• Elaine Frieman

How Do Women Discuss Their Body Hair? Does This Conversation Sound Familiar?

Scene: Women meeting up for coffee in a local cafe.

Woman A: "Hi! It's so good to see you."

Woman B: [They hug.] "I know! It has been forever. How are things?" [Glances casually at the floor.]

Woman A: "Oh goodness! Don't look at my legs! I didn't have time to shave today."

How many times have you apologised for your body hair? How familiar does that conversation sound?

Pre-lockdown, I had my sister, my cousin, my female friends and my coworkers all apologise to me for their body hair at some point. And now that working from home is gradually coming to an end for most of us...where does post-lock-down hair removal leave us? For months we have gotten away with not having to shave, wax or epilate...and if we are honest...can we really be bothered with all this again?

My sister, who had been unwell, whilst sitting in pyjamas tried in vain to cover up her legs saying she'd felt too lethargic to shave all week and she was starting to look like a woolly mammoth. In the changing room at my gym in August, my friend stood in her knickers and tried to cover herself with her hands saying, "Just don't look at my legs and my lady bits! I haven't had time for a wax."

The common theme is a) women have the cumbersome task of 'taking the time to shave and be hair free'; b) they feel embarrassed about their body hair in front of other women (never mind their partners!); and c) how often would you have noticed someone else's body hair had they not pointed it out?

Whether you have perpetually hairy legs, hairy arms, a pervasive lady moustache, chin hair, bum hair, finger hair, toe hair, ear hair, wherever you grow hair, we often have an ongoing battle either to control and remove the hair or to apologise for its existence.

If you're in the 'apologising' category, wouldn't it be nice to get rid of that pesky hair forever?

I am an, unfortunately, particularly hairy person and for years have shaved almost every single day (yes, really) and spent time plucking chin hairs, using hair removal creams, and continually worrying about if someone would happen to see my moustache or chin hair accidentally. (I mean I knew I had arm and leg hair covered with my daily shaving). But, I made the very amazing decision to get IPL which is how I found out about NU-U Laser and Aesthetics and have had the pleasure of writing for the blog.

I'm on my fourth treatment and can already see a huge difference...so I will update you when I've finished my eighth treatment but already my armpits are almost hair-free. My leg hair is growing in more slowly as is my (ahem!) hair on my unmentionables!

There's nothing wrong with body hair at all. You can choose to have your hair however you like it but for those of us who continually have conversations with other women about being hair-free, wrinkle-free, pimple-free, and just mentally free, you've come to the right place.

Find out more about IPL laser hair removal and why NOW is the perfect time to start (you know, to start your hair-free FOREVER journey), read more here or visit our IPL page.

In my experience, IPL has been pain-free and well worth the money. Plus, I've been able to pay in instalments, which has been amazing. It's worth the investment to stop worrying about my body hair in front of other women, my fiance, random people, whomever.

Get in touch with Ruth for a professional, friendly, and discreet service. Unlike me, you don't have to broadcast your previously hairy state to the world. You can just get your hair secretly removed and never have to have that "Oops! So sorry I didn't have time to shave" conversation ever again.

How do I get started?

If you're interested in booking your free consultation for IPL hair removal, get in touch with Ruth at NU-U Laser and Aesthetics.

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Where is NU-U Laser and Aesthetics clinic located?

The NU-U Laser and Aesthetics clinic is located in the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge in the upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. To find the clinic, enter the door to the Town Hall at the Hangingroyd Lane entrance on the side of the building. We are located on the first floor.

The address is

The Town Hall,

St George's Street,

Hebden Bridge,


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