There’s no getting around the fact that shaving is expensive.

Razors, creams, aftercare, lotions, and other personal grooming products can quickly make the cost of maintaining smooth, healthy skin spiral out of control. Below, we’ll discuss monetary figures and other considerations you should make when deciding whether to invest in professional waxing services.

We won’t spoil the rest of the article for you, but regular trips to a waxing salon are a cost-effective, time-saving option for many people. Contact Bye Bye Hair Brazilian Wax in Roswell when you’ve finished reading this post and schedule an appointment!

Shaving Costs Time and Money

Do you know how much the average person spends on shaving each year? Estimates vary, but $16 per month is a middle-of-the-road estimate that accounts for both high and low spenders.

Let’s suppose that you start shaving at 13 years old and stop when you’re 60 (many women will continue shaving after turning 60 — this is just an example for illustrative purposes!). A monthly cost of $16 would entail a total lifetime spending of $9,024; a price increase of just $4 would increase that figure to $11,280.

Many people spend much more on high-end shaving products, so let’s consider what $30 per month would entail in the same amount of time. At $30 per month, you would spend just under $17,000 on shaving alone! That’s more money than it takes to make a down payment on a home in many parts of the country.

Shaving with razors costs more than just time, however. Suppose that you shave three or four times each week and spend approximately 15 to 20 minutes on it each time. If you started at 13 years old and shaved until you turned 60, you would spend approximately 25 to 34 days of your life shaving.

Many people attempt to learn how to wax themselves at home, and while we don’t have estimates for the time or money it takes to learn and pull it off successfully, it’s significantly higher than the razor-based estimates discussed above. In other words, if you’re unhappy with the time and money you spend on shaving with razors, you won’t be any happier with DIY waxing!

The Upside of Professional Waxing Services

Many people see the figures above and say something along the lines of, “Shaving is a non-negotiable cost. It’s like putting gasoline in my car — I can’t choose not to purchase it.”

True, but you could choose to purchase a more efficient vehicle that reduces your monthly cost and the time it takes to fill your car, and that’s exactly what investing in professional waxing services can do for you.

Yes, there are upfront costs and time investments involved, but waxing services tend to last longer and produce better results than shaving at home. Not to mention, you can schedule your waxing appointments at times that work for your schedule instead of trying to rush through your routine in the mornings. Just think about what you would do if you could get that extra 15 to 20 minutes back several days each week!

The Bottom Line

Shaving and DIY waxing are expensive and time-consuming parts of your routine that you don’t have to live with.

If you’re tired of spending your time and money on them, reach out to Bye Bye Hair Brazilian Wax. Our highly trained and experienced team can help you find the right waxing services for your needs and schedule your sessions at a time that works for you. We’ll answer any questions you may have and make sure that you know the do’s and don’ts of aftercare if you’ve never been professionally waxed.

We look forward to speaking with you!