As we're all aware, beauty products are costly.
Serums are considered investments, and perfume is too expensive — so when we need to overhaul our skincare or makeup, we know it's going to be costly.
But something we tend to forget about is how much we spend on our regular beauty services. Nail appointments, waxes, you know.
In September 2023, Finder released some findings that showed Australians spend $1.6 billion a month on their physical appearance.
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Yep, despite the cost-of-living crisis, the average person spends $431 a month on beauty services, with the most common one being nail appointments, followed by anti-wrinkle injections and eyelash extensions.
We spoke to 20 very different women about how much they spend on beauty services. And goodness, the prices vary.
Here's what they had to say.
Brooke, 37, Melbourne.
"I'm low maintenance, I think. I get my lip, arms and brows waxed, as well as brow henna ($90.) Then, hair cut and colour once every two months ($50)."
Monthly total: $140.
Aprelle, 33, Sydney.
"I don't spend anything anymore! I do my own brow tint, hair removal and nails. I do my own facial treatments so my money is spent on products. My last haircut and colour was in February and I'm considering going to a cheap place for a trim."