel, Hair, TikTok, Beauty

Jess Hardiman
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