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How Long Does It Take You to Primp For a Special Occasion?

I'm fairly low-key on a day-to-day level, but for a big night out, I'm willing to spend up to an hour to complete my hair and makeup. Some friends are ready in 15 minutes, while others take two hours. About how long does it take you to get ready for a big event?


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kristints kristints 8 years
If my hair is wet, at least 1.5 hour, sometimes more. If my hair is dry, about 40 minutes, and if I have the forethought the night before to pop the curlers in I can be ready in 20.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
about 2 hrs, but it depends if what i'm wearing, were i'm going, but the most time I spend is on my hair.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 8 years
30 minutes
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
I said 1 or more hours. This would change depending on the social occasion, and whether or not I have girlfriends over who are also getting dressed with me, lol! definitely more if I was having hair and/or makeup done professionally. For just a regular night out, I could get ready in less than an hour if I needed to but I like to be prepared and get ready with time to spare.
christinapeeples christinapeeples 8 years
1+ but it never turns out the way i want if anyone has any tips for a beauty regime please send a message or a comment on my page THANKS SO MUCH! <3 Christina
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
If I don't have to wash my hair (I have curly dry hair, so I don't wash it would fall out), then its 15min shower and 25 min prep for a special occasion.
JessieSP JessieSP 8 years
Far too long.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
The makeup routine I have down pat, so unless I mess up and start over again it's 15 mins. My hair is pretty low maintenance. But I take FOREVER to pick an outfit!! so all in all it can be anywhere from 30 min to over an hour! And I'll have clothes strewn all over the room.
beram1220 beram1220 8 years
It only takes me about 30 minutes to get ready - not including deciding what to wear...That can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Usually I start thinking about my outfit throughout the day so I have an idea...
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Not much longer than my normal routine--maybe about 15 minutes (not including shower).
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
It takes me about 45 minutes, including a shower, if I wear my hair curly. If I straighten it, it's more like 1-1.5 hours. That's no getting sidetracked or dilly dallying.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
An hour and a half, minimum, if I'm just leaving my hair straight down. If I do something with my hair, it takes even longer. It was really annoying at my college ball earlier this year - all the boys did was shower and put on suits, and the girls spent all day getting ready!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
Since I'm a guy, 45 minutes is a LONG time. But I'm glad to see I'm not taking more time than most girls. Thank the Lord!
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
It takes me about an hour to get ready just for work every morning, so if I'm really going all out for some special night, I'm gonna need about 2 :rollers: :cocktail:
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 8 years
Not much longer than usual because I just want to look a bit more polished but still 'me.'
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
At least an hr or hr and a half, this includes my hair of course.
brilliance13 brilliance13 8 years
just about an hour
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
Most of it is make-up and putting a sari on without sweating a monsoon.
cuhparks cuhparks 8 years
It's my hair that sucks the time away. If I don't have to wash and blow-dry, I can be ready in about 30 minutes.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
It can take a while mostly because of my hair. Makeup alone doesn't take that long.
elizabee123 elizabee123 8 years
I also have alot of hair. Washing/Drying my hair takes about an hour. My makeup takes about 10 mins (including tweezing my brows). For big events, usually my outfits are planned prior to the day.
missyd missyd 8 years
I'd LOVE to know the brand and color of the lipstick the girl in the pic is putting on. I'm forever searching for a nice, cool-toned red lipstick. Yet to find one I like
aka-Daria aka-Daria 8 years
hour and a half everyday.
inertia inertia 8 years
For a big event, about 2.5 to 3 hours including shower. Most of that is because of my hair. I have an oily scalp and have to wash it the day of the event or it's too greasy, and it's hip-length and thick so every step takes longer. I use hot rollers, curling irons, and backcombing, and the time adds up.
lily8206 lily8206 8 years
If I don't need to wash my hair I can be ready in 30 mintues. If I need to shower I'd have to add about 30 mintues. If I want anything other than my naturally staight hair, I'd add another 20-30.
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