What do you do yourself versus pay to get done? What does it cost monthly?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: In terms of "beauty treatments," I...
    Do most things myself : (129 votes)
    58 %
    Pay to have most things done : (36 votes)
    16 %
    Do everything myself : (42 votes)
    19 %
    Pay to have everything done : (5 votes)
    2 %
    Don't do any : (11 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ll get an occasional manicure/pedicure and get my bangs trimmed, but otherwise I don’t spend any money on grooming on a regular basis. 

    I didn’t realize I was so low maintenace. I feel pretty good now. Thanks, MrsPanda! 😀

    ETA: I do paint my nails and do my eyebrows every few days! 

    Post # 4
    9624 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m fairly low maintenance.  I get regular manicures and pedicures and I have a stylist who cuts/colors my hair.  Other than that I’m a do-it-yourself girl.

    Post # 5
    10369 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I only pay to get my hair cut – do everything else myself. I’d rather save/spend the money elsewhere – it’s easy enough to paint my own toenails and stuff, you know?

    Post # 6
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

     I get my hair trimmed and colored every 6-8 weeks. And in the summer I try to get a pedicure every 2-3 weeks. That is basically the only thing I splurge on :/

    I do my own nails (except for special events), tweeze my eyebrows, and only had a facial once.

    Post # 8
    13795 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I only pay for a haircut.  Everything else is not worth paying for to me.  And if I could give myeslf a decent haircut, I’d do that myeslf too!


    Post # 9
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

    @MrsPanda99:  Before I went back to school, and actually had that money stuff, I used to get manicures 2x/month, pedicures 1x/month, eyebrows, underarms, and bikini waxed 1x/6 weeks (I’m relatively unhairy…), and my hair cut every 3 months or so. 

    Now it’s only the hair, I do everything else myself…minus nails, lest I look like I let a drunk kindergartner do them, and the occasional eyebrow/bikini wax. 

    Let’s just say, I’m so looking forward to full-time employment again.

    Post # 11
    2567 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Haircuts and the occasional pedicure and manicure… That’s it!

    Post # 12
    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I get my hair cut and highlighted by a professional every 8-10 weeks. During that appointment I’ll also get my eyebrows waxed. I can usually keep them up pretty well between appointments but by the time I go back in for my hair touchup it’s time for a professional to reshape them.

    I do my own at home gel manicures and regular pedicures. Where I live, an average shellac mani costs about $30 and a pedi runs about $35. So by doing those at home (2x a month for each) I save about $130.

    Post # 13
    7797 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Haircuts and color I have done at a salon. I do pretty much everything else myself.

    Post # 15
    1239 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Haircut done every 6-8 weeks, leg wax every 4-6 weeks. I’ve never done anything with my eyebrows. I wear glasses, what’s the point? I was getting bi-weekly manicures, but I stopped for a while to let my nails rest.

    Haircut runs about 30, wax 95, manicures run 25ish – that includes tip.

    Post # 16
    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    @MrsPanda99:  I, like you, am not very girly, and really don’t bother doing most stuff. 

    My nails are not done 90 percent of the time, but when I do them I usually pay for it.  Same for pedicure. I cut my hair once a year, twice at most, and I also pay for that.  I do not do facials, although I should.  I have my eyebrows and upper lip waxes every three weeks.

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