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Massage and Facial Clinics on Monday’s 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, Neck  Shoulder & Scalp OR Neck, Back & Shoulder Massage

£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

 

Sun and Skin Ageing

Hello Lovely People, I thought we would do a little educational blog this month about Sun and Skin Ageing. I thought it would be a good one to do as its supposedly Summer, and I know a lot of you will be jetting away to hotter climates (I am not jealous) I hope you think it makes an interesting read and please feel free to leave any comments and ask any questions.

Hayley xx

What Causes Wrinkles?

Damage occurs to collagen and elastin fibres deep down in the skin called the reticular dermis. Expression lines are caused by gradual denting of the collagen fibres from repeated facial movement. Just like a piece of metal that is bent multiple times, these fibres become weaker in the area of constant bend. In a Sun damaged skin little by little the collagen and elastin fibres are damaged until they cannot function in their intended capacity. This damage results in both skin wrinkling and skin sagging.

There are two main types of skin wrinkling: those caused by facial expressions – called Expression Lines. These include horizontal lines “scowl” lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet at the outside corners of the eyes and from the corners of the mouth to the nose. Lines caused by Sun Exposure – these wrinkles are not necessarily in the areas of facial movement; they are often criss-cross wrinkles and can be in any area of the face, neck or chest.

There are two main types of ageing on the Skin:

Intrinsic Skin Ageing refers to the ageing of the skin that occurs naturally. Hereditary factors, ethnicity, skin coloration, gravity’s effect on the skin over time. chronological age (the passing of the years).

Extrinsic Skin Ageing is exposure and environmental factors that affect skin ageing. What happens to the skin over a lifetime is extrinsic skin ageing. Sun exposure, smoking, exposure to pollutants, and health habits that affect the skin are all factors in extrinsic aging. Extrinsic factors affecting the skin are generally controllable and avoidable, which makes the extrinsic signs preventable!!!!

Skin that is damaged from extrinsic factors will appear much older than the skin of the same age that only has intrinsic ageing factors. Remember this ladies look after your skin and it will repay you!!

Sun Damage

The medical term for skin damage from sun exposure is Dermatoheliosis. One of the main and first appearing signs of this is splotchy discoloration of the skin. This is caused by the skin trying to defend itself against sun exposure.

A tan is actually an immune function of the skin, desperately trying to shield itself from the sun’s damaging rays! What appears as a golden tan in your 20’s will appear as wrinkles, pigment splotchiness at age 40.

Why we should wear an SPF Daily?

As well as to protect from Sun Damage we need protection from Free radicals. These are unstable atoms that rob electrons from the cells of the skin, that can cause damage to DNA in cells and the fibroblasts that produce COLLAGEN so therefore ages the skin.

Skin Tips and Advice on Sun Damage

  • Use a broad spectrum daily sunscreen, which means that it screens both UVA and UVB rays.
  • The sunscreen should be an SPF of at least 15
  • The last factor is very important. Most importantly: you must find a sunscreen product that you really like and can comfortably use every day, and that can double up as a moisturiser. It is important that it is easily workable into your skin care regime. Wearing a moisturiser with built in sunscreen is an easy health habit that can make a world of difference to any skin.

All information that you have read has been taken from my reference book The Skin Care Answer Book by Mark Lees Foreword by Howard Murad M.D.

Summer Must Haves for the Skin

Moisturisers available to buy from the clinic with SPF in them.

Crystal Clear Skin Brightening Serum SPF15 comes in 25ml 60ml 120ml https://www.crystalclear.co.uk/product/skin-brightening-complex/

Crystal Clear Illuminate SPF 15 comes in 25ml and 50ml

https://www.crystalclear.co.uk/product/illuminate/

Crystal Clear Protect and Repair SPF 40 comes in 25ml and 120ml

https://www.crystalclear.co.uk/product/protect-and-repair/

Crystal Clear Facial Tan Beach Glow Tan Drops 3oml

https://www.crystalclear.co.uk/product/beach-glow-tan-drops/

Totally customisable and simple to use, Tan Drops work with your favourite moisturiser to give you a beautiful tan which lasts for days, doesn’t smell and will give a glow to your complexion.

DONT FORGET!! IF YOU WANT FAKE IT & HAVE A  TAN BEFORE YOU GO AWAY ON HOLIDAY WE DO FAKE BAKE LOTION TANS!!

Masks to take away on Holiday with you only £4.95 each

Beauty Pro Nourishing Collagen Sheet Mask with Olive Extract– for dehydrated and thirsty skin.

Beauty Pro BRIGHTENING Collagen Sheet Mask with Vitamin C – for Anti-ageing – Brightens complexion and improves elasticity.

Both these masks have an Anti-ageing formula that combats fine lines, wrinkles, sun-damage and dull skin while improving skin clarity, rebalance uneven skin tone and diminish pigmentation resulting in soft, supple skin with a youthful glow.

Facials

All our Facials are a perfect pick me up before or after you have been on holiday, browse our facials and book in with us to start your Skin Care journey to having amazing skin!!!

Crystal Clear Facials

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcoming Kim our New Staff Member and Shellac Specialist

Staff Profile (In the Picture above Kim is on the right at the end)

Kim is my oldest and better looking sister, who I have been mithering to come and work for me for a couple of years. One of the reasons that i knew she would be brilliant at Nails is that she is a perfectionist and wont stop until something is right (one thing we have in common). She is bubbly and loves to make people laugh which comes from years of entertaining children. Kim has been in the childcare industry for 17 years and continues to enjoy and work in that field.

Kim’s journey so far……

She went on her 2 day shellac course at Creative Nail Academy in Manchester at the end of March and has continued her training every week in the clinic ever since. You can follow Kim’s journey on our Facebook and Instagram page where her Nail pictures will be updated regularly. Kim’s training is ongoing but she is now taking bookings at a slightly cheaper rate until she builds up her experience, so please allow a little extra time when having your nails manicured. Here’s all Kim’s Info-

Kim’s Prices

First Shellac with Kim Introductory Offer of £10

Offer includes Shellac File & Polish Only.

Then normal prices resume-

Shellac Manicure £19.00 For accent finger in Chrome or Glitter add an extra £1

Shellac Chrome or Glitter Manicure £22.00

Shellac Removals £6.00

Shellac File & Polish £14.00

Mini Manicure with normal polish £14.00

Normal File and Polish £9.00

GIVE YOURSELF A LITTLE TREAT & ADD A COLLAGEN MASK ONTO ANY TREATMENT FOR £4

KIMS HOURS

Tuesdays 4.15pm to 7.30pm

Thursdays 4.15pm to 8pm

One Saturday a month

Kim and Myself look forward to seeing you in the Clinic soon, also if you have already a treatment by Kim please comment and let us know what you think, all feedback is greatly appreciated.

Be Pretty, Be Pampered, Be Beautiful.

Hayley & Kim x

Oxygen Facials – Clients Course Reviews

Amanda had a course of 5 Oxygen Treatments over November & December 2016, she had one session a week for 5 weeks. She came to us initially as she felt her skin was dull and needed brightening, this is Amanda’s treatment review.

I have been amazed at the results after each treatment, my skin is much brighter and firmer and there was no need for foundation.

Even though I am not the best at keeping my skin hydrated from within the results have been excellent with my skin now feeling smoother and softer.

The results are instant and last well.

Amanda Martin

Tricia came to the clinic as she felt that he skin had become dull and lifeless over the winter period. Tricia had a course of 5 treatments over January and February 2017, this is Tricia’s treatment review.

My Skin feels “New”, my whole face and neck looks plumper, firmer, brighter and feels silky. The area around the eyes instead of looking sunken and dark are now fuller and lighter. Lines have reduced.

I feel and look great.

Treat yourself, it’s worth it!

Tricia Morris

Take a look at all our range of Crystal Clear Facials and why not book a Free Skin Consultation to Discuss your skincare needs with our Skin Rejuvenation Therapist Hayley.

Open for 10 Years, Where has the time Gone??

I first started the business in 2006 at the age of 21 after leaving my current beauty therapist job at a salon in Nantwich. I had no experience in running my own business and after just passing my driving test I did think about doing treatments in peoples houses, but my mum and dad had a little annexe on the side of the house which I thought I would try and start working from. Whilst debating on which direction to lead the business in a part time therapist job come up at Alvaston Hall Hotel so I went for an interview and got the job. I ran this job alongside my start up business for just under a year and then decided to go full time working at my then home (parents home).

How I came up with the business name

I was chatting with my family about what I wanted the business to be called & bouncing a few names around when my sister came up with Pretty & Pampered. This I thought was perfect as I was trying to imagine how I would want customers to feel after they had had their treatment and left the salon. Now I have been open 10 years i have changed the business name slightly to Pretty and Pampered Skin & Beauty Clinic, this was due to a refurbishment and taking on NEW skin treatments in the salon.

How we where back in 2006

Well I was a lot younger to start with but just to give you an indicator on my price range from way back then – a file & polish on fingers or toes was just £5 and an eyebrow wax was £4.50. My then skin care brand was Dermalogica for facials and OPI for nails. And would you believe it there was no Gel Polish (shellac) back then (how did we survive without it). At first my main treatments that I carried out were massages and facials and when the recession hit back in 2010 my main focus switched to nails. This was also when the Gel Polish hit the market so I went on my shellac training in early 2011 and then my business became very very busy with shellac.

Break from the business between 2011 & 2012

Many of my long standing customers will know that I have had a break in the business when my niece was diagnosed with Leukaemia and to work in another salon part time in Sandbach – Angel Beauty Boutique, i learnt a lot from this lady, thank you Katie Bell you were fabulous. These breaks in the business allowed me to take a step back and re-evaluate the business and where I wanted to be headed with it.

Present Day – Exciting things ahead…..

After recently having some time off in March 2016 after having my daughter  and returning to work in September I wanted a fresh look for the salon, so we had a refurbishment and changed a couple of things that I felt were important to me after returning to work after 6 months off. My Skin & Beauty Clinic is now Baby Friendly which means customers can bring their little ones along to their appointment. I have also added a NEW & exciting Treatment to the Clinics price list-Oxygen Facials and I hope to add many more NEW treatments this year and next.

Changes Ahead

Whilst I enjoy making peoples nails pretty my passion is Skin Health and Massage, so my aim in 2017 is to concentrate on making people’s skin perfect and ironing out everybody’s kinks in their muscles.  I will also hopefully be introducing another Nail Specialist to take over nails by Springtime this year.

In the mean time I look forward to seeing NEW and OLD customers in the salon whether you have a baby in tow or not.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog I hope you enjoyed it, please feel free to comment.

Be Pampered, Be Pretty and Be Beautiful.

Hayley x

I’ve been allowed out for the day!!

Oxygen Therapy Training at Crystal Clear Skincare in Liverpool.


Start the day off with baby wake up call and feed at 3am, yawn. Then up and at them for 9am train to Liverpool for 10am course start. Get to Liverpool Lime Street Station and walk to Rodney Street Venue but get abit lost first.

Once at the training headquarters I find that it is situated in one of the lovely old buildings on Rodney Street. When inside the training area is situated at the back of the spa and I was welcomed by Cath my (personal) trainer for the day, as it was just myself on training.

Cath explained the plan for the day – Theory behind Oxygen Therapy, Product Knowledge, Business Marketing, Lunch and then Hands On Practical (my favourite bit).

We started off with Oxygen Therapy Theory, here’s a brief explanation on how the treatment works.

Oxygen Therapy is a rejuvenating facial. An anti-ageing serum is applied onto the skin and is then blasted with oxygen via puncture jet. The oxygen acts as a vehicle carrier taking the serum down into the deep epidermal (outer layer of skin cells) layers of the skin. The serum then builds up a reservoir affect on the skin, the skin then uses it as it needs it. Therefore the treatment literally works from the inside out plumping and firming the skin.

Why Oxygen?

Clinically proven to breathe new life into skin. As we age, the skins oxygen levels decrease with the skin on the face showing a greater drop than the body. This results is skin becoming pale and wrinkled. Oxygen assists in the stimulation of the micro-circulation which provides nutrients necessary for the stimulation of fibroblasts (a cell in the connective tissue which produces collagen) for collagen regeneration.

Oxygen also treats a range of skin issues such as Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Pigmentation, Lax Skin, Acne Prone Skin, Dry Skin, Sun-damaged Skin, Dehydration and Scarring.

How many sessions will I need?

For best results a course of 5 to 6. Ideally two a week for the duration of the course (or once a week depending on schedule) then once a month as maintenance.

Oxygen Therapy can also be used with Microdermabrasion here are the two treatment schedules and pricing.

Oxygen Therapy – 45 minutes

NORMALLY £65 Special INTRODUCTORY OFFER of £55 for NOVEMBER 2016
Ideal for dehydrated and dull skin. This refreshing and smoothing treatment starts with a full cleanse and Oxygen Exfoliation, then the skin is lifted and plumped using our intense anti-ageing Oxygen Serum and Oxygen Jet Machine.

Deluxe Oxygen Therapy – 1 hour 15 minutes £80
This includes all of the above but also Microdermabrasion to help further rejuvenate the skin, also included is mini massage of either Shoulder & Neck, Hand & Arm OR Scalp Massage finishing with a Mini Lift Mask.

Practical Training and Treatment Review

The benefit of being the only one of training for the day was the I got to have a full Oxygen Therapy treatment, and since I have under eye bags the size of a large suitcase I was very grateful to have my skin awakened and refreshed (perfect for all you mums out there or for anybody that’s skin is feeling tired and dull).

My skin was cleansed and exfoliated with Oxygen Face polish and then the Oxygen serum was applied to small areas of my face, Oxygen was then applied with the oxygen machine (this felt cold but quite refreshing). What I also hadn’t realised is that when the oxygen probe is placed onto the skin a lifting action can be used to firm and tone the facial muscles again something I needed a bit of. After the full face is completed a mask was then applied and to finish COMPLEX-C Dermal Fusion along with Hydracell Moisturiser SPF 15.

The end result-my skin felt amazing, it was firmer and lifted around the cheeks and even now a week on it still feels plump and more hydrated. An important point to note and a must to do at home after the treatment is that you need to keep your skin hydrated from within so plenty of fluids and ideally to further enhance the treatment course Crystal Clear Complex-C Homecare Kit which contains 50ml Soothing Cleansing Gel, 5oml Dermal Fusion and 50ml Hydracell SPF15 Moisturiser.

So laden with three bags full of Retail for all you lovely lot and yes maybe some products for myself (rude not too) I was ready and raring to go to give all my lovely customers great skin in time for Christmas.

To get all customers lovely skin before the festive period i am now running Skin Rejuvenation Clinics (some of these will be Saturdays) where I will be dedicating my time to making your skin Crystal Clear and providing Skin Prescriptions and advice on Skin Care, watch out for these being advertised. Also something else NEW to our Facials- I have started use Skin Moisture Detectors before and after all our facials so you can see how hydrated your skin is before and after treatments and what areas are needed to be concentrated on.

Lastly don’t forget our LAUNCH NIGHT on MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER at 6.30pm where we will be demoing the treatment heres all the info and facebook  https://www.facebook.com/events/330388593999906/

I hope you enjoyed my Blog and I look forward to seeing you very soon.

Tat tah for now

Hayley xx

 

 

Returning to Work with a baby in tow

MY JOURNEY SO FAR…….

I have been back to work for 2 months now, I did not realise how tiring this would be. I returned back to work part time in September, I have to say I was and wasn’t ready to return to work like all first time mums I was apprehensive about the change in routine. I am very lucky that I absolutely love my job and I also have the advantage of working from the side of my parents home, so it made it a little easier to go back to work.

After quite a traumatic first couple of months with my baby Phoebe being in and out of hospital the time flew but i also felt that I could deal with going back to work (deal with anything infact) after having such an emotional rollercoaster of a time (all you mums out there will know what I mean #hormones) So after a 2 and a half week salon refurbishment and a weeks holiday before my return to work I was ready to come back fighting.

On my first day back Phoebe was up all night which left a very low energetic me- just what I wanted on my first day, haha this continued for the rest of the week. Why you might ask?? she had picked up on my anxieties about going back to work, note to self try and remain as calm as possible as babies pick up on your vibes good or bad.

As the weeks passed and I got used to taking on tasks with a little one in tow i.e. setting up the salon for the days appointments and answering the phone with a baby in one arm and a diary in the other. This all became easier as we both got in our stride and used to our NEW routine.

SUMMARY

Motherhood is the best and hardest thing I have ever done but I wouldn’t change it for the world as I adore my baby girl and it also made me look at myself and my business in a different way. I looked at the business from a different angle and decided that I wanted to make the salon more accessible to mothers and babies so decided to promote a-

BABY FRIENDLY SALON

This is because I realise how hard it is for NEW Mums, Second time round Mums. all Mums out there to have some TIME OUT. I am know proud to announce that I am advertising as a BABY FREINDLY SALON, this means that you can bring your baby along to your appointment and not feel conscious if they cry, want feeding or need a nappy change. I have baby supplies such as Nappies, Wipes, Changing Mat, Bottle warmer, Steriliser if needed and even a Baby Bouncer which anyone can help themselves too.

I am still welcoming all customers to the salon but felt that i wanted to shout out about being baby friendly as its not something everybody would know about.

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog and I would love to welcome you all back to the salon.

See you very soon.

Hayley

Pretty & Pampered

 

Crystal Clear Product Review

Crystal Clear Oxygen Face Polish

200ml £33.99

After being on the hunt for NEW Facial products for the salon/products for myself I took on Crystal Clear Skincare.

My skin had been quite problematic for a while due to medication so I was desperate and I mean DESPERATE to find something to help clear my skin up.

Personally I have always preferred to wash my skin with water and a foamy cleanser, so I was on the look out for a facial wash rather than a creamy cleanser. Whilst discussing the product range & my skincare concerns with my skin care representative I decided upon Crystal Clear Oxygen Face Polish.

This product contains Oxylastil Jojoba Beads & Soy Protein.

The Oxylastil stimulates cell turnover and repairs and restructures the skin – giving my skin a clearer complexion.

Hydrolysed Soy Protein stimulates skin cell respiration and enhances oxygen consumption – hydrating and plumping up my skin.

Jojoba beads gently and effectively smooth and exfoliate the skin providing intense rejuvenation benefits for ageing skin, lines, wrinkles, sun-damaged skin and acne prone skin, leaving me with a perfectly cleansed, smoothed and oxygenated complexion.

I have been using this product for just over 3 years now and I would not be without it, when I don’t use it I feel and notice the difference in my skin. I still get the occasional breakout but nothing compared to what I used to get.

This product is suitable for even the most sensitive skin, if you are on the looking to #Charge-Up your #Skincare or simply just want to try something NEW then please ask in the salon for a sample of this fabulous product.

Get Glowing Skin with Crystal Clear & Hayley at Pretty and Pampered Beauty Salon x

 

Amazing Stocking Fillers Offers

25ml OPI Polishes 3 for £10 or £3.50 each

OPI Avojuice Mini Hand lotions £2

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