The Beauty Cottage / Permanent Hair Removal

Permanent Hair Removal The Beauty Cottage

Enjoy a lifetime of smooth skin with IPL - next generation permanent hair removal

No mess, no fuss, no pain. Just gorgeous results that last the distance.

Here’s what you need to know

How is SHR  different?

Super Hair Reduction is a significant advance in hair removal technology over laser and traditional IPL. The big difference is that SHR gradually heats the targeted area for painless hair reduction, instead of high intensity shots that can cause discomfort.

So, its:

Faster (half the time of a typical IPL hair reduction session)

Painless – so even those with sensitive skin or a low pain threshold can enjoy a lifetime of silky smooth skin

And clients with fair/blonde hair & redheads can now have silky smooth skin as well

Is SHR suitable for me?

Treatments are suitable for a wide range of skin types and hair colours. Our highly trained therapists will discuss your expected results during your consultation.

I’m a redhead, will it work for me?

SHR gets good results with fair hair and redheads.  You are likely, though, to need more treatments than brunettes because you have less pigment in your hair.

Does it hurt?

Its quite comfortable, even for those with sensitive skin or a low pain threshold.

What happens in my pre-consultation?

We do a pre-consultation and test patch on a small area a day or so before your appointment to make sure what treatment is suitable for you, explain everything carefully, help you choose the right options, and make sure all your questions are answered.

How do I prepare for my appointment?

Please shave the area the day before your treatment.  For underarms, please avoid using deodorant the day of your treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on your individual hair type. Most clients require 8-10 sessions to achieve optimum results though hair will reduce and become finer with each treatment. For some, maintenance treatments may be required to achieve a lifetime of smooth skin. This will depend on a range of factors, which your therapist will discuss during consultation.

How long do I have to wait between treatments?

Treatments must be conducted at regular intervals. These vary depending on the area being treated. As an example, the face may be treated at 2-4-week intervals,  while the chest, back and legs may be treated every 8 weeks.

What can I expect after my SHR IPL sessions?

You may experience some short-term effects. This may include slight reddening of the skin which goes away within a few hours. Or on a rare occasions itchiness accompanied by mild swelling a few days post treatment.

Facial hair will take 7-10 days to fall out while body hair may take 2-3 weeks.

Individual results will depend on your skin type, hair coarseness and natural growth cycle. Your therapist will be able to provide more information on what you can expect based on your individual situation during your consultation.

Is there any down time or restrictions on activity after my treatment?

You can return to work the same day and resume all regular activities. Treated areas must be kept protected from the sun during the course of treatments. We also recommend avoiding waxing during your course of treatments.

What about maintenance?

We offer a “maintenance” discount on our regular prices.

How do I make an appointment?

Super easy! Call our salon and we will explain the process and book you in for your initial consultation and test patch.  If this shows the treatment is not suitable for you, you pay only for the initial consultation/test patch.

If the initial consultation/test patch shows the treatment is suitable for you, and you wish to proceed, we will run you through the options to purchase the package which best suits your needs. We will then make your series of appointments at the correct intervals between each treatment, and give you some pre- and post-care instructions so you can get the best out of each session.

Please note, our SHR treatments are only available on a package basis (we do not accept single SHR appointments).  This is because a series of treatments is required.