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    Hair - $60-70 cut per year. However this will now go up now I have got a short hair cut. Will probably end up being 300 a year.
    Hair dye: $80 a year
    Makeup: Maybe $70 a year
    Razors: 15
    Shampoo: 60
    Body wash: probably around $18
    Eyebrow waxes: $80
    Nails: $60 -120 as I get false nails once or twice a year for weddings.

    I have a whole bunch of beauty care stuff I have but dont regularly use. So I have purchased all that at some point.

    So even adding say an extra $100 its less than $1000 a year

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    I can't be bothered working out actual figures, but I buy expensive shampoo/conditioner/treatment and generally wear MAC eye makeup. Probably roughly a few hundred a year?

    I realised recently that I just cannot buy cheap supermarket shampoo/conditioner. Every couple of years I think "Pfft, surely it can't be THAT bad, and besides, I can save us money!" So I go out and buy cheap shampoo, use it once and then it leaves this horrid layer of gunk on my hair and I vow to never again buy it. Then the cycle repeats. I don't know if I'll ever truly learn! Haha

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    Yeah I didn't realise that the silicone in the supermarket (and lots of salon brands) conditioners was the reason my hair colour would fade so quickly. I switched to Body shop and it saves me money on hair colour. It takes a few weeks for my hair to adjust to not being stripped clean and stop overproducing oil.

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    Haven't given it much thought but...
    Hair cut every 6 weeks = $180 yr
    Foils every 3mths = $420 yr
    Hairdresser shampoo/conditioner/hair products = $250 yr approx
    I buy my everyday cosmetics such as my foundation and certain brands lipsticks/eyeshadows online often saving 50%. I paint my own finger and toenails once a week and use good products so that costs a bit. Not sure how much that would equate to if I kept track.

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    Hardly anything.

    My sister who has just finished her hair dressing apprentice does my hair for free, I am letting it grow long and trying not to dye it too much though.

    I don't get any facials or anything, I make my own with natural products.

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    Default Spin Off: How much do you spend on 'beauty'?

    Not much!!!

    Hair cuts (colour/shampoo/blow dry) $480 maximum a year, usually $360 (2 or 3 visits a year @ $120 visit)

    Pedicure $100 maximum (don't get any in winter but a few in summer)

    Shampoo and conditioner (probably around $50) as I buy in bulk from chemist warehouse and I only wash my hair once a week.

    Razors - I do not shave much at all as my hair is blonde so I would say maybe $25 year

    Moisturisers - I don't have a set one. I just recently bought emu lotion in woollies for $3 and so far it is the only one I have found that stops me getting cracked skin near my fingernails in winter.

    Facial cleansers - maybe $50 year

    Face creams - $100 year (if that)

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    Default Spin Off: How much do you spend on 'beauty'?

    Not a lot. I do most of my hair colours at cuts myself. I'm a bit funny though as I don't like people touching me. So I don't get my nails done ever and I only go to the hairdressers when I have too 😂😂😂

    Hair colour and toners - $500ish
    Hair cuts - $100 at most!
    Shampoo - $250-$350
    Make up/ face cream - $200
    Razors - $30


    So around $1200.

    Normally I spent easily half but since going silver my hair is extremely high maintenance.
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    I'm scared to sit here and work this out. I know the total is a lot more than I should be spending..

    Shampoo/cond: $480 ($40 once a month)

    Hair colour/cuts/ spray tan/ treatments: $840. (This gets me a colour refresh and cut every month, as well as treatments and spray tan and DF haircut too.)

    Body wash and lotions: $540 (we go through a big pump bottle of body wash in less than a fortnight.)

    Face care products: $600 (have very picky skin)

    Razors: $80

    Makeup: $2000+ a year... This year to date I've spent $2300. (Makeup addict/makeup artist. I'm sure this will soon change when baby arrives)

    Eyebrows: $624 ($24 every fortnight)

    Nails: $500

    Total: approx $5700

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    Default Spin Off: How much do you spend on 'beauty'?

    Ok I'm being brave and working it out.

    Hair $200 every 6 weeks = $1600
    Brows $50 every month = $600
    Nails (shellac) $100 every month = $1200

    Theses next few are approximate:
    Hair product $40 month = $480
    Skincare $30 month = $360
    Body products $40 month = $480
    Makeup $30 month = $360

    Then a couple times a year I get hair and makeup done for an event. $200 each.

    $5480 and I don't think I'm overly pretty or into beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    The 'hairdresser' thread got me thinking, there are women spending at least $2000 a year just on getting their hair done - how much do they spend each year on 'beauty' in total?

    Not including surgeries, permanent procedures (IPL, cosmetic tattoos), 'health' things that serve a dual purpose (vitamins, massages). But including beauty basics like shampoo/cond, body wash etc.

    Me? I worked it out to around $600 a year

    Shampoo/Conditioner $150
    Hair colouring $90
    Haircuts $120
    Body wash and lotions $40
    Face cream $92
    Razors $20
    Makeup $40-60
    Plus maybe a new bottle of nail polish or some nail wraps on clearance.

    How much do you spend?

    Edit to add: There are a lot of things you may do that are not on my list, eg. Spray tans, waxing, lash extensions, facials etc. But include away on yours.
    Hair cut $150 a year (sometimes less)
    Makeup $50 a year
    Shampoo & conditioner $10 a month on average - $120 a year
    Body wash & moisturiser $100 a year
    Razor, hot wax & misc. $100 a year

    $520 per year in total

    I've only had my hair coloured once and it cost about $150. I might do it again this year.

    I don't do day spas unless I get a gift voucher. I also never get my nails done. I should though but just can't be bothered


 

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