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GEL NAILS

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HOW TO REMOVE GEL NAILS

Now is the ideal time to remove any gel and give your nails some DIY attention. Follow our very simple steps below to remove your gel without damage.

The main essentials that you will need are; cotton wool discs x 5, aluminium foil, a nail file and nail polish remover (with acetone is ideal).

There is also an OPI video tutorial here…

THE BASIC STEPS

Firstly, wash your hands for over 20 seconds.

Buff the the top coat gently with a file (once the shiny part is removed there is no need for more filling).

Soak a piece of the cotton pad in the removal agent and place it over the nail.

Wrap the nail in foil.

Leave for 15 minutes or until the gel is lifting completely away from the nail. This may be longer than usual depending on what removal agent you are using. Please do not be tempted to scrape the gel off. 

File and shape the nails.

Wash your hands again before applying hand cream – our hands will all be incredibly dry at the moment!

OPTION

You may have some OPI Nail Envy at home, this is a nail strengthener with a touch of colour. If you have Nail Envy to hand then paint two coats and add an extra coat every other day.

Cuticle Oil can also be added at the end, if you are painting your nails then hand cream should be the final stage 

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SPA TIPS: SKIN BRUSHING

WHY DO IT?

The largest organ of your body, skin is often neglected. Dull, dry and dehydrated, covered up all winter and exposed to the sun all summer – under loved, your skin is constantly pushed to the limit.

Exfoliating with a body brush will improve your waxing results and reduce ingrown hairs. Giving skin a daily brush will also significantly improve tone, helping to banish cellulite and boost cell renewal for smoother, softer, more radiant skin.

With countless health benefits, body brushing is a fast and effective way to exfoliate – helping your skin absorb product faster, increase circulation, improve the appearance of cellulite, assist lymphatic drainage, improve muscle tone and stimulate the nervous system.

A fantastic gentle and therapeutic way to start your day, follow our body brushing ritual to detoxify, tone and firm your skin.

A DAILY RITUAL

Encourage lymph drainage by using a firm dry brush on skin every morning before showering or bathing. Ensure each sweep is made several times, working towards your heart. Enrich the ritual by following each sweep of the brush with a gentle stroke from your free hand.

HOW TO BRUSH LEGS

Starting at one of your feet, brush the lower leg in upward movements towards the knee, working from the inside of the leg to the outside, then the back of the leg.

Using the same method, work around the kneecap stroking up the thigh from the inside to the outside. Move around the back of the leg and up and over your bottom, then repeat for the other leg.

STOMACH AND BACK

For your stomach, brush down from the side of your waist, across to the centre of your lower stomach several times – then repeat on the other side.

Moving to your back, brush up the back from your bottom towards your shoulders as far as you can comfortably reach. Repeat for the other side.

The benefits of this ritual will be lost with too much pressure, so make each stroke is light and take care not to drag, irritate or redden the skin.

ESPA SKIN BRUSH

With natural bristles from Mexican cactus plants swiftly stimulating circulation and eliminating toxins, this ESPA Skin Brush would a good addition to your daily routine.

Priced £20, available at Ashbourne, Belper, The Old Hall and David Lloyd salons.

 

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MARCH

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THE DISCOVERY BOX 

A new and limited edition monthly hair and skin care package, released on the first of each month.   Designed so that you can try new hair and skin care products, think of this as the professional version of a beauty subscription box. Each box will contain one full sized product and a selection of hair and skin care essentials which are suitable for everyone. 

Every monthly box will be priced £30 and worth more than £60 – the March box is worth £84!

MARCH DISCOVERY BOX

The boxes are all the same and this month contain the following: 

1. A full size 10 IN 1 PERFECTING MULTIPURPOSE SPRAY

A versatile, lightweight spray infused with Gold Quinoa + Protein to resurface the hair and reduce damage.  Instantly detangles hair and reduces blow dry time while protecting hair from heated tools. 

Spray over clean, towel-dried hair and style as desired.

2. A Kerastase luxury candle, fill your home with the Elixir fragrance 

3. New! Kerastase Genesis Bain Nutri-Fortifiant travel size

Anti hair-fall fortifying shampoo for dry weakened hair, prone to falling due to breakage. Its gentle cleansing action soothes and hydrates hair from root to tip, leaving a lightweight feel. Hair is nourished and fortified with a fuller look.

4. A travel size Shu Uemura Skin Purifier

A cleansing oil to remove impurities and stubborn makeup with no residue.  Simply spread on your face and lips, even eye makeup .Wet your face until cleansing oil turn milky and rinse with lukewarm water 

5. An ESPA ‘Replenish & Revitalise’ bag

Discover the ESPA favourites with this travel set in a gold cosmetic bag: Replenishing Face Treatment Oil, Pink Hair & Scalp Mud, Fitness Shower oil & Optimal Skin Pro Cleanser

6. OPI Advanced Softening Socks

Foot rescue containing ultra-hydrating Macadamia oil & Shea butter

7. Vita Liberata Self Tanning Gradual Lotion, 50ml 

Achieve a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow. Ideal for all skin tones, the lightweight formula acts as a daily body moisturiser, whilst delivering subtle colour that slowly intensifies without transferring onto clothing.

RESERVE YOURS NOW

There are limited numbers of each box and details will be sent out on every monthly newsletter. Simply email [email protected] or  call 01335 343893 to reserve yours, specifying which salon you would like to collect from. Your box will be at your chosen salon within 48 hours, ready for you to take home. 

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THE OLD HALL

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A NEW ADDITION…

The upper floors in the historic Old Hall building are now home to our very own Town Spa. The characterful space mixes traditional beams with modern textures to create an oasis of calm in the city centre.

Come upstairs and enjoy ESPA massages and facials including our signature hour long Town Spa Escape treatment which includes both a massage and facial for an express dose of relaxation and results. 

From HD Brows and LVL Lashes to tanning, manicures and pedicures, a whole host of treatments are available from our premium beauty brands.

The Old Hall is located on St Peters Churchyard in Derby and is open from Tuesday to Saturday for all your grooming needs.

To book, please call 01332 331133 or make an appointment online via this website.

The treatment menu can be viewed here

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JANUARY

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THE JANUARY HERO TREATMENT

AVAILABLE AT ASHBOURNE AND BELPER

Tending to our bodies and minds is important after the Christmas period and therefore our hero treatment of the month for January is the ESPA Advanced Strength and Resilience massage. This 85 minute massage will you feeling soothed and ready to take on the new year.

This full body massage uses aromatherapy oils, deep muscle massage and stretching to reset your energy levels.

During the treatment the body is ‘cocooned’ in warm towels to aid relaxation. Advanced techniques such as yogic stretches are performed to awaken the body, while a reflex zone foot massage stimulates major organs such as the lungs, colon and diaphragm which have a direct link to the body’s resilience. The treatment ends with a scalp massage, helping to support the immune system, bring a sense of balance and boost energy levels

The treatment is 85 minutes and is priced £65 during January saving £20.

The main skincare which is used in this treatment is the very popular ESPA Muscle Rescue Balm. The balm, which is used at the start and end of all of our Yoga classes, is designed to help soothe muscular aches and pains and is ideal after or before any exercise.

Please book online or call 01335 343893 (Ashbourne) or 01773 822520 (Belper)

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HD BROWS

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HD BROWS

We’re delighted that now our entire therapist team at both Ashbourne and Belper are now trained in HD Brows – the UK’s No.1 eyebrow treatment.

So what is it? HD Brows is a bespoke eyebrow treatment that is completely tailored to you – not a brow stencil in sight. It’s so much more than a standard eyebrow tint and wax; our expertly trained team combine our unique brow design consultation with custom-blended colour, hair removal and make up application for brows that suit you, whether your wish to tame bushy brows or regrow overplucked eyebrows. Please note that a patch test is required 48 hours prior to this treatment.

Book now by calling 01335343893 for the Ashbourne salon or 01773822520 for Belper. Don’t forget there is free parking from 2pm throughout December in Ashbourne. The closest car park to the salon is Shaw Croft, the postcode is DE6 1GD.

TREATMENT

The perfect brows might just be one treatment away, however those with sparse or over-plucked brows may need a regrowth programme. Our therapists will show you the areas needed to grow so the shape can be improved at each appointment. You’ll also be educated on the best HD make up to use on any gaps in your brows. HD Brows takes around 45 minutes and costs £30. The effects usually last around 4-6 weeks, however this can vary depending on your hair growth.

BESPOKE TONE

We follow the same ‘one shape doesn’t fit all’ ethos throughout every part of the treatment, including tinting. The custom-blend our bespoke HD Brow Dyes to create the perfect tone to complement your skin tone and hair colour. When it comes to the shape we use a brow mapping and measuring formula to design your brows before using a combination of High Definition hair removal techniques including waxing, threading, tweezing and trimming – all to create a bespoke brow shape for you.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

LVL Lashes is an enhancing length, volumising and lifting treatment which works by straightening and tinting your natural eyelashes for a more dramatic look without mascara. It’s a popular treatment which can be combined with HD Brows to enhance your natural features. LVL Lashes is priced £48 or HD Brows and LVL Lashes is £70 and the treatment time is 90 minutes.

 

Book now by calling 01335343893 for the Ashbourne salon or 01773822520 for Belper.