This is a public service announcement: Short shorts season has rolled around again (eek!), and laziness over personal grooming slash fitness has to stop.
(If you loved our Fat 50 article, you're not off to a good start, btw.)
Unveiling your pasty, and (c'mon admit it) hirsute legs to the world is something no self-respecting girl should have to go through alone, and luckily, there are plenty of health and beauty salons in Brisbane that are here to help you on your journey of rediscovery.
Smoothing, slimming, waxing, de-veining (more on this later); Brisbane's best beauty salon crew will not only have you champing at the bit to get into your shorts — and stay there all summer long — but feeling sexy as a fox in them, too.
So read on, my short-shy friends, for a round up of the best Brisbane health and beauty salons to help ready you for short season!
Lush Tan Beauty
Lush is a lovely word to associate with beautifying yourself for summer, don't you think? Lush Tan Beauty are boss at making you beach ready, party ready or any kind of ready, really, with a plethora of treatments falling in to the waxing, tanning, and general body tszujing categories.
Cellulite is the worst, and really kills the short-wearing vibe that we are feeling come summer. Lucky then that the team at Health Place know a thing or two about breaking up the lump party on your thighs. Their services,—like massage, acupuncture and dietetics—are all great options when it comes to slim-down strategies and will have you rocking short-shorts, stat. Health Place regularly work with athletes to keep their bodies in tip-top condition, so imagine what they can do for your gams!
The Leg Vein Doctor
It's a pretty unsexy topic, the old leg vein, but it's a cold, hard reality of life for many of us, so if you're plagued by these unpleasant apparitions, listen up. You'll probably have some kind of leg vein issue (varicose veins and spider veins are the most common) at some point in your life, and The Leg Vein Doctor has made it his business to be there for you and your pins. Using the most up-to-date technology, The Leg Vein Doctor is a pro at disappearing those pesky, protruding veins with minimal pain, and amazing results!
Orb Hair & Beauty
Don't be fooled by the fact that this New Farm gem is a hair salon. Orb Hair & Beauty have got your short aspirations covered (or is that uncovered?) with damn fine wax job, and a spray tan so good, you won't be scared to pull those pins out.
Call me traditional but there's nothing like a regular exercise routine to really fit back into your teensy summer shorts (sans muffin top), and Anchor Training have the fun-exercise thing down pat. Their specialty is offering training for adventure racing/Tough Mudder-type events and it's fun with a capital F. There's a bunch of different classes to target different areas (cardio, strength, etc), and they even offer yoga so you can stretch and tone al those new muscles. Anchor Training's 42-Day Fitspo Challenge kicks off soon, so keep an eye out for all the sign up details on The Urban List. Perfect legs, here we come!
New Farm Power Yoga
If you've ever had to hold Chair Pose for longer than 30 seconds, you'll know that yoga—despite it's calm and zen veneer—is a pretty hardcore exercise. And you'll also know that your thighs, butt and calf muscles will never find a pair of shorts that don't look awesome, thanks to said yoga pose. New Farm Power Yoga harnesses the best yoga has to offer—holistic health and wellbeing, plus strengthing and toning—and gives you a range of workouts, not for the faint-hearted. Try the hot yoga, power yoga, vinyasa flow, and meditation at their New Farm digs, and you'll be throwing out those jeans before you know it!
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