Published: 13 November 2019

Fast Beauty

It seems that we are constantly on the run these days.  Life is hectic and our daily schedule is tightly packed to the nearest second trying to accommodate the pressures of normal life and of 21st century living.  What was a ‘lunch hour’ is now more often than not, a ‘lunch half hour.’  With this in mind, many salons are now offering ‘express services’ allowing you to get your beauty essentials in the minimum amount of time but still receive a professional service.  Fast beauty treatments are growing in popularity and it’s easy to see why, with clients often struggling to find some me time.

Many salon beauty treatments can be done in 20 minutes.  It’s important that quality isn’t compromised with speed; you should expect to receive the same high standard of service whether your treatment time is 15, 30 or 60 minutes.

One treatment regularly winning the speed stakes is waxing.  A proficient, experienced therapist can complete a full leg wax in less than 30 minutes or a half leg in 20.  Underarms can be done in a matter of minutes.  Not being the most pleasurable of beauty treatments; discomfort can be kept to a minimum by the therapist working at speed, the faster the strip is pulled away from the skin the more effective the removal of hair and minimal amount of pain resulting.  Intimate bikini waxing is a different matter altogether though and is a process best not to be rushed.

We’ve all had a power nap once in a while so how about a power facial. Thirty minutes of bliss, allowing you to switch off, drift away and come out with glowing, renewed skin.  If you’re not too keen on being seen without makeup, schedule for the end of the day, when you won’t ruin the relaxing benefit by having to return to an afternoon at work, do the shopping or whatever else makes a demand for your time.

Brow maintenance is another treatment that can easily slip into a hectic schedule.  Shaping, whether by tweezer, wax or threading can be done in 10-20 minutes and a tint done in just 5.  And how about a lash lift and tint?  Having had a patch test and no adverse reaction, you’re free to lay back for 45 minutes to an hour, listen to some relaxing music whilst your therapist permanently curls and lift your lashes, finishing with a tint for extra definition if desired.  What’s even better about this treatment is that you can also incorporate a brow tint and shape without adding any extra time, as this can be done during the various stages of perming, setting and tinting the lashes.  Result - total eye transformation, and what’s more this will save you time on your daily makeup routine, cutting out the need for mascara and brow pencil.

With beauty salons on every high street, nail bars and hairdressers offering service too, you’re never far from somewhere that can meet your quick fix beauty needs.

Published: 13 November 2019