We live in an age where “doing it yourself” is trendy, but there are some things that we should leave to the professionals. Not only can this be easier on your wallet in the long run, but sometimes in order to get the job done right, you need another pair of eyes to give you an outside opinion. So, next time you’re tempted to cut your own bangs or attempt your own Brazilian bikini wax, remember -it’s not worth it! (We’re all still scarred from that horrifying butcher job we did on poor Barbie as children.)
Without further ado, here are 6 jobs you should ALWAYS leave to the pros.
Hair Color & Cutting
Sure, dying and cutting your own hair is cheaper, but it only takes one bad haircut/bleach job to totally destroy your hair. When it comes to all things hair-related, it’s best to see a professional. Most of us do not have the skillset to cut, color, or straighten our own hair, so definitely leave this one to the professionals.
We can’t even tell you how many nightmare home waxing jobs we’ve heard about. Whether you’re attempting to wax your bikini line or eyebrows, it’s just a bad idea. Done incorrectly, waxing can lead to permanently damaged follicles, ingrown hairs and even burns that scar. Do not attempt this at home.
If you want to keep those pearly whites clean and healthy, you must go to a dentist every 6 months. Skipping dental cleanings and thinking you can maintain healthy teeth with just flossing and brushing on your own is not a good plan. Even if your teeth look healthy, you could have bacteria lurking in your gums and cavities forming beneath the surface of your enamel. This is why you need professional cleanings, exams, and x-rays to catch any problems before they become a painful root canal job.
If you are someone who only goes to a tailor for evening gowns, this one’s for you. There are plenty of other things in your closet that require some professional attention. One of the reasons why fashion gurus always look so fabulous is because they take clothes they found on the racks and take them to tailors and have everything fit to their specific shape. That way, jeans and skirts go from kind of fitting to looking like they were custom made for your shape. Watch how much more your clothes will flatter you after a few simple stitches.
We’re all guilty of picking our skin in the bathroom mirror, but it is safer for your complexion to let your dermatologist or trusted skin care specialist pop those pesky pimples and do extractions for you. They have special tools and techniques for extracting clogged pores that will avoid damaging your skin or causing infections -unlike your fingers!
Sometimes a DIY Dr. Scholl’s gel sole just won’t do. You’d be surprised how much better shoes fit once you take them to a cobbler. Like a seamstress, a cobbler can mold and shape your shoes to fit your feet perfectly. They can also insert support padding, remove sharp seams or repair any other problems that are causing misfitting or discomfort. Even those painful stilettos you gave up on can be saved -with the right adjustments! This also applies to handbags that you may have written off. Cobblers can repair stains, tears and broken hardware. So, next time you think you have to toss those damaged or uncomfortable pieces, try taking them to a cobbler instead.
For more tips on making shoes comfortable, check out our article 21 ways To Make High Heels More Comfortable.