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Last month, I came across this Wall Street Journal article on the the high price of beauty. In the article (here), the annual beauty budgets of four successful women are discussed. I’m not quite sure what I expected, but what I read was definitely not it.
The four women are, in order – a, “style expert,” and founder of what is essentially an organization that gives makeovers to needy women, an actress, a jewelry designer, and an entertainment executive. Clearly, all women of means, but I was still not prepared for what I read.
Three of the four women indicated an annual beauty expenditure was around twenty thousand dollars. Let’s put that into numbers instead of words, and let it sink in. Their beauty budgets were around $20,000 per year. The fourth came in just under $10,000.