Average amount brides spend on beauty during their engagement: $1,851
-per Brides Magazine, April/May 2015
Let’s figure out how someone could spend that much money on beauty treatments.
First, since the statistic is for American brides, let’s assume that an engagement lasts one year.
Who does all these beauty treatments in one year?
Who has the time?
Some imaginary trophy wife?
A high-class hooker?
I don’t know, man. I think real women are like me. (I hope real women are like me.)
It all gets taken care of eventually.
I add “Bikini Wax” to my To-Do list, right behind:
I ask you, what would you do with $1,851 (1,748 euros or 7,418 shekels)?
Would you spend it on beauty treatments?
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Wow. I’m planning my wedding, and my beauty spending hasn’t increased at all. I don’t think I could force myself to spend over $1000 on that – I’d run, screaming, from a salon. :)
Treat yourself to some earrings instead, and big congratulations and best wishes!
LOL. That’s exactly how I feel!
Love your description of “real” women. :)
My dog loves licking my hairy legs!
Oh, no. No, no, no. That is a family trip to the East Coast right there. I do facial waxing once monthly to avoid spending hours plucking weekly, but–including that–my annual spending here would probably be 1/3 this crazy total. (I just used my scant make-up on hand for my wedding.)
I would also put myself at 1/3.
Oh man. I easily spend that on beauty! Everything is expensive in San Francisco so it adds up quick. Also, I’m a hair colorist and so i thankfully don’t have to pay for anything hair related and I still easily go over that budget and I’m not even getting married! Oopsie
Well, you work in the beauty trade (which is awesome). I love it that you make people feel beautiful and confident; but I think it’s a crazy amount of money – and effort!
How often do you color your hair and how often do you get a pedicure?
I’m getting my hair colored as I type this but I have not had it done since November. It’s the cobbler with holes in their shoes scenario….I have clients that see me every 2 weeks and some that treat themselves twice a year.
I get pedicures every 2 weeks. I stand in heels and it’s an absolutely mandatory maintenance procedure for my feet to feel happy. It’s a crime that my health insurance doesn’t cover this for me, quite frankly! Lol
I appreciate that you answered a prying question. I agree that in your case, pedicures should at least be a deductible business expense.
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