How Much Should You Spend on Hair and Beauty per Month?
The average UK household spends 1.92% of their budget on hair and beauty. While this percentage varies somewhat across income groups, it is relative consistent regardless of how much a family earns. On average, households spend £43.60 each month on hairdressing, beauty treatments, toiletries, soap, hair products, cosmetics and related electrical appliances. In the table below you can see how much you should spend based on your salary, if you spend like an average Brit.
|Annual Salary||Annual Take Home Pay||Monthly Take Home Pay||Hair, Beauty and Toiletry Budget|
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Hair and Beauty Budget, by Category
Specifically, we spend .78% of our budgets on hair products, makeup and related electrical appliances, followed by 0.71% on hairdressing and beauty treatments and .44% on toiletries:
- Hairdressing and beauty treatment: 0.71%
- Hair products, cosmetics and electrical appliances: 0.78%
- Toiletries: 0.437%
- Total: 1.92%
Someone earning £20,000 per year spends £10 per month (£120 per year) on hairdressing and beauty treatments, £11 per month (£132 per year) on hair products and cosmetics, and £6 per month (£72 per year) on toiletries like soap.
|Annual Salary||Annual Take Home Pay||Monthly Take Home Pay||Monthly Hairdressing and Beauty Treatment Budget||Monthly Hair Product and Cosmetics Budget||Monthly Toiletry Budget|
Our typical clothing spend is around 2x as much as we spend on hair and beauty, consuming 3.7% of take home pay or £105 per month for the average household.
If you a mobile hairdresser comes to your home, be sure to ask if they have hairdresser insurance in place.