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TAN TIPS

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TAN…

Tip 1 – Exfoliate before your spray tan 

Start by exfoliating your skin with an oil free body scrub, paying particular attention to dry areas such as elbows and knees. Why oil free? Residue from oily products create a barrier on the surface of the skin preventing the most flawless results. This will help reveal the fresh skin cells beneath, which will form the smooth base that your spray tan will stick to. The fresher your skin cells, the longer the life of your tan.

Tip 2 – Hair Removal 24 hours prior

Any hair removal should be carried out 24 hours prior to tanning. If you don’t remove unwanted hair, your tanning solution will cling to your hair shafts, creating a dotty and uneven finish.

Tip 3 – Avoid Moisturiser, Lotion, Makeup and Deodorant 

For best results, do not apply makeup or lotion to your skin before tanning as this acts as a barrier between your skin and the tanning solution causing a less effective tanning session. Avoid perfumes and deodorant on the day of your tan because some of the chemicals found in these products can prevent fake tan from adhering to the skin smoothly. 

Tip 5 – Outfit

Your outfit is an important choice to make before your spray tan as it is most likely to stain. Choose something loose to avoid it rubbing off on your tan and preferably dark clothing so any obvious tan marks are not seen. We suggest wearing long sleeves to bed also to avoid staining your bed sheets too.

Tip 6 – Your first shower

It is recommended to have your first shower 8-12 hours after to allow the spray tan to settle on the skin and be more effective.

After this you should only use oil free moisturisers to keep your tan for longer. We can advise you on any aftercare at your salon appointment.

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CARE BUNDLE

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NEW: CARE BUNDLE

Is it time to refresh your hair and skin care routine? You can now take advantage of our ‘Care Bundle’ so that you can save on all of the luxury hair and skin care brands that we offer. This is an exclusive in-salon only promotion which we are running until the end of May. 

Simply purchase multiple items and receive a discount – any brand, any type.

Gifts with purchase are still available but you cannot combine the Care Bundle with any other promotion. Please ask in salon for your personalised hair or skin care prescription, tailored to your current needs. 

Here is a list of the hair and skin care brands that we carry…

L’Oreal Professionnel Paris

Kerastase

Shu Uemura

Viviscal Professional

AVEDA (Ashbourne only)

Available at Ashbourne, Belper, The Old Hall and David Lloyd…

ESPA

HD BROWS

Nouveau Lashes

Vita Liberata

OPI

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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