(Closed) Inspired post-How much does it cost to maintain "You"

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Post # 121
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Busy bee

Hair ~ 55 every 6+ months (just a cut and style)

No chips – not sure what this is??

Pedicures-mostly do at home but maybe 1-3 times a year… around $45 Wish I did it twice a month at spa. haha. :]

Lashes- Never done this.

Brow Tint-Never done this.

Facial-Never do this but sure wish I did. 

 

Make up might be $50 a year. I use all covergirl stuff though with coupons. 

 

Post # 122
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Hair twice a year – $1000 or $83 a month

Nails – $100 a month

Lash extensions – $100 a month

Make up – $200 a month

Skin care – $150 a month

Brows – $450 a year or $37 a month

 

Totaling: $670 a month which is 4.4% of my income (leaving this because another bee said she found it interesting to see this stat) which I agree with as well!

Post # 123
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

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sauvblanclover :  does that mean your hair appointments are $500 each? If it comes to $1000 a year for 2 appts?? Or am I reading that wrong?

Post # 124
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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Kings7911 :  Yes they are $500 each. balyage and a cut.

Post # 125
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

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sauvblanclover :  Wow!!!! I’ve literally never heard of salons charging that much, maybe I’m naive. The highest I’ve ever spent for balayage was $250 (no cut) and that made me feel nauseas lol. No judgement here at all, I was just super curious. 🙂

Post # 126
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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Kings7911 :  I know it’s crazy expensive lol. The stylist I use has a huge following so she just jets around to wherever her clients are. I’m crazy picky and she is definitley worth it.

Post # 127
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

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sauvblanclover :  honestly now that I think about it, you are likely spending less than someone who gets foils every 6 weeks and your color probably looks amazing!!!

Post # 128
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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Kings7911 :  Definitley! My mother gets her hair done every 5 weeks without fail. She spends $150 a pop. I am far more low maintenance than that ( I realize that’s ironic coming from the girl spend $670 a month on beauty but its true lol!!)

Post # 129
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Sugar bee

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zoraneale :  

Hair cut every 12-16 weeks: $50 including tip.

I dye my own hair every 6-8 weeks and spend maybe $10 total (color, developer and color removal from skin if it gets on other places than my hair).

Shampoo/conditioner from Sally Beauty Supply…I wait for the liter sale and spend $20 about every 4ish months. Hairspray ~$5 and dry shampoo ~$2.90 every 1-2 months.

Nails: $25 for gel polish every 3ish weeks

Face Moisturizer: Trader Joe’s ~$3.99 every 4-6 months

Makeup: Mascara, foundation and powder every couple months….total of probably $20 every purchase. I pluck my eyebrows and the last time I bought a tweezer was probably around 2 years ago. 

 

Post # 130
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Hair cut – $50.00 with a tip every 6 months. Usually I get gift certificates so I don’t actually have to pay for this

Wax – $45.00 / month for brazillian and eyebrows

Nails – $80.00 including tip for shellac manicure twice a month. I do my own pedicures

Shampoo – I buy from costco and include that in my grocery budget. $20 every 4 -6 months maybe? 

Facial Cleanser – I buy my products from The Body Shop and try to take advantage of their buy 2 get 1 free. So I’m usually spending around $60.00 every 4 – 6 months. But I also get gift cards for birthdays and christmas so I use those for the body shop. 

Gym Membership – $46.00 a month 

Post # 131
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

 I get 2 mani/pedis per month at $60

Haircut is $80 every 6 months so $13 a month 

Shampoo and other toiletries from the drug store $20 per month

I don’t get facials or massages unless I have a gift card 

That totals to $93 per month but let’s just say $150 for makeup and face masks from Sephora so $150 a month is 0.26% of my income.

 

My gym membership is expensive at $150 a month but I’m not including that because that is for health reasons and to be healthy and have an active lifestyle not for looks or maintenance reasons 

Post # 132
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Even if you were to include my expensive gym membership my total would be $300 A month (this is definitely way rounded up) which is 0.5% of my salary

Post # 133
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Helper bee

I consider myself to be fairly low maintenence, but I’m curious to see how this shakes out!

I get my hair colored every 6 months for around $150

Hair cut every 3 months (on an as needed basis) is about $45

Eyebrow threading/reshaping which is $20 ever 3-4 months 

I invest mostly in skincare, but a jar of Khiel’s moisturizer runs me about $50 and lasts for about 6 months. I have a couple other skin treatment products I don’t use on an every day basis which totaly somewhere around $150. They’ll likely last me a year and a half.

My cleanser is a pretty basic, no-frills product I can find at Target for $12 or so.

Hell, let’s throw my gym membership in there. $30/month.

After doing the math, it costs $88.60 a month to keep all this up and running. Holy hell! Maybe not so low maintenance after all?

Post # 134
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Sugar bee

Let me first say that I live in a high cost of living area. I also travel pretty heavily for work (as well as for pleasure), and I’ve found that investing in the “upkeep of me” makes it easier to look good when traveling and also means I need to pack fewer toiletries/products.  

Hair: cut, color, highlights every 4-6 weeks, $300 with tip.

Nails: pedicure shellac manicure & twice a month. This ranges as I travel pretty heavily for work and often get my nails done while out of town.  Say, $75-150 per appointment, depending on where I am.

Eyebrow waxing: about 2-3 times a year, around $40

Leg waxing: $100, average about once a month

I get an occasional facial, but not often enough to consider it as part of my regular upkeep.  I also do a bikini wax 1-2 times a year, I usually only bother with it if I’m embarking on a beach vacation.  I’ve been tempted by eyelash extensions before, but haven’t gotten around to trying them yet.

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