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Six beauty treatments you can fit into your lunch break

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We’re so pressed for time these days that multitasking creeps into every area of our lives, including beauty. But instead of trying to reclaim minutes of your day by speeding through a routine, make the most of an hour (like the lunch break you usually spend slumped before a computer) with a series of speedy services that can be completed before your boss even notices you’re gone.

If you have 5 minutes...

Direct from Barcelona, the CooLifting treatment uses a cold shot of CO2 and antioxidants to hydrate and tighten, instantly reducing the appearance of lines and making skin look plump and glowy. Relax Spa, 2350 SW 27th Ave, suite 101 (786-574-9656). $199.

If you have 10 minutes...

You pulled down your car visor and saw your upper lip in the sunlight. Don’t panic! Wipe out your ’stache in a hurry at European Wax Center. You’ll avoid any embarrassing redness, too, thanks to their gentle proprietary wax formula and the naturally formulated serum used post-treatment. European Wax Center, various locations ( $12.

If you have 15 minutes...

Sunset Harbour’s newest skin-care facility offers an unlimited membership for all sorts of laser treatments. Living in Miami, our pick is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a photorejuvenation procedure that, over time, reduces sunspots and age marks. VANA Laser Club, 1800 Bay Rd, #102, Miami Beach (305-763-8330). $99/month.

If you have 30 minutes...

Fake the look of microblading with an eyebrow tint at Gee Beauty. Technicians use threading and tweezing to arch brows along with a gentle dye to make them appear full and filled in. Gee Beauty, 1845 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach (305-868-3533). $67.

If you have 45 minutes...

Known for sculpting killer brows, Caleb McGrew is also the man behind Miami’s most fluttery lashes. He uses a gentle perming solution to lift and curl lashes and then tints them dark, which elongates the hair and gives clients a wide-eyed look with zero makeup. Results last up to two months. Junior & Hatter, 2750 NW Third Ave (305-773-7138, $100.

If you have 60 minutes...

Do the drapes match the blinds? A quick beard dye at the Spot will get the hair on your face the same shade as what’s on your head, and it’s safe for grays, too. Bristles are combed, treated and coated in a color solution before being rinsed and shampooed. The Spot Barbershop, various locations ( $30.


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