Q: I know it’s a way off but I’m already thinking about my next holiday. I’m tired of shaving and would love a long-term solution to getting rid of my leg hair. Is there anything that can help it stop growing altogether?

Sarah Bowman, 39, from Birmingham

A: There are methods, like laser hair removal, that can help to permanently reduce hair over time, but they’re pricey.

Luckily for us there are now loads of high street solutions for getting rid of unwanted body hair.

I’ve actually tried the Homedics me Quartz, £499.99, Boots, which uses a combination of Intense Pulsed Light and Radio Frequency energy to penetrate deeper into the skin to better damage the hair follicle.

I used this every couple of weeks for two months and a year on there are areas on my legs where the hair has never returned. It’s totally painless and quick to use.

It might sound expensive but a course of six full legs treatments in a salon could set you back around £1400!

Tria Hair Removal Laser, £375, www.triabeauty.co.uk, is another popular at-home device. After just two treatments, used once a week, results show that up to 70 per cent less hair will grow back.

Stephanie Maylor, Beauty Editor

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