Millions of women ask themselves whether salon beauty treatments are worth the money. This question becomes ever more prevalent because today you can purchase nearly every product or piece of equipment to perform the majority of beauty treatments at home. The Internet is full of how-to posts and videos that will teach you how to use all that stuff, including professional teeth whitening at home. Presumably, this would save you a fortune, so why shouldn’t you try it, right?
Well, you definitely could try anything, but this is another case of asking whether it’s worth it. Obviously, you don’t want to overpay, but some beauty treatments are outright to risky to attempt without professional training. Those are always worth the investment because otherwise, you will have to pay more to undo the damage you might incur.
Please bear in mind that this doesn’t include procedures like Botox or fillers, which can only be performed by certified professionals. Even that isn’t a guarantee of your safety judging by the horror stories of injectables gone wrong.
Laser hair removal
The safest way to go (as safe as you can be when dealing with lasers) is to get your laser hair removal only from a licensed and experienced professional who uses top of the line equipment. Agree to nothing less because any issues with this treatment might result in first degree burns and even permanent scarring.
Take no risks with this particular treatment because it places you in actual danger. Regardless of how safe the at-home laser hair removal machines are promised to be. If they are so low-powered that they can’t burn you, they don’t have the power to remove your hair as well.
You also need to realize that this treatment doesn’t work for everyone. If you are fair-haired or have some skin conditions, you will need to avoid it completely. A qualified beautician with training in this procedure should be able to determine if it’s safe for you to use. If in doubt, consult a dermatologist first.
Coloring your hair at home is nowhere near as risky as using lasers, but still it’s better done in a salon, especially if you want to go blonde. In a salon, you will not only get every stage of the color treatment applied properly by a qualified professional. You will also get access to pro-grade products like Fanola peroxide activator and Olaplex strengthening treatment. Those products have a much higher quality than anything you can purchase in a regular store and therefore the results they produce are far more impressive.
Moreover, having your hair colored professionally with the use of salon-grade products reduces damage, which is unavoidable during such treatments. Therefore, this is the kindest choice for your locks and a guarantee that by the end of the salon visit you will look stunning instead of sporting a green-hued mot of too-dry brittle hairs.
Microneedling at home isn’t very risky from the medical point of view if you follow the instructions on a high-quality dermaroller you can buy. However, it’s also nearly useless.
Professional-grade equipment is much more effective, so if you really want to see the amazing effects of this treatment, you should get it from a professional. But bear in mind that micro needling is extremely painful, especially if you attempt it using sub-par equipment and with no training.
If you want to get permanent curls or straighten your locks, you should go to the salon. Like big color changes, these treatments require a careful and experienced hand to ensure beautiful results that don’t do any undue damage.
You should also consult with your stylist about how to care for your new hairstyle. In some cases, you’ll need to go back to the salon for an occasional touch-up. You will also need to stock up on professional-grade hair care products to use at home.
If you want to have beautifully-bronze skin, go to a salon and get a top-quality spray tan. It looks much more amazing than what you can achieve with a product from a store. These treatments even include skin care elements, so your skin will be hydrated and bronzed, which will add a healthy glow to the tan.
As to why you shouldn’t get suntan the “natural” way, read up on the dangers of sunlight exposure for skin and the aging effects of UV radiation.