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    Beauty Treatment: Soprano Pain Free Laser

    Soprano XL Pain Free Laser Hair Removal

    Used By: All the Hollywood actresses use laser hair removal to get preened before film shoots. You can get different types of lasers but the Soprano XL technique is pain-free, so you can lie back and read (a script or a book) or just relax while it’s being done.

    Where? Smooth Extensions, 78 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 8LT. 020 7704 1955

    What Happens? You’re met by a therapist, who takes your medical details and explains what the treatment will be like.

    Having had VPL hair treatment before, I have to admit I was sceptical it could be pain free. IPL and VPL heat up the skin to 100 degrees so the hair follicle pops out at the root, which is not entirely pleasant. The nozzle is shaped like a bar code scanner and the therapist has one chance of pointing it on an area.

    However, the Soprano XL laser heats up to 50 degrees and it works by providing a continous source of heat to an area. This means there is no chance of missed patches as the therapist can work the nozzle repeatedly on an area. The area feels nicely warm – like you’re on a sunbed – rather than being painful. Seriously, if I closed my eyes and had to guess what treatment I was having, I would not have said hair removal as it was actually quite therapeutic.

    But did it work? I’ve had one session so far on my bikini line so I’ll let you know when I’ve done the next one. You’re advised to leave 4-6 weeks between appointments to fit in with your hair’s growth cycle.

    Cost? Treatment to give you a smooth Brazilian  is £150 per session or £750 for a course of 5. A small price to pay for no more waxing down there EVER! See the treatment menu online for prices of other areas like lip, chin and legs

    Visit the Smooth Extensions website

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    Beauty Treatment: Pearly’s Teeth Whitening

    Teeth Whitening by Pearlys

    Used By: All male and female celebrities need to dazzle the cameras wherever they go, so practically all of them have tried out some form of teeth whitening. Alexandra Burke and JLS are big fans of Pearlys Teeth Whitening.

     

     

    Where: Pearlys has a range of clinics across London and the South East including the Urban Retreat at Harrods.

    What Happens: After a consultation to check that your not-so-pearly whites are suitable for the process, the whitening begins. A device is placed into your mouth which feels really strange but means your lip and tongue will be held away from your teeth. Also a desensitizing liquid is applied to the top of your teeth to stop them hurting. The fact there is no pain is quite a relief as the whole experience is pretty alien!

    Finally, the whitening begins as soon as the whitening gel has been applied to the teeth and is lit with a special light for 8 to 10 minutes.

    At the end of the treatment, you’ll be able to compare the before and after pictures of your teeth and see a huge improvement after just one treatment.

    You’ll have super-white fangs to make any Twilight vampire jealous!

    Cost: One whitening treatment costs £299 by Pearlys.

    Visit the Pearlys website.

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    Beauty Indulgence: Montcalm Hotel’s Li’tya Mala Mayi Massage

    Li’tya Mala Mayi Massage At The Montcalm Hotel Nikko

    The Montcalm Hotel Nikko is visited by: TV stars Zoe Salmon and Brendan Cole and Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh

    Where: The Montcalm Hotel Nikko, 34-40 Great Cumberland Place, London W1. Nearest Tube: Marble Arch

    What Happens: The massage price includes full use of the hotel’s spa facilities which are gorgeous. There is a decent sized pool, a sauna that you could spend all day in and then comfortable chairs to relax and let your stresses melt away.

    But then there’s the treatment itself, which is exactly how it is described on the Montcalm’s spa menu:

    ‚ÄúUnwind, invigorate and celebrate with this complete body rejuvenation experience. After an invigorating exfoliation your body will be cocooned in a layer of your chosen silky warm mineral rich Mapi Body Mud. A Li’tya Paudi scalp massage allows you to drift away to another realm and calms the soul. You will then surrender to the healing, grounding and spiritually uplifting rhythmic Li’tya Kodo full body massage to complete this truly holistic experience‚Äù

    After this, your body feels soft and mostly importantly majorly relaxed. I met friends in the bar afterwards for a drink and they told me I was glowing (and in a good way). That night I slept better than I have done all year.

    This is the massage to get if you’re in urgent need of winding down, and in London that is most of us, right?!

    Cost: £130 for 90 Minutes (inc. 35 Minutes Kodo massage and full use of facilities)

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    Beauty Treatment: Dr Uchenna Okoye’s High Wattage Jet Hygiene

    Dental Hygiene by Dr Okoye.

    Used by: Every celebrity worth their million dollar smile gets their perfect derrieré to Dr Okoye’s to get their mouth MOT. Myleene Klass and Daisy Lowe are both fans of the UK’s best known cosmetic dental expert and celebrity teeth prodder.

    Where: Dr Okoye travels to some of London Smiling’s surgeries, but the best one to catch her (and a celeb) at is the Gloucester Road clinic.

    What happens: After an initial consultation, Dr Okoye or Dr Smile Fantastic, will give you a dental MOT to ensure your toothy pegs are all healthy. This will then be followed by a jet wash to blast off stains and take teeth two shades lighter (not like Ross from Friends) and then finish off with a polish. Voila! You have healthy, clean and brighter teeth without looking like a TOWIE extra.

    Cost: £145

    Visit londonsmiling.com

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