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Beauty Experts Give Honest Answers to the Most Uncomfortable TMI Questions

BY: Editors | Jul 22, 2015

When we’re indulging in deals for beauty and spa treatments, our first thoughts are of the pampering: how relaxed we’ll feel, how beautiful we’ll look. But as the appointment nears, cold hard reality pierces these pillow-soft dreams. Mild anxiety creeps in as we wonder: Can I get a manicure if I chew my nails? When I get a massage, how naked should I get? While I’m floating in a sensory-deprivation tank, will anyone hear me if I belt out ABBA songs?

To put our minds at ease, we mustered up the courage to ask beauty gurus some very real, very uncomfortable TMI questions. Check out the links below for their informed—and surprisingly serious—responses.

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Illustrations by Kelly MacDowell, Groupon