Drybar sees 75,000 customers each month nationwide — and I'm most certainly one of them. Have you ever tried to give yourself a blowout? Maybe you're good at it, but despite my long arms, my attempts at home hair care are like a T-Rex trying to do, well, anything. I simply don't have the motor skills to manipulate a round brush, but that's okay, because the fine people of Drybar do. I will happily pay them to style my head, sans dinosaur arms.
"It Places Too Much Emphasis on a Woman's Appearance"
According to a study from Mint, the average woman spends approximately $15,000 on beauty products during her lifetime. Of that, $3,770 goes to mascara alone (I mean, it does brighten your whole face). Mint also says that four in five women wear makeup. I mean, how could we not? No matter what your skin type, complexion, or palette preference, there’s a beauty product out there that feels especially for you. Oily skin? Use this foundation. Thin, sparse eyelashes? A volumizing mascara will sort you out. It’s nearly impossible to feel excluded from the makeup world.
"It's A Waste of Time and Money"
As a snooze-button enthusiast, I know that I need to set my alarm clock 20-30 minutes early. Opting for "snooze" rather than "alarm" each morning eases me into my day, and I can think of no better way to spend those minutes than to tease my brain and body into thinking I'm getting more sleep.
And (I'm going to really push it here), a woman may have $10,000 in savings if she skips out on some of her bigger-ticket beauty buys, but would she be happy? Our beauty routines are something we own; something we create.
JJ likes to say, "I may not have been born with glowing, clear skin or luscious, long eyelashes, but a few tweaks can help me feel like I was." Amen, sister.