See our list below or treatments which are way too difficult to DIY.
When you decide to change your hairstyle dramatically, whether taking 4 inches off or adding bangs, it can be tempting to try it yourself. Trimming split ends is one thing, but there's a good reason hair technicians spend so long in training for more advanced do's. Avoid any disasters and just book in. You'll regret the DIY approach if you snip too short!
Leg and upper lip waxing are doable at home. But more sensitive and delicate areas are better left to the professionals. Far a start, it's nearly impossible to reach some of the most intimate areas. So even if you manage to get the wax at the right temperature and get in the correct position, you're probably going to end up with patchy results. Bruising and infections are also risks, which are decreased if you head to the salon.
This is a treatment that definitely should be thoroughly researched and investigated before undertaken. Shop around and ask for recommendations before choosing a well known and respectable professional. Injecting botulinum toxin into your skin freezes the muscles and erases wrinkles. But if not done properly it can cause all sorts of problems, even leading to death in some extreme cases.
A dramatic colour change is an exciting decision to make. Going darker can be achievable at home, but lightening your hair is better done by a professional. Bleaching can significantly damage your hair, and you must be very careful with the chemicals involved. A dramatic change will need to be done gradually to protect the hair, so be patient and listen to what the colour technician advises.
Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting
Using dyes and tints so close to your eyes is a very delicate procedure. Corrective permanent makeup is a brilliant way of enhancing eyebrows and makeup, but make sure you book in with someone who know's what they're doing as the results will last for a long period of time.
Facial Peels and Treatments
You know your skin the best, but that doesn't mean you know exactly what it needs. While normal face masks can be done at home, it is advisable to leave more invasive peels and scrubs to an experienced expert.
While whitening strips, and making changes to your diet can keep your teeth clean and white. But if you want to make a significant colour change, a trip to the dentist is required. With so many chemicals involved that are easily ingested, it is much safer to visit a professional. They also use much stronger products, giving you results which just aren't achievable at home.