beauty care & advice

What is an IPL treatment?

IPL is the ultimate hair reduction treatment, which provides a gentle, non-evasive, long lasting solution to unwanted hair. This new technology is a more advance alternative to the more commonly known Laser hair removal.

IPL can also help treat various skin problems, such as broken capillaries, Acne and pigmented areas.

What is the difference between IPL and Laser?

IPL (intense pulse light) is a light based energy which actually damages or destroys hair follicles at the cellular level, offering a permanent hair reduction in the number of re-growing hairs on targeted areas.

What is Microdermabrasion?

This Crystal Clear treatment consists of a controlled technique which gently, yet deeply, exfoliates the outer layer of the skin. The treated areas result in rejuvenation of collegen and elastin, making the skin brighter and firmer.

What skin problems can benefit from the Microdermabrasion facial?

As well as helping with lines, wrinkles and dull/dehydrated skin, Microdermabrasion can help with uneven skin tone, sometimes caused by sun damage. This revolutionary treatment can also concentrate in aiding acne prone skin and acne scarring.

How long does my hair on my legs have to be before I can get them waxed?

With all waxing, we recommend for best results that the hair is approximately 1cm long. If the hair is any shorter, the wax may not take onto the hair, causing poor results in depilation. However, if the hair is any longer than this when requiring a Brazilian or Hollywood wax, this can cause the hair to break whilst having your waxing done.

I've really messed up my eyebrows. Would you be able to re-shape them for me?

We always recommend that you let them grow through for at least 4 weeks, where our beauticians will have an ample amount of hair to re-shape them for you by waxing or threading. To create more definition, we can provide you with an eyebrow tint.

What waxing system do you use?

We use an aromatherapy honey based warm wax by Cetuem, where by, depending on the area treated is applied using a spatula or a roller system, this is then removed with a strip. To ensure the highest quality of hygiene, all used wax is disposed of.

I have really sensitive skin on my face and always have a reaction to waxing. Is there any other method that can remove unwanted facial hair?

Here at the salon, we have a qualified therapist that can provide you with our threading service. This still removes the hair by being pulled by the root without any hot products being applied onto sensitive skin. This method is less likely to cause any skin reaction.

How often should you have a facial?

Depending on the skin problem, our highly trained therapist can advise you on the appropriate facial and recommended sessions.

What brands do you use for your facials?

We provide a number of Dermalogica facials, that can help with a variety of skin problems such as Acne prone skin, Sensitised skin & Uneven Pigmentation. Our Dermalogica facials also consist of a basic Express facial and the common Deep Cleanse Facial...but most importantly, the Anti-Aging facial

Do you provide massages in the salon?

We provide a relaxing, Aromatherapy Massage. You can choose from a back, neck and shoulder massage or a full body massage.

I'm going on holiday and don't want to wear mascara, is there anything I can do to my lashes?

The most common treatment to have is a Lash Tint, which helps fair eyelashes immediately look longer once made darker. If you haven't had this treatment before, we suggest a patch test, where a small amount of the tint is placed behind the ear. After 24hours, if no reaction has occurred, you are eligible for your Lash Tint. Otherwise, for longer lashes, we provide Eyelash Extensions. This is done by bonding an artificial eyelash onto your individual eyelashes. If this is a treatment that you require, a consultation is to be carried out before booking an appointment, during which our beautician can see your eyelashes in their natural form (no use of mascara or eyelash curlers), in order to ensure they are compatible for our products and system provided by AH Francis- 3D Lashes.

I have naturally long nails, how can I stop them from breaking?

If your nails are naturally strong, we suggest a Manicure. This treatment involves shaping your nails, cleaning the cuticle area, a hand massage and a varnish of your choice. We provide several types of this treatment, including a Luxury Manicure. Alternatively, if you find that your nails are weak and brittle, our Nail Technician can do an 'Overlay', which consists of shaping the nails and applying a layer of acrylic. This is then smoothed and shined, giving a natural look and beautifully strong nails, finishing off with your desired varnish.

I can never seem to grow my nails. What do you suggest?

Our Nail Techician can provide you with a Full Set of acrylic Nail Extensions. This is done by applying tips onto your natural nail, then cut and shaped to your desire. Once they are blended onto your nail, the acrylic is applied then smoothed, shined and varnished to provide you with the nails you have always dreamed of.

This is all done manually, without the use of electric files and only using CND acrylic (which does not contain MMA) leaving your nails undamaged by the process.

Every time I apply varnish onto my natural nails, it chips. Any suggestions?

We provide Nail Harmony's Gelish system, where the gel-based varnish is set under a UV lamp, making it stronger and longer lasting. A variety of colours are available for you to choose from.

I have dry skin under my feet, is there any treatments you provide for this?

Our Beauty Therapists can suggest one of our variety of Pedicure treatments which can help with this problem as well as informing you how often you should have the treatment done. During the Pedicure process, we will soak your feet, file away the dry skin, shape your toe nails as well as cleaning the cuticle area and massaging your feet, finishing off with varnishing your toe nails.

I'm getting married soon and want to have a number of treatments done. Do you provide services for a wedding party?

Whether you are a bride, groom or just want to be pampered, we have beauty packages available to suit your needs. These are set at a discounted price. These are ideal as a gift, for any occasion.

Gift Vouchers available.

Do you do Body Piercing?

We only provide the ear piercing service, where we use rolled gold studs (surgically approved). Parents requiring infants to have their ears pierced must ensure the child is over 6months old. Any child under the age of 16 years, must be accompanied by a parent for this service.