We’ve rounded up the top low-key ways to get your body summer ready…As we’ve had a few consecutive days of clear skies I, like most other weary Londoners, am dreaming of summer. The mercury may be struggling to hit double figures but I’m dusting off my sandals. I do admit that all this leaves me with the inevitable dread of baring more skin. Are there things that any girl can do to get summer ready regardless of how big, small, tall or short she may be? You bet! If you’re fairly low maintenance but also want to be ready for sunshine here are five low-key ways to get summer ready:
Wax on, wax offYep, let’s face it no waxing no summer. I appreciate that this is not everyone’s mantra but for me it’s a huge part of my personal grooming. I head straight to Ministry of Waxing. Whether it’s popular Boyzilian or Brazilian their waxing offer is second to none. If you’re a regular you can request the same consultant for all your appointments to make your treatment for comfortable. The secret to Ministry of Waxing’s low-pain waxing is their extra thick wax which wraps entirely around the hair and pulls it out from the root. Their prices start from £9 upwards and with branches in Neal Street, Holborn, Kings Road and Islington – your lunch break treatment never looked so good.
Groom your browsShowing your brows some love is one of the most effective instant lifts for any face. Time to let go of fluffy winter brows and get wide-eyed and summer ready. Browhaus should be anyone’s first stop. Brow Resurrection is their signature semi-permanent brow treatment involving the creation of fine parallel strokes for the most natural looking brows. There is also a range of basic brow shaping services such as tweezing and threading. Prices start from £18 upwards. With branches in Chelsea, Covent Garden and Islington they’ve also got London covered. Please note that some treatments require a 24 hour patch test.
Ditch the mascaraMascara is great but for me less is more in summer. I prefer naturally fuller lashes instead. My go-to treatment is the lash extension. Head straight to Browhaus for the Lash in Bloom treatment because as a devotee of it I assure you there is no other that compares. Choose from two looks: Cat’s eye or Doll. I always opt for the Cat’s Eye which follows the natural shape of my eye. Browhaus’ secret? Real silk lashes. They look soft, natural and frame the eyes rather than overpower. Lash in Bloom treatment costs £120. This treatment requires a 24 hour patch test.
Pamper your hands and feetFor the ultimate quick spruce-up nothing beats the mani-pedi combo. Our hands and feet are always on show and they certainly deserve our love and attention. For ease of accessibility and super quick service Nails Inc is the perfect place for it. An express manicure starts from £25 and you can choose your colour from their extensive range.