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When I was young and on a budget, I learned to master the arts of the face (and other bits) waxing myself. To this day, even if I can afford it, I still don’t feel the need to hand my mediterranean-grade pilosity to a professional πŸ™‚

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I do most things myself, although I do prefer assistance for dyeing my hair, since at the moment I have no way to look at the back of my head.

The few times I went to a hairdresser I ended up not being happy with the result. I figured since I know my hair best and can do the basics myself anyway, why waste the money? It’s also less painful when mistakes DO happen, since at least I didn’t have to pay to get my hair ruined.

I always end up fixing a pro’s dye job myself, and at the moment I’m in the process of slowly growing out of an overly thinned cut my stylist gave me. Never again. -__-

I leave all (my rare) waxing and tinting to the professionals, but I like to do my own body exfoliation, facials and manicures. Pedicures I get done by those cheap nail bars. Naughty, I know.

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I like taking care of my hair + brows and to exfoliate my face and body, but I still can’t file my nails just right so I get manicures done by a professional. Every season I’ll also treat myself to a full facial as I’m not patient enough to massage/steam/etc my face regularly myself πŸ˜‰

I do my hair as well!! Only highlights in the salon. I like to do as much as can on my own. Just I feel I don’t look like myself if anyone else touches my hair, or nails or makeup!!

I do my own nails, eyebrows, and sometimes trim my bangs between cuts but would never cut more than that!

Same as you, Christine. Although I do get my brows waxed occasionally because they can get a bit crazy. I used to love to dye my own hair, but now I hate it and I get it done out haha.

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I do my nails on my own. When my peach fuzz gets a little too dark I do those as well. I trust others to do my brows and my hair. I should not be trusted with tweezers and scissors.

I prefer to do my nails myself because I get grossed out easily by anything having to do with nails. So I like to do them myself so I have better control and don’t have to trust that someone else will cater to my own issues.

I’d have everything else done professionally if I could afford it. I’m seriously lazy.

I do my own manicures and body scrubs. Nail polish chips on me very quickly, so I dont see the point in wasting money on salon manicures. I prefer to let someone else do my brows/chin(wax) , hair , and feet. I will do my own feet in a pinch though

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I do my nails myself most of the time, but I do get manicures and pedicures occasionally. I cut my own hair, and my mum hates that I do it, but it’s my hair! =P

Unless I’m going for a complete style overhaul of my hair, or changing the color completely, I trim & dye my own at home. I see no point in paying someone else to do what I can. Also, I end up “fixing” what a “professional” does anyway, so why not save the money for something else? My hair is waist-length, and wavy, so trimming the ends is no big deal; I just part my hair down the middle, braid both sides, and snip below the elastics. This results in the damaged ends being removed, and not too blunt. My bangs can be tricky, as I sometimes go a bit too short, but a week or so with a headband isn’t the end of the world. I rarely go in for a “style” since most stylists never give me what I want, and because my hair grows freakishly fast.

I do my own manicures/pedicures, as I’m afraid of what lurks in a salon. I’ve also invested in an epilator to avoid waxing for the same reason, as well as facials.

My brows are damaged beyond repair, due to the trend of the early-90s of nearly nonexistant brows, so I see no point of paying someone. At the risk of divulging too much, I find it interesting how fast every hair on my being grows back so quickly, and completely, but my brows have never recovered…

My brows suffered the same early 90s fate but I had them tattooed on recently. Life changing! I highly recommend it.

I do almost everything myself, except for hair cutting and brow waxing. Otherwise, I cut my own bangs, do my own lip/bikini waxes, color my own hair, and do my own mani/pedis. I’ve gotten way more frugal over the years, I used to pay for all this stuff but it’s just gotten to be too pricey. I do wish I had money for a professional facial every few months, though.

I’d never let anyone do my brows other than me – never have!

Manicures and facials I like doing myself, although once in a blue moon if I’m feeling decadent I’ll get them done.

Pedicures I’m kind of lame at, so I’d rather go get them done.

Hair I’d never ever consider doing myself – heck, even the pros can’t always manage it. Same for waxing.

I absolutely don’t let anyone else touch my brows! No way, no how! I agree on the hair though…if you can’t see the back of your head, how do you know it looks good?! lol

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