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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
What do you do yourself/have a friend do and what do you have done at a salon?

Myself

Colour my hair
fake tan
pluck/dye eyebrows
dye eyeleashes
bikini line

Salon

Acrylic nails (housemate has her own business and kindly does them for free!

Friend

Said friend cuts my hair (I'm such a lucky girl!)
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Myself:

    Hair colour
    Eyebrow Pluck
    bikini line..
    legs, etc

    salon:

    hair cut.

    can't afford anything else =P
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    VinylVicky wrote:
    pluck/dye eyebrows

    Can you buy eyebrow dye ? I used to be blonde till i was about 12, then it all went brown but my eyebrows have stayed blonde and even with a shaved head they look a bit weird. Was wondering if they'd look a bit better if i dyed them darker.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Myself:

    Colour my hair

    pluck/dye eyebrows

    bikini line

    Salon:

    cut my hair/highlights

    also bikini line if i wanted it doing properly

    Friend:

    one of my mates has just set up her own little business after she did some courses at college so i might go to her in the future for leg wax or a manicure.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Myself

    Manicure,
    Pedicure,
    Shave,
    Veet,
    Pluck

    Salon

    Hair cut
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RubberSkin wrote:
    Can you buy eyebrow dye ? I used to be blonde till i was about 12, then it all went brown but my eyebrows have stayed blonde and even with a shaved head they look a bit weird. Was wondering if they'd look a bit better if i dyed them darker.
    Yeah it's the same stuff you use on your eyelashes. I'm naturally fair so need to use it as I colour my hair a plum colour. It ranges from between £3 and £8, depending on whether you go to somewhere like Savers or Boots.
    Careful not to dye your skin! Though it will come off wih scrubbing if you do. But I use either a cotton bud or the end of a hair grip and apply a little at a time. I find the applicator with it is not quite the right shape.
    It only takes between 5-10 mins to take.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I get most treatments done at college if Iwant them, so salon, I get...

    Facials
    Eyelash Tinting/Eyebrow Tinting
    Eyelash Perming
    Eyebrow shaping/waxing
    Bikini waxing
    Underarm waxing
    Leg waxing
    Manicure
    Pedicure
    Swedish Massage
    Aromatherapy

    But at home, I also do my own nails, my own tinting, waxing, and I dye my own hair (unless mum's willing to pay for me to have it done at the hairdressers). My friend cuts my hair in salon, because she's an apprentace and I just go when she needs me :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We all had our eyebrows tinted yesterday in my makeup artistry course - I dunno why I didn't do them sooner they look great!!


    I do my own plucking eyebrows/lip, manicures, bikini, pedicures, hair dyeing.

    I have my legs waxed and hair cut professionally.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I do my own plucking lip
    that must hurt
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We all had our eyebrows tinted yesterday in my makeup artistry course - I dunno why I didn't do them sooner they look great!!

    Get them to do your eyelashes blue black. If you normally wear black mascara it means there's no need what so ever for it, they come out lovely and dark. There's normal black too, but it's nowhere near as dramatic. I love having my eyelashes tinted/permed. :) Might see if I can book in for them tomorrow actually :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nicx1811 wrote:
    Get them to do your eyelashes blue black. If you normally wear black mascara it means there's no need what so ever for it, they come out lovely and dark. There's normal black too, but it's nowhere near as dramatic. I love having my eyelashes tinted/permed. :) Might see if I can book in for them tomorrow actually :)
    I do my lashes but I still like to wear mascara to give them more lenght and volume

    I may try a perm to see that though, so reduce having to wear mascara
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    VinylVicky wrote:
    I do my lashes but I still like to wear mascara to give them more lenght and volume

    A couple of girls I know do that, suppose it depends on your lashes. I hate mascara with a passion though :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hair cutting- hairdresser (but not at a salon)

    Everything else- myself
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Myself
    Hair dye (well my mam does it for me)
    Eyelash dying (been a while since I did it, I need to get some more dye.
    Eyebrow plucking
    Other hair removal

    Salon
    hair cut
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nicx1811 wrote:
    Get them to do your eyelashes blue black. If you normally wear black mascara it means there's no need what so ever for it, they come out lovely and dark. There's normal black too, but it's nowhere near as dramatic. I love having my eyelashes tinted/permed. :) Might see if I can book in for them tomorrow actually :)
    We did eyelash tinting too and used blue black on everyone - I couldn't have it done though because I've got psoriasis on my eyelids. :no:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We did eyelash tinting too and used blue black on everyone - I couldn't have it done though because I've got psoriasis on my eyelids. :no:

    Ahhh I see. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    VinylVicky wrote:
    Yeah it's the same stuff you use on your eyelashes. I'm naturally fair so need to use it as I colour my hair a plum colour. It ranges from between £3 and £8, depending on whether you go to somewhere like Savers or Boots.
    Careful not to dye your skin! Though it will come off wih scrubbing if you do. But I use either a cotton bud or the end of a hair grip and apply a little at a time. I find the applicator with it is not quite the right shape.
    It only takes between 5-10 mins to take.


    Ta Vick :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i get my hair highlighted and cut at a salon.

    i do everything else myself - fake tan, shaving, eyebrows. i have naturally strong healthy nails so i just keep them filed with clear nail varnish.

    im gona have a go at eyebrow/eyelash tinting though! never thought about it before.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Salon: Hair cut, Colour, any form of waxing, eyebrows shaped

    Me: I paint my own nails!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lipsy wrote:
    i have naturally strong healthy nails so i just keep them filed with clear nail varnish.
    you lucky girl
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Clear mascara is good on top of dyed eye-lashes.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Randomgirl wrote:
    Clear mascara is good on top of dyed eye-lashes.
    That's what I was going to say! Great minds think alike :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Randomgirl wrote:
    Clear mascara is good on top of dyed eye-lashes.

    Thats what I do when mine are (properly) tinted, and I want them to look longer. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have to wear mascara as the ends and roots are blonde and they look really short without it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like to give myself foot treatments. Soak them in my massaging heating foot tub with more massagers on the bottem (which I got for only $10 :thumb: ) Put in a rasberry fizzer, pummace, lotion, paint.

    Nails are always done (not always looking great, just always done) I've yet to find a polish that doesn't chip the first time I take a shower. :mad:

    My nails are my babies.


    I wax myslef, eyebrows and naughty, have for probably 6 years now, used to get the eyebrows done back in the day but for $10 a pop when I can do it myself for $10 a year.

    I do everything myself except cutting my hair.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Myself:bikini line

    how do you do this. Me and girl mates were talkin about it today - i dont really think its right for now might try it in future but for now am thinking of doing it myself - how do you do it? (wax/veet stuff - and what brand are good?)

    Salon:
    Hair cut

    me:
    nails
    Pluck eyebrows
    shave
    and err everything else
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    jenni30 wrote:
    how do you do this. Me and girl mates were talkin about it today - i dont really think its right for now might try it in future but for now am thinking of doing it myself - how do you do it? (wax/veet stuff - and what brand are good?)

    If you want to do it, just put the wax on, stick on a strip and there's no turning back ;) Once you get it on theres only one way its coming back off; it doesn't matter if you go slow or not, the hair shall follow. (at least with my wax, others may be weaker) Though, like a bandaid, fast is the way to do it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i do everythin myself except for my hair :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I do everything myself, including my hair due to my pathological fear of hairdressers. Occasionally my fella plucks my eyebrows, it's a bonding experience :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I get my eyebrows shaped and waxed by a lady who does it at home, only costs £3 so i would rather pay someone else to do it than the pain i get when i try myself lol.
    I also get my hair done by a salon although soon to be mobile hairdressed.
    Everything else i do myself.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I do everything myself apart from cut/colour my hair. But I've used the same hairdresser for years and she really cheap so I dont mind the trek to get to her salon. I do occassionaly trim my fringe if I've left it too long between cuts.
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