President Barack Obama spent his first term practically going gray as he worked to revive the U.S. economy, however, one area that proved to grow steadily was the salon and spa industry. It brought in almost $40 billion dollars in annual sales, according to the Professional Beauty Association's June 2012 economic snapshot. Not surprisingly, women's cuts, styling and blowouts topped the list of most common salon services.
Job loss, pay cuts and price hikes have forced many of us to shift dollars between bank accounts. Yet, this impressive number proves that keeping up our good looks is still a priority -- especially when do-it-yourself just won't do. To prove this point, check out the seven beauty treatments we rather leave up to the pros ... no matter the costs:
- Below-the-belt body waxing. When you need to prop up your legs at the perfect angle, make sure the temperature of the wax isn't scalding hot and maintain your cool when peeling it off, the chances of you getting a flawless bikini or leg wax is pretty darn slim. Not to mention, you can increase your risks of getting an unsightly or painful skin infection.
Which beauty treatments do you absolutely refuse to do yourself? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.
Meanwhile, find out the 11 beauty treatments you should totally do yourself at home.
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