September 2017 saw a stylish new beauty salon open its doors in Carlton, Nottingham. The salon has a sister salon in Mansfield ready to provide residents with a diverse selection of treatments from; micro-blading, waxing, facials, massages and gel nails to name a few. The salon’s are fully furnished with a boutique style finish and a glamour squad to provide you with their skills and expertise surrounding everything beauty related.
You will both enjoy a 60 minute massage and can choose one from the following; Swedish back neck & shoulder, aromatherapy or hot stone.
Bridgette has worked and designed many shows, including the “Strictly Come Dancing Tour”. She is not only a fashion and TV makeup artist, but she was also trained by the best hairdressers in the world.
Each client has a unique experience in a private booked session with Bridgette, taking time to talk and create a new look for you. Bridgette looks forward to making you be the best you can be.
When you arrive at the salon you will be invited to the Bridgette Ellwood beauty lounge where you will instantly feel like you have escaped the outside world. Bridgette will spend time getting to know you and will design a fresh new look for you, providing ideas and advice. Indulge in an exclusive make-over with a two hour hair and makeup experience with the talented Bridgette Ellwood, she will leave you looking and feeling fabulous.
This experience is for one individual to enjoy a Biotec Facial and an Exotic Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow at the George Albert Hotel and Spa. The cellular-boosting facial treatment targets sluggish complexions. The ultrasonic peel stimulates the removal of impurities and dead skin cells, while the galvanic rejuvenating current restores moisture to instantly clearer and visibly brighter skin. The salt glow is a treatment that involves mineral rich salts and hibiscus aiming to cleanse and exfoliate, whilst an infusion of exotic Tahitian Monoi Oil and Frangipani Flowers seal in moisture. Skin is left delicately fragranced.
For this experience you will also have full access to the spa facilities.
What could be better than spending an indulgent time together enjoying afternoon tea along with use of the spa facilities?
You and your guest will revel in the quintessentially British institution that is afternoon tea. You will be served a sandwich, a delicious scone with clotted cream and seasonal preserves, and of course tea. As well as entry to the spa for the day you will receive a 25 minute mini treatment each.
You can choose to have your afternoon tea before or after using the spa facilities and receiving your treatment. Treatments include:
Caudalie Express D-Vine Facial
Caudalie Lifting and Firming Eye Treatment
Caudalie Relaxing Cranial Massage
Caudalie Divine Back Massage
Jane Scrivner Body Brushing and Express Manicure
The spa facilities include his and hers sauna and steam rooms, a meditation room with gentle warming waterbeds that restore and relax the body to a resting temperature in a quiet, cocooning environment, a relaxation room, a pedicure room boasting pedi-spa chairs with adjustable footrests to fit individual guest needs overlooks the thrilling, neighbouring Mercedes Benz World track.
The state of the art hot tub seats up to 12 people and provides incredible hydrotherapy and relaxation with venturi jets for deep tissue massage as well as a dedicated air circuit for soft tissue massage. A dry seating area has been incorporated into the design along with LED lighting accents. You can relax in complete tranquillity whilst overlooking the mesmerising Mercedes Benz World track.
You can upgrade to a double treatment room for just £10.
Based in Bearwood in Birmingham, Adhara Hair & Beauty offers a wide variety of hair and beauty treatments at their warm and friendly Smethwick-based salon. A warm welcome awaits you to enjoy your experience!
A Frozen Facial is a non-surgical treatment which helps delivers freezing cold oxygen throughout the epidermis to nourish and invigorate skin cells, while the COMCIT roller allows Hyaluronic Acid to reach deeper dermal layers via micro-channels; plumping and re-balancing the skin from the inside out. The result is brighter, fresher, hydrated skin that glows with a youthful radiance. It is an anti-ageing treatment to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles as well as lift and tone the face. This extremely popular treatment is pain-free, non-surgical, non-invasive and is a safe and effective alternative to more invasive treatments such as botox and fillers. For this experience you will be entitled to a 60 minute Frozen Facial treatment followed by a 30 minute massage.
Ella Connor’s is an expert, friendly salon specialising in styling all hair types, nails and beauty treatments including Proms and Weddings. They also offer Holistic Therapies as well as Advanced Beauty Services. As a team they have over 50 years’ experience in the hairdressing and beauty field. These talented stylists and hair colourists have worked with some of the most prestigious hair companies all over the world, including LA, Paris, Amsterdam and London. The Salon is located a stone’s throw from the sea, in Leigh on Sea, Essex.
You and your guest will both receive a 60 minute full body massage. The whole body will benefit from handpicked therapeutic essential oils and intuitive massage for optimum health and healing.
Vitawell offers you a professional, clinically supervised environment where you can feel confident that you are receiving the highest standard of safe and ethical treatments in the hands of approachable, knowledgeable and fully qualified friendly.
Treat yourself to two fantastic treatments. Firstly a quick skin pick-me-up treatment lasting 30 minutes. This facial gives you a basic cleanse, exfoliation, condition and pamper to your skin with a soothing facial massage. Ideal as a refreshing booster to the skin for those in a hurry.
Next up treat yourselves to a 30 minute Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, compared to the energy-centric style more common in Asian forms of massage.
Using massage oil you would typically begin with broad general strokes and then transition to specific strokes to address problem areas.
There are five basic strokes that are used: effleurage (long smooth strokes), petrissage (kneading and rolling), plucking (lifting and pulling), cupping, tapotement (hacking) and pounding (vibration and shaking movements). Swedish massage provides full-body muscle relaxation, and it can be especially helpful if you’re recovering from an injury.
A great way to spend some quality time with a friend relaxing.
Founded in 2018 and situated in the picturesque town of Maidstone, Beautique by Riley are committed to providing you with the service you’ve always wanted. They offer an extensive selection of treatments and services, using state of the art equipment and top of the range products.
On arrival you will be greeted by Riley or a member of her team. This experience includes a 60 minute facial designed to illuminate and brighten dull. Choose between the skin quenching facial designed to restore the youthful glow to your skin or the age resist facial, aimed to stimulate cell vitality and create a smoother complexion.
Following this you will be treated to a 60 minute massage or your choice. Choose between a deep tissue massage which uses a variety of pressure and techniques, or a medium pressure massage utilising aromatherapy oils to help balance and relax your body. Both of these massages are complimented by a head or face massage which leaves you with a sense of weightlessness.
Complete your experience with a hand massage and an express dry manicure finished and coloured using a polish of your choice.
The best spa days provide an opportunity to find a little inner calm and embrace the idea of disconnecting from the trappings of modern life. This spa day for two is the perfect opportunity for friends, couples or family members to spend some quality time together, catching up as they sit by the pool, or revelling in the companionable silence that is only possible when you are truly at ease.
Guests are welcome to spend as long as they want at the spa, so this is the perfect chance to take a whole day off and make the most of the swimming pool, steam room, sauna, spa bath and aromatherapy room.
This experience is perfect for anyone who wants to work up a sweat in the sauna, experience the soothing power of aromatherapy or just lounge by the pool and make the most of the tranquil environment.
A light lunch is included in the package, comprising one course from the ‘Light Bites’ menu which is packed with tasty treats such as soups, salads and paninis. This makes it the ideal experience for anyone who could do with a truly indulgent day, after which they will feel completely revitalised and refreshed.
Most people would say that they are overworked, whether that’s with their job, their household and family commitments or other responsibilities. It can be hard to take some time out to relax and a spa day is the perfect way to do so. The Mill Wheel Spa at the Three Horseshoes has been designed to provide guests with a place to enjoy some peace and quiet and this experience is the perfect way to enjoy a slice of tranquillity for anyone who really needs to get away from it all.
The 25-minute Beach Hut treatment aims to give guests the sensation of lying on a beach without any of the stress of travelling or negotiating coastal car parks. This is a chance to spend some time lying on a bed of warm sand while the specialist lamp goes through the gentle light of dawn to bright midday sun and back to twilight and dusk. Aromatherapy oils and soothing music contribute to the overall holiday effect, making this the perfect experience for someone who could really use a break but doesn’t have the time. Combined with a choice of 60-minute treatments including a Kurland Herbal Steam Massage, a Heaven Angel Facial or a Men’s Heaven Facial, this is a chance to experience a day of total relaxation.
This experience is the ideal gift for anyone with a hectic schedule who could do with a break but can’t take a fortnight off to head to the sun. The experience combines all the best bits of a holiday in the sun in an afternoon, with all the facilities the spa has to offer as well. The beach hut experience is an ideal way to catch some sun, whatever the weather outside, and the benefits are instant and lasting. As well as providing a quick burst of vitamin D, the sunshine can stimulate the metabolism. Guests will also enjoy a choice of 60-minute treatments including a facial or a steam massage designed to leave them looking and feeling fantastic and completely revitalised.
This experience also includes the use of the facilities for the afternoon. These include a sauna which is modelled on an Alpine Brechel cabin, complete with pine needles and herbal steam shots and the mill wheel shower which provides alternating cascades of hot and cold water from a beautifully designed machine that is operated using water power. There is also a hydrotherapy pool outside in the courtyard and a relaxation suite which has everything that anyone could want to help them relax, not to mention a delicious two-course lunch to make the whole day even more special.
With incredible views over the Carmarthenshire and Gower coastlines, Stradey Park offers guests a truly relaxing environment in which to enjoy a range of soothing, calming and revitalising experiences. It’s the ideal spot for a romantic getaway, some time away with a friend or family member or a place to celebrate any special occasion.
This spa day is the perfect way for two people to spend some quality time together relaxing and taking some time out to focus on their own wellbeing. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the fast pace of modern life but the beautiful surroundings and lavish facilities are enough to get even the most die-hard workaholic to clear their mind for a while.
With two treatments each, a 25-minute facial, body stretch or 25-minute head massage, guests will feel utterly spoiled. They can make the day last as long as they want by making full use of the spa’s other facilities, including the thermal suite which comprises a hot tub, sauna and tropical rain room, and a room dedicated to relaxation which is a sure way to find some inner calm.
This pamper package is a fantastic experience to enjoy and feel the full effect of the very qualified and skilled professionals at the suites.
Immerse yourself in a Swedish or hot stone massage and also enjoy an Indian head massage that will leave you both feeling fabulous inside and out.
Amara Essence beauty salon is decorated in a relaxing African theme and is located in Glasgow’s West End offering a wide range of treatments.
Customers can indulge in their choice of beauty and spa treatments at Amara Essence, with a choice of three treatments each from the following: Swedish or hot stone back massage, Indian head massage, an express facial, a hand and forearm massage, a foot and lower leg massage, an intensive eye treatment or a cleansing back treatment
Each treatment will last approximately 20 minutes.
Floating UK, Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire
Tzarina from National Accounts, July 2019
What did you get up to?
I was looking forward to trying my floatation experience and it did not disappoint. Having never been on an experience like this before, I didn’t have any expectations, but the way I felt after made it so worth it. Having my own personal room and pod really enabled me to have some alone time. I tried closing and opening the pod as well, which was interesting as I could explore the different dynamics of both and see what I preferred.
The salt water cleansed my skin and physically I felt very calm and chilled for the rest of the day (which is a rarity in my case!). I’d had a sore back before, but the experience had helped to soothe the pain.
Experiencing floatation was something very unique, and personally, I would recommend this to anyone who is in need of some down time or is looking to try something new.
What did you enjoy the most?
When I floated in the pod I was able to completely become immersed in my thoughts and switch off for an hour, which was so relaxing and refreshing.
Try having the pod open and closed and see which one you prefer!