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how much do spend on personal grooming a year?

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BerylStreep Fri 13-Nov-15 14:58:59

So thinking of things like hair cut / colour, make up, hair removal, cosmetic procedures. I haven't worked out my own spending, but thought it would be an interesting thing to do.

Pigzoom Fri 13-Nov-15 15:01:02

Not much I don't think
£500. (£15 a month wax and dye eyebrows, £30 every 8 weeks hair cut, and not much else, maybe bit of make up)

Palomb Fri 13-Nov-15 15:05:30

I only really pay for my hair which costs £30 every 3 months or so. I stopped having my eyebrows done after having them massacred one time too many so do them myself and manage my other facial hair with a epistick and have just bought a lumea for the rest of it. Probably spend £60 a year on make up and £100 a year on perfume.

I can't imagine I'll ever have plastic surgery.

HermioneWeasley Fri 13-Nov-15 15:09:07

I reckon about £1k (hair every 8 weeks, semi regular manicures, annual pedi, monthly sports massage). Don't spend much on make up or toiletries

That sounds a lot and I regard myself as low maintenance!

suzannecaravaggio Fri 13-Nov-15 15:36:23

about £100
haircut twice a year, bit of makeup and moisturiser
I've never seen a need to pay somone to deal with my eyebrows or my hands/ seems quite easy to do it myself
am I missing something?

ZoeConnor85 Fri 13-Nov-15 15:39:42

An absolute fortune confused I'm addicted to make up and beauty products (although I keep them sealed unless I want to start using them to preserve their shelf life) I dye my hair at home once a month, and due to pregnancy hormones deciding that I needed adult acne my skin has decided the only thing that will work is Clinique with the three daily items I use costing £57 a pop :/
I always check out bargain stores though they have some fab bargains when they get old stock from other stores like Barry M Rimmel etc

BerylStreep Fri 13-Nov-15 16:52:26


Haircuts £180
Hair colour £15 (I do it at home)
Make up £100
Hair removal - £5 for wax - I do it at home
Don't spend on nails generally

So a normal year for me is about £300.

I've just had semi-permanent brows done at £295 and am contemplating botox at £125, so this year will be about an extra £420 more.

BeyondTheSea Fri 13-Nov-15 17:12:33

Hair £80 every 8 weeks
Threading £5 monthly
Pedicures 4x yearly aprox £120
Big bottle of Aveda conditioner £90

Not much on make up - maybe £150

Probably adds up to quite a bit...

chanie44 Fri 13-Nov-15 17:17:49

£80 on hair cuts (3-4 a year)
£120 on waxing (4 times a year)
£200 on laser treatment (groupon)
£80 on make up
£150 on skincare

It sounds a lot, but isn't - I rarely have any salon beauty treatments like facials, i do my own nails and dye my hair, I only use a couple of make up products (although premium brands) and I stock up on skincare whilst it's on offer.

I guess my biggest expense is hair removal. I have PCOS so excess hair and spotty skin is a problem for me.

73dexter Fri 13-Nov-15 18:10:25

I have spent £20 on a haircut this year, that is it! I do my own eyebrows. I don't colour my hair and I don't have manicures,pedicures, facials or massages.

Hoviscats Fri 13-Nov-15 18:26:18

I suspect this is going to be more than I expect...

Hair cut and highlights every 6 weeks £900
Annual pedicure £40
Hair products £300
Makeup, nail varnish £200 ish
Moisuriser, face wash etc £250 ish

Shit that's nearly £1700. Scary. I am def not high maintenance in my opinion...apart from my hair!!

MyFirstMyLastMyEverythingBagel Fri 13-Nov-15 18:28:45

Interesting - Im low maintain a I think, and having three kids time short!

Gel nails £18 removal and replace every 2/3 weeks
Eye brows threaded and tinted every 4 weeks £10
Ombré hair dye and cut every 5 weeks £60

Makeup probably £150 a year

Razors etc probs another £100!

If I had the cash it would be a lot more!!

doggydaft Fri 13-Nov-15 21:41:26

Now I've started thinking about it I have the horrors blush
Hair cuts £150 ( cheap cut every 6 weeks) Hair colour £200. Mostly home dying with occasional salon job.
Hair removal £300 plus a year. Mostly facial hair (waxing/threading) plus the cost of razors and immac for legs/pits/foof.
Maybe £500 on toiletries/perfume and £300 on skincare, about £150 on makeup, I don't wear a lot and it lasts for ages.
£100 on nails, I have occasional shellac done for holidays etc.
Like a pp said I always considered myself low maintenance. Quite clearly I'm not blushconfused

Blodss Fri 13-Nov-15 21:49:14

Nothing. I do it all myself. Never have been into the "going to the beautician" thing. Just not me. Colour my own hair, paint own nails and toenails, do own eyebrows with tweezers. Im sure it must be enjoyable though to have someone pamper you but just never done it.

BerylStreep Fri 13-Nov-15 21:51:03

This is really interesting.

It's funny how it all mounts up.

BrandNewAndImproved Fri 13-Nov-15 21:56:04

£100 a year on haircuts as I only have it done twice a year
£120 on eyebrows a tenner a month
Not sure how much on makeup. I don't buy it every month maybe £20 every 2 months so again £120 again
Razors about a tenner a year
Moisturisers, nice scrubs and shower gels maybe a £100 a year again.

So £440 a year

lavendersun Fri 13-Nov-15 21:57:39

Not much - £35 every 8 weeks for a hair cut £230, very little else, maybe £50 on a couple of lipsticks and some mascara. Foundation every 18 months - 2 years £25-35.

Katarzyna79 Fri 13-Nov-15 22:09:44

Blods I'm the same except more of a plain jane. like going without make up save once or twice a year or if I'm feeling girly which is rare.but if i do get make up unfortunately i fall for big brands.

Hair husband trims, last time i had a restyle 6 yrs ago now I'm Rapunzel. don't need to dye hair yet unless i fancy a different colour.

never had manicures pedicures would be nice i suppose but someone would have to force me into the beauticians because I'm not excited by the idea to spend my money on it

waxing i do at home, i think its 20 quid a tub, lasts few months. eyebrows i don't do anymore like it natural don't like pencil thin eyebrows and realised they don't grow back as you get older more scarce so i don't touch them.

my most expensive products are my perfumes. last one was 120 quid, plus another 50 for a cheaper everyday one, bt they last a year or more, this s how i justify it lol

30 quid for my moisturiser but everything else makes me go red i have sensitive skin. that lasts 2 months.

id say I'm pretty low maintenance, or no maintenance lol

Katarzyna79 Fri 13-Nov-15 22:12:35

i do like trying out Korean skin products again this may be once a year or once every 2 years its not a monthly thing, its when i feel a bit girly, i am a bit tom boyish

SparklesandBangs Fri 13-Nov-15 22:46:16

Around £1500, creeping up to £2000 if I get my nails done all year round

Blodss Fri 13-Nov-15 23:53:07

Katrarzyna you do sound similar to me in this respect. I do wear mascara most days though, cut my own hair and colour it blond myself,. Hairdressers always made a complete hash of both despite going to lots. I use rosehip oil as moisturiser which lasts me for months. Perfumes are Chanel which are the bigger size and last me a year and are given to me as Christmas presents.

I think it must be very relaxing for those who enjoy trips to the salon but just not for me.

Dionysuss Sat 14-Nov-15 09:05:15

£60 in the hairdressers every 6 weeks
£20 fortnightly manicures
£25 pedicure monthly
£70 waxing every 8 weeks
£50 make up every 3 months
£12 eyebrows monthly
£45 massage every so often

= 2269 ish annually

jamtartandcustard Sat 14-Nov-15 10:35:08

£16 every 3 weeks on my nails
I've only had my hair cut once this year and it cost £10! I don't dye it.
Make up I like the expensive brands but keep it quite minimal. Would cost about £150 to replace it all (excluding brushes!). Perfume and skincare are usually given as gifts from dh for birthday/Xmas.
Currently saving for laser hair removal.
So atm, not a lot. In the region of £450 per year x

IrenetheQuaint Sat 14-Nov-15 10:39:28

£5 on eyebrow threading once a month
£15 on haircut once every two months (local cheap hairdresser)

Plus maybe £80 a year on toiletries and hair dye (don't really wear make-up) - so probably around £220

JumpandScore Sat 14-Nov-15 10:44:33

I pay £40 for a haircut every 6 weeks and that seems like a huge extravagance. Other than that not much. I tint my own eyelashes and use an epilator rather than wax. Don't colour my hair or do anything to my nails other than keep them tidy. A bit of powder for makeup.

I do spend quite a bit on my fitness, but that's my hobby rather than for the sake of my appearance.

I'd love to be the sort of person who's more "done" but I can't seem to find the time or inclination or justify the expense (to myself)

I do wonder how others do it. I know several people who have very ordinary jobs who think nails, spray tan, highlights etc are necessaries and I just don't know how they do it, either time wise or financially.

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