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How much do you spend on hair & beauty treatments a year?

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tulpe Tue 29-Sep-09 10:31:45

I just started to think about this today (decided to pluck my own eyebrows instead of regular wax because I am pretty much skint after too much clothes shopping!). I am not certain I dare even add all mine up but how much do you spend each year in total on:

hair (cuts & colours):
make up:

smugmumofboys Tue 29-Sep-09 10:33:24

Not telling!

More than I should would be my ballpark figure. wink

IdrisTheDragon Tue 29-Sep-09 10:35:15

Hair is my downfall. I have short colour which gets cut about every 6 weeks and coloured every 3 months or so. Might be every 4 months.

Hair cut is about £200 a year. Colour is about £60 a time although cheaper in November. Probably about £400 a year on hair.

Don't do waxing (apart from eyebrows about once every 2 years or so)

Don't have facials.

Makeup I spend maybe £20 a year. Probably less.

Think I need to either grow my hair or find somewhere cheaper.

IdrisTheDragon Tue 29-Sep-09 10:35:54

The short colour should obviously have been short hair.

TheBalladofGayTony Tue 29-Sep-09 10:38:53

hair - 360
general hair removal - 200
facial - don't bother
make up - 100

Bleh Tue 29-Sep-09 10:45:28

If I told you you'd probably faint (or I would).

Bleh Tue 29-Sep-09 10:46:09

Actually, it works out around £1,000 a year.

TheBalladofGayTony Tue 29-Sep-09 10:46:37


are you gorgeous bleh?

Bleh Tue 29-Sep-09 10:47:44

I would like to think so ... other's may disagree.

MeAndMyMonkey Tue 29-Sep-09 10:56:46

Probably less than £100 a year on all of those! I am quite high maintenance though but just have to do it myself these days, being poorer than I used to be.
Waxing/hair stuff would just do at home. I prefer to spend money on wine than the hairdresser these days grin
facials - hate them anyway.
I maybe have one pedicure a year at the beginning of summer.
Make up would be the one thing I couldn't give up but good products last me quite a long time - a good tinted moisturiser (bobby brown/estee lauder) would last six months, ditto Chanel bronzer. Mascara/nail varnish I just buy cheapish now.My downfall is lipstick/balm/gloss, which I go through at a rate of knots, and I hate cheap ones as colour/texture never right.

colditz Tue 29-Sep-09 10:59:49

Makeup - about £15 (good concealer and a few cheap bits)
hair ... er. When I do get it cut I spend about £30 but I very very rarely get it cut.

IdrisTheDragon Tue 29-Sep-09 11:01:23

I do remove hair as well. Have an epilator I got last year for about £25. And probably spend about £20 a year on depilatory cream. I borrow DH's razor for armpit hair removal.

sarah293 Tue 29-Sep-09 11:03:27

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Oumasrusks Tue 29-Sep-09 14:29:44

I spend around £650-£700 a year on hair as I need it coloured (I went grey prematurely) monthly and I've found that dying my hair at home seemed to damage my hair more than having it done professionally.
I don't have facials, manicures etc.
I probably spend around £50-£80 a year on make-up.

EldonAve Tue 29-Sep-09 14:35:18

700 on hair and 600 on massage
don't count make up

deaddei Tue 29-Sep-09 16:29:39

About £500 on hair and £500 on treatments (and 4 days at a spa = £800)
Makeup- about £200

sarah293 Tue 29-Sep-09 16:58:28

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TheBalladofGayTony Tue 29-Sep-09 17:00:07

riven - i always think treatments would be like a hot bath . i love the idea of htem but dull as fuck to sit in.

ChasingSquirrels Tue 29-Sep-09 17:02:12

hair - £5 for a cut about every 6 weeks, plus home colour about £5 maybe every 2/3 months. So £75ish.

nothing on anything else, epilate, don't have facials or treatments and don't wear make-up.

bodeniites Tue 29-Sep-09 17:02:34

i spend £50 month on my hair i cannot afford that but i do not want to go Grey yet

mwff Tue 29-Sep-09 17:06:02

hair - about £50/cut but only once a year = £50
dye - maybe once every 3 months, but not drastically different from my roots now so doesn't show too badly. use 2 packs a time so £10 = £40
razor blades - about £12 every 4 months = £36
makeup - maybe a nail varnish, a couple of shadows, a prebase/mascara every 6 months = £50

grand total = £176
but i look a million feckin dollars :P

sarah293 Tue 29-Sep-09 17:07:08

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sheeplikessleep Tue 29-Sep-09 17:07:48

£260 a year on haircuts
£60 a year on waxing
£0 on facials
£10ish on make up (very rare purchase, if at all)

sheeplikessleep Tue 29-Sep-09 17:10:45

Riven - you should go for it, it'll make you feel amazing. Just pick a hairdressers that doesn't look pretentious.

Or find a local mobile hairdresser if you really don't feel up to it?

Honestly, you'll come out feeling fantastic.

mwff Tue 29-Sep-09 17:18:44

get a recommendation from a friend riven. i think getting your hair cut can be incredibly risky and plenty of times (when i've strayed from tried and trusted hairdressers) i've come out feeling anything but fantastic. (and i'm far from precious about my hair it's been every colour under the sun and i was a vidal sassoon model in my younger days)

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