Can I get my legs waxed in my lunch hour?


When leisure time comes at a premium, beauty upkeep can feel like an annoying extra that you’d rather skip in favour of spending a bit more time on the sofa watching a box set. Why not fit your treatments into your working day instead?

A full leg wax takes about 30-45 minutes so you could definitely get a treatment done in your lunch hour as long as you factor in the time it takes to get to and from your waxing salon. Add on a classic bikini wax (15 mins) and you’ll complete the lot in up to an hour.

Having said that, if you’ve had lots of waxes before and you go to an experienced therapist who’s fast and efficient, it might take much less time. Regular leg waxes reduce hair growth, which makes leg hair feel finer and sparser over the long term anyway, so the more you wax, the quicker your treatment will eventually be.

You could also go for a mix of smaller treatments, like an underarm wax (15 mins), half leg wax (15-30 mins) and an eyebrow wax (15 mins) to create your own lunch-hour beauty package. A full face wax, which combines the upper lip, chin and jaw area, is another treatment you could easily fit into your midday break with time to spare.

Your therapist will apply a soothing oil over your skin at the end of your session to remove any wax residue so you can change back into your work clothes easily without worrying about them getting sticky (a post-wax oil/balm will also encourage any redness over visible areas like your face to subside quickly). However, we would recommend taking along a change of cotton underwear that won’t aggravate your freshly-waxed skin along your delicate bikini line.

Treat yourself to a change of scenery and leave the office for a spot of ‘me-time’ this lunch break. We guarantee you’ll be glad you did.