Personal Grooming

Laura, a 25-year-old Manhattan publicist, gets her eyebrows threaded, an Indian technique where hair is pulled out at the roots. Laura spends $145 a month on her personal grooming, but her mother is a hair stylist who cuts and colors Laura's hair monthly for free. Photo by lauren greenfield

Laura, a 25-year-old Manhattan publicist, gets her eyebrows threaded, an Indian technique where hair is pulled out at the roots. Laura spends $145 a month on her personal grooming, but her mother is a hair stylist who cuts and colors Laura's hair monthly for free. Photo by Lauren Greenfield

Beauty has become a pricey commodity; spending on Botox, spa treatments, designer makeup- cosmetic surgery, fitness and dieting total up to $160 billions dollars each year. Some women spend $1700 monthly on beauty, more than many women pay for rent. Does spending more mean looking better? Photographer Lauren Greenfield photographed 6 successful new York women with 6 different regimes and budgets for appearance.

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