There is a certain amount of dread that comes with a summer holiday.

I faced this annual dread before heading to Ibiza at the end of July.

Hair, eyebrows and lashes were on the top of my to-do list but just two weeks before, I heard the mention of a wax.

Thrown into a state of panic, I trawled the internet trying to find somewhere to fit me in at short notice. Luckily Revival Retreat, on Byres Road in Glasgow's West End, were more than happy to oblige.

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As a beginner to the world of waxing, the beauty guru eased me in with a standard bikini line and tidy-up.

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Although not the most pleasant of experiences, the therapist talked me through the whole thing making me feel comfortable in the most uncomfortable of scenarios.

The results were a lot better than expected with absolutely no odd side effects or irritation.

Being able to enjoy a holiday without having the added stress of worrying about stray hairs made every bit of pain worth it.

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And, after years of shaving, I might now be a waxing convert. Apologies in advance to my bank account.

Verdict: *****

Revival Retreat, Byres Road, Glasgow.