Victoria Beckham doesn’t shave her legs, went for laser hair removal instead

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham covers the March issue of Allure magazine. The cover is typical of Allure, which usually goes for a mega closeup with all sorts of intrusive text headlines. The formula works for them, and why change a successful thing? The rest of the shoot is better, but I’ll get to that in a moment.

I’ve always had a soft spot for ol’ Posh, who has often described herself as looking like a “miserable cow.” She just doesn’t like to smile. She does possess a wicked sense of humor, which I do appreciate. In this cover interview, she surprises me by claiming to be an avid fitness enthusiast. She’s always been very disciplined with her diet, but Posh says she gets up at 6am every day to run four miles, which is interesting. I probably should leave that factoid as is because people tend to get judgy about runners. Let’s talk about laser hair removal instead, shall we? It sounds both painful and expensive, but Victoria loves it:

She’s lasered all of her leg hair away: “[It] is amazing. You can go back for little touch-ups if you do see little hairs appearing. But I’ve been very lucky that I haven’t had to. That was one of the best tips that Eva Longoria ever gave me.”

On fame: “The whole paparazzi thing — I feel very uncomfortable. And the older I get, I feel more and more uncomfortable. I like to take my kids to school, go to work. I don’t want to be leading a public life. I accept that fame isn’t a coat that you can put on and take off whenever you choose, so I would never complain about it. But myself and David like to go to restaurants that are somewhat private, where there’s a little back door that we can easily get in and out of.”

On her stint in the US:“Living in America for six years was the happiest I think I’ve ever been. It was much more accepting for a woman to have a career, as well as a man. And I loved it. I’m not saying I’m not happy now. I’m just as happy now!”

On success: “I got there in the end because I did believe that if you work hard enough, then you can achieve a lot. I think what gave me confidence in myself was meeting the other [Spice Girls]. We always said we were all like rejects in our own way. We had to work hard, and they helped me accept me for who I was.”

Mr. Goldenballs is the best: “[David Beckham] is the most wonderful man I have ever met. He’s a fantastic father. He’s incredibly talented, a wonderful husband. I supported him for many years, and he’s proud of me. He supports me. We’re very equal at home.”

[From Allure]

I find it incredibly endearing that David supports Victoria’s designing career and shows up for all of her major fashion shows. She spent years and years playing the perfect WAG to support his soccer career, and he seems perfectly comfy turning the tables. They definitely endured a rocky period in their marriage (Rebecca Loos, anyone?), but I think Team Beckham is a solid one now.

Victoria looks smashing in this shoot. Very broody and mysterious. I won’t ask her to smile.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Photos courtesy of Allure

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    laser hair removal would be first thing I would do if i came into a lot of money

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I like her.

    I wonder how expensive and time consuming it is to laser your legs? It would be great to stop shaving them. I tried waxing, but you have to let the hair grow for two weeks first every time, so I didn’t see the point of having smooth legs for a short time followed by hairy legs for two weeks.
    Maintenance is a b&tch.

  3. Aria says:

    I hated her when she was a member of the Spice Girls. She always looked so miserable. Now I adore her. I love her fashion line and she seems sweet even though she doesn’t smile too much, plus her daughter is ADORABLE.

  4. Miffy says:

    I like her, I’d like to hear her talk a bit about her creative process too though, she’s good at letting her work speak for itself (which is great!) but I’d like to hear her switch on her Lagerfeld once in a while and let a bit of creative brain hang out.

    The Beckhams careers panned out well, just as his is coming to a close as an athlete, hers is just coming into its own. Handy.

  5. Secret Squirrel says:

    This is one of the few celebrity marriages I actually hope makes the distance. They seem good together and they have 4 beautiful kids to love.

    Laser hair removal – great if you have the right type of hair (naturally dark). Otherwise a waste of money.

  6. AD says:

    Best decision i ever made. Ladies, I highly recommend it. I spent $400/session for my face, arms and legs, and i’ve been about 4 times so far. The hair isnt coming back as much so ill go a few more times and then go for annual touch ups.

  7. Mata says:

    I think the laser hair removal for legs is a great idea. I looked into it once. I was told that, being blonde, I wasn’t the ideal candidate and it probably wouldn’t work well. Apparently, if you have dark hair against light skin it works the best.

  8. Jericho says:

    Ugh, I want to like her. She seems genuine in interviews and around her kids; “Victoria Beckham: Coming to America” was really funny.

    But….she was such a raging C to Jon Stewart when she was on with Emma Bunton. That’s not something you can just get over, you know.

  9. antisocial says:

    I’m in the process of having all the hair below my neck lasered. It is expensive and occasionally painful (a very hot pinch) but omg I’d sell a kidney if I had to. I feel cleaner ‘down there’ and way more willing to be spontaneous and social (both areas where I struggle).
    It’s an 18 month commitment, no tanning is rough as I’m a lighter shade of translucent naturally, but it’s totally worth it!!!

    I’m not confident of my smile either – Buzzfeed did a post awhile back of all smiling Posh pics – I get why she doesn’t smile, terrifying.

    Smooth skin and resting bitch face – I never thought Posh and I would have anything in common!!

  10. Nikita says:

    well over here in germany, you can afford a laiserhairremoval, its not expensive anymore.
    and its not very painful at all. getting your eyebrows trimmed hurts more than that.
    i did it on may arms and armpitts and bikinizone. 25 € (20 $?) each part. a few years ago it was 99 € for each part.

    • chaine says:

      That is incredibly cheap compared to prices here. I am having bikini line laser done and it is $250 for each treatment.

    • Blanca says:

      How long did it take to notice the hair removal? I just finished my second session and still can see it. I’m desperate because I cannot pluck it out according to the beautician

    • Dani says:

      It’s worth buying a plane ticket once every few months to go and laser over in Germany. $20 isn’t even enough for a Brazilian in NYC.

      • Nikita says:

        years ago, it used to be expensive over here in germany too, but it is now a big trend and lots of beautysalons have that now. i live in a big city, so the competion between the saloons is big. In smaller towns, its still expensive and it cost like 90 € (120 $) . an employee told me, in the beginning the saloons wanted to get the money back with the hight prices for the equipment because its very expensive to buy that. but then the price falls.
        I needed one or 2 sessions to see a small difference but im still doin it and it gets better every time. oh and sorry i calculated wrong from € to $ , 25 € are 35 $ but still cheap ;-) you are all very welcome to come to germany my dears :-D

        @chaine, 250$ for one session? this is crazy and WAY to expensive, have you searcherd for other saloons? sometimes the pricedifference is huge.

        And i have to say, 25 € is just for smaler parrs (but both of it) like armpits and bikinizone. Legs are expensiver but i think just 50 €

        But in germany to get your nails done, you cant get them done under 50 $. ive been in the us and i know its much cheaper. I think that depends also on how many custumers you have, in the us, lots of woman do their nails. in germany, its not like that but its also getting more and more popular. it also used to be more expensive then 50 $

    • ya says:

      Ya in Canada it can be quite cheap too. I’d bet that there are good and cheap places in bigger cities in the USA as well but you do need to do your research.

    • Nikita says:

      sorry wrong calcualtion, 20 € are like 35 $ but still cheap ;-)

  11. feebee says:

    I like VB. I wish we saw more of the humor she has but I have to hand it to her she cultivated her image and she worked it like a pro.

    I went the laser route on legs. It’s not fool proof, there are some spots that it wasn’t 100%. I still have to shave but it’s once a week and takes 20 seconds. Since I was a waxer, the cost has probably been less than if I was still doing that.

  12. kellyinseattle says:

    I only clicked on this thread because I wanted to see a picture of Baby Harper! But I love Victoria and the entire Beckham family, too!

  13. j.eyre says:

    I always felt CB was a runner friendly site. Are people judgey about runners? I would have been here sooner to ask but I was out for my 5am run.

  14. CAJ says:

    RE: Laser hair removal: they have them all the time on Groupon now. It’s very affordable!

  15. Bernice says:

    I really like the Beckhams. It seems they work hard for what they achieve. They have had serious marital problems along the way but seem to have worked it out and I respect that. David has had some disappointments in his career but he never focuses on them, instead focusing on what is going really well. They seem to keep their business to themselves and “just get on with it”. It doesn’t hurt that they have 4 seemingly amazingly well behaved gorgeous children. All six of them clean up really well. I am not a tattoo person at all and yet I can totally overlook theirs because they do dress and behave so well. I am sure their life is just as “messy” as any other, but they carry on really well. I hope they stay together and continue to prosper. The littlest one, Harper, is just beyond cute!

  16. Nerd Alert says:

    I like her a lot, she always seems so genuine.

    But what’s with the pic of her sniffing her pitt? She showing off that laser hair removal?

  17. IceQueen says:

    I’d do it too if I had a lot of money. Her eyes are gorgeous!

  18. Lucy says:

    Say what you will about her, but I really like her. And I have the same problem. I love to smile and laugh, but at the same time I’m extremely insecure about my smile. And whenever I’m serious, everyone else thinks I’m sad, or angry, or that I’m a bitch.

  19. truthful says:

    I am going to look at my budget and ink out some money for laser treatments on my legs and underarms. I’ve wanted it for a long time but have been scared of the pain.

  20. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Between her starvation and surgery, she looks like a creepy alien. Sometimes celebrities spend so much effort trying to improve their looks, when what they really need is some good therapy.

    • BAILIE says:

      I completely agree with you.
      I find her starved look, just like Angelina Jolie’s very unattractive.
      Skin and bones is just a scary look for me.
      I love women that have nice curves, not as big as Kim K., but some curves are very pretty.
      I also don’t find David Beckham attaractive either, I’m no fan of the tattoo look.

  21. ItSetsYou says:

    I really like Victoria. She got everything from hard work. I think she lacked out with one thing only, her husband, because finding someone decent and as normal as possible to start a family with in the show business is practically impossible. But everything else in her life is a result of sheer work, determination and discipline. How many truly talented people and celebrities waste their gifts because they become lazy or entitled? Victoria is a perfect example of where hard work can get you.

  22. JuJuJen says:

    She looks as though she’s smelling her own armpit in that last pic. No wonder the face she made! ;-)

  23. MissWilson says:

    Laser hair removal was the best money I’ve ever spent. Especially my underarms. Honestly it costs less than waxing and buying razors. It’s freaking amazing.

  24. BAILIE says:

    No, no, no, I don’t find Beckham attractive or her, but if they were able to fix their marriage, good for them!

    Laser removal of my armpits and legs was the best money I have ever spent in regards to beauty
    I have very fine, but lots and lots of hair on my head, thick eyelashes and eyebrows, but little body hair.
    I got laser for my 21 st birthday, as a present to myself and 6 years later, it still looks great and no touch ups for me at all.
    My cousin gets her thin eyelashes tinted with vegetable dye at AVEDA SALON, because she doesn’t have thick, dark eyelashes like I do and she doesn’t like the “make-up look” with eye shadow, eye pencil and mascara.
    Everybody has little tips that work for them.

  25. Amy says:

    I’ve gotten my face lasered before. However lot of people don’t realize laser hair removal will never 100% remove all your hair–it does reduce the amount of hair, but does not completely get rid of it. I haven’t been able to get a touch up on my face because I was on Accutane for 5 months (I’ve had skin problems with acne for 7 years and very sensitive skin) and you are not supposed to laser or wax anything while on Accutane and for up to 6 months after you are finished Accutane (the skin is too dry and brittle and needs to replenish itself).

    However I’ve been lasering my face for years and while the majority of the hair does not come back, laser does not 100% remove every single hair. And it will come back slowly after awhile so you will always need maintenance and touch ups. If you want to completely and permanently get rid of hair somewhere, electrolysis is the only method that will keep it at bay forever. But I’m too chicken to try it. I’ve been told it hurts like a mother because they go in and burn each individual hair follicle. But it’s permanent, so I guess in the long run you don’t spend as much money as you would on laser hair removal.

  26. Ange says:

    I bought a home laser kit on special for $400, it works great! Definitely worth the money.

  27. Matty Strom says:

    she should also consider doing something about those awful eyebrows