Lets talk Masks!!

Hello everyone, so i thought I’d have a chat about the must have (compulsory) accessory at the moment – Face Masks.

There are so many different types, shapes and materials and then there is getting used to the fact that you have to wear them and how it makes you feel when you do.

Don’t get me wrong i know why we have to wear them and i understand the importance of that. But gosh, they make me personally feel so claustrophobic and just generally hot and bothered, but we can and do adjust when we know we have too.

So the point of this Blog today was to see how you are all doing? (i would like to know so please leave me a comment) To also give some tips and advice on skincare to help prevent the dreaded ‘Maskne’ and to generally keep your skin in tip top condition.

Maskne: What is it and Why it happens

The medical term for “Maskne” is acne mechanica, a skin condition bought on by prolonged wear of facial personal protective equipment. Because masks impose friction and heat, combine that with a moist environment from breathing, talking or sweating it is a recipe for breakouts.

I have suffered with this since coming back to work and wearing more masks which is not something i usually suffer with. When i am seeing clients in the salon for facials they are also coming up against this problem too.

Skin Tips for Mask Wearers:

  1. Wash your face first (sounds basic) – Your face should always be clean before you put on your mask, this prevents dirt & oil from being trapped on the skins surface.
  2. Apply a moisturiser – this will keep your skin hydrated, it will also act as a barrier between your face and a mask, reducing the friction caused by wearing a mask.
  3. Go Bare faced – Wearing makeup under the mask will clog the pores and also makeup residue will transfer onto mask, so keep your daily makeup routine simple.
  4. Wash your mask regularly – If wearing a cotton mask wash it after each use, as its surface contains dirt & oil and can become a breeding ground for bacteria from your nose and mouth. When washing your mask choose a fragrance free laundry soap & skip the fabric softener too.
  5. Regular at home or in salon facials – Look after your skin by regularly exfoliating and weekly masks. Why not create your own home spa once a week in your bathroom.
  6. Consider trying a silk mask – studies have shown that silk contains natural antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties. So this may be helpful for people with sensitive or problematic skin.

Facial Treatments in the Salon that maybe helpful.

PRESCRIPTIVE FACIALS
30 minute machine facial | £35 This is our most popular treatment as we can use either of the machines to target sensitivity, blocked pores & breakouts.

30 minute hands on facial- £35 Instead of using machines we concentrate on drainage techniques using Crystal Facial Rollers and Facial Gua Sha movements.

MASSAGE

Face, Neck and Shoulder Massage – £ 24 Soothe away your stresses using a combination of Rose Quartz Palm Stones & Facial Roller.

Face, Neck, Shoulder and Scalp Massage – £26 draining away the toxins using the good old hands on technique.

HOT STONES

Hot Stone Face, Neck, Shoulder and Scalp Massage – £31

FROM NOW UNTIL THE 14TH OF NOVEMBER WE HAVE 10% OFF THE ABOVE TREATMENTS ONLY.

QUOTE REFERENCE UNWIND10 TO RECEIVE YOUR 10% OFF THE TREATMENTS MENTIONED IN THE BLOG.

Thank you for taking a moment to read the blog, stay safe and keep well.

And please please take some time out for you whether it is reading a book, having a long hot bath or going for a walk taking care of you is important because you are important.

Stay Pretty, Stay Pampered, Stay Beautiful from the Inside Out

Hayley x

What is Reiki?

REI (DIVINE WISDOM)
KI (UNIVERAL LIFE FORCE)

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is the Japanese name for Universal Life Energy. This energy is found within and around us. The Reiki technique is a natural form of hands on healing rediscovered by Dr Usui of Japan.

In Reiki we work on the 7 different chakras in the body, the chakras are the seven points in the body where energy is focused. The main chakras are positioned from the base of the spine up to the crown of the head.

In a Reiki treatment the practitioner places his or her hands in a number of positions over the body, thereby acting as a channel for Reiki energy. The energy then begins to move in and through the system, naturally directing any imbalance. Consequently, the outcome of each Reiki treatment is different, since it is determined not by the practitioner but by the system of the person receiving the treatment. Each person draws in just the right amount of energy that he or she needs, or can be receptive to, at that point, to bring the necessary changes.

Reiki Benefits

  • Relaxes muscles and relieves fatigue
  • Relieves aches and pains of all types
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Relaxes the mind and body
  • Promotes peaceful and positive outlook
  • Improves sleep
  • Boosts energy
  • Improves self healing processes

Give Reiki a try for yourself this February, we have this treatment on offer until February the 28th at just £20 for a 1 hour session.

With Love and Respect Hayley x

New and arriving soon……..

ROSE QUARTZ EYE MASK

Arriving this week and ready to use in our facials.

Why you ask? Check out the benefits:

• Soothes and relaxes facial muscles and skin
• Eliminates congestion and reduces inflammation
• Improves blood circulation and skin tone
• Improves elasticity of the skin
• Promotes lymphatic drainage
• Reduces puffiness and wrinkles
• Reduces dark under eye circles
• Eliminating toxins

The coolness and weight of rose quartz also helps relieve sinus issues, closes pores and reduces puffiness and wrinkles. Quartz remains cold while in contact with the skin and this helps to close the pores and tighten the skin. Also a good use for meditation, the quartz helps calm the soul and brings about deep relaxation and tranquility.

Rose Quartz is commonly referred to as the “Love Stone” for it’s strong vibrations of unconditional love, tenderness, joy warmth and healing. This beautiful pink crystal has a powerful energy that resonates within both the heart chakra and the higher heart chakra the area related to compassion.

So whilst making you look bright eyed and busy tailed the Rose Quartz Eye Mask will make you feel beautiful from the inside out, what more could a girl ask for??

Give us a call, our offer facial runs until November the 11th.

With Love Hayley x


 

 

We’ve been quiet for a while………

Hey stranger, yes we have been quiet for a wee while.

I just wanted to say hi and do a quick blog to just update you on the latest things going on in the salon.

We have just put through a little starter order with Naf Stuff, these produce lovely smelling cuticle oils in the pen form. So Kim and I will be using them in all treatments within a view to sell them to you lovely ladies. Some flavours include Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri, yum!!

Salon Refurb

We are also Closed for a salon refurb from Monday 28th of October and reopen on Monday 4th of November. So before that time could you bare with us if things don’t look quite right.


Throwback to the last refurb we did when i 
returned from maternity in 2016.

Monthly Offer coming next week (i’ll make it a good one)

Watch out for our offer which will be released in the next couple of days.

Christmas Appointments

Dare i say it but we have opened our diary for christmas, if there is a specific appointment you’d like book, book in early to avoid disappointment.

Thats all for now folks, thanks for reading and your continued custom.

Lots of love

Hayley & Kim x

 

Treatment Spotlight on Indian Head Massage

This ancient therapy dates back thousands of years and once formed a vital part of Indian family life, with regular massages given to infants from birth.

From an early age, Indian children were taught the art of head massage so that each family member could both give and receive the treatment, thereby creating strong family bonds.

Indian Head massage also incorporates the principles of ayurveda. Ayurveda translates as ‘the science of life’. According to ayurveda, health is when there is harmony and balance of the mind, body and self and who doesn’t want that, right??

Disease is caused by a disruption of the equilibrium within either ourselves or our environment.

Many of us suffer with everyday stresses in life in general, so this would be a principle that would refer to a lot of people.

Benefits of receiving Indian Head massage-

  • The treatment is 30 minutes long and is received from the therapist whilst you sit on a chair. With this in mind it makes it a treatment that is highly accessible to a lot of people.
  • It brings about a localised stimulation of the blood flow, lymph flow and nerve endings. Which leads to feelings of calmness and invigoration.
  • The treatment will help those who suffer for general localised aches and pains, headaches and migraines, muscular tension and fatigue, stress tension and depression and eye strain.
  • The treatment can also be carried out with or without essential oils.

We charge £22 for Indian Head massage but in February 2020 we have it on offer at just £18 until the 28th.

We hope to see you the clinic soon but In the meantime Be Pretty, Be Pampered and be beautiful.

Hayley x

Rose Quartz Facials

So after going on my Quartz Spa Training with Crystal Clear I have been researching into crystals, paying particular attention to Rose Quartz. In all our Quartz Spa treatment rituals it involves massage with rose quartz palm stones.

With facials and skin being my ultimate passion, i decided to look at rose quartz facial rollers that I could use in facials more freely than the palm stones. On researching the facial rollers I found that they were quite popular and I came across many reviews and blogs about them.

After researching the many benefits of the facial rollers I decided to incorporate the facial rollers into our NEW Rose Quartz Facial. This will include all the fabulous Crystal Clear Skincare, Quartz Spa products aswell rose quartz palm stones and the facial roller.

Before we go into detail about the Facial let’s just talk about the history & benefits of Rose Quartz Crystal.

History

There are a number of legends surrounding rose quartz and its power of love and reconciliation, but I’d like to pay particular attention to a Egyptian legend and goddess Isis. Isis used rose quartz to maintain her divine youth and beauty and it is said that the goddess would gather rose quartz crystals by the Nile River and use them to keep her skin clear & wrinkle free. It has also been reported that facial masks made of rose quartz have been found in tombs of ancient Egypt.

On a spiritual level rose quartz is a love stone. Is is famous for attracting and keeping love,not just from others, but for oneself by oneself. Commonly known for their powerful vibrations to heal the heart from sentiments of lost love, anger, resentment and jealousy.

Also believed to lower stress, raise self-esteem, restore confidence and balance emotions

Benefits

  • Packed with minerals magnesium, iron and oxygen that help reduce inflammation and support renewal of skin cells.
  • Tones facial muscles
  • Stimulates detoxification
  • Aid absorption of skincare
  • Reduction of undereye puffiness and dark circles
  • Improve appearance of clearer skin

How to use

There are two different ways to use the rollers to either:

1.  Give a detoxifying affect- gently rolling towards the ears to help drain the lymph nodes

2. Give a Rejuvenating affect – by applying a medium to firm pressure with the roller moving in an upwards direction.

Rose quartz facial

In our NEW Rose Quartz Facial our main focus is on wellbeing and relaxation. We start the treatment with a lifestyle questionnaire then move onto the sensory part (which I love as this bit is so individual to each person) client smells the three blends of quartz spa oils-

Happiness – pure zesty sunshine, a truly beautiful uplifting happy aromatherapy blend containing Sweet Orange, Grapefruit and sandalwood.

Energise- free the mind & body whilst rebalancing the emotions with this detoxifying aromatherapy blend. It utilises the powerful cleansing, theraputic properties of juniper, grapefruit and lemon, combining them with balancing clary sage and bay laurel.

Hope- a bewitching, sensual and luxurious aromatherapy blend that merges clarifying spearmint with vanilla. Add in sweet orange, balancing geranium, crisp sharp and citrus lime and the endless benefits of petitgrain.  

After smelling all the three blends the client chooses their favourite, we then go onto use that blend throughout the treatment including spraying the room with that fragrance. Before treatment commences a gem elixir is consumed then we start the facial by deep cleansing then exfoliating. Whilst the mask is on the face we preform a 10 minute crystal cleanse. After this we then preform the massage (with the chosen aromatherapy blend) of the shoulders and face with the rose quartz palm stones and facial roller. We then moisturise & finish the treatment with a spritz of the chosen aromatherapy blend on the skin. 

A full glass of the gem elixir is then consumed and we then talk through any skincare and lifestyle recommendations.

November offer

To book in a Rose Quartz Facial on the offer below contact us today.

We hope you enjoyed the reading our blog this month.

Hayley xx

 

Quartz Spa Training and Products

Freedom is my first thought as I board the train to Liverpool, then as I sit down and start the journey my eyes start to close (oh the joys of sleepless nights) The quietness also helps me on my way to nodding off but I manage to keep my eyes open and start focusing on the day ahead.

After a short walk or taxi drive, (I decide on the latter), I arrive at Crystal Clear Headquarters on Rodney Street. On arrival I am greeted by Cath and she tells me that we have one to one training for the day.

Training

The morning is spent chatting through the Quartz Spa Treatments and Products. This includes smelling the products and having a feel of them.

There are three signature Quartz Spa blends – Hope, Happiness and Energise. So I learn about each blend and who they are best suited too.

Each blend represents what crystal clear feel to be the core principles of physical vitality and emotional equilibrium and each one has been meticulously created to exude aromatically and sensually, the very essence that it name projects.

How Quartz Spa came about and the concept behind it-

Inspired by nature to help soothe and recharge, quartz Spa takes the purest ingredients and most powerful crystals to create effective and indulgent therapies for the mind, body and soul.

Developed by Sharon Hilditch alongside one of the most prestigious spa consultants in the world, Linda Hall. Quartz Spa harnesses the power of nature’s two most potent healing gifts, essential oils and crystals.

Each product in the range is infused with a pure quartz crystal that amplifies the healing properties of natural ingredients and therapeutic aromatherapy blends used. Stimulating positive energy circulation, lifting your mood and calming your senses.

Why Quartz?

Quartz is the ‘feel better stone’ on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. It is one of nature’s most beautiful and potent tools. It is one of the most energetic stones on the planet, amplifying and releasing energy.

Also known as the Master Healer, quartz channels energy and it can be directed to help emotional well-being. Either stimulating and leaving you feeling happier, calmer, harmonising emotions, healing and rebalancing.

Aromatherapy Treatment Rituals

The therapies have been designed as rituals that take in consideration the mind, body and spirit – rebalancing and restoring from both inside and out.

The unique quartz Spa blends enable therapists to deliver a bespoke treatment ritual tailored to suit each client’s individual needs. The choice of blend is selected in response to the detailed consultation, lifestyle questionnaire and your personally desired treatment ritual goals.

Heres the treatments that will be on offer at the salon.

Aromatherapy back ritual £35

Face, neck and shoulder ritual £35

Rose Quartz Holistic Facial £37.50

All treatment rituals include a gem elixir drink before and after the treatment (this is so that you take the energy from the quartz stones that are infused in the water), massaging with rose quartz stones (a crystal of compassion and peace) and your very own quartz crystal (master Healer, the feel better stone) to take away with you to continue on your energising journey way after your treatment.

As an introductory offer throughout September receive 20% off our treatment rituals by quoting #quartzcrystals

I hope you enjoy these products and treatment rituals as much as I do. If you’ve already bought some of the quartz Spa products please leave us a comment on how you got on with the products.

Be Pretty, Be Pampered & Be Beautiful

Hayley x

Beat the January Blues with Our Deluxe Delight……

Treatment of the Month – CND Deluxe Almond Spa Manicure

£33 with Hayley or £23 with Kim

Winter can take it toll on your hands so why not treat them with this Deluxe Delight!!

Treatment Includes cuticle work, Almond oil soak, exfoliation and almond illuminating mask with heated mitts. Finished off with a moisturising massage and a normal polish of choice.

Please add £10 onto the price if having shellac finish.

Now running Massage and Facial Clinics on a Monday 7pm to 9pm

To kick start the November Massage and Facial Clinic off we are offering these three fabulous packages for just £45. 

Melt Away

Includes a Basic Mini Facial with Mask and Hot Stone Back Neck & Shoulder Massage

£45

Bright Eyes

Includes Oxygen Eye Treatment and Neck Shoulder and Scalp Massage

£45

Renew You

Mini Microdermabrasion and Neck Shoulder & Scalp OR Neck, Back & Shoulder

£45

 Please note that this offer is only available on the Monday night Clinics & vouchers cannot be used against this offer.

Early Bird Breakfast Club

Join us for Breakfast every Saturday 8am to 10am

How it works:

We will send you a text the day before your treatment along with the Breakfast Menu. Choose your breakfast and enjoy it on the Saturday morning whilst having your treatment or simply take away and enjoy at home. Please note we wouldn’t recommend serving you breakfast whilst having your fingernails manicured as it could get messy, haha!! but you can certainly take away and enjoy at home.

Breakfast Menu

Choose from:

Fruity Breakfast Muffins (available to take-away)

Warmed Crumpets with either Butter or Jam

Warm Buttery Toast White or Brown

Warm Pan au chocolate or Fresh Croissants (available to take-away)

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements so we can adjust your breakfast Menu

Drinks

Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Coffee, Cappuccino, Fresh Orange Juice, Large range of Herbal Teas

All this for just an extra £2 on top of your treatments.

You can also take away your breakfast if you want to eat it at home.

We hope to see you in Clinic very soon.

Hayley, Kim & Oilvia x