Forward plan your beauty
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Do you have a beauty regime? If so, WOW, well done, and how do you manage it? I know beauty editors always say it takes about 5 seconds to cleanse, tone and moisturise and do those bonkers facial exercises, but it takes me half an hour just to get the energy together to pick up a cotton ball.
At the risk of Clinique removing its multimillion ad campaign from Muddy Stilettos, I should say that I’ve always been a bit of a cynic about the power of moisturisers to change a life, but one area of beauty where the science really does work is in hair removal. I wrote a few months ago about a foxy new laser hair removal machine called the Soprano ICE (because frankly you sing for joy afterward) in Cannelle Beauty in Summertown, Oxford, which is massively faster than regular IPL, can work on all skin colours (including tans) and also totally painless peeps.
Obviously if you’re nowhere near Oxford that’s a hassle, but I’ve just found out that that Cannelle has recently installed one its central Henley salon too, largely because demand has shot through the roof as more women (and men) realise that the treatment really does what it says on the tin.
If you’re going to be organised about any beauty issue, being smooth and hair-free for Spring is probably the one that needs the most forward-planning, because like regular IPL, you’ll have to go for several treatments. Start planning your hirsute assault now!
Henley salon: 37 Hart St, Henley, RG9 2AR. Tel: 01491 5759051
Oxford salon: Oakthorpe Rd, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BD. Tel: 01865 511960.