Bionic Asks: Do you spend over $30 for beauty services?

by Bionic Beauty on 14.Jan.2009 · 9 comments

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So I was wondering with all the chatter lately about saving money, I’m wondering how and where we all draw the line on beauty services.

Personally, I spend money to buy skin care and makeup items, but not really on services themselves. I’ve always been a sort of “do-it-yourself” type of gal.

Are you willing to spend more than $30 for a beauty-related service? And if so, do you save money in other ways to help budget for this “me time”?
I’d love to hear your thoughts ladies! If you do spend over $30 on services- how high are you willing to go?


1 Mandy January 14, 2009 at 9:25 am

I’m not sure that a massage really counts as a “beauty service” (altho it certainly makes me “act” more beautiful) but I will a few times a year pay more than 30 for that.

2 BionicBeauty January 15, 2009 at 1:13 am

Mandy, Sure! A massage counts. I forgot about those. I’ve only splurged for 2 in my life (so far… I’m hoping for more though!), but that’s just because I’m such a cheapy at heart. I think I’ll look into a massage therapy school in the area and see if they have discounted rates.

Don’t you love when you are all finished with a massage, your body feels almost like Jello? All relaxed, long, and almost like a big noodle. Sigh. It’s wonderous!

:), Jami (aka BB)

3 The Cheap Chick January 15, 2009 at 1:54 am

Pedicures – I know I can do them myself at home, but the salon pedis are sooooooo much better. And with a tip, they’re $35. Sigh.

4 Deanna January 15, 2009 at 2:54 am

Is getting your hair done considered a beauty service? Because it’s at least $100 when I get mine done. I don’t get manis or pedis though, seems like a waste of money.

5 JB January 16, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I’m a girl who loves to be pampered! I’ve found a woman that gives me a wonderful massage, it’s $125. Kinda spendy, but well worth it. A facialist that has improved my skin greatly, $85 – $125 or so. I have a pedi at a great neighborhood spot for about $35. I think I’m worth it, it’s very relaxing for me, and I feel great afterwards. Does hair count? I don’t even want to go there………..

6 Facial Foam January 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm

there are many skin care and facial products, but only few that suit with your skin. beware

7 katweb April 22, 2009 at 10:44 pm

If hair counts, I’d love to know where ANYONE can get their hair cut for LESS than thirty dollars and not get a butcher job!

If it counts. then I guess I splurge, but only about 4 times a year!

8 silas April 23, 2009 at 11:14 am

I am a beauty junkie… I love lotion and potions. I get a pedi once a month (in the summer), $35+, a mani every two weeks (I do my own touch ups) $15+. I have tried doing pedi’s and mani’s at home but they’re never the same! I do have my limit on how much I spend on skin care; but I admit, I love trying new creams. I almost forgot, does buying perfume count? I love a decent smelling perfume! It does make me feel good… There are also times when I do without something because I could not afford it…

9 Bionic Beauty April 24, 2009 at 11:23 am

Cheap Chick, I’m surprised at you! I’d think you were a DIY’er pedicure gal like me. But heck, as often as I change my toe polish, I’d spend a fortune in pedis.

Deanna, I’m guessing that cost is with color and highlights? Yep, that counts. I do mine at home… but mostly because I’ve always been a cheapy plus I can never find the time to get to the salon. Sigh… I *wish* I could though, because the times I have gone to have my hair done, it’s SO very relaxing!

JB, You sound like one relaxed gal! We should get together for a spa day! 🙂 I need one!

Katweb, I get my hair cut at this “invite-only” place here local for $25 (without tip). It’s fabulous! But you’re right, most places are at least $35 for a good cut. I just hunt around until I find the lesser-known “experts” in the area. 🙂

Silas, I adore lotions n potions too. As the Bionic Hubby can atest, we have pretty much an entire ROOM full now. Oops… time to do some donating to my local women’s shelter!
You sound very sensible about your pampering, doing it when you can afford it but holding off when you can’t. That’s the best policy. you go girl!

Jami (BB)

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