Electrolysis is the longest established method of permanent hair reduction. It works by passing a small amount of energy (current) into the hair follicle through a very fine probe. This produces a chemical &/or heat reaction that destroys the cells at the base of the hair. Each hair is probed individually and then removed using tweezers. Electrolysis can be used to treat most areas on the face and body but is best suited for treating small localised areas such as the upper lip, chin, eyebrows, nipples, bikini areas and ears.
Waxing is a method of temporary hair removal which removes the hair from the root. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini, legs, arms, chest, back, abdomen, and feet. Waxing is accomplished by applying either hot wax or strip wax to the treatment area and then removal. This removes the wax along with the hair and dead skin cells, leaving the skin smooth.
Strip wax is generally used on larger area such as the legs or back area. Hot wax is used on more sensitive areas such as under arms and bikini line. New hair growth in waxed areas is soft and fine, not sharp and coarse like shaved hair. Waxing should be performed every four - six weeks. This allows for the hair to be the correct length and is the average growth cycle of a hair.
Most salons offer make up application which can be anything from a casual day make up to bridal, evening and camouflage make up. During a consultation a therapist will assess what style of make up will best suit you for your event; taking into consideration your skin type, personality, your outfit and of course your preferences. We encourage you to collect pictures of make up styles that you like and we can adjust those ideas to suit you. Make up application lessons are also available. Make up application can for some be a daunting task; but a qualified therapist will be able to assist you in choosing the correct products and demonstrate an application that you will be able to achieve in your own home.
Revive and renew your hands with a Manicure or Pedicare. Treatments range from express treatments to luxurious spa treatments. A manicure or pedicare stimulates new, strong nail growth and removes overgrown cuticles from the nail plate. A relaxing hand or foot massage will also leave you skin soft and hydrated. You nails will be filed to shape and left with a gorgeous coat of colour.
Iontophoresis is an electrical treatment which uses a direct current. It works using the basic principles of a magnet and pushes beneficial substances deeper into your skin, producing superior results. Iontophoresis can be used in treatment of many skin conditions such as dilated capillaries, acne skins, and dehydrated skins/and or mature skin.
Desincrustation is a form of deep cleansing that is beneficial for oily congested skins. It uses a direct current which produces an oil saponifying effect on the skin which deeply cleanses and helps to refine pores. It is also used to break down the keratin links that hold dead skin cells together leaving your skin smooth and less oily.
Microdermabrasion is used to even the skin tone and texture using fine crystals and suction. Essentially it is a controlled way to shed skin of impurities and dead layers of skin. It can be used to successfully treat concerns such as dull, weathered skin, uneven or blotchy pigmentation, freckles, black heads, sun damage and fine lines. Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical and non-chemical procedure in which a beauty therapist removes the superficial or sun-damaged layer of skin. The skin is "sand-blasted" by very finely crushed organic rock, to remove the stratum corneum (top) dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion also promotes the production of new cells in the basal (deepest) layer of the dermis. It stimulates collagen to further even out skin texture and appearance. Because the superficial, sun-damaged layer of the skin is removed, skin care products are able to penetrate the skin more effectively. A series of treatments can produce superb anti-aging results.