A closer look at three popular beauty practices

The price of feeling beautiful can be remarkably high these days. If you are a frequent visitor to the salon, you will know the range of treatments and services that are now available to make men and women feel up to the current beauty standards of society. There are techniques across the beauty industry, to make you thinner, bustier, darker, smoother, and anything that current culture demands. With so many options, it can be hard to know what is worthwhile and what is just a waste of money. Every person is different and has different beauty challenges to deal with in their daily lives, but below is a look at three popular procedures and their success rate.

Laser hair removal

Nobody likes shaving and especially not waxing, so laser hair removal is becoming a more popular choice for those women (and men) that just do not want the hassle of weekly hair removal anymore. The treatment has become so well known that many people are now purchasing their own machines to use at home. When done by the professionals, the treatment is thought to be painless, and is also becoming increasingly less expensive as more companies begin to offer it. It works by using lasers to deactivate the function of the hair follicles rather than simply destroying current hairs. Six sessions are needed over a space of around nine months, and the treatment has a 90% success rate.


There is nothing more attractive than a beautiful smile and a lot of people seek this out through dentistry and orthodontic treatments. It used to be an embarrassing teenage rite of passage to wear heavy metal braces, but now they can be much more appealing. Invisalign is a more discreet alternative to the traditional metal braces, as it is a clear tray that can be removed for eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth. Whilst the research is still young on the treatment, it is a popular choice as an alternative to braces, and seems to be effective in treating crowding and spacing issues in the teeth. At orthodontics North London consultations are offered with professional orthodontists to assess patients’ teeth and determine the right course of action, but this option is going to continue to improve and become more widely available.

Eyelash extensions

Available in many salons across the globe, eyelash extensions are a popular option for anyone looking to have either a slightly more feminine look to their eyes or maybe something very dramatic in their look. Many people like to use eyelash extensions to give them a more awake and finished look 24 hours a day. Whilst they are very effective in doing this, they are also heavy maintenance. They are hand glued by a specialist and must be redone every 2-4 weeks at some expense. If you want those lashes, you need to commit your time and money!

There are so many new beauty treatments being announced every week it seems, but they all have their pros and cons, so make sure you do some research before you go ahead with what you want to do.