We’re super excited to announce that SHR (Super Hair Removal) is here at Harborne Spa & Clinic!


What exactly is SHR?

You will be pleased to learn that this form of permanent hair removal is not only painless, but also the safest option currently available on today’s market. Using the most up-to-date technology, this method proves timely and efficient when carried out by a trained professional.

How does it work?

In essence, SHR treatment is designed to cause long-lasting damage to target hair follicles. This in turn prevents the re-growth of the hair. By gently heating over the required area, the applicator used varies in temperature to ensure maximum effect. Released are short and gentle energy pulses that directly target the hair follicle whilst dissuading return.

How long will the actual treatment take?

Lucky for customers, they can pop across on a dinner hour. The treatment itself can take as little as five minutes! If the area is relatively small and this will be reflected in the allocated time. A facial treatment will take on average fifteen minutes with both legs eating into just 30 minutes of your lunch break – ideal!

How many treatments will I need to achieve the required results?

For permanent hair removal to be successful you will need around 6 sessions. This will be discussed with you upon initial enquiry as we like to ensure our clients are fully informed of all aspects when it comes to the treatments we offer. During a session the energy is actually applied over a large area. It is not specific to the home of the hair follicle. This works towards improving not only treatment times but results as well.


Is SHR Permanent Hair Removal suitable for everyone?

SHR is one of the only treatments available offering suitability for all skin types. Remember, this method involves heating and cooling as opposed to follicle exposure via high intensity pulses. This option works extremely well for fair-haired people whilst posing no issues at all during the summer months when tans have developed. The procedure is suitable all-year round.

Is It Safe?

From the clinical studies undertaken, SHR has been proven to be the safest method of light based hair reduction for all skin types. Melanin found within darker skin is known to be much more sensitive to the heat when used in light based treatments. There are no such issues presented with this option.


Is preparation required before my treatment?

In order for the treatment to be as successful as it possibly can be there are a few requirements to take on board:

Please ensure the area to be treated is free from ALL topical solutions

Shaving is required 2-12 hours prior – any sooner can result in heightened sensitivity during the process

Avoid exposure to the sun for a minimum of three days before treatment – whilst tanned skin is absolutely fine to work with, the tan cannot be active in order to achieve maximum results

Cease use of tanning creams two weeks before treatment

Avoid bleaching, plucking, waxing, epilation and any other forms of hair removal for 4 weeks prior

Do not use essential oils 48 hours prior

Depilatory creams should be avoided 1 week before treatment commences

Cold sore medication can be taken five days before and five days after treatment

Should you be on antibiotics it is recommended to leave a two week gap between taking them and starting treatment


So I’ve had my treatment – what’s the aftercare routine?

Soothing lotions such as aloe vera can be used should any redness or swelling occur – this is highly unlikely

It is recommended to avoid perfumes and deodorants for 24-48 hours after a treatment

Hot baths, saunas, jacuzzi, massage or athletic activities are best to avoid for 2-3 days after treatment

Post treatment sun exposure is not recommended and due to increased skin sensitivity we suggest a factor 30 to be on the safe side alongside no sunbeds for 4 days

Antihistamines are perfect for alleviating any itches that rarely arise

Avoid skincare containing AHA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Retinoic Acid (Retina A) for 3-5 days after treatment

Why is there a wait time of 4 weeks between each session?

As our hair has different stages of growth, it’s ideal to focus the session on the same stage each time, this will provide optimal results.

Can SHR help with ingrown hairs?

Yes, SHR works much better than IPL when it comes to the reduction of ingrown hair. For even better results we suggest that you scrub 2 days before your session to help get rid of dead skin, this is so that the SHR light reaches the ingrown hair effectively. A recommended tip is to use brown sugar and aloe vera gel as a scrub, the brown sugar has whitening effects on the ski and is great for darker underarm areas.

How is SHR different to IPL?

SHR (Super Hair Removal) only uses low fluence light during the service, clients will feel a sense of warmness. IPL (intense pulsed light) uses high fluence light that could cause burns (especially on dark skin tones) and pain. In terms of the effectiveness, SHR releases 20-30 shots per second, whilst IPL only release 1 shot per second. SHR clients will see results by the second session, SHR motion technology will also cut down treatment time yet maintain its optimal efficiency in comparison with IPL.

The most important aspect post treatment is the maintenance of a good skincare routine and this involves frequent hydration/moisturisation on a daily basis.

SHR hair removal results speak for themselves. So, what are you waiting for?

SHR Super Hair Removal Price Lists



  Single Session Course of 6 Course of 8
Monobrow  £                     21  £            101  £            126
Nose/ Brows /Ear Lobes  £                     24  £            115  £            144
Forehead/Cheeks/Side Burns  £                     39  £            187  £            234
Upper lip/ Chin  £                     35  £            167  £            209
Upper Lip & Chin  £                     48  £            230  £            288
Back of Neck  £                     45  £            216  £            270
Jaw Line & Chin  £                     48  £            230  £            288
Front of Neck  £                     51  £            245  £            306
JawLine, Upper Lip & Chin  £                     69  £            331  £            414
Full Face  £                   111  £            533  £            666
Full Face and Front of Neck  £                   132  £            634  £            792
Lower Face & Neck  £                     96  £            461  £            576



  Single Session Course of 6 Course of 8
Fingers/Toes £35 £167 £209
Hands & Fingers £42 £202 £252
Feet & Toes £48 £230 £288
Nipples £42 £202 £252
Belly Button £42 £202 £252
Bikini Line £63 £302 £378
Hollywood £120 £576 £720
Brazilian £111 £533 £666
Underarms £57 £274 £342
Shoulders £78 £374 £468
Abdomen £81 £389 £486
Half Back £87 £418 £522
Full Back £141 £677 £846
Full Chest £87 £418 £522
Half Arms £81 £389 £486
Full Arms £123 £590 £738
Buttocks £87 £418 £522
Half Legs £117 £562 £702
Full Legs £171 £821 1026
Full Back & Shoulders £177 £850 1062
Full Back, Shoulders & Upper Arms £237 £1138 £1422
Full Back, Shoulders, Upper Arms, Chest & Abdomen £321 £1541 £1926
Bikini Line & Underarms £87 £418 £522
Hollywood & Underarms £147 £706 £882
Hollywood, Underarms & Full Legs £294 £1411 £1764
Underarms & Full Legs £201 £965 £1206
Full Back & Full Chest £264 £1267 £1584


SHR Skin Treatments

  Single Session Course of 3
Pigmentation/Sun Spots From £76 From £364
Skin Tightening From £108 From £518

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